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Words To Live By

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Quotes

Words To Live By

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Words To Live By

Posted: January 21, 2013 in Information, Quotes

85% of bullying occurs in the presence of an audience of bystanders. Please don’t ignore it!

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On this Martin Luther King Day…Words of wisdom…

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Been There Done That Part 4

Posted: January 2, 2013 in Quotes

Zac Efron

“I got made fun of constantly (in high school)! That’s what built my character. That’s what makes you who you are. When you get made fun of-when people point out your weaknesses-that’s just another opportunity for you to rise above.” Twist

Drew Barrymore

In the movie Never Been Kissed Drew said to the school bullies: “You will spend your lives trying to figure out how to keep others down because it makes you feel more important. There is a big world out there bigger than prom, bigger than high school. It won’t matter if you were the prom queen or the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd in the school. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.”

Jackie Chan

“Was bullied quite a lot when I was growing up in my Peking Opera School,” said Jackie Chan who currently stars w/Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid. “I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself. I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied. By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.”

Jillian Michaels

Reveals in People Magazine that her passion for helping others “comes from her being picked on and bullied as a kid.”

Tom Cruise

When TOM CRUISE was a teen he says, “I had no really close friend, someone who understands you. I was always the new kid with the wrong shoes, the wrong accent. I didn’t have the friend to share things with and confide in.” Tom was in 15 different schools in 12 years. Like many kids today, he had a reading disability so instead of putting him in with the “normal” kids they put him in remedial classes. A lot of our readers can understand that and how that makes you feel. Tom said he felt excluded and being small he was bullied a lot. “So many times the big bully comes up, pushes me. Your heart’s pounding, you sweat, and you feel like you’re going to vomit. I’m not the biggest guy, I never liked hitting someone, but I know if I don’t hit that guy hard he’s going to pick on me all year. I go, ‘You better fight.’ I just laid it down. I don’t like bullies.”

What’s Tom’s advice? “People can create their own lives. I saw how my mother created hers and so made it possible for us to survive. My mother was the one who rose to the occasion. She held three jobs. She said, ‘We’re going to get through this.’

On happiness Tom says, “Let me tell you what happiness is … it’s being able to confront and overcome problems. It’s not running away but trying to see life in its full glory.”
PARADE

Been There Done That Part 3

Posted: November 4, 2012 in Quotes

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.”  African Proverb

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silent  hurt more.”  C.S. Lewis  (Irish born Novelist)

“No, you don’t know what it’s like
When nothing feels all right
You don’t know what it’s like
To be like me
To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you’re down
To feel like you’ve been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one’s there to save you
No, you don’t know what it’s like
Welcome to my life”
Simple Plan (French Canadian Rock Band)

Been There Done That Part 2

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Quotes

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”
Michelle Obama  (First Lady Of The United States)

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
Oscar Wilde  (Irish Writer And Poet)

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
Winston Churchill  (Prime Minister Of England)

Demi Lovato  (Singer And Actress)

Been There Done That

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Quotes
“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.”
Chris Colfer ( Actor )
“If you’re horrible to me, I’m going to write a song about it, and you won’t like it. That’s how I operate.”
Taylor Swift ( Singer-Songwriter )
“It gets better. It seems hard, you know, I think being different is always gonna be a tough climb. There’s always gonna be people that are scared of it. But at the end of the day you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win. And they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being yourself is you’re keeping it real, and you’re being really brave.”
Adam Lambert ( Singer and American Idol Finalist )