Horrifying Echo Effect

Today, my heart is full of sadness. I read yet another article about another person taking her life, at the young, beautiful age of 18, because the bullies finally got to her.

It breaks my heart to know that THIS is what we have come to:

  • Parents teaching their kids that it is okay to beat someone’s mind and confidence down.
  • Teenagers thinking it is okay to tear someone down because they’re having a bad day.
  • Children being raised in houses filled with hate and resentment for other humans.
  • The absolute lack of discipline for actions so horrible.
  • The fact that there are MULTIPLE APPS for the sole purpose of hiding who you are…absolutely nothing good can come from this, because apparently spreading love is too much to ask for.

These applications are used to pretend to be someone you’re not, whether it’s to fool someone into liking you or to hide behind a screen while you – quite literally – ruin someone’s life.

As someone who was bullied in middle school, I can attest to the fact that it is horrifying. I thank God that the extent of mine was having friends turned against me for ridiculous reasons and was not extreme enough to make me feel so hopeless. Some people aren’t so lucky…

Those words: “you’re so ugly” “jeez, you’re so fat that you should really start asking for two seats in class” “you have no friends, what are you even doing here?” “Why don’t you just kill yourself?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?

Those words are a never ending echo for the person who has to hear them. When you start hearing something enough times, you really start to believe that it is true. I am honestly choking up just writing this; I cannot imagine the horror, hatred, sadness, loneliness, and frustration these people have.

What we also have to realize is that compliments and LOVE also echo within us. Unfortunately, it takes a lot more of those words to stick. Being a good human being does not cost a thing, it does not hurt you, it does not take more than the 5 seconds to share a smile. Being a bully takes manipulation, planning, apps to keep yourself a secret, and the never ending guilt that you end up with after you cost someone their life.

We are all here for the same reason – to live our lives happily. We all want to be full of joy in everything that we do. We all want to be liked. We all want to feel love. Being mean to other people is not a reflection of them, it’s a reflection of you, and being mean won’t get you anything but a life full of hatred for others and yourself.

Life is full of challenges…so let’s start accepting some of them:

Teach your children to love
Say hi to that person in the elevator
Smile at that person on the street
Tell your loved ones that you love them
Let everyone know you’re there for them
Don’t ever give up
Sit with that lonely kid (or adult!) at lunch
Think before you speak
Realize you are NEVER alone 

If you ever find yourself in need of some help:
Suicide prevention lifeline – If you feel like you’re reaching the edge
7 Cups of Tea – If you just want someone to listen to you
Is it time to get help? – If you’re wondering if it’s time to reach out
You are NEVER alone – this is to my contact section, do not ever hesitate to reach out to me. I am a great listener, I will never judge you, and I won’t even answer if you just want to get something off your chest
God Bless, and stay safe 

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