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Old 03-01-2013, 11:41 PM   #31
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Thank you, CWS, for your kind and encouraging words.

But please do not feel bad for me. I didn't mention my being bullied for that. And to be honest, even though I did call people who were bullied "victims" and I admit I did feel victimized when it was happening, I do not feel like I am or really ever was one. All of the teasing, trickery, physical and emotional damage that was done has made me both a stronger person and a more caring person.

I love what Alix said about watching the bullying video with a group of young people and her comments about the bully's side of the coin.

CWS, you may feel you committed some bullying behaviour, but I don't think your intent was to hurt anyone. It was "what was done". And while that doesn't excuse it, our generations grew out of it and moved on. The fact that you are FB friends with some of those you taunted shows that.

I know that Alix's point of starting this thread was not to cause controversy or to bring out the "victims and perpetrators" here at DC. It was merely to bring attention to a very tough subject and I thank you, Alix, for that.

I mentioned my story because bullying is real for me as it is for many. And while I wouldn't wish my story (which I haven't totally told) on anyone, I believe that I am the person I am today because of my past - "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" to quote Kelly Clarkson and others.

I just wish people like Amanda Todd could have gotten stronger.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #32
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I just wish people like Amanda Todd could have gotten stronger.
Ditto. She had her whole life ahead of her. And, LP, people who behaved that way then, didn't know better. Peer pressure, lack of self esteem, a whole lot of things. But that doesn't excuse behaviour that hurt others. I'm sorry that you were hurt and I'm sorry that my "peer mentality" behaviour hurt others. I'm just glad I've had a chance to say that I'm sorry and to make amends.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:52 PM   #33
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"was uns nicht umbringt, macht uns stark." friedrich nietzsche

and kelly clarkson, too.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:05 AM   #34
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yeah, yeah, but could neitzsche sing 'my life would suck without you'


p.s. i was bullied, grew up cynical.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:02 AM   #36
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"was uns nicht umbringt, macht uns stark." friedrich nietzsche

and kelly clarkson, too.
Thanks, I didn't remember where the saying first came from!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #37
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OK, going to try this again.

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:46 AM   #38
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