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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I pretty much just want to throw ideas back and forth with people and start a conversation. This is a big issue and needs to be talked about, especially in the recent event of Amanda Todd commited suicide (R.I.P Amanda). Can anything be done about bullying? What can people do when they get bullied? Should government and schools be doing more to deal with this?

Let the conversation begin.. :)

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Suicide that is extemporaneous is mere folly.

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hm.. in my opinion, on one hand, you're right, but, on the other, maybe not so much.

Teens who commit suicide because of bullying usually have thought about it multiple times before, or have at least thought along the lines of depression and how to get out of the life they live. It also can't be called just a "mere folly". A folly sounds more like a drinking binge, or buying a fancy car even if you can't afford it, not taking your own life because of bullying.

I'm hoping that made sense :D Thanks for your comment

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

"Teens who commit suicide because of bullying usually have thought about it multiple times before, or have at least thought along the lines of depression and how to get out of the life they live. It also can't be called just a "mere folly". A folly sounds more like a drinking binge, or buying a fancy car even if you can't afford it, not taking your own life because of bullying."
 
What I was talking about comprises the fact that although suicide is appealing and one's propensity towards it is inevitable as a repercussion, it is not the best choice out there logically.

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sorla replied...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Personally, there is not a day in my life that goes by without someone picking on me, I've been bullied since I could walk, and I do not think that bullying has anything to do with suicide. Depression and a feeling of hopelessness causes suicide. While I do think that schools should step in when a student goes to them for help with bullying, there shouldn't be any laws against that. Children need to learn to solve their own problems, not run to an authority figure every time they get their feelings hurt. They'll grow up soft, and believe me there is an increasing amount of coddled kids these days. And in my experience, there is no bullying that can't be solved with a good, hard left hook and a knee to the groin :)

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Explaining that a little more would have greatly helped. Leaving just a sentence comment leaves a lot of gaps :)

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

First off, I'm so sorry that you're bullied. But, you do sound like a very strong person, do you think being bullied may have had that affect on you? I also like the way you think :) but, what if a kid isn't as physically strong to do that to a bully, what can be done then?

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sorla replied...
Oct. 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Well, the bullies did nothing except test my patience. I was tough as nails to begin with, the kind of thing that happens when you get beat on a lot by your older siblings, neighborhood kids, cousins, and my dad. And to top if off, I was fully independent by the time I was eight, I was used to needing to defend myself with fists rather then words, and so when I got to school, it confused me how people thought their words could hurt me. It was nothing I hadn't heard before. I was hardly ever as strong as the people who picked on me, but I made do. The people who are physically smaller actually have an advantage. They are quick and agile, and some of the best fighters. I had to learn to fight or put up with constant beatings, so learn I did. Still, my advice is to beat a bully up, or get an older sibling/ friend to scare them. It's the only solution when you're dealing with kids who like to feel dominant, so basically all bullies. 

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

That's some pretty genuine advice right there. It's weird how most people don't think of that, but, I think it could actually work. Thanks for your comments :)

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Oct. 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I have considered suicide myself many times before, but not because I've been bullied.

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

May I ask why you would ever consider suicide? I'm not going to like scold u or whatever, I just am wondering why :)

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Oct. 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I just felt so depressed and ugly.....I'm 14 and I weigh 175 lbs. That's sad. My friends who are guys always clarify that they do not like like me. They just like me as friends, and they're not afreaid to tell me that I'm ugly as sin, fat, freakin ugly, and a fat ugly, evil witch, as my good, dear friend Reece puts it. I know this is true.....but sometimes I wish he'd lie to me about it.

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

What made you decide not to commit suicide, may I ask? I have a few reasons, but, I want to hear yours. If its too personal though, feel free to not answer, I won't be offended :)

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Oct. 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Actually, something always happens that cuts me off from doing it-the phone rings, my mum walks in, my ex boyfriend ding dong ditches me, etc,.

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Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Something would always happen to prevent me from doing it. My mum would walk in, my friend would call, or a book would crash down from the library, etc,. It was weird.

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Kinda like fate, right? Thats really cool. Like something is trying to tell you not to. Please never kill yourself, you seem like a amazing person :)

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Oct. 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

You're too sweet. A liar, yes, but a sweet liar. No offense.  I have been tempted to many times, though. There is nothing I can do.

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Oct. 24, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Ok, I'm not usually a kind of touchy feely person, but if you really are contemplating suicide, I know the only moral thing I can do is at least try to convince you that life IS worth living. You may not know it now, and I don't pretend to know your life or your struggles, but someone out there definitely loves YOU. For you, and for nothing else but the happiness you bring to their lives. And someday you will meet that person. I promise you that if you committed suicide, people will miss you and be hurt in your absence. Heck, I don't even know you, but I would be crushed if you were no longer here. You are a human being and your life has a lot of value, no matter what you think. I don't know if you are religious or an atheist or what, but I know that God loves you for you, and always will. I don't know you or your struggles, but I do know life is worth living for you and for anyone else. No matter who you are or what you're like, people will miss you if you commit suicide. I guarantee it. There is plenty of beauty in life, and you can definitely add to it no matter what your physical apparance is. I'm praying for you and really hope you can get through your difficult times in life. 

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Oct. 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

That was beautiful. I really needed that. Thanks a lot. Whenever I fell like doing it, I will come on here and read that.

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HotHotPolkaDOTThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I'm glad that this forum at least touched one person :) I know that you think I'm a liar, but, I'm not lying when I say it's true. A lot of people would miss you, and wonder about what could have been. even people you don't know, you've touched all their lives in a special way. Thank you for sharing your story, you are a inspiration

I'll pray for you too :)

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