I was just watching Sally Jesse Raphael cos i had nothing better to do, but the show was about 7-11 year old kids having eating disorders etc. and wanting to die because of bullying.
At first I got a bit tearey, but then I just completely brokedown, when a 11-year old was crying on her mothers shoulder because she was being bullied and she sed the names they called her (which were pathetic), but u could feel her pain so much. It just brought back all the memories, all those times I came home from school and hugged my mum and couldnt hold back the tears, and would cry so so hard.
And thats when all the **** started with me, scratching my wrists, cutting my arms, wanting to die, trying to die, ODing. It's a vicsious road to go down and I can't believe it all started because of sum idiot kids that just saw me as weak and wanted to put me down.
I'm so mad at them for that. I just can't believe a stupid daytime program can bring up so much ****, I thought I'd gotten over it, I thought I was getting better... and I am, I know now I'm not completely ugly.
I just want to say to people who are currently being bullied, especially if you are young, please PLEASE do not listen to bullies. They are WRONG. Believe that you ARE beautiful, because you are.
I will put up my favourite pictures of myself, and I challenge you to pick out all the bad things about me, and all the good. Do you think I should have been bullied? Am I really that ugly? (I'm hoping the answer is no)
So when you hear the awful insults that make you want to die, just remember that you are not ugly at all, and that even if you don't like the way you look at the moment, you will change, your body will change, and you will get your time to look back (with a gorgeous boyfriend at your side, looking beautiful as ever and feeling sexy) and think 'those bullies were pathetic'. Most importantly please don't hurt yourself over bullies' insecurities and harsh words.
(EDIT: looking at these photos now is making me really insecure, and I'm constantly picking out the bad bits of myself just in this second, I used to hate this face so much I wanted to cut it to pieces, but now, I'm glad I didn't)
Last edited by ButterflyKisses : 09-10-2007 at 07:02 PM.
Not so long ago I looked at a photo of me when I was 16, and was surprised to see that I wasn't at all ugly, no way as ugly as the whole gang of them made out.
It's hard to remember, even 20 years on, that I am not a freak, or worthless, or anything like that.
Get help now, before things get too deeply embedded and it's hard to heal.
yeh... what they said. its really not worth all this sh*t.
take care guys
“The good things don’t always soften the bad, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”
“Nobody important? Blimey, that’s amazing. Do you know, in nine hundred years of time and space I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before.”
“If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me.”
Bullies are the ones who have low self-esteem. They just want to make them feel much better. They're the ones who don't feel good about themselves.
This is for everyone; Don't ever let the bullies get to you. They are worthless in my eyes. Putting down innocent people because they hate themselves. Everyone is the same. When someone picks on you just say, "I'm sorry, sweethearts but I just don't deal with 6th grade drama." and walk away. It helps. I've done it before and the bullies get mad at themselves because I told them off.
"Learn from your past. Don't make the same mistakes."
Those are some really strong words Megan, you're one smart lady!
Those pictures of you are stunning, and I bet you're even prettier in real life. There was nothing you could have said or done to justify what happened. Just remember to take it all one day at a time. Getting over things ain't easy, and something will stay with you forever. But if you use your experiences to give advice to others, and remind you how strong & beautiful you are, you will get very far m'dear.
Sweetie, you are a gorgeous girl, and even if you were'nt stereotypicaly pretty, you still didnt deserve any of that.
I know how you feel though, looking back, everything everyone said to me made me feel worse than dirt at the time, but now, it just makes me sad, that they were/are so insecure in themselves to feel the need to bully the weaker/more vaunerable.
It breaks my heart, To think we were that close to happiness, Then we lost everything, In that one, silent moment. You're eyes said it all.
Bullying is such a bad thing. I was once a victim for many years and my teachers and my parents just looked away.
I would like to say that everything will be fine some day but for me it has changed me forever (I guess).
The memories and the fears are still there.
(Especially, seeing or reading things about bullying is something that pulls me down each time.)
But what I really like to say to you is that nobody deserves to be bullied.
It is pathetic how people need to bully others who are different from them in order to feel "better and stronger".
By the way, your pics are great and you are really beautiful. Do not let them get you down!
I can't control my destiny.
I trust my soul. My only goal is just to be. (Rent)
I'm selfish, inpatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. (Marilyn Monroe)
Bullies are selfsih and cruel and they don't need a reason to pick on someone. They just try different tactics out and see which one bothers a person the most, then use that against them because it gives them a sense of power. I found it hard to be pretty too when you're being called a freak and having stones thrown at you.
You're not ugly, they were probably jealous of your looks and called you ugly because they were insecure about the way they looked.
the only bad thing about those photographs is their arnt enough of them
your stunning hun, truely beautiful
bullies can ruin lives, i know as they have done ti to me, but only if you let them right? they are pathetic. it isnt big and it isnt clever
you will always be better than them.
"I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell." -Picasso
"No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war." - Picasso
'I have scars becuase I have a past; but they, like my past, do not define my future'