Today I decided to feature some quotes about bullying prevention that I think are inspiring.
Here are the lyrics to a song by Simple Plan:
“No, you don’t know what it’s like / When nothing feels all right
You don’t know what it’s like / To be like me
To be hurt / To feel lost / To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you’re down / To feel like you’ve been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down / And no one’s there to save you
No, you don’t know what it’s like / Welcome to my life”
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk who now lives in France. He is a teacher, author and poet. The following quote by Thich Nhat Hanh helps you empathize with the person responsible for the meanness of bullying:
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
He treats you with respect, all the time.
She lifts your spirits, whenever you see her.
The teacher understands you and offers you some advice.
Your sister smiles at you and reminds you she’s there for you.
Even though he’s way older, your uncle makes you feel important.
Your parents have this trust thing going that makes you want to trust them back.
The world can be like this, sometimes.
Imagine – a world without bullying. Even for an hour, a day, a week.
We can all make it happen.
Stand Up Against Bullying – in your world!
“The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finish line.”
I find this quote inspirational as we at ‘Stand Up Now’ work on the challenge to increase respect and reduce bullying in our society. I think this quote must also be inspirational to athletes as they prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver to take place February 12 to 28, 2010. Go athletes, go!