Sunday, 21 October 2012

Stand Up and Make A Difference

Hello Lovelies,

So this post is quite a bit different to my usual beauty/fashion related post, but it's also quite a bit more important. So October is anti-bullying month, along with a number of others. 

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Bullying is something that is talked a lot about and everyone certainly makes an effort to spread awareness about the issue. The biggest problem is that bullies don't consider themselves bullies. They don't see that what they are doing, is actually a huge problem and quite frankly, is wrong. They just think they are simply "teasing" or "joking". They don't realise the massive affect of their actions, both verbal and physical. Verbal bullying is usually worse than physical, as words are something that stick in the mind forever. Bruises will fade but personal insults can stay with someone for eternity.

I'm lucky to say that bullying hasn't massively affected me personally. I mean, there have been minor incidents, but nothing that has ever had a huge impact on my life. I do know of many people and family members, who have been bullied more seriously. Again, it could have been a lot worse, but all forms of bullying are pretty awful experiences to be any way apart of. 


One form of bullying that is beginning to become the biggest problem of all, is cyber bullying. This is because people feel somewhat more empowered hiding behind a screen. They can also remain anonymous. Trolls are everywhere, making themselves feel bigger by making others feel smaller. It is really something I will never comprehend. Saying someone is ugly, won't make you any prettier. 

I am consistently hearing of tragic stories about teenagers, especially girls, committing suicide over bullying. To think that a person could make someone feel so horrible about themselves, that they feel the world would be better off without them, is truly disgusting. 

My point of this post is that, bullying is never OK. Even if you don't think you're bullying, put yourself in that person's shoes. Don't make gratuitous comments, whether in person or over the internet. Also, if you see someone being bullied, stick up for them. Make an effort to make that person's day that bit better. Yes, it's much easier said than done, but think that by a small gesture, you could make someone's day so much better. The smallest thing as giving a compliment, could really turn someone's mood around. 

Please let me know your thoughts below, I'd really love to hear all of your opinions!

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    1. Thank you :) I'd love to enter, thanks! x

  2. I also agree with your thoughts but when we are with my friends bullying among friends is okay.


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