I saw a story on yahoo that was from Inside Edition yesterday. It was about a 14 year old girl who 8 years ago had beaten brain cancer. But because of the "way she looked" she was bullied really bad at school. I looked at the pictures for quite some time that I assume her mother had provided. I could not find anything at all wrong or any reason any one would make fun of her.
I went on to read the rest of the article and because of the treatments she had a "crooked smile" and I assume maybe this is from some paralyzed muscles or something in her face. I did not even notice that until it was pointed out.
Anyway, she told her best friend one day at school "when I get home today I am going to kill myself, I want you to know I love you and I will always love you". The girl goes home and as soon as she gets home goes to the back porch where she puts a pistol to her bead and pulls the trigger.
This really bothers me. There should be some repercussions to any person who bullies another person until they think that dying is better than living. She BEAT brain cancer. Only to end up killing herself because she could not take the torture of being made fun of any longer. I just wonder if the ones who made fun of her even feel any remorse at all. Not that it matters because it won't bring her back.
People are so mean today. And I do not excuse behavior of teens or kids with the oh they are just kids. No they are heathens that need to be taught some respect! It is a learned behavior. Sadly adults aren't any better. Just look how quickly those "People of Walmart" emails are shared. Or how often they are shared on Pinterest. That is bullying. It is making fun of someone because of how they look or how they are dressed. Some of them are just people who are over weight or dressed poorly. Maybe that is all they have. I swear I dislike "people" more and more every day.