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Hello guys, I'm Greytopher, and I'm here to explain the costly effects of what bullying does to people. I'd like to think of myself as a funny guy, but when it gets personal, it ain't funny anymore.

Now, before you post "Wut dos diz hav 2 do wit PMC?!", it has everything to do with it. Bullying happens all the time, especially on a social networking site such as this. It relates to Minecraft because of cyberbullying that happens all the time. Instead of picking at the post, read it for what it stands for. Thank you, and enjoy.


The personal experience...

I've been bullied ever since the 3rd grade (as far back as I could remember :P), and I never really wanted to go to school. Yes, I had friends, yes, I had the parents that would protect me no matter what, but I also had the nagging kids behind my back that would yell anything at you no matter what. I've done nothing wrong to them, I've done nothing to provoke them, but if I have a small zit on my face, or I got a bad haircut, or I answered a question wrong in class, I get constantly criticized about it in and out of school.

They say I should "man up". What the hell does that even mean? Am I suppost to be a certain way when I'm at a certain age? Am I suppost to not feel pain, and be muscular? Well, I can tell you this right now I'm none of those things. And that's probably the main reason why I'm made fun of even if it's a "joke".

The sad part is, I know every one of those kids. I know their parents, their brothers and sisters, the whole shin-dig. I'm too shy to just stand up for myself because frankly I'm like a stick. Even if I could of punched them (if it made it any better), I would of gotten triple teamed by meat-headed football players (american football, that is.).

I'm made fun of because I swim for a sport. I wear a speedo, and I'm surrounded by half naked kids wanting to beat eatchother in a swim race. Haha. Very funny. I want to beat my own time, I want to be physically fit, and all you do is laugh at me because I'm the queer in a speedo. Very funny.

Personally, I don't find it funny. I'm not laughing with you if your laughing AT me.


Bullying in general...

So, when it all comes down to it, bullying is just another thing you see in everyday life. You laugh at them, you make fun of them, but you think they're apart of the joke. They're not. They're dying as much on the inside as you are laughing. You probably don't realize it, but 1 out of 4 teens are bullied. Incase you didn't realize it, thats a CRAP TON of kids.

Bullying can range from an assortment of issues. It can go from pushing someone to beating the life out of someone. Either way, if your intentionally or not even intentionally hurting someones feelings on how they look, believe in, or do, then obviously your making someones life hell. I'm not trying to criticize what you MIGHT or MIGHT NOT do to people, but what I'm saying is you should ALWAYS be careful of what you say, because you probably don't know what that person is going through.

According to a recent survey as of 2011: "93% of middle schoolers are bullied online." Why am I NOT suprised. I get bullied ALL THE TIME on here, Facebook, or even the games I love to play. It's down right unfair to have a young kid who doesn't know what their doing, hide behind a computer, and tell how ugly your mom is to you. What the hell? I don't know how these kids cope with themselves in real life, but bashing out to other kids over the internet is a new time low.


A true example...

I know a kid, and he's on the brink of suicide. He hates life, he thinks his family and friends hate him, and the only thing that's calming him down is me. And he lives in the UK while I live in the US. He gets onto Minecraft to build, and, for once in a while he seems genuinely happy. Then the name calling wars begin. He quits immediately without putting up a fight since he's in too much pain to deal with someone hiding behind a computer. He can't take it anymore... and people hiding behind a computer aren't helping.


Treat others how you would want to be treated...

That's what my parents told me when I was a kid. I try to be nice to everyone that I meet, but in all honesty, I can be a dick to people. I do have my moments where I'm not the nicest guy in the world, and I can admit to it. But I'd like to say that majority wise, I am nice, and I want to see a change in the world where I can meet someone who isn't a bully, I would die to see a school where there ISN'T a bully. If these changes come gradually, then so be it, but if they don't come at all, then we have a problem to face.




I hope you all enjoyed this rant/blog once again by me (Greytopher).

