- Posted October 7, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Bullying awareness: Your story
The Bulldog Theory
The thought of people honestly thinking that the term "bullying" is overused and abused is ridiculous. The habit is what is overused and abused. People don't know how to treat others of the same species, they haven't for years, and it has only gotten worse. In my short quarter century on this earth, I myself have had the pleasure of being bullied. I was your every day average kid who's lower jaw SLIGHTLY stuck out more than the top (when you put it into perspective) and physically would have been the only thing others could have picked on me about. For years people made comments, even 'friends' and called me 'bulldog'. When I reached high school a friend and I got into some petty girl-ish argument and she had a few girls and guys in the grade above to yell things at me in the hallways and write on my locker in permanent marker the word "BULLDOG". The bullying continued and three weeks into beginning high school I transferred to another where things were better but I watched how people treated those around them. When I was 18 i had my jaw surgically repositioned to be completely properly aligned and I'm not sure that I totally did it for myself at the time. The point of my story...the moral, my self proclaimed "bulldog theory"; people will do anything they can to pick apart others, in any way possible, whether it be due to their own insecurities or because they have nothing better to do that day, or week, or month. I don't believe for one second that the word is overused or the truth behind the word is overused.
In fact, I think there isn't enough done about it at this point. It's always been an issue in our society but seeing how bad it's gotten in my own short life, as well as being a big sister, and emergency room employee who witnesses mental health issues on a daily basis, I fear for those in the future. You may look at my pictures and decide there was nothing wrong or is nothing wrong but I can guarantee you that some may see them and make comments of their own. It's human nature to compete with one another but we really need to care for one another.