I just watched the news report and I feel like shit. The thing about bullying is that it scars you emotionally, and emotional scars never heal. You can be punched in the face and your black eye will eventually fade, but the words from those around you stick with you your entire life. As humans, we want to be accepted and we want people to love us, so when someone comes around and makes us feel like a freak, it hurts, and a lot of the time, it’s not something we can get over. The boy had come to on numerous occasions for advice on how to deal with the bullying, and I told him what I tell everyone, “You are not the problem. You’re not being bullied because of something you’re doing, you’re being bullied because the people/person bullying you wants you to feel worse than they do on a daily basis.” There is no cure for bullying and there is no cure for the emotional scars that are left after someone says something mean to you. There are, however, ways to deal with the ignorant morons who feel the need to hate on people because they hate themselves. You have to dig deep into your soul to find a reason to live. No one ever said that life is easy. You will always be bullied, but as you get older, you realize that the people bullying you are not worth your time, so you get over it. As a 14-year-old, he didn’t know that. He didn’t know that his life would get better. All he knew is that he wanted everything to stop. This happens every single day, and it is up to us, the friends and family members, to make sure that our friends and siblings are okay. It is our duty as good people to talk to one another, because talking to someone and letting them know that it’s okay can save their life. Caring now doesn’t help the boy who took his life. What we can do to honor his life is to help others in need, because from the boy’s videos, all he wanted to do was to let others know that it gets better, even if he didn’t feel that way personally.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.