Personal Essay on Bullying

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Just Need to Stay Strong
People say real friends are hard to find. I never had any reason to believe this because I had the best friends anyone could ever ask for. At least that’s what I thought. Demi Lovato says, “People say sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten.” After two years of torture I found out what Demi meant when saying that. Bullying has to come to an end. Trust me; I know what it’s like to be bullied and what stuff can happen to someone after they have been bullied. Absolutely no one deserves to be treated like that. I had gone into high school with three best friends, practically my sisters. I will call them Smartie, Ellie and Anon. Although they were all my best friends, Anon didn’t hang out as much with Smartie, Ellie and I. She preferred to hang out with just me most of the time, and that was perfectly fine with me. It felt like grade nine had gone by so quickly because of us having each other and having a great time. I clearly did not know then that everything for me was going to change. Ellie and Smartie started to drift away and they started leaving me out of their conversations, jokes and everything. I was confused, lost and sad, but with all of that happening Anon was still there for me whenever I needed her. It was very hard not having them considers me as their friend anymore, and I had no idea why. While this stuff started happening we had been in the same cooking group in class. I would go up to them and attempt to talk to them about the project we had been working on and they would just look at me and laugh. They would even whisper in each other’s ear, glance over at me and laugh. I had no idea what to do, I felt humiliated! So I decided that I would ask the teacher if I could switch groups. I thought that was definitely going to be the solution to this humiliation, but no I was most...
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