How You Treat People

Olivia - robinson, Texas
Entered on May 19, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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This I believe…

I found myself on the floor after falling in front of everyone. I tripped in the cafeteria because the person behind me tripped me and my food went flying!!! I just wanted to lay there. This was the most embarrassing moment in my life. Especially for a girl, trying to climb her way up the social ladder. As I lay there I was thinking to myself,” I guess I deserve this”, since I did what I did to him.

When, I was in elementary school, I picked on a lot of kids that were younger from me. I now realize that it was wrong. I didn’t know any better I was just a kid. When, kids would wear ugly clothes ,or look funny I would make fun of them. I would say things like,” What are you wearing?” Or “Why are you wearing that”? One day at school this kid got me back really well. He showed me what he goes through when I picked on him.

It was Thursday and we were in the gym (it was P.E. time). I tripped a kid for no reason, and made him cry. I really didn’t mean to make him cry. When, class was over, I told him that I was sorry. He told me that I better watch my back. Oh boy did he live up to his word. As the day went on I kept thinking to me “is he really going to do something?” “No he’s too chicken; or is he?” After that I thought nothing of it.

I couldn’t wait until lunch. We were going to have chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes and ice cream. Oh boy I couldn’t wait! When we got in line, the boy was standing right behind me. I made sure that I could see him. When they opened the door, I got even more excited. It was my turn and I got everything. As I walked out the door I turned to get a milk, and when I turned back around, the boy that I tripped, tripped me. I fell on the floor with my food catching my fall. When I was getting up everyone in the cafeteria stared, laughing, and pointing at me. My face was red; or was that the ketchup? I was terrified about what people were thinking.

Now I knew how the kids I had picked on felt. The only thing is that my experience was, so much worse. Mine was worse because I just picked on him in front of the class. He made me fall in front of the whole school. From that moment on I never picked on another classmate. I believe that what goes around comes around. I hope that the people who read this will learn from my mistakes, and won’t pick on a person who is beneath him or her.

This experience has made me realized that there is never a time to pick on someone. The feeling that I felt was so horrible. I felt that their was no reason for that. That I don’t deserve this but in reality I do. This will help me later in life because just because I don’t like someone doesn’t mean that I can pick on them.