Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Just Another Girl Talking About Bullying...

You are not alone by Cea., on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  Cea. 

I know what your thinking...
"Oh, this is just another girl telling us about how bullying effects everyone; it's going to be boring."
Which is probably true.


But in all seriousness, bullying is a huge problem, all over the world. 
If you keep picking on the same person over and over again... some of that gets stuck to people, and depending on their mood, they might take it way too personally. If people take things too personally, bad things could happen. 
I know it's easier said than done, but you seriously need to tell someone if someone else is making fun of you or hurting you in any way.
Bullying just takes away the enjoyment in life that teens need to have. 
Bullying. Needs. To. Stop!

Sometimes there's nobody that can understand, and sometimes there's nobody to talk to... but I promise; it always gets better. Even if you find that one person who you can talk to, this is always the best thing you could do. 

Submitted by Aalyah.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Individuality


Individuality by tommarsh, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  tommarsh 
Individuality- The quality or character of a person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind.
Anyone can read and know the definition of individuality. But nobody can really explain and understand the definition.


Read the more comprehensive definition this time…
The quality (worth, distinctive characteristic, excellence, personality or character trait) or character (moral or ethical quality, quality of honesty, courage, and like, reputation) of a person or thing that distinguishes (mark as different, to recognize as different, being a distinctive character, categorize by characteristics) them from others of the same kind.
Being unique, different, one and only. An individual.


In the society of 2013 us "teens" have developed quite the reputation around the world. I'm just writing from a perspective that I have as one of them.


I believe that every person has different opinions and likes in the qualities in a friend.
Friend- A person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection.
Everyone has different thoughts and opinions on the people they meet and socialize with.
But its the fact that over time people have a tendency to say their opinions out loud. No one in this world is considered perfect. Perfect is a non existent dream in which a person is happy with everything. So why should anyone be told that they are not “perfect” because perfect is a non existent thing? Human beings have a right to be here on this world to be creatively, uniquely themselves.
There is nothing wrong with you, there is nothing you can do to change that person's opinion of you. Remember an opinion is not the truth. An opinion is simply a view or judgement on something that is not necessarily a fact… meaning not true.


Everyone has different ways of being what we have defined as judgemental. Internet, phone calls, anonymous texts, face to face, through others, behind backs. etc.


In this world over time individuality has become quite the metaphor. "Be an individual, be unique," but in a world that’s so judgmental its hard to be unique and truly “you” anymore without getting told you're "weird" or a "freak"... constantly getting judged. In the life of a teenager, iIf you aren't cool... you are nothing.


If you are constantly being told to be an individual and don’t listen to others perspective on what you should be, then why does everyone put on the act of a life they wish they had? Why should being true to yourself be an “easier said than done” statement? Its not right to be judged on something you can't change.


Just because someone isn't the way you want them to be; not as so-called good as you, or aren't up to your standards doesn't make them weird or uncool. Your opinion isn't the truth. So why do we feel it necessary to make our opinions public statements making the world think they are true?


if everyone is getting told to be true (an individual), but the ones explaining “just be you” aren't even just being themselves, then we’re living in a world that used to be so pure but has now become so judgmental.


What happened?




Submitted by Kaitlyn