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Old April 1 2013, 03:04 AM   #2304
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Re: PICTURE POST II!

_C_ wrote: View Post
Sadly, it was.


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I was a very awkward teen(I'm 32 now). The sign was meant to inspire people being bullied about their looks today.
Having taught middle school, I've learned how integral being awkward is part of adolescence (part of learning how to handle a more mature body, intellect, social setting, and emotional experience). The thing is, some teens do have it easier than others (for a whole variety of reasons) and, sadly, some of them use their positions of prominence to boost themselves by putting others down. I've seen first-hand just how traumatic (and long-lasting) that bullying can be.

I admire you for being at a point where you can use your experiences as an inspiration for others. Being able to do so is, dare I say ... a thing of beauty.
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