This I Believe

Christian - tulsa, Oklahoma
Entered on May 30, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
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This I believe

I remember waking up one day back in 7th grade getting up to go to school. It was supposed to be a good day. School was normal but then when school got out, some guys thought that it would be funny to make fun of me in front of their friends calling me gay, ugly, and started hitting me. Once I got home I felt so degraded that I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror so I just broke down and cried and ended up going to bed early.

When people make fun of me I feel so insecure that I make fun of other people to make me feel better. Think, why do we judge people, put them in categories they don’t want to be in. Is it because you’re not comfortable with yourself, or do you do it to make yourself look cool, and just try to get a laugh. We should all sit down and think if it were us that day when we were making fun of that person. They might not have said it didn’t affect them but when they go home and look in the mirror they think about what I said, and feel like crap. I know because I’ve been there, and I know we all have and we don’t like it.

If no one makes fun of anyone people wouldn’t think about suicide or killing someone. We may have been able to avoid some catastrophes like Columbine etc. It we did stop discrimination, think about how everybody in the world will feel. That’s a good dream but I know that would never happen but it would be a beautiful thing if it did happen. I should know because I’m gay and life is not easy for me. I have challenges with family and with friends everyday; life would be great if we stopped judging others.

I have to take steps to stop judging others and I will because it would make me feel better that I didn’t upset someone, so I think we should I try. Because this I believe we should not discriminate, life would be good, we need to take the steps to make this change and then we can live in a world of no one judging

each other.