Instead of Project Life today, would you watch this?
I just saw a video posted on Facebook from Upworthy, a site that continually inspires me and makes me think. This video is no different. And it's amazing.
It's about bullying. And bullies. And it's a beautiful, passionate spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan.
I've thought a lot about bullies in my life. Why they do it. What goes on in their own lives to motivate them to say what they say. How is it handed down.
Or is it? Are some people just mean? (I don't believe any of us born mean, honestly.) But maybe I am naive. I like to think I'm not on this one.
I think about my own kids. When they have been teased. Or if they have been the teasers. And as Shane says in his poem, "Kids can be cruel." But do they have to be?
I want to be responsible in my own life for how I have treated (and continue to treat others). I want to teach this to my children every single day.
Words matter so much.
Project Life will return next week.