I just wanted to post this, because I never saw it on the what do you choose page. It read:

“I chose kindness because there are some many people who underestimate the power of one small act of it. They don’t see how a smile, a compliment, or even a thumbs up can turn someone’s day, week, life around. They don’t see how it could stop suicide and self harm.

I believe that you should be nice to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, or the way they dress. I wish I can say that one person can make this world a better place to live in, filled with love, respect, compassion, kindness and friendship. But I can’t; It’ll be too much like world peace, something society clearly isn’t capable of.

It’s media’s fault; It’s our fault. Why do bullies bully? Because they think it’s right. Why? Look around us. We are basically accepting bullying; everyday,people are mistreating each other on television (Reality TV) as if it’s the most common part in today’s world. As if.
Is this another one of society’s unspoken rules I haven’t heard about? Well guess what? Rules are meant to be broken. The choice is yours. ♥”

– S.C.S2000111


One Response to “Kindness”

  1. Carlos | November 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I have told the story many times to my students to help them know they are not alone and that I am here as their adcvaote. When I was in middle school, I was bullied on a regular basis because I was 6 tall by end of 6th grade. Obviously I was different and my peers made me feel so ashamed of being different. Thanks to my parents, I learned to cope. My parents coached me to not let them know they got to me and eventually they would go away. While it still hurt, I became stronger hanging in and now I am the one looking back and laughing. As a teenager it was so tough but so glad my parents helped me learn the skills to handle it and not be a victim. Skills I plan on teaching my son some day. Stay strong and you will prevail!

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