My name Is Donald and my experience with being bullied goes back to Elementary School. When I was a child the hardest thing about being bullied was not understanding what it was about me that other children hated so much. I went out of my way to be nice and to befriend everyone but it seemed that despite my efforts there were certain children who just loved to bully. I can remember being afraid to tell my mother because she had a lot to deal with being a single mother, working a lot and I didn't want her to feel as if I was weak or a disappointment as a son. I endured the bullying for many years, through many tears and for a long time it was my biggest secret. I learned as I grew up that there was nothing wrong with me as that invited the bullying other than that I had been strong enough to be myself. I think that children should understand what kind of courage it takes to be kind, friendly, non violent and humble. These are the children that bully's usually target because they are threatened by the what they don't understand. I won most of my bully's over with friendship but that wasn't the case for some. I grew up to be a very talented, confident and successful singer/songwriter and I still have a passionate love for people. I want to encourage kids who are being bullied and to let them know they are not alone and that it does not last forever. I want to encourage kids to take a stand against behavior that threatens other children. Being bullied is not easy to endure and unfortunately not all children can get through it so they need us to take a stand, to protect and to look out for one another.
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