Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bullying In America

Bullying in America, as you may already know, is all over the news. This is due to the rash of suicides that have occurred due to the person being bullied. Unfortunately for these bullied people, they felt like there was no other way out but suicide. It saddens me to hear about this. No one should be bullied ever, yet alone bullied to the point of feeling lost and that there is no place to turn for help.

A lot of this bullying was centered around the person being of a different sexual orientation. This is just ridiculous, because no one, even people of a different sexual orientation deserves this. After all, they are human, are they not? Why must everyone spread this hate just because someone is different? There is no need for this. But sadly in this world there will always be hatred towards someone that is different.

This country has a long history of treating people that are different badly. American Indians, African Americans, Italians, Irish, Asian Americans, and so on. Just about everybody of a different ethnicity has been treated bad and bullied. It needs to stop now. Just put yourself in the place of someone being bullied. You wouldn't want to be treated that way, would you?

I was bullied in Jr High and High School. Not a lot, but enough to make me feel really bad about myself. Unfortunately, I participated in a little bullying myself. Not really by myself, so to speak, but it was in a large group directed toward someone. I still makes me feel bad. I have seen both sides of bullying and they are both ugly.

Bullying comes in many different forms and occurs in all places; work, school, social functions. We, as a society, should think before the next time we are treating someone badly. No one should be driven to kill them selves. Remember there is always help. If you or someone you know needs help, please don't be afraid to ask. Below is the link the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Let's try to make this planet we live on a little better place to live.    1-800-273-8255

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