My story is nothing special. I live in a richer town and go to a school that is considered one of the best middle schools in my state. We constantly have assemblies that teach us not to bully. Bullies are punished swiftly. However, this is only with proof. The last time I told someone of my problem, it was handled but couldn't be handled completely because I had no proof anything happened. What am I supposed to do wear a camera on my head? Of course there were plenty of witnesses to what happened, they just wouldn't say anything. After all the kid who did it is equivalent to a gangster in our school. He bullied me to the point where I thought of harming myself. But then I realized, what would this do? After I did this, the problem would still be out there and he would just make other kids miserable. He doesn't care if you hurt yourself. He encourages you to. He wants you to. So then I considered harming him and making him pay, but like my parents always taught me, S.T.A.R. or stop, think, act, review. This basically taught me not to do anything I would later regret. So I thought, if I hurt him I would probably go to a juvenile center. All this would do is throw away my life. And again he would win. He would be considered the victim and now I'm the bully. So I decided to make a difference in different ways. Small things like standing up to him and helping other people he has hurt. And you know what? If he stays this way, I would not be surprised if he ended up in prison. And then, maybe then, will he realize what he is doing.
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