Wednesday, April 14, 2010
How to Beat the Bullies
There are many ways to beat the bullies. You can report them to your teachers, or your supervisor.
Or the ones that love you the most...
And hope that they will hear you, and speak out like Colin Farrell recently did.
"I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother Eamon suffered. I was very small. The thing i do remember though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon...People are often afraid of difference. They feel that anything that causes fear, should be turned away from. My brother represented fear for so many people, but caused joy in my life.
Love unites, it brings us closer to an understanding of the possibility of beauty amidst all the confusion and pain that life can bring. Hate is a disease. It is fear's messenger and it makes us do terrible things in a shadow of our better selves, of what we could be.Bullying is torture, it is another betrayal of basic human decency and its scars reach way into the future of its survivors. But the saddest truth is that not all children survive it.
You can also fight them, like I did. But why should you become violent like them? When today was Pink Shirt Day.
And that's a much better way to beat the bullies.
Especially since the idea came from Canada.
Speaking of my heroes...I'm going to have to include this police officer and his colleagues in the Victoria Police Department.
For looking so good in pink. And for taking bullying seriously, when so many don't.
Yup. They've changed a lot, and so have I.
But some things don't change. Bullies are bad.
And bullying must be STOPPED....