Dear Fellow Readers

What is High School?

A place where we have a lot of fun. A place where we learn new things. A place where we pull off all our creative pranks. A place which is all flowers and fun. Right?

Wrong! High School has a much darker side as well. It is a place where drama is the second skin of students. It is a place where specific people are targeted and bullied and no one does shit about it! It is a place where jealousy rules people’s heart. And, my dear, it is a place where we have to put up a brave façade. Every. Single. Day.

Welcome to high school guys. Welcome!

Bullying is very common in high school now, isn’t it? But what exactly is bullying? When someone is treated as a human punch bag, it is bullying! When someone is assaulted, whether physically, verbally or emotionally, it is bullying. But above it all, when harmless teasing transforms into blatant insults, it’s bullying!

Here, I address all those bullies who bully people without a second thought. What do you get by insulting people and breaking their self-esteem to shreds? Does it give you some sadistic pleasure witnessing your victim begging you to stop your torture? Do you gain a weird sense of existential calm when the people in those hallways witness you spewing out invectives and abuses at your latest conquest?

You called that guy ‘gay’ and ‘social – reject’ because he has a different personality. But sweetheart, being different from the rest has never been a crime. You called him a ‘nerd’ because he studies a lot. Well, he has some future plans and is struggling hard to achieve them. You called that girl a ‘slut’ and a ‘bitch’ for having more guy friends. Maybe she has a better tuning with guys than girls. Ever given it a thought? Attention seeker, faggot, crack head, social reject, slut, whore, crybaby, etc. etc. etc. The list is endless! Tell me guys, what did you gain by the public harassment of someone else’s dignity?

Public… Yeah, what about you huh? Silent spectators of some juicy drama? Why did you turn your backs on those victims? The boys who made fun of that nerdy guy for crying after being verbally assailed. Those girls who saw that other girl breaking down in the school washroom and yet, you left her alone. You left them unaided when they needed someone to be there for them. Do you even have some scrap of humanity left in you? Or, is this drama just your daily dose of gossip which you are so disgustingly addicted to? I sure as hell reckon so!

Well, at least you guys have the guts to say it to people’s face. But, what about those people, who hide behind pretty little screens and then target their victims? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about cyberbullying. Hiding behind a white screen does not soften the blow of your words. Cyber Bullying is again a matter of growing concern, especially among teenagers.

According to frequent studies, suicides due to bullying are on a dramatic rise. How many suicides is it going to take for us all to realize that the things we say hurt? How many suicides is it going to take for us to stop our torture? And how many suicides is it going to take for us to change ourselves?

Here, I address all those victims of bullying, guys, you are not alone. You are not at fault. It’s not you, it is them. I know it must be so difficult for you to cope but trust me, nothing lasts forever, even this won’t. Open up, talk to a trusted adult. You are the only one who can help yourself. What do you want the others to think? That you gave up or that you kept going on?

So, darling, just hold on…

Take a stance against bullying. Everyone’s life matters!

Sincerely

24 COMMENTS

  1. What a beautiful peace of literature.This issue is very big and needs attention too.And the way you have addressed it is great and truly commendable.
    Keep going……

  2. Beautifully expressed girl❤️
    So proud of you for bringing this thing to everyone’s notice… Expecting more of such articles from you!!

  3. Woww shreeya di!! You’ve been doing great work!! Your write ups really inspiers me!! And I can definitely realte them to.my life❤️😭

  4. This is truly commendable !!! Great job Shreya Vijay 😊😊😊 . I hope it spreads some awareness and moves some people out there! 😊

  5. It’s truly said that *pen is mightier than the sword*. Today you have addressed something that can change the mentality of the youth. Really Shreya… Can’t explain in words how good it was❤ The topic… The content… The words… Everything was just awesome. I can proudly say that yes… Uh are my sis… ❤💕

  6. Such a wonderful price of work. Truly spoken about one of the major issues faced by many people. And yes everyone’s life matters.

  7. Well written girl.✨.This is something which every one should deeply understand and analyse. This is not just a prmb in high school but every sphere of human life. No one has right to judge or humiliate anyone without knowing the entire thing , because usually , truth this not always what we see.

    Good wishes to you ❤️
    Keep writing and making us proud
    Always there to help you out.
    Stay blessed , stay rising

  8. Veryy true article and honestly written Shreya👏…a big issue u discussed which should be addressed by everyone…. Proud to have a friend like u with such a critical thinking and good literature ❤️☺️

  9. A beautiful piece of literature describing a big problem which ruin thousands of life’s in such a simple tone.
    It was made me feel that it all is happening in front of my eyes
    Really touched
    Proud of my sister

  10. It’s amazingly written
    To express bullying in your words and that too so beautifuly is great Shreya.
    You keep going !❤️

  11. I feel that you should start publishing your content at the next level now. Best thing about your content is .. you are actually able to connect to people! But it’s only because you can express yourself the best! All the best for your future! I’m dam sure that I’m gonna see Shreya Vijay being awarded as the best prolific writer some day.

  12. You have raised such a serious issue through your beautiful article amazingly.. it’s really good.. I am proud of you.. keep it up❤

  13. You go girl!!
    Amazing piece of literature, dude .
    You really expressed everything just the way that one braveheart soul in every story does. We need more of these strong hearts and minds like you in this world.

  14. Makes me so overwhelmed!!😭 Proud to have seniors like uuh 🙏 😍You’re an amazing writer. And thank you for spreading the awareness about bullying!! 🙂

  15. 💯 true di… We feel so proud… that we have a writer like u in our school… We always support u❤️❤️

  16. Truely explained..

    These days this has started happening even in schools and many other places..

    Amazing article…Actually need to pay attention on this problem..

  17. Really addressed all of the major causes and consequences of bullying…it’s such an insensible thing to bully someone…really glad this is penned in such a great manner

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