Unless you live wrapped in a blanket, wearing ear plugs, in a bucket, in a hole in the ground, and under a rock; you’ve probably heard about the mounting concerns about students committing suicide over bullying. I can’t imagine a young person having no more support system than to take his or her own life over such a thing. It’s heart-wrenching. One point that I’d like to make is that although the media has focused on this problem specifically with homosexuals, the problem itself has nothing to do with homosexuality. There’s not much that I need to say about it, as my young friend, Silver put it so well already. She threw quite the holy rant on the subject full of epithets and points of condemnation on the bullies, the sensationalist media, and agenda-driven politicians alike. I agree with every word she wrote, and highly recommend the read. Also, I’d like to ask both of my readers: Please. Pretty please with a cherry on top, be supportive of students that you know. It’s a rough time in life, and they need all the support they can get. Be the sympathetic ear and the encouraging voice in their lives. This is the only viable way we can chisel away at this problem.
That is all.