October is National Bully Prevention Month! Wear Orange to signify this awareness!
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Thanks to the Trisha Goddard show in Stamford, CT for making me aware of this! First of all, I just want to thank you for reading this article, because this is a serious issue. There are a lot of kids that go to school everyday and get bullied by their classmates. Why? Because the kids are bored? Have nothing better to do? They like beating people up? They do what their parents do? Whatever the reason, Kids are faced with this issue. Not only just kids either, adults too. It’s just really sad that kids have to go to school and get picked on to the point where they want to end their life. It’s sad that anyone would want to end their life. Life is too short, if there is something going on in your life that is so horrible, there is something you can do to get help! Call 911! Nothing in this world is worth ending your life over! Money, Girls, Boys, Love, you did something so horrible that you can’t live with it, (unless it’s so bad you end up being executed-then you probably deserve it) but, whatever it is, NOTHING is worth ending your life over! No matter how bad it gets, it can be fixed.
I was lucky enough to attend a taping of the Trisha Goddard Show the other day. They film the show in Stamford, CT at the Rich Forum. This was a very special show, enough to make me want to write about it. I hear so many stories of kids taking their own lives because of bullying, and it really makes me sad. The Trisha show had some very special guests on this episode that will air Oct. 8th I believe. These were kids who were bullied, and still are bullied today, because they were born with a disease. It’s a very sad world we live in sometimes. How can you blame kids for bullying? They probably don’t know any better anyway. I mean, where are they learning this stuff? From home? From Friends? Whatever it is, it should be stopped.
These poor kids were born with various diseases that deformed them somehow, and kids tease them at school because of it. It’s not their fault they were born different. They have to live with the fact that they are different, but then on top of it have to deal with getting teased day in and day out. I just can’t imagine having to deal with that every single day. People constantly laughing, calling names, and physically getting beat up! Those poor kids! At least as adults, we learn how to deal with these issues, but kids? It’s sad. They had two of the most beautiful twins on her show. This little girl was born with a disease that grew her feet 10x’s as big. It was so sad, I was almost in tears. It takes a lot to make me cry. This poor little girl. She was so beautiful, and she was born with this awful disease! My prayers are with her and her family.
I felt so bad for all of these children. Being a child, you want to fit in with everyone. As you grow up, you become an individual. For me, being different is good! Who wants to be like every other person out there? I laugh because in CT in certain areas that I won’t name, but people are all cookie cutters of eachother. God forbid if you’re different! The people that talk bad about other people, are not happy in their own lives. Maybe they have nothing better to do than sit around and talk down about other people, because it makes them feel better about themselves. You could call it insecurity I guess.
Anyway, the point I’m trying to get across is that bullying is bad. Not only is it bad, it drives people to kill themselves. I think that they should have classes in school about how to treat people. Kid’s don’t really know any better, but adults should no? As adults, we know that if someone is talking smack about us, that they are either jealous, angry, pissed off, on their period, whatever! Who cares right? But kids? They don’t know any better. They should have a class in school that teaches kids how to treat other kids, and that bullying is bad!
This is a very superficial world that we live in, where we look at people on the outside and judge them. We judge them by what they look like, what kind of car they drive, and how much money they have. What about what type of person they are? What their beliefs are? We still live in a world where people are judged by their color, and it Irks me! You can’t judge a book by it’s cover. That’s what I was taught. I never judge people on the way that look on the outside. It matters what type of person you are on the inside that counts. It helps if you are hot, talented, and a hockey player, but in all realness, I don’t discriminate! 😉
Thank you for reading!
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