A.K.A Bullies

A student walks in the busy corridor on his way back to the classroom; the corridor is filled with students’ talks and laughter. Many students are out in the corridor walking or talking with each other. Just as he was reaching the doors of their classroom, a group of his classmates passes by him and a loud voice exclaimed “bakla, salot, bading!”

The group of friends laugh and strikes the remark of their friend as genius, the boy walks briskly away them, eyes on the floor, head full of self-pity.

Life is a fight, but not everyone is a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species. Bullying is practically a national epidemic, killing the nation from its basic life source, the society. Bullying can be defined commonly as the process of intimidating or mistreating somebody in order to gain power over the victim. For some years now it has been an international issue since it has been one of the major causes of suicidal teenagers. For that very reason, big countries like the US and UK had been promoting and implementing laws against bullying, alongside them comes Philippines.

Let us zoom in the big picture to see the main roots of it, the bullies. It is said that bullies are what they are because of it either they are intimidated and insecure or they are bullied themselves, the epitome of human cycle is to practice what had been learned. But the world isn’t a dangerous place because of those who do evil, it is the way it is because of those who look on and do nothing. Bullies are not only those who cause the harm but also the ones who do nothing about it. There is bullying in this world because of the choices we make in taking part in its battle, it is either we do nothing for the bullies but do also nothing for the bullied or we can be the fighters who make the change and put the bullies into an endangered cage.

Is “gay”, “lesbian”, or “fat” really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘gay’ worse than “vindictive” or “cruel”?

A student walks in the busy corridor on his way back to the classroom; the corridor is filled with students’ talks and laughter. Many students are out in the corridor walking or talking with each other. Just as he was reaching the doors of their classroom, a group of his classmates passes by him and a loud voice exclaimed “bakla, salot, bading!” The group of friends laugh and strikes the remark of their friend as genius, the boy walks briskly away from them, eyes on the floor, head full of self-pity. Then a voice speaks out from the group. “That was really mean; I don’t think anyone deserves to be called off like that, even if it was only implied. How shallow can you get? If you are going to be like this then I don’t think you will be the best company for me.”

The boy raises his head, smiles to himself, thankful to that great hero who spoke up and continued walking.

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STOP THE HATE

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