To be frank, I have had this video downloaded on iTunes since I was 11 years old. It took me about a week to have it memorized and I still know it word for word. This video is what got me through junior high. My reaction to it is the same as it always has been. It makes me sad to think about where I was in my life when I needed it the most, but I am also glad that this video is still being passed around and hopefully helping other people as it did me.
I've seen this video at least 20 times in my life. It made an impact the first time I watched it due to my social life and issues I have. It made me realize my social issues like anxiety. I've always had extreme anxiety in the class room, even to get up and throw something away I get nervous and think people are laughing at me. Through the years the video wears away due to worse and worse situations.
I have now watched this video two times in my life. Both times tears fell from my eyes as it struck so close to home. Every day I would come home from school with hidden bruises and scars. Each of them left behind from my peer's sharp words that would dig deep into me and ware me down each day. Battered and bruised I would wake up each morning, just for it all to start over again. They would claw at my mind, my body, my soul as they tried to break me down just for fun. They watched their work with glee as they saw me slow down, back down, and cry. I wanted it to stop. I heard the rhyme of sticks and stones and tried to use the words to defend me. They beat me with their sticks. They fractured my bones and left me alone to pick up what ever pieces were left. Each day I would be broken like a vase that once held so much value. Each day I would have to glue myself together as I lost my own self worth. Some days I wouldn't be able to find the smaller shards as I lost a bit of myself. Eventually, I forced my self into an isolation where I would no longer be broken, but lost and alone. I told others of what I was going through and all they would do is pat me on my back and send me on my way with hollow words. Hollow words and empty promises are all others seemed to offer. I lived and watched my life on the sidelines as those around me stood about and talked about nothing. Girls my age were especially cruel as they ridiculed me for my interests, my look, and my hair. They ridiculed my actions as I tried to find a friend. None ever came for may years. Even now, I find it hard to trust another person. Even now, I feel the phantom pains from their lacerations and verbal beatings that I had to endure ever since a young and tender age. Even now, I am left broken and shattered. Even now, the world goes on without a care. Even now, I try to live but find myself watching my life go on without me.
my reaction to this video was that it was sad. Made me think about what others probably go through. That just because they have a smile on their face don't mean they're happy.
It is hard to accurately state my reaction to this video in words. There were so many thoughts and feelings going through my head while watching this that it would be impossible to write it all down. This is a work of art. I believe we all can relate to some point in this video, some more then others, but the message is still clear. I have never seen a more accurate representation of what it is like to be bullied throughout school and the emotional and physical struggle that comes with it, and the permanent scars it leaves.
My reaction to this video is that we all go through the good and bad days of are life, it's or choice how we deal with it.
I remember seeing this video so many times during my junior and senior year. I used to think it was pretty lame at first but then it grew on me. I now understand appreciate the message he was saying.
This video was extremely sad. it made me realize how good some people have it and that we don't realize the people that are struggling. Being bullied is a struggle and kids now days and in the past have been to afraid to go for help or tell an adult.
This video has brought me to tears. It is so touching, for many reasons. It can help someone move on in life and show that there is really a true meaning a life. And there is no need to listen to the people that have never believed in you or tried to bring you down because "they are wrong!" No matter what some one think they should know "beauty" is within not on the outside.
The video was extremely sad, it opened my eyes a bit more letting me realize the harm in teasing. This video makes me thinking of all the times I have joke about someones imperfections not even meaning to hurt them only saying it in a playful matter. I never really thought about a stupid name or practical prank that could scare another persons for the rest of their lives. It really got me thinking of all the people I have witnessed being teased and all the times I did nothing to stop it.
I have seen this video a few times and it is incredibly sad. To think that just a few words could ruin someone's life is scary. I learned you must be careful what you say to people and have empathy for those people because you never really know how they will take it. People have their own issues at home and when they are bullied at school it's sometimes enough to push them over the edge.
This video was extremely sad. It displays the negative effects of bullying on a person's mind and personal confidence. Everyone should be treated right, and to witness someone being bullied and to not doing anything about it makes you just as bad as the bully themself. This video has motivated me to join the fight against bullying and to stand up for those who may not be able to defend themselves.
After watching this video several times throughout the past year in fact, I feel the same emotions every time. It provides an accurate representation of what it is like to be bullied. There is at least one thing in this video that any person can relate to. For me, this video makes me feel as if everyone is now understood and they know they are not alone when it comes to being bullied.
I agree with you that everyone could relate to a part of this video. It's a great way to show people that they aren't alone
This video it made me realize how good some people are, no mater how bad others treat them, and we don't notice that they are struggling.
This video really opened my eyes on how bullying can really affect someone and how you don't know what people go through on a day to day basis. This video send such a strong message.
This is not the first time I have watched this video. This is like the third time and even if i watch it many times it gets me sad everytime. It makes me realize that someone at my school or in my class room or around me might be going through hard times. Makes me think that people have suicidal thoughts because they feel like they dont fit in. Makes me feel bad for people that get called ugly names or just of someone that has no friends. Alot of thoughts go through my mind after watching this beautiful sad poem.
This video made me realize that everyone is going through something. It helped me open my eyes to what it feels like to be bullied. It made me feel motivated to help end bullying.
What does the video mean to me it was a combination of pretty much both of sad and anger sad because I mean we've all been there we haven't even made fun of and anger because all that stuff has happened to me and they're all keep on happening even if people still watch this video I guess some people are just born mean
when I first watched this video I didn't have the sound on so i was a little thrown off by the images and what was going on. The second time I watched it i realized how its really considered a work of art with an inspirational message behind it. It shows how bullying really affects people and their confidence.
This video showed me how easy it is to forget how great I actually have it. By the time I reached high school my interaction with bullying became minimal, I learned my way to fit in and became more well known so I wasn't as secluded and therefore not as easy as a target as I was in middle school.
My reaction to this vídeo was very sad. Noone should ever have to go through that must pain in their life. Noone should talk about someone if they dont know White that person has been going through. Everyone has their own problems eveyday. Its heartbreaking to see people being bullied or teased for they way they dress or look. Its not their fault that they cant afford expensive clothes. People should step in other people shoes before they try and pick on them for anything. Thats why having the 3D program is a very good program to help stop all the bullying thats going on. It helps people learn about other people and their problems that they go through on a daily basis. Should Also Never let anyone feel less of theirsleves
After watching this video many times it gets me every time. Its sad because some people can have a smile on there face but on the inside they might be miserable. You also have to be careful what you say to people because you could hurt them really bad.
This video really shows how bullying can affect someones life. How even a note can ruin a persons self esteem, and how no matter what you are going through, it matters and makes a difference to be kind.
I've watched this video about 3 times now, and at first i didn't understand the message it was trying to say. Now that I've watched it a couple times the video is actually really sad and it shows that bullying can harm a person in so many ways.
This video emphasizes what I already knew about bullying prior to watching it. It's a very emotional video and something that we can all relate to because at one point in our lives we've all been teased or hurt by another person.
This is my first time seeing this video, and it does a great job of making me more aware. It emphasizing things about bullying that I didn't think about. It is a real emotional video that really does a great job of getting its point across
I have never seen this video before. But it made me realize the problems that others have. It is a good video to show the message that they want to get across.
i never watched this video before now and this video is very sad, i always said to be nice to people cause you never know what they are going through, us being that extra headache can possible drive them crazy and into depression where they want to hurt themselves, always be nice to the people you do not know!
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