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How to Deal With A Bully - Part II

Bullying is Whack

Let's pop about the whack guys and girls (you know who you are) who get annoyed, blow their top and try to get even. They bully at home and at school with words, fists and sometimes guns. It is crazy. School should be a place where you can be cool, have fun and get your brain-groove on safely.

Bullies are Weak

Bullies are not strong, they are weak. Why else would they pick on other people to make themselves feel better? Not only that, bullies try to make fun of kids that they think won't fight back. Why?... Keep on reading

Lookin' for Luv in All the Wrong Places

Bullies are lonely. As LL Cool J used to say, "I need love." Bullies want their props; they just want to belong. The only problem is they just don't know how. Bullies may be mean or act a fool just to get attention and try to be in. "Acting a fool" is what gets most bullies in trouble. They don't know when to stop. Cuz y'all know for every action, there is a reaction (physics 101, dude.) People react to bullies in one way, THEY DON'T LIKE THEM.

Bully-Hatin' Club

Join the club. Now this doesn't mean bullying the bullies right back. None of that "taste of your own medicine" junk here. Instead, spread luv at home and school. Be nice to people no matter who they are and what they look like. If you don't know if you are a bully or a bully-hater check out last week's beat.

Learn how to deal with bullies- bully skillz coming at ya next week.

Celebrity Quotes

  • "He who slings mud generally loses ground." - Adlai Stevenson, Writer.
  • "It ain't what they call you; it's what you answer to." - William Jefferson Clinton, Former American President.
  • "Violence is my last option." - Chuck Norris, Movie Star.
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PerksBeingABookworm
Dear Dish-It:  I recently became friends with an upperclassman guy, Tom*, from my high school. We started hanging out about a month or so ago. To be honest, I thought the relationship was platonic: we've never flirted although we've bantered, I don't use flirty emojis with him and although I spend a lot of time with him, he has always said how much I remind him of my brother (who is the same age as me), and he's never stolen glances at me or given me the impression that he was into me that way. I rationalized that he saw me as a little sister the same way as I viewed him as an older brother, since he constantly made references to my brother and never attempted to flirt nor gave off any of the typical visual signals of attraction. I also don't see myself as someone who'd be attractive or crush-worthy from the perspective of a high school junior, since I'm a freshman in high school and definitely not modelesque, and we pretty much stuck to group outings. So when he asked me out 2 weeks ago, needless to say it came as a surprise. We decided to remain friends, but I'm having trouble establishing boundaries, especially since my sister informed me that one of his friends told her that Tom "wasn't going to give up on me" and that Tom was going to adhere to the "Three Strikes Rule": apparently, he can wait and ask me out 2 more times before giving up on pursuing me.  Dish-It, how do I remain friends with this guy without this becoming awkward? What do I do? Just this past weekend he wanted to s**pe call me and kept s.n.a.p.ch*tting me. I literally feigned accidentally sleeping in yesterday to avoid meeting up with him (he invited my siblings and I to go play tennis at our high school), and I haven't talked to him since Saturday (we do track together so it was kind of unavoidable). I need space, and I want to remain friends, but he's really making me feel uncomfortable.  Thanks, -Perks. P.S.: This is the second junior who has asked me out this year (and the second guy I've rejected). Maybe I'm just really naive and oblivious, but I genuinely don't see myself as attractive to guys...how do I stop accidentally leading them on? Because I'm not trying to, really-I'm not flirty or anything. I have no idea why they like me, I don't think I'm being overly nice and I'm not answering texts right away or anything. This guy didn't get my phone information from me, he got it from another person on our coed sports team and he originally texted me 2 months ago to tell me that he was worried about my brother so I didn't think he was making a move on me. *Names have been changed for privacy reasons. (Also: the chat filter keeps unnecessarily censoring my writing).
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Shadeleaf
Shadeleaf posted in Friends:
I'm actually already being made fun of for my interests in Undertale. i kinda don't see how playing DnD can be that bad... it's fine. Thx .
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Shadeleaf
"al######ote: i am in love with a boy ..and planning to marry him ..  [s:p/zwq] [s:p/oaq] [s:p/1koh] [s:p/1jn8] [s:p/1jks] Congrats! just hope he doesn't abandon you like mine terrible attempts at a relationship. You may be even luckier than me :3
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
"Shadeleaf" wrote: I've been wondering. I got the  books and all i need would be extra graph paper and character sheets....  Anyways my dad gave me this idea on Friday and I was thinking of it today. Maybe find a few nerds like me... who knows. My dad told me people would make fun of me, but i don't care.... You will face a little making fun of, but as long as you can get past that and ignore others, I think you'll be just fine. If you're already aware of any others like you throughout the school, maybe you should look into making a group! Slip them a note or talk to them yourself, see if they're interested. Good luck!
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drowning
###### wrote: i am in love with a boy ..and planning to marry him ..  [s:p/zwq] [s:p/oaq] [s:p/1koh] [s:p/1jn8] [s:p/1jks] I realize that I got engaged young as well, but 10 is a tad different. :^)
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