Growing up is never the easiest thing to do. Let’s face it, not all kids are the nicest little humans to deal with. Kids are faced with all kinds of obstacles, and many times they have to deal with some sort of bullying. Being a kid, or even a young adult, and having to deal with bullying is not the simplest thing to deal with. The effects bullying can have on an individual are almost endless. But majority of the time it can make someone feel belittled.
Recently there have been many incidents where young people of the LGBT community have been taking their own lives due to the bullying that they have been faced with. Many young people that are part of the LGBT community deal with bullying on a daily basis. In this year alone there have been many young teens and young adults that have committed suicide because of the hate crimes that they have to deal with. With all of these acts of suicide recently amongst young adults, there has been a recent project called, “It Gets Better” where many people such as President Barack Obama, Ke$ha, Ellen DeGeneres, and many more have dedicated their time to address this situation of bullying and the effects they can have.
In President Barack Obama’s video that I have attached, he wants to let these young people know that in due time, things will get better. The bullying that they may be enduring now should only make them stronger. The whole point of this project is to inspire these young individuals, and let them know that there is a way out of what they may be going through.
There is no valid reason for someone to bully anyone else, nor is there any good reason for anyone to be bullied. The effects that bullying can have on someone can be as extreme as someone to take their own life. Making fun of someone may not seem like much to the one who is making the jokes, but on the other end of the stick, we do not know how the other person may take it. Making fun of people and bullying people can never be justified. Hurtful words and hurtful actions can have dreadful consequences. Those who are subject to bullying need to realize and remember, “It Gets Better”.