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Update #1 : 06/27/2012 7:05:01 pmJun 27th, 2012

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  • King_Of_MC
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  • Apprentice Network
  • June 14, 2014, 5:38 pm
So sad
I want to go hug someone now.
  • NinamanOfficial
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • November 24, 2013, 7:21 pm
This is great. Like so great. There are some people on Minecraft that have gone too far to mess with me to even going at me IRL from across the country...and nothing ever really happends. Seeing this and that other people actual give a shit about what goes on is really great. SO happy to see this. Cant say how much! Diamond and Fav and keep this up :,)
  • Cloud33666
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • September 27, 2013, 9:01 pm
My friend, you need one of these:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvspL4kMY54
  • Seamore787
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • January 25, 2014, 8:36 pm
Amazing.... Lol best comment ever
  • dudefish3
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • August 26, 2013, 8:57 am
Bullying isn't a joke. At first, it may be a joke and everyone laughs, it becomes bullying when 1 or more people are putting another person down, or excluding them from something for a no good reason. I've bullied people, and I always end up feeling really bad about it in a matter of days. I'm sure everyone has felt that same way as me, and most aren't willing to go apologize. I've done it. It makes the person happier, and their heart may not still be broken, but it leaves a crinkle. Everyoneshould make up for that crinkle. :)
  • geekgrl5000
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • August 23, 2013, 6:34 pm
Yeah. In the way of Minecraft, I see plenty of n00bs on my usual server that all of the more experienced players ignore. Even I'm not the lowest rank and no one really talks to me most of the time. Ignoring someone just because they don't know as much as you is bullying too. I generally tend to give those players a bit of help when no one else will listen to them.

In reality, I used to get bullied a bit myself. I wasn't really comfortable in my own skin. Also, I had the tendency to cry very easily, which many people exploited so they could feel stronger. I see so many people struggling with bullying and discrimination. I wish the world we live in wasn't like that. But all I can do is my part to help them stay strong.

Thank you, Greytopher, for this very insightful blog. Diamond for you.
  • brinastarz
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 20, 2013, 7:48 pm
I agree. Life is hard. I was bullied today, and it's hard to think of. But I won't even try to stay down and worry. I stand up for myself. To all you kids out there: I had to stand up for myself because of 4 kids and 3 adults. It was hard, but standing up for yourself is better than crying.
  • presmar
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Network
  • June 12, 2013, 6:53 am
,OoO,
*hugs*
  • PPG
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Geek
  • June 11, 2013, 3:17 am
MY teacher says bullys are loaners that dont have anything to do, rather than pick on people online
You, good sir, may have ALL my diamonds.
made me shed a tear...
brilliant article. couldn't have said that better.
  • Chuk40076
  • Level 29
  • Expert Geek
  • April 30, 2013, 6:10 pm
[size=10pt]"[/size][size=12px]They say I should "man up". What the hell does this even mean?"[/size]

[size=12px]Answer: In Australian Football it means to get on a player and make sure they don't get the ball :P[/size]

[size=12px]All this is so true! :([/size]
  • wood_elf
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • April 23, 2013, 6:44 am
yeah my brother makes fun of me 24/7 so... any way when ever i see someone bullied i prefer to stay out of but if its really bad i will but in and help. and this is coming from the person that has 1 friend in the neighborhood.D:
I used to get bullied in kindergarden by someone in 6th grade :(
I got bullied once, i really hope those people bulling you will smarten up and see that your a great *WELL I ASUME XD* athlete. :3
I wear girls speedos
Don't let them Evermake fun of u OR TELL THEM TO sh**e it up the a*s
  • AriTheNerd
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Archer
  • April 9, 2013, 9:55 am
Bullied terribly from Elementary and I already heard all the 'I have been bullied worse/ ealier then you and I don't cry my butt about it.'.It made me more different I believe I would be, made me from Happy-Go-Lucky to a dead rotten corpse, but I still try to live.I don't care about anyone at my school besides friends anymore, but I like to play Minecraft, and I'm actually happy.

anyone have some jokes to spare?
  • xX Xi Xx
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • March 25, 2013, 4:42 pm
I feel just like your friend. Everyone bullies me online by calling me a "noob" when I die, or a "fa***t" when I go afk or camp at a spot. I'm f***ig tired of it. 403rd diamond + subscribe
I'll be your friend if you want. :P
  • xX Xi Xx
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • June 11, 2013, 7:26 am
Ok. :D And I just want to say, when I see someone get bullied, like getting shoved around, I stand up for them. I fight the bully back. I have a few good bruises because of this, but it's worth it.
  • Jdaboss1212
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Ninja
  • March 24, 2013, 11:24 am
I have been bullied because I like country music.
Oh, people.
  • tobbiusness
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Wolf
  • March 24, 2013, 12:47 am
I've been getting bullied since Yr 1. Still happens. I don't care anymore, guess a long worked immunity, but my friends aren't so lucky. At least im there to absorb most of it for em
  • raichuthink
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • March 21, 2013, 3:23 pm
Thank you for posting this very informative blog. This should be a featured blog which is available on one of the empty spaces on the sides.
Thank you for writing this!

