Can’t wait to see the BULLY movie. Such an important message that needs to be heard.
HERE’S SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME: When I was in high school and my “high school sweetheart” of 3 years broke up with me + started dating new girls, the claws came out & girls got cray. I was 16, played it cool but thought the world was going to end. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, wanted to switch schools and cried to my mom all the time.
Luckily the only thing that personally happened to me was I got kicked from behind at a party, but my car did get bullied a lot… Chocolate syrup all over the driver side during a school football game, eggs on the hood of my car… you name it. My tires got popped several times. I even got ice cream thrown on my windshield while driving down bicentennial and harassed by an aol screen name titled “YELLOWCAR+FUDGE=FUN” (this was all by the same group of girls.)
I got lucky that my uncle was the vice principal of the high school during this time so the harassment did stop by my senior year… but some kids aren’t so lucky. Girls can be vicious weasels and guys are just confused bros who need to find themselves. But all bullies lack happiness within themselves and all you need to do is remain true to yourself, report it & ignore it.
As for the bullies: most of them never changed and are still the same unhappy and bitter people they were 5 years ago, some grew up and eventually apologized for their immature behavior and a few I even became friends/acquaintances with!
Moral of the story is: it gets better if you learn to accept and love yourself and never let the harassment of others convince you otherwise. And HEY, the world didn’t end! I look at what I have done now, compared to others and I’m proud that I was strong enough to report and ignore what I knew wouldn’t be the rest of my life. Focus on what is important to you because those people won’t matter in 5 years.