Kind of sucks, guilt does. If you're the right kind of person, even the smallest things will haunt you and eat away at the already gaping hole in your heart. Even if you forget about it, the greatest accomplishments in life, are when you were able to forgive yourself.
I feel guilty for stuff like this too ;~; although sometimes I was friends with the quiet-type, but still there were times where I could have stepped in or lent a hand or tried to soften a bad day with comforting words, but didn't... either because I didn't have the time, or was focused on my own stuff, or just didn't feel like dealing with it. Always makes me wonder what I could have affected just by taking that moment.
I think I have the same reaction as a lot of the commenters here. Just... wow.
I can definitely relate. I wasn't one of the cool kids and I got bullied a lot, but I was lucky in that I also had a small group of friends. I remember one girl that everybody would gang up on when we were 11... It was only years later I found out that during that time her mother was dying and her father was abusing drugs and alcohol. It made me feel so sick about never asking her if she wanted to sit with my friends or something.
I used to be the quiet kid with glasses crying, and then in time I became one of the cooler kids with the sharpies and it was my turn to ignore the other quiet kids. It still bothers me to this day that I haven't done anything at all, especially since I knew and understood how the "lonelier" kids felt
It's a great poem, relevant to different ages alike. At work or at school there's always the 'elite clique' you want to be part of
I think were all John and were all the bully at one time in are life and we all act like we don't notice ...... 6th grade worst year of my life i got made fun of all most everyday by the people i called 'friends' even one of my best friends made fun of me i acted like i could care less but i still cant forget how they treated me and that was like about 2 or 3 years ago this last week once again a boy sitting behind me in class told his friend how i had a big nose (which people exaggerate but after a long time of hearing it i started to believe it ) i stand out even more now because i love to wear my dog collar to school Ive been refereed to as a scary 'Gothic chick' but ehh don't really bother me i now know who my friends are and who never were to began with and when anyone makes fun of my friends or myself i just cuss them out
what a luck i didnt do such things :S I was the littel gorl with the glasses... what a pity that by the age of 19 everybody disappointed at me positively as I became an artist and realised how idiot they are to think we are fools XD
Hm... I think I was one of this lonely depressed childs, when I was younger. No one liked me and so on. It took me very long to figure out how to act normal, so I won't give people an awkward feeling, when I was around and how to be "cool" so I would be able to integrate. But I never agreed with them, when they made fun about other people or, when they complained how strange this or another person is. Since I know that this is all just caused by inexperience. No one ever told them how to be a nice, polite or "normal" person. Futhermore we all need love the most, when we seem like we don't deserve it. That's the reason why I decided to become friends with akward people, because after a while they will stop to be awkward and maybe become your best and most loyal friend. :]
i agree. often what people call "abnormal behavior" is often just inexperience with social norms. all we can do is model appropriate behavior in order to show that there are social boundaries but people can still let their individual personalities shine through
Its real fun you see,I was a delicate little girl in third grade.And i was bullied.I still got that scar,you know? That scar from when he push'd me into a pile of rocks?That scar,that runs from my neck to where my spine ends? He got something similar in the face that day. Revenge is sweet as syrup.