-Your Follower (lol)
Raichu_613
(400TH DIAMOND WOOT)
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • March 21, 2013, 4:35 pm
Hah, thank you for the 400th diamond! How generous. :)
  • PieGuyNY
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • March 11, 2013, 4:48 pm
DIAMOND FOR YOU!
im only a year 7 but i my school theirs bully's
  • sKinMaKeR13
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Toast
  • March 9, 2013, 5:16 pm
Good blog. Diamond.
  • DatMuffinMan
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • February 24, 2013, 4:38 pm
haha, I swim too :)

"hurdur wuts ur best stoke"
"sidestroke lal"
  • Greytopher
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pig
  • February 24, 2013, 4:39 pm
I actually couldn't stop laughing reading this comment... this will be my response to those who ask me now.
  • DatMuffinMan
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • February 24, 2013, 5:00 pm
hehe. good ol' swimmer humor.
I'm glad I'm homeschooled then.
  • sKinMaKeR13
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Toast
  • March 9, 2013, 5:16 pm
I'm homeschooled too! :D *fist bump*
*fist bump*
  • pandagirlXD
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Miner
  • January 25, 2013, 8:08 pm
dont judge people by the outside
  • pandagirlXD
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Miner
  • January 25, 2013, 8:07 pm
I get bullied and my friend does too,i cry sometimes but i try to stand up to them......but it gets worse.....my sister also beats me every day.....please help......ME..........i know what it feels like to be bullied............dont be a bully.Please.
  • Zatharel
  • Level 44
  • Master Sweetheart
  • January 24, 2013, 4:55 am
Nice blog, I consider this one your best one.
I do have some experience like this. but I always tell myself:
Suicide? Not worth it. Why? Because:
a) My mom would never forgive herself
b) It's never worth it
c) No matter how tough it is, there will ALWAYS be someone to support you. Take your friend for example, you are there for him aren't you? M
My Point:
Not worth it, no1 deserves to be alone. NOONE!
This is a very popular blog, and I'm just gonna tell you an example abut how bad I got bullied and still do. Just to note, I'm 10 years old, and in school, I only have 3 real friends, and they are the only people who were there the day I broke out out crying.

So how it started was in school, the kid's locker that is next to mine got stuck, this other kid was helping but couldn't open it, so I said " I got it " but I couldn't open it, the kid who did open it said " no you don't because your a girl" and walked away, I kept talking about this at lunch with my 3 friends who sat by me, Ella, Nicole, and Em & Em ( Emily ) they were saying they would beat him up for me, but what does that help? when lunch was over, at recess, i went to the back of the park and sat on the bench ALONE, an just cried, Nicole & Em came over and I started saying that nbody likes me and I don't deserve to be on this planet, and sometimes I still feel like that, then this other annoying girl names Malak told a teacher I was crying, if I didn't stop crying for a couple seconds I would have to talk to the social worker about being cyber bullied, and then I got pissed at Malak and didn't talm to her since, anyways, Ella came, after me talking about how bad my life is, Ella & Em got in a fight, 2 of my bestestestest friends fighting, later that day in school I started scratching mayselfs with the sharpest pencil I could find.

anyways, I know this comment is long but think how a 10 year old girl stairs at the computer all day because she has almost no friends in the real world so she tries and makes friends online because people think she is ugly & fat & stupid, and that happens on computers too, I'll never forget that day, it proves I have real friends.

also I get cyber bullied on mc servers about how fat I am, this guy was said in the chat box on what used to be my fav server " I weigh 120, how much do you weigh fat ass? " so I said in return " 80 pounds, and I'm guessing that 120 is in tons, correct?" then he said that with all my fat I can't weigh 80 pounds, but I'm realy skinny compared to the people who bully me irl...

anyways, I'm gonna be posting more blogs about bullying, even if we only help one person stop bullying, if everyne helps one person, that'll add up to alot of people...
  • AriTheNerd
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Archer
  • April 9, 2013, 9:51 am
Child, I'm only 2 years older and let me hug you.Don't let anyone say you weigh alot, I weigh over 200.
Stay Strong!!
If your "friends" are being supportive one minute, and telling you you don't deserve to live the next... You need new friends. Or at least one REALLY good one.
  • MYXGaming
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 3, 2013, 7:42 am
Sorry but I have to say this... Whereabouts do you swim? I've been swimming at a national level (England) for 3 years now, I'm always curious as to the type of people who swim, there are quite a few minecraft players that seem to do it, no idea what the relationship between the 2 is!
  • SlipB
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 1, 2013, 2:43 am
I read the article and it brought a tear to my eye. You're an amazing writer with real passion greytopher. I can tell why you're a contest judge. The only problem is that you used the wrong from of "your" in the last line of your personal experience. It was supposed to be you're. Anyway you are an amazing blogger and have earned a diamond form me :)
  • astrocreeper
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • December 24, 2012, 1:48 pm
When I was first bullied I didn't take it seriously...until I understud what it ment and I have angre issues so when I toke it seriously ( I also know about the possible consiqs ) so I told every adult I knew... 3 month later I apparently inspired other kids to tell olders and he got expelled
  • Totenkopf
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Artist
  • December 23, 2012, 9:51 pm
When i was in school a couple years back, me and my friend Joel were the best friends, we sat Together at brake, lunch, sometimes in class to, I'm a bi-sexual, i was constantly Picked on by it, i never had any Biblical relationship with my friend. But everyone called us (Fa)(ggots).

