To This Day


“If you can’t find anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer,
                                                               stare a little longer".
A video called “ToThis Day” by Shane Koyczan isn’t just a video as it has such a powerful message. The video is a universe of meaning and every part of it will be  locked in my heart forever.You can’t deny that the hallways of school are a battlefield. But if it weren’t for that battlefield how would we ever learn to stand up for ourselves? Going into that battlefield will have made you a stronger person. Yet it creates a hive of fear that makes you scared of looking in the mirror and not knowing what circus act is going to be pulled next.

If we believe in what’s in our heart you will make it to the end. Guess what, no matter how many friends you have there is always going to be someone right there by your side. People think that saying sorry
will help but there is always going to be a mark left behind. Its like crumpling a piece of paper up and then trying to flatten it out but its not going to make the wrinkles go away no matter how much you try.

People always irritate me when they say, “I’m so stupid” or “I can’t do it” because you’re not stupid and you can do it. I have said that myself but I’ve learned that it doesn’t help it makes you feel worse. You need to stand up look in the mirror and say, “I can do this”. Throughout the years I thought about
something “if you don’t succeed you probably never tried”. It is true, if you don’t try, it is not going to get you anywhere.

Don’t worry about those people that are behind your back because they are behind you for a reason, yes? I have been bullied before but I have learned to show self-confidence. We are all unique so what’s wrong with that? I think it’s really special. Life is amazing why ruin it? We also shouldn’t be judging the book by its cover because the bully could be someone really amazing. I have learned that from experience and now we are friends.

From watching this video it gave me a really good perspective of what bullying can do to people and how harsh it is. I was in tears to come to the conclusion that none of this is going away. People are nice for one day but then it is back to normal and nobody should be living a double life full of secrets. That’s just not the way to go. No matter if we are big, small, black, or white we are all humans and we are perfectly imperfect. If we don’t work together what do we have?

I have been bullied before and I know what is like, its definitely not cool but we can all get through it. You need to walk through those classroom doors shoulders back and chin up with confidence. So let’s
make a change not tomorrow but now because guess what.... You


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