It Gets Better Project


It’s a good message for all kids regardless of sexual preference. This easily applies to kids with low self-esteem, awkward teenagers who are over weight or under weight, have acne issues, are short/tall or whatever differences you might have that target you for bullying or make you feel outcast.

I’m not a touchy-feely type, but sometimes these sorts of messages are important to have spread out there.

School and high school are just a small portion of your life. People who taunt, harass or bully you are not going to impact your life outside of school unless you let them by ending your life before you get there.

It really does get better.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help to get there.

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2 thoughts on “It Gets Better Project

  1. Was there supposed to be a link somewhere in the post or is this something you’re starting of your own volition?

    People who taunt, harass or bully you are not going to impact your life outside of school unless you let them by ending your life before you get there.

    I agree with everything in this post except that.

    People who taunt, harass, or bully you are going to be with you forever. They are going to affect your life by trying to make you miserable. Even in the old-folks home, you can bet there’s at least one asshole there who makes fun of his neighbour for the brand or size of adult diapers that he wears. Nearly every office has a sociopath (often, but not always, referred to as “the boss” or “a manager”). Every volunteer organization I’ve been involved with certainly had at least one bully.

    Each person has to learn to ignore that crap, or confront and deal with it. It’s an important part of becoming an adult. It’s up to each person whether or not they’re going to let the bully win.

    We coddle kids in recent years in this regard. We teach them to run and tattle whenever they have an interpersonal experience that is unpleasant. And while that is a valid tactic for the most egregious abuses, it’s equally important that all people learn to deal with life’s little jackasses because there’s a lot more of them out there than most kids might believe.

    It’s also crucial to learn that just because someone says something that seems mean doesn’t mean they’re not correct, nor does it mean that you didn’t need to hear it. As an adult, being able to handle criticism is a very important skill. Everyone will be subject to criticism. In fact, the higher you climb on the social or work ladder, the more criticism you get. Look at Justin Bieber’s level of criticism vs “the guy with 22 piercings who sits 2 rows over in your social studies class”

    The general sentiment is correct: These people aren’t going to be able to do much serious damage to you. If you can live your whole life and the worst anyone can say about you is that you’re fat, gay, and have zits, then you’ve done a lot better than most of the human race. But nobody should be led to believe that bullying isn’t part of human nature, or that it goes away as you get older.

  2. “Each person has to learn to ignore that crap, or confront and deal with it. It’s an important part of becoming an adult. It’s up to each person whether or not they’re going to let the bully win.”

    I agree but didn’t expand on it. With time you learn to deal with it, ignore it or ask the question, “Does this person’s opinion really matter to me?”. The answer that question is almost always “no” but teens often have too much going on to think like that. Like you said, it’s part of becoming an adult it’s not a realization most kids come up with when they’re busy trying to fit in or satisfy teenly urges 🙂

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