A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said …they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.
Hello, My name is Richard Kenneth Brannon III -- an upcoming journalist, natural disaster researcher and LGBT activist. I am 18-years-old and currently writing several books as well as working to help the LGBT community. I love history, design, architecture, animals, classic music, cars and trucks, suits and politics. I am a bit of a dork and a deep thinker. My goal is to help as many people as I can before I die and make my life worth living so If you need help… any help at all, I am here to listen and help in any way I can!
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