12-20-2010, 09:50 AM
Bullying's always been a major problem. The other problem is figuring out how the hell to punish them; there's a massive mindset of 'kids will be kids' and 'teens are just playing', but if these were adults they'd be arrested and charged swiftly.
It's horrible that this happened and I'm worried it'll spark some sort of international debate or something on what should happen. What they've done was basically murder.
(What's even worse is that the town she was bullied in and committed suicide in was one of THE most Irish towns in Massachusetts. How's THAT for loving your heritage?)
I've spent almost all my public school life being bullied. It never stopped. When I started dating my ex, people talked and scandalized because he was the creepy guy.
I don't even know why the hell I started seeing him.
The point is, nothing seems to affect bullies at all. They will never feel apologetic until karma bites them hard on the ass and that might not be for years. I know for a fact that my one childhood bully will always be just that, because she ruined my childhood and then when she moved back to my high school after getting kicked out of the local private school, she tried it again.
'Course, she already had a reputation and that attempt failed miserably, but then she moved on to others.
I literally froze when I saw her in the halls because I remembered everything she'd ever done to me.
I stare at the girl in the mirror: T-shirt, torn up jeans, no beauty queen.
But the way that you see me, you get underneath me, and all my defenses just fall away, fall away.
I am beautiful with you, even in the darkest part of me. I am beautiful with you;
Make it feel the way it's supposed to be!
You're here with me: Just show me this and I'll believe I am beautiful with you!
Last edited by Silent_Wolf : 12-20-2010 at 09:55 AM.