High school only takes a few years in your life, but the memories are what really stick with you till the end. Whether they were great memories or unpleasant ones, it’s these four years that you seem to never forget. Teenagers feed on the attention they’re given and are likely they will go as far as bringing others down just to get a reaction out of another. It’s common for teenagers to pick on each other so it is typically overlooked because it seems harmless. But bullying is far from harmless, it can tear someone apart inside, changing everything they once thought about themselves, depressing their feelings and how they view their self; but I learned that what others say don’t really affect you in the long run and that I should rise above ...view middle of the document...
But I was modest and friendly and never did anything classified as “slutty” so I began to talk down about myself over something I thought I was doing wrong and began to stop talking to the majority of my class. The group of boys began telling me I would never get a boyfriend unless I lost weight and quit flirting with everything that moved. But I thought my body was perfect, and my “flirting” was only me being a friend. So again, I quit doing anything and stuck talking to just two friends for the next years. I knew I didn’t genuinely believe the things they called me, but hearing it on the daily weakened me.
After my 9th grade year my mom noticed my feelings depressing and pulled me out of public school and into connections academy. Without the bullying and sexual harassment I normally got on a daily basis, I began to feel happier about myself again and talked to more people who also went through my same situations in school. They helped me realize what the boys had said to me were not true, and wouldn’t affect my future. I thought I’d get away from all the bad soon enough when I begin my future. My new friends taught me that other’s thoughts shouldn’t mean that much to me if they are just aimed at bringing me down. Their words wouldn’t affect me in the long run and high school is only four years of my life so I should hold my head up and enjoy the positives to being a teenager.
Bullying should never be overlooked or considered harmless. Some kids get it worse, and some don’t handle it in a healthy way. Others should be aware of someone else’s feelings before saying things that could possibly bring down or hurt someone. Ill never understand why people begin to pick on others, but I did learn to ignore them myself and just focus on the positives in my life.