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bullying sucks! I remember getting in a fight with a bully on the bus on the way to school.

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I have this quote by the singer Sarah McLachlan.

"We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself."

I believe there is a lot of truth to that. It's not easy to do in ANY way, but it helps if you think that any time your bullied. Know that these people probably will have a pretty bad life later on. And maybe they will change their ways. Maybe not.

Sadly, there are always going to be rude, mean, cruel people in life, even when we get older. Killing all people like this isn't the answer. I've never thought about killing the rude people to me, but I have thought it would be nicer if they weren't there at all. It really sucks there HAS to be people like this at all in the world. I wish they didn't have to be around at all. The world could be a better place without them..but even so taking another' s life is never right. Think of how you could hurt their family as well. Who says they are bad?

Sigh, and I agree. I've had stupid school assembly's back in Elementary School about bulling, but what was the point? The rude kids know their hurting people, but they don't care. But I wish schools would DO something more then tell us bullying is wrong. We know that. The bullies don't care. Sigh, I hate it, and feel nothing's being done about it.

Luckily, I'm not bullied anymore, High School's been so much better. I have more friends and I don't see as much bullying at my school. But I still see it, and I wish it would end!
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Quote:"We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself."

That's very true. If I knew back then what I know now, the bullying wouldn't have bothered me at all. I'd probably just have laughed at them. But I didn't really know myself back then, so I was kind of dependent on what other people said about me, and there weren't a whole lot of positive things being said, so... yeah.

Quote:Yeah, it means you're supposed to accept it. Because it won't just "go away" by itself. It's like "OMG I GET BULLIED SO I MUST KILL THEM!" Seriously, it's not THAT much of a big deal.

It is if you don't know it's a big deal. I thought by "accept it" you meant something like tolerating it, or even considering it as true. Which is sort of what "accept" means. Nobody should ever have to ACCEPT being treated like shit. But I know what you mean now, so it's OK Razz

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Just blame it on the video games and tha tv etc etc..

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Quote:Yeah, it means you're supposed to accept it. Because it won't just "go away" by itself. It's like "OMG I GET BULLIED SO I MUST KILL THEM!" Seriously, it's not THAT much of a big deal.

It is if you don't know it's a big deal. I thought by "accept it" you meant something like tolerating it, or even considering it as true. Which is sort of what "accept" means. Nobody should ever have to ACCEPT being treated like shit. But I know what you mean now, so it's OK Razz

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Laugh soulzy would never ban you 'cus you disagreed w/ her.

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Quote:*sigh* good, because I hate sounding bitchy to site owners.

Site owners? Where? .... Oh, right... that's me. I forgot Nutter

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