There's a new commercial on TV, with One Direction talking about ending/stopping bullying. There is a phrase that they say, "Live Nice," that I thought was pretty cool.
I don't get why people think being different is bad. That they don't understand that people are supposed to be different.
If everyone were exactly the same, the world would be very boring. And uninteresting, and not as fun.
People are the way they are for a reason, and they shouldn't change for anyone. For anything. Bullying/making fun of someone for being who they are just makes the bully weak, and vulnerable.
I just wish that people would not look at someone who is different as someone who is beneath them. Get to know someone without judging them, without putting them down.
Words and actions have a much deeper effect on people than some realize. It can stay with someone for the rest of their lives, and affect how they deal from day to day.
Take the time to talk to others, and you may find a friend in someone you would otherwise hurt. Everyone wants to be liked and accepted, so let them show who they really are.
It doesn't hurt to be nice to someone, and to "live nice," as well. Think before you say and act. What you say and do can have a lasting effect on people, whether it's good or bad.
Like the Harry Potter character Sirius Black says, "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are." A very true statement, in my opinion.
So, in the words of One Direction (and Office Depot, who created the ad), "Live Nice."