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Ellie, 14, discusses bullying

31 Aug 2018
I'm in highschool, year 9, and I've nearly finished my first term. I don't know how it all started, but this girl started saying I was copying people. I didn't get it, no one did. When you asked her what I was copying people of, she wouldn't tell. I didn

Anyway, I became really good friends with her bestfriend, and everyone else around this little "Group". So it turns out I'm copying Jane** by having the same music taste as her. But the thing is I just HAVE the same music taste as her. I couldn't believe it.

In this group, people have "Words". You can't say their words, or you're "copying". I can't even like a freaking phone because it's classified as copying. I can't do anything, I can't like a style or listen to music or WHATEVER. Because I'm "copying". I don't know what to do about it.

I have heaps of other friends, but I've considered moving schools next term, to a school that one of my bestfriends go to. I'm sick of the "group" sh*t. We're all individual people, why can't these girls understand that?

I've liked bands from like 6 years ago, and i like them today too. I can't say anything about liking anything anymore. It's f***ing messing with my head. These girls think they're dominating, and they want me to be isolated.

These girls smoke, drink, do drugs, and are pretty vain.

They think the world revolves around friends, and that you can't live without them.

I'm gonna put this simply.

I wouldn't, I wouldn't give a F**K if I didn't have any friends.

I wouldn't care, I'm intellectual and I'd rather be by myself with my own mind, but i wouldn't mind being with the people I love.

People, people need to get over themselves. They need to grow up. They need to realize that being popular, having heaps of friends isn't EVERYTHING.

Stick with the people that love you for who you are, and that ACCEPT you. Don't, pleaseeeee. Don't be nice to people just because they're popular or you want them to like you.

Stay true to yourself, be yourselves bestfriend. Love yourself.

Be who you want to be and do what you want to do.

If you're bi, lesbian, or gay, don't think that you'd get bullied. Please. Do this for me, you don't need to be shy, uncomfortable. People will understand you, they will. And the ones that don't, they weren't worth it. Don't think that nobody would understand you. I'm not lesbian, or bi, but I have a few friends that feel this way, and it's wrong. You should be happy. You're normal.

You're defenitly not the only one.

Stay true to yourself.