Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wear Pink and Say NO to Bullying!
Today I am wearing a pink shirt to show my support for anti- bullying in our world. That goes for teachers, (come on we have all had one who was a bully) employers, fellow employees or class mates. No one should have to put up with bullying.
Bullying causes incredible pain and in some cases that pain goes on to affect the person for the rest of their life. Worse - sometimes that pain is so intense that dying seems the only answer and many have taken their lives over it.
When did it become so terrible to be different? I think we should celebrate our uniqueness. What a boring world we would live in if we we are the same?
Rejoice if you walk to the tune of a different drummer. It is refreshing to meet people who think for themselves and are not afraid to show it. Some of the most intelligent creative people in history were thought to be different. Many famous people in history were considered to be eccentric - Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Andy Warhol.
Wearing pink was inspired by a couple of young men, from Nova Scotia, who seeing a fellow classmate being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school decided to wear one themselves and convinced other classmates to do the same.
Our entire city has caught the bug and doctors, lawyers, paramedics and nurses just to name a few are wearing pink in solidarity with the cause. Over 120 thousand people have joined a Facebook group in support and there is also a website called Wear Pink.