I know it’s not new. Not by a long shot. But I guess that the almighty Social Media has given people yet another avenue to do it; an avenue where they can hide behind a screen name and not really feel or see the impact that their words have. I’m talking about Bullying.
Real-life bullying is still alive and sadly, very prevalent across the world. From whispers to wars… this is how it all starts. But cyber bullying has been rearing its ugly head for too long. And we, as loving, caring human beings, have to make it stop.
Remember what your mom used to say? ‘If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’ And I think it’s far easier for people to throw out their unsolicited opinions, their harsh critiques and remarks, their verbal abuse – when they aren’t face to face with their victims. They see a photo of a beautiful girl, and she’s suddenly a ‘slut’… an ‘attention whore’… a ‘fake bitch’. They see a photo of a not-so-beautiful girl, and she’s ‘ugly’… ‘she should kill herself’… ‘why would she even post a pic of herself?’ You’ll never been enough. Good enough, pretty enough, ugly enough… whatever.
If you’re smart, you’re ‘manipulative and conniving’. If you’re not highly intellectual, you’re an ‘idiot’… a ‘dumbass’. It’s endless. And it’s HORRIBLE. And it HAS TO STOP. And it’s up to us to stop it. It’s up to us to NOT take it. To NOT let them get away with it. The way I see it, bullies are so threatened by something they aren’t, that they attack those who ‘are’. And cyber bullies can trash talk all over the place, because they can hide behind their keyboards. They are no better than anyone.
If you are being bullied, TELL someone. If you see someone being bullied, TELL someone. If you are a bully, then STOP. NOW. You are the same as the rest of us. You are NOT better than the person you’re bullying. In fact, your actions and words make me think you’re worse. Much worse. Stop and think how you would feel.
NEVER let anyone tell you that you’re not enough. Because you ARE enough. You’re more than enough.