Has bullying ruined your life or made you stronger?Watch
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Looking back on it now, I think when I got bullied, it wasn't too bad and was probably nothing compared to some stories you hear but I've been bullied a couple of times down the years.
I personally think it's made me a stronger person, I'm much better at sticking up for myself and my confidence was restored once I stood up for myself and stopped being bullied.
It changed who I was as a person, was it for the better? I don't know yet, but I'm hoping it is, the one positive thing I can take from it is that I've suffered the lowest of lows so I'll be ready if I ever go there again. Also I got to punch the guy that tortured me for 5 years in the face and it was one of the greatest feelings I've ever experienced. The only reason I hit him, was because he started a fight with me and I was defending myself, I'd never just hit someone unless it was self defence.
Personally I think it's dented my self confidence however I seem to be recovering well and hope it will make me a stronger person in the future.
In a very large amount it's probably never beneficent.
Now I'm at a point where I can say I've become a much stronger person due to what I experienced - I can't shrug off negative comments like they mean nothing but I can quickly realise that there is no point wasting my time listening to what those people have to say when I have so many people around me telling me the opposite. It was incredibly hard for me to trust people after the bullying because I was abandoned by people who I thought were my friends. But now I have a number of really close friends, I met the love of my life who I've been with for almost two years and I'm preparing to start university to do a teaching course. I still do have problems with self-esteem sometimes (my boyfriend will tell me I look gorgeous but I sometimes find it hard to believe him) but my life is just so much better than I ever thought it could be
If someone goes to school and torments another pupil, that someone does not deserve an education and should be kicked out till they can agree that they are not to go to school to bully and cause distress to another human being.
I was never bullied, nor am i a bully (except to my bestfriends). I'm just curious.
I was taken out of school and home schooled for a year.
It ruined my life by making me sick, as well as causing anxiety and depression. It's also made me want to rule about 2 years out of my life, because thinking about the bullying and the illness that followed it makes me sad and I don't like talking about it when my friends bring it up out of curiosity.
However, it's also made me stronger. This bullying occurred when I was 12 years old, and at the age of 17 I can thankfully say that the sickness affects me far less than it used to. It's also made me stronger in that I've learnt to live with this, and haven't let illness interfere with my education. I had to miss a lot of time off school, but ensured that it didn't affect my grades and ended up doing better than the girl who bullied me. Result! Most importantly, it's given me the strength to intervene, and if I were to spot someone being bullied in school (or even outside of school), I'd report it to the necessary people and ensure it is dealt with. Call me a snitch, but I'd much rather speak up and resolve bullying than leave an innocent victim suffering in silence merely because their life has been ruined by bullies like mine once was.
Now I'm stronger I'm getting where I want in life and it's so funny to look back and see where the people that bullied me are.
I never used to get invited anywhere, felt left out of everything, used to pretty much hide in the library at lunch time just reading a book or something, so that I didn't have to sit in the canteen on my own. I just felt so lonely and so rubbish.
I moved to a girls grammar school for sixth form and made friends for life there, they let me become the person I always was, a bubbly, cheerful, bright girl. I had girls who I had things in common with, girls who would look past my looks and to my personality, because it was a girls school...no one there is wearing make up because there's no boys around! I grew with confidence and now, believe that I'm not afraid to stand up for myself if anyone says **** to me!
Also, I've noticed men like the mixed race curvy girls