The Effects of Bullying
The effects of bullying are found to be severe. In most
cases, bullying causes numerous problems for individuals.
Around the globe, many researchers have found that students
who have suffered from bullying make low grades and have no
sense of security in their school. There have been cases
like the girl, "Phoebe Prince," who committed suicide after
being harassed in school by her fellow classmates. Most
children have been pushed to the point where suicide is an
option to escape the situation. Technology has advanced
bullying to a whole new level. Students feel as if they're
not safe due to their bullies retrieving their numbers from
other sources. Congress has been creating laws that not only
punish the bullies, but hold them responsible for any
actions that have hurt the individual.
Bullying others leaves them feeling depressed, unmotivated,
and suicidal, less confident in themselves and anxious. Most
people are bullied during middle school and high school; the
numbers have been increasing each decade in this age group.
As technology advances, people will find more ways to bully
someone. Most victims of bullying fear that they've lost the
will to live due to othersí insecurities and hate for them,
and with that, victims of bullying such as "Phoebe Prince"
ended their lives. Bullying causes a strenuous amount of
pressure for someone to be perfect, to fit in. Some students
even hurt themselves to feel the need to be perfect; while
some take the pressure to the highest level, which happened
in the "Columbine High School" shooting in Colorado in the
In other words, bullying has disastrous effects. Bullying
causes tremendous pain and self-hurt to the human body.
People shouldnít have to live in fear of who they are
because someone doesn't like them. In many scenarios,
suicide is the option bullied victims choose.
A Tale of Resiliency (A mini story)
As he walked around crying with battle scars on him, his
back bruised and nose broken, the skin on his elbows and
knees were blood-soaked. He looked everywhere for an escape.
As the bombs blew up everything around him, he tried to
scream, yell and cry louder to see if anyone could hear that
he needed help but no one heard him. Once more a large bomb
dropped next to him and sent him knocking to the ground
hard. He was soon struggling to get himself back up from the
rubble, and after some time, he wiggled his body out of the
debris. He wiped the tears from his hazel eyes and then
realized he had the power to be resilient, that he could
overcome the long harsh battle he was in. He then smiled at
the sky and picked himself up and brushed off the dirt that
was on his blood soaked knees and elbows. Soon the bombs
disappeared and the smoke cleared. He then felt the courage
to walk in the light that shone upon him, for nothing could
hurt him anymore. And, as time went by, he learned to smile,
laugh and love once more. Even though the pain of the battle
lived inside him, he never forgot to fight what came in the
way of his being happy, because he was resilient.
A Midsummerís Night
looked so beautiful in the night sky. Filled with stars, the
sky was viewed as less lonely. The night air, so fresh, blew
through the trees at a quick pace. The stars shone as if
nothing could stop them. The two people lying on a hood of a
mustang, moved close to each other. The essence of the
moonlight kept them in a light spot, their eyes gleaming
with the flow of emotions coming off from each other. The
night was peaceful; it allowed the couple a quiet moment
together. Love on a midsummerís night is peaceful, allowing
two lovers the chance to fly on cloud nine.
Their eyes, so shiny, made the moonlight so luminous. The
sky was clear on that night; the two lovers felt a
midsummerís night feeling. The sensation, so powerful, left
the lovers in a stance. As the two hearts leaned in for a
sweet kiss, a shooting star flew across the sky. The lovers
looked up at the heavens and made a wish. The shooting star
shone so well onto the couple, they felt their heartsí
warmth increase. The light of the shooting star rekindled
their hearts forever.
On that midsummerís night, two lovers felt a vibe no other
could feel. As the couple grew old, their love for each
other never grew apart from them. Love kept them alive; the
days strengthened their bond. Because of that midsummerís
night, these two individuals never stopped loving each
other. This was a night they would never forget, a moment
never to be repressed. In the duration of their life
together, the stars never stopped shining over them.
Copyright © 2012 Arthur Harndon