Friday, 1 September 2017

Dancing Through Life's Lessons: Stop Being A Bully

September 1st, 2017
Dear Diary,

     I believe I'm a good person. I think that there's good in everyone. But here we are, the last day of my first week as a junior at University and I look through my social media feed of the kids that I've known all my life think to myself...what happened? 
~ Paraphrased lyrics from Beautiful: Heather's the Musical.

     In today's day and age there is so much shit going on, especially in the virtual world. People on social media are always commenting things like, "You're so ugly." "Why do you talk funny?" or my two personal favorites (loaded with heavy sarcasm), "You're not chronically ill. You're just faking it for attention." and "You should do everyone a favor and die."

     I am sick of everyone being so cruel to everyone else. You should be bringing people up, not tearing each other down. What joy does hurting someone else bring to you? Because if you actually enjoy being an arse to people, then there is something really wrong with you. And if the person you bullied ends up killing themselves, you'll have no one but yourself to blame.

     So many people have said such hurtful things to me throughout my entire life and some of them still are stuck in my mind. "You're like a knife in my heart." Yeah, someone really close to me said that to me once. I haven't forgotten it. Words like that stick to a person like a nail in a wall. You can apologize and remove the nail, but the whole in the wall remains. There is no getting over the cruel things people say to you.

     So I am proposing this to all my readers. Be kind to one another. Care about each other. And most importantly be there for one another because God knows, I have felt so freaking alone almost every day of my life since I was seventeen. But if you're going to be there for someone, don't tell them that they are being overdramatic, asking for attention or any of that shit. That's what I'm trying to stop here. I'm tired of all the rude comments people say or do. I've had a few close friends of mine who've told me they will always be there for me, tell me that I am "flaunting my mental and physical illnesses for attention." I talk about it to bring awareness. And to show people that they're not alone in their struggles. Some of the best and closest friends I've made is from sharing my stories of living with multiple chronic illnesses. If I don't talk, who will? If not now, when? Technology will never advance if people don't speak up about there experiences and the world will remain as it always has been.

     So please, if you're going to be there for someone, ask them what they need, don't assume anything. Assumptions cause chaos and chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.

                                              And for those of you battling 
                          depression always remember this:
Happy Heather's Day everyone!
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    1. You're most welcome. Always happy to share my expertise with others. Much love!