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Name: Spirit day ~ 296.366

"Stop bullying ! No one deserves to feel worthless ."

I was bullied when I was younger , and I know that Spirit Day is more about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender bullying .. but at the end of the day , bullying is bullying , and any type of bullying is not okay . My friend is gay , so really i'm going to dedicate this picture to him , because I hate seeing the verbal abuse gays get for being gay . That's why I felt like I had to make a photo on Spirit day . I'm not too happy with this picture because I didn't use natural lighting :/ but by the time I went on dA and found out that today was Spirit day , the sun was long gone , so I had to do it without it . Sorry if the picture isn't top-notch ! I used a purple pen because everything about spirit day is purple haha .

“What if the kid you bullied at school , grew up , and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life ?”

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Enjoy , comment & fave ! ☮

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Selenada Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
People who bully are very poor, unhappy people who need the most love, they often need to bully to put themselves above everyone, they need to hurt to feel good to hide away their wikness, because they think that being nice is weak, so they burry themselves in bully coats. It is not the right behaviour, not at all, and yet one can understand the suffering those people go through as well.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Very true - it's been proven that people who bully have the toughest background. Of course, having a tough background is still not a good excuse to bully another individual, but I think it may help the victim understand that they're not being bullied on a personal level (well, since I was bullied, this was true for me anyway)
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Akyura44 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed. Good job :hug:
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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Akyura44 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
...unless we are, then we deserve it, but no one should be the sort of person who thinks of someone else as worthless, because as soon as you start to think that way about people you start to chip away at yourself, gradually making a hollow in your heart where compassion and conscience should be, and for those who do think that way, no one should think that's an excuse to do things that no one should do to another person. A person who enjoys harming others is not something that anyone should be, and it is not something anyone should want to be either.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Hmmm , I don't anyone deserves it really .. I mean , we're not meant to feel worthless . Life is so short , what's the point watsing time feeling worthless ? Might as well live to the max .
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Depends. Not everyone is a good person, plenty of people do things that they should feel bad about, some do things that are unforgivable. Perhaps they still have some worth or use or place I suppose though, even if it is manual labour inside a working prison, but they deserve everything they get, but if a person starts to enjoy the idea of doing harm to those people, they start on the road to becoming one of those people, so even bullying the bullies or hating the hateful is in itself a bad thing, not because the people don't deserve that treatment, but because it corrupts the people who have the potential for good.

and some of us just useless static and would probably have died already in a more natural environment, so we spend our lives just trying to do as best we can knowing that we'll never really do anything much worthwhile, and we've never done anything particularly bad but we've never done much good either, and we know there are people far worse off than us, so we just shrug it off when people remind us of this or use it as a reason to beat us down, because we know it's true but we've learnt not to care, and we get on with our semblance of a life and try to stay out of everyone's way.

Still, I get the message here, most victims are just innocent kids whose only crime is not to fit the social norms, being too emotional, too smart, not smart enough, not strong enough or sporty enough, not interested in the same thing as everyone else, or just being the new kid, and they don't deserve to feel worthless, but I there's two victims in bullying: the victim, who is affected directly, and the bully, who could have been a better person and whose behaviour and decisions may lead them to poor prospects in later life. I never hated anyone who picked on me, in some ways I felt sorry for them that they felt the need to pick on someone to make themselves feel better, for if that was their main joy in life, what kind of life is that?
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FogandDreams Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
true no one deserves to be bullied. