THE ART OF BULLYING

soul on fire
Posted June 18, 2017 from India

Bullying is an art. I've never had the courage or talent to hurt someone intentionally.This is my personal anecdote. I have a huge family where everyone is so studious and ambitious because of which I had to face a huge problem.When you have an aim you have a path to follow otherwise you are clueless and trust me that is the worst problem you could face in your life. I did not want to become a doctor or an engineer like everybody else in my family and that set me apart.

The only part of my life which Iwannapause and delete is two specific years, that is my 8th and 9th grade that was where I met some masters of bullying and they were pretty good at their job.Not to mention the fact that they were teachers' pet. Yeah, I didn't have anyone with whom I could share what was going on in my life and how messed up it was.Well, my parents could have been there for me but my mom was taking care of my grandma so I could barely speak with her. So I ended up bunking classes and locked myself in a corner of my room with my music for company.It was getting worse day by day in school. I was treated as a trash in my class. The mean queens painted me out how ugly and worthless in front of everyone else.They drew pictures of my lips and gloated how ugly it was and when I asked someone to help me with my studies, "THE MEAN GIRLS" labeled me a nuisance for them.So I had to push away even the ones who cared for me.

Eventually, I got kicked out of that school. I thought of my life as a complete waste of time and tried eating some naphthalene balls to end everything but my mom caught me and she stopped me. She talked to me, supported me and guided me which aided me to take another chance at life.

I got admission in another school in my 10th grade. I was so nervous on the first day as each class had about 50 students but it wasn't a nightmare rather it became a memory which I'll cherish forever. I met three amazing people, my three best friends.We ate lunch together, studied together and even danced together the latter which ended up a complete flop.It was that we decided to perform a fusion song in our tuition class. But the thing was that it had more than 10 songs and it was so messed up and funny that we laughed to death.I also met some amazing teachers who helped me overcome my fear and build up my confidence. So I completed my 11th and 12th in the same school and I never had to sit in that corner of my room thanks to my friends and teachers who taught me to love myself.Now a big step is coming in my life, yes I'm going to college. I am going to take a degree inB.com, LLB and after five years I'm gonna take CMA/CS. THANK YOU, MOM, for stopping me that day, if I had swallowed those naphthalene balls it would have been a stupid mistake. As I was saying Bullying is an art and try not to learn it because it is crap and it smells really bad.If you fall in it, you are going to stink for the rest of your life.

STAY AWESOME.

Soorya Gayathri

This story was submitted in response to How We Resist.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 19, 2017

Hi Gayathry. Welcome to World Pulse:) Thanks for sharing your sad, but hopeful story. It's so sad that people bully others and get drawn into this habit of bringing others down. I'm so glad you didn't take your life and that your life turned around quickly after you switched schools. I'm also glad that you shared your story with us as it brings more awareness to the situation. What are you getting your degree in? Good luck to you:) I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you.

soul on fire
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 19, 2017

thank you so much

maeann
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 20, 2017

Hello Gayathry.  Welcome to World Pulse.  I hope that you will continue to share stories. 

soul on fire
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 20, 2017

 thank you and sure i'll try my best 

BonnieP
Jul 02, 2017
Jul 02, 2017

Your powerful story is an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it here. No one should ever be bullied but sadly it happens all the time, here in the US as well as in your country. Go after what you want in life. You have the strength and the resilience to make it happen.

soul on fire
Jul 03, 2017
Jul 03, 2017

You have made my day .thank you so much .

Carolyn Seaman
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 10, 2017

Hello Gayathry,

Welcome to World Pulse! And thank you for sharing your powerful and inspiring story. Indeed, bullying is a serious issue challenging the advancement of children and teens in today's world. An even serious manifestation of this is the cyber bullying and how that is negatively impacts the youth, particularly women and girls

You have narrated a deep experience that resonates with a number of youths across the world. And I hope that your story reaches today's youth and inspires them to treat their counterparts differently as opposed to bullying.

Once again, thank you for sharing your vulnerability to inspire change.

Kind regards,

soul on fire
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 13, 2017

Dear Carolyn

Thank you very much for your support.Your message is very powerful.I know that somewhere in this world a teenager  is trying to end his/her life because of bullying.I just  want this story to reach them so that they can understand that there is a huge wide world outside the walls of their school