In any case, amongst the hours of piled homework, I've procrastinated quite a bit to watch some movies and anime. One of the ones that I finally saw was the documentary Bully. It moved me so much that I went ahead to support the Stand for the Silent group and bought a bracelet from them. As much as I hate to admit it, I used to be bullied as a kid and it got so bad to the point that my parents gave the ultimatum of either defending myself against these kids or getting disciplined for allowing it to happen to me in first place. Now, some of you might think I had abusive parents, but I didn't. The reason I was given this ultimatum was because my parents could not believe that being 1)taller and 2) stronger than the boys that would pick on me, I wouldn't fight back. I took that choice to heart, so much that I became a bully to them. I never bullied anyone who had been in my situation; I only fought with the guys (and sometimes girls) who delighted in making others feel like crap. Before you all scold me, I know there is no justification for being a bully, but I did try to keep things leveled. A lot of the bullies learned to not mess with me or my friends and to never pick on others in front of me. I had the really bad habit of making them suffer in public--like our teachers would see me torturing these poor kids and say nothing about it. That's right! I never got into trouble for being the bully and I have to say, that really disappoints me. Why? It only proves how much we really care about bullying. I digress, the point is that this movie hit close to home with me and I just had to support.
Another thing that been looking into are stories and such of people who do self-harm. I don't approve of it, but I don't judge or think these people stupid for it. Overwhelming emotions can be a dangerously powerful force that can drive us to reckless behavior. I just saw a piece of art that made me really sad, but happy at the same time because of where it led me. made this fake anime cap: deejuusan.deviantart.com/art/F… that took me to another page farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/67… which is what made me smile. Some find it a childish approach, but I think it's an easy going approach that is not more overwhelming for a person.
I'm not really a "spread the love" kind of person, but I still don't think there's any reason for humans to be putting each other down at every given opportunity. I would appreciate it if you all took the time to watch Bully and hopefully supported the cause and help a person who is suffering. Remember, education of values and what is right and wrong begins at home.
Have a nice day!