Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at VictoriaScott.com.
Guest Post by the Author...
- It happens to everyone. To the popular, and the not-so-popular. To the fat and thin and beautiful and odd and tall and short. No one escapes it. No one.
- It usually happens within a definitive period in your life. Meaning, it will end. For me, it was when I was in middle school. I was never bullied after that. But I know people who were bullied in high school, or college, or in adulthood. But it always lasted for a period of time, and then ended.
- Bullies are usually afraid, yes, but some are just sadistic. Let’s say this out loud and stop defending bullies’ actions. Some people are just mean. Trust me when I say these people won’t win at the game of life. Sometimes I look up people who bullied me when I was a kid. Should I lie and say it doesn’t gladden me when I see how their lives have turned out? I won’t. *wink*
- Being bullied makes you a better person. Because you were bullied, you will be more understanding. Your heart will grow. You will care about others. You will have been there, and so you will hurt when others do.
- Some of the most successful, most brilliant people were bullied. See my first point. We all go through it at some point, but the most talented and intelligent usually get it more than others, because bullies smell that this person has potential, and they’re envious.
- The more you are bullied, the harder you should work. Get better grades. Work even harder on the field. Love yourself deeper. This is my motto in life. Are you paying attention? Here it is: Win…in the end.
- Talk to someone. Out loud. Do it. Right now. Right after you read this. And I want you to picture me holding your hand when you do. Now get up. Find someone who is kind. And tell them. *hugs you*