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Bitter Truths

April 27, 2012
By Chandler Holt BRONZE, Melbourne, Arkansas
Chandler Holt BRONZE, Melbourne, Arkansas
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Should people bully? No! It is repulsive. It is distressing knowing that people bully. What’s even worse is that every single day hundreds, and even hundreds of thousands, of people are bullied without cessation. It is a vile act to commit, and we are all guilty of it at some point in our lives. Once you have committed this loathsome act of aggression, you have a disposition to continue. I am no saint, yet even I have bullied, and I have been bullied. Neither side of that fence is enjoyable.

I have learned that bullying starts usually at home. We learned it from: parents, siblings, television, music, and all sorts of places. Through my life, I am learning that you cannot blame others, we make the final decision to bully and the consequences are on us for that.
One of the most common places bullying occurs is at schools. It happens at schools mostly because of different cliques of people not agreeing or when groups get a new person they want to haze the “newbie”. Hazing is just another type of bullying. The bully likes to try and feel dominant and by picking on other people at school the bully then can have his false sense of dominance.
Bullying affects everyone in some way. People that witness other people getting bullied live with one of two things. One; “People should have helped the person getting bullied,” or two: think it is okay for them to be a bully seeing as though others are doing it. The people being bullied react in many different ways some being: school shootings, suicide, depression, and dealing with it.
I have learned that bullies like to target people’s insecurities. People think bullying is only physical. Well... Surprise! It’s not! Bullying can also be mentally tormenting other people. Seeing bullying now and knowing what it is I catch myself with grimace look. It is repulsive! No one wins when bullying occurs.
Bullying is immoral and cruel don’t live in denial thinking that you don’t bully, we all have but knowing how hurtful and destructive to a person and their life it can be you are accountable for it now. The bullied kids that stand up to bullying…God Bless.

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on Apr. 27 2016 at 7:31 am
xXc00paa117Xx BRONZE, Mansfield East, New Jersey
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This article is very true, and I can really connect to it. Very inspiring, and really makes you think twice about the way our world really is.

mplo said...
on Jan. 7 2016 at 9:11 am
Bullying is an all-too-common problem, not only in schools (although schools seem to be the places where it's most prominent, among kids.), but it often happens in the workplace as well. Unfortunately, at least as often as not, kids who bully others in some way or other grow into to adults who bully. Sad indeed.

ABazza GOLD said...
on Sep. 6 2013 at 10:37 am
ABazza GOLD, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Keep Calm and Carry On'
'Don't worry, be happy'
'Life Goes On'
You Only Live Once'

This is well-written however it is unfair to say that everyone has bullied. I, for one, would never do that.