Dear Victim Dear Bully

This post is for everyone who has ever encountered bullying, as I have recently begun to see first hand the damage that can be done by it.

Bullying is part of school life, it has always been there and it always will be, it is a far more frequent ordeal than anyone realizes, even the victim may not know that they are probably only 1 in 100 others that have been bullied in the same way.

If you are a victim of bullying, know this, you are not aloneThere are always people out there that are willing to support you, whether it be a teacher, friend or parent, but they can only help you if you speak out, let someone know your position-and before you think it, no it’s not cowardly to ask for help, on the contrary it’s incredibly brave.

A lot of victims tend to shut themselves off from the world if their being bullied, as though they are inferior, perhaps this because people often get bullied as they are different from everyone else?  Never let a bully make you doubt yourself, never let them make you think you are strange, different is good, I can’t stress that enough.

I simply couldn’t stand being the same as everyone else, one of the reasons a bully might target you is because they are jealous of your ability and courage, enabling you to take your own path and not follow the crowd.  They are the weak ones, the cowards that so often “hide behind the key’s of a message board”

Our little quirks and imperfections are what makes us unique.  No one should have to change who they are in order to impress.  This is a quote I’m sure many of you will recognize from the film, Alice in Wonderland:

I’m afraid so.  You’re entirely bonkers.  But I’ll tell you a secret.  All the best people are.

I am fortunate enough to have friends that accept me how I am, they don’t expect me to dress in a specific way or to act “cool” all the time.  Take it from me, my aunts a famous model and I think it’s far more fashionable to choose your own style rather than always going mainstream.

Finally, if you are a bully, and your reading this, here’s my message to you.  It’s never too late to change or to apologize for the pain you’ve caused, but know it won’t be over until you do.  I’m a strong believer of karma, so unless you take responsibility for your actions, it will come back to bite you.   One day, when you’re all alone because everyone’s realized what a nasty piece of work you are, you’ll understand the pain you inflicted upon your victim.

Thanks again for reading,

Fliss Hince

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