It was hard on me, and him.
Suddenly he desides he cant take it anymore, And then he committed suicide, early 2006.
He left me, he left me on my own to fend off the Bully's and (Rude word of donkey)
At the school i was going to, After finished school, and college.
I made my own Business smelting [size=small]Medieval[/size][size=small] armor, Name'd "(My name) and [/size][size=small]Joel's"[/size]
[size=small]But when the time was rough, the store was shut down. and i lost it.[/size]

I Constantly think about Suicide, From past troubles, and recent i wish to keep Secret..
I thought this was serious until I saw "I made my own Business smelting Medieval armor". Now I'm not so sure. We don't use swords and flails anymore.
  • Totenkopf
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Artist
  • January 24, 2013, 7:22 pm
It is serious, i produced the armor for Larpers/Renaissance fairs.
It pay's good money, actual.
DEM RENAISSANCE FAIRS. ALWAYS SLIPPING OVER MY HEAD.
  • LpiazzaJ
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 20, 2012, 2:03 pm
Today had to be the worst day of my life. Everyday before this was all normal, until today. When i get to the bustop, i get laughed at by the older kids because i missed someone throwing a waffle at them. :P ik stupid. I mean i ACTUALLY have friends in my grade. But my teacher seems to hate me in class. She calls me an idiot because i threw a paper away she told us not to. At reccess there were jocks huddled up in a circle, that i USED to be friends with last year. When i went to them they all said to me: "Go away, no one likes you!" LIES! I have lots of friends that like me and appreciate me! I called all of them dicks and walked away. At the end of the day me and someone else had a drawing contest and i lost! I felt like a loser. Everyone laughed at me and i felt like sh*t. I started laughing to myself, but in the inside i felt like i was gonna burst out bawling.
So remember guys, bullying can happen everywhere and anywhere. Even if you're one of the most popular kids in your class! If you've read it up to this point, thanks for tuning in. And for this, i am giving this a diamond!
  • LeonBass
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • December 12, 2012, 11:29 am
..sigh.. Bullies just never seem to stop. I mean seriously, they think they can do whatever they want just to make themselves be better than everyone. I've been bullied for like 3 years already. Someone asked me if I was gay for crying out loud!!D: Why can't they just stop! Right now that I'm typing this, I've come back from school in a bad mood because of those jerks:( We've got to put a stop to this!! So I was thinking, maybe some of us could start our own society and try to put a stop to problems in society like this. Who knows, it could work:)
  • MUJIE2000
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • December 6, 2012, 7:40 pm
1. They bully you because you swim for a sport? I'm the kind of guy who could come back jokes for a lot of things(meaning I can think on my feet or mouth per say.) (At least I'd like to say that.) but swimming? How the fuck do you make fun of swimming!? 2. I've had people make fun of my mom, face, ect. on the internet before and I've never gotten it. How do they make fun of people they've never seen? That's when you know that that guy is just a scared little child in the shell of a giant.
From a meme:

"He's better than me in a video game?

I'll call him gay and say I slept with his mother! Yeah that will hurt him!"
I'm bullied constantly, mostly at school, though. Playing video games and playing piano are of my ways of kind of leaving the real world and trying to just forget about all of the bullying that happens to me so I can shut it out of my life and make it feel like nothing.
  • Swalezee
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Lumberjack
  • December 8, 2012, 12:09 am
Take your emotions out on exercise (mainly weights), or writing, such as a diary
  • fuge90
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Blacksmith
  • December 4, 2012, 9:37 pm
I sometimes listen to music or play semi-violent video games to get my mind off what is going on in my life. (I also am very stressed 24/7 about school)
However, it is never that easy to "shut out" bulllying or stress.....or in my case both.
Do you get stressed much?

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