So as it's coming to the close of Anti-Bullying week I couldn't let it pass by without saying something about the topic. I try to keep this internet space positive & tell people to think positively about themselves without thinking too much about what other people think about them.
Personally, I've always been acutely conscious of other people and what they say about me, and how they behave around me. But I realize now how little all the things that people said about me mattered. I think we automatically go towards hating bullies for what they do, and bullying them as well. But what I've come to learn with my experience with them is that they are probably the most broken of us all.
To all the people that have been bullied I'd like to say remember that you are important and that you matter. The things that feel like they are all consuming to you now will soon become minor issues. You will grow, you will mature and your situations will change.
And to the bullies out there, you're probably going through a lot, and brining others down for what you're feeling is a temporary high. Deal with your problems, and don't take them out on others. It isn't nearly as fulfilling as you're thinking it is.
To those who have been bullied just know that what other people say about you don't matter. Don't let anyone make you feel small. I struggled with understanding that I wasn't unimportant in this world and that no-one really cared. Someone does care. You do matter, and you matter a lot. We all matter. I came across the website You Matter a few months ago, and they work to tackle bullying, and send the message to young people that you do matter! You deserve to be here, and you're needed here.
Chin up, soldier. You will will through it.
Check out YouMatter.Us
x Leah Symonne x