"Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.
Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the Internet.
As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.
In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community."
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I've stated it before, I'm not specifically just a nail blogger --however, I do consider myself a part of the nail blogging community.
Personally, the most bullying I've received has been on the Internet.
I'm a shy person, not because of my experience being bullied, but because the fear of it. I don't think there's any person who would like to be called names or talked down on. I'm not entirely sure what it is about bringing someone else down that makes people feel better about themselves. It's one thing when a mean thought pops into your head and you have the decency to at least keep it to yourself, it's an entirely different thing when you think it and then decide to broadcast it to whoever will listen. I won't go into talking about how immature people can be or how stupid I may find it, because it won't change anything. However, I will say that it's wrong.. and it shouldn't take 150+ people pointing it out for someone to realize that.
The worst part is, we can have so much positive feedback yet we let that one negative person or those few mean comments bring us down, despite all of the support we get from others. Don't let someone else determine your self worth. You are YOU and that will never change. You could change yourself into whatever it is society or those people want you to be, but that doesn't mean you'll be happy and that certainly doesn't mean there won't be more people trying to bring you down. You can't make the world happy, so at least make yourself happy.
If you're experiencing bullying of any kind, whether it be in person or cyber bullying, know you're not alone and there's always someone that's willing to help, chances are they've been where you have too.
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)
Also, a video that not only has a good message but helps me to laugh it off is AndreasChoice - Why are you confident?
"Who are these people to me? They're no one."