Idk if many of you know, but when I was younger I got bullied in school for what I enjoyed, I bring this up because of what recently happen to a kid for liking MLP and being bullied for it, to the point of almost taking his own life.
To tell people what I enjoy):
it just make me even more angry...
bulling is one of those obstacles a lot of people have to deal with * whether through art or hobbies to a lesson a week of martial arts* i used to do karate to help build up my confidence * plan on going back soon* and i found it helped with relieving stress due to bulling but b
also i agree with ash well spoken
I guess here is a good place to say this stuff now that it came up:
No matter what you like there will always be idiots who will say it is "immature, stupid, etc.", even when you are someone who knows when to be serious/do the right thing. I was bullied and taken advantage of for years (that I wont go into detail here) but I finally stood up to the assholes and (surprise surprise) they tried their same old trick of blaming me (like so many other times that I just stood there and said nothing, I just took the abuse, which fucking scarred me mentally). But I had enough and told them off which sadly cost me friends. :/
And all because of the stuff I like and because I can draw.
Even in a workplace. I was speechless that "professional" people stoop so low. Funny though, I know more people who like anime/cartoons and they are more mature in situations that call for it unlike the people who label themselves as "mature professional adults". Oh and lets not forget how these "mature adults" keep talking/stalking for "dirt" about the person(s) even when you have erased them from your life. And then people wonder why of my misanthropy.
Trash. All of them. :3 Remember that people.
lol sorry for the mini vant Ash, btw, I like those pictures. I think I remember some of them from back then.
But that's what I have art and videogames for. With the added benefit of knowing now that my bullies are egotistical morons and their behavior is a reflection of themselves, not me.
I was bullied myself in middle school for liking video games and such but thankfully I had people in my life to help me too outside of school plus social media hadn't blossomed yet. Eventually a solid punch their "leader's" face got them to stay away from me for good. Though I never say you should resort to violence until there is clearly no options left.
To anyone out there who is bullied, be strong and don't let those people destroy you from the inside out.
I read of that story on Equestria Daily. Even when these things happen, it won't stop bullying as a whole. It's good that you found some outlet for these frustrations, as bottled up they can eventually come up violently. I used to be picked on in elementary school for being "the smart kid". I was eventually able to get over that, and even became close friends to the main guy behind it. I'm pretty sure that experience is rare for anyone else.
Although I have found that I'm capable of imagining horrible things happening to bad people I feel deserve it, and quite honestly I scare myself with what I think up. As long as you're able to take control of your anger and eventually let it go, you should be alright.
But this kid was only eleven! He likely wouldn't know how to handle this.