I like to think the best about people and about the world we live in. I was raised knowing that I am loved and that the world is filled with good and just people.
However, it is not always the case. CDE has done a few anti-bully campains before and we will do them again, for as long as it takes. There are so many anti bully organizations and yet, it contines. I am not sure if it isn’t working, or if people really do not care about eachother.
I like to think that we do, but it seems that we do not think that our words and actions hurt other people. I can tell you that they do more damage then you might imagine. We have a soceity that is based on morals that are shallow to say the least.
Money, appearance and idiocracy seems to be more celebrated then intelligence and character. When we expose to our selves to such role models, we lose perspective on what is rght and just.
Goodness and charity aren’t just words, they are a statement. I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I felt that I’ve harmed someone. Most feel that they do not harm anyone when they actually do.
I want to tell you about Ashlynn Conner.
A 10 year old who recently did the unthinkable.
She ended her short life.
I want you to remember that girl, because she never expressed the need to end her life. She never said anything about wanting to end it all. She did however, express that she was being bullied.
At some point, this little girl felt that she was so unwanted, so unloved, that she felt that there was no way out for her. Let me ask you this. What society do you want to live in?
Do you want to live in one where we care about eachother, or one where we care about ourselves?
I like to live in one where Ashlynn could have friends and was loved based on her character, Where she is a fellow human being. A person in a vast ocean of different personalities and attributes. I want a world where our different abilities make us special and appreciated, not mocked and ridiculed.
Next time you utter a insult to someone, or make fun of them for being different, think about a 10 year old who we will never have the pleasure to know. A wonderful little girl who will never see adulthood. Who knows what she could’ve achieved in life. Now we will never know what kind of person she could’ve become.
Remember her when you see someone crying in a corner.
Do not let anyone suffer in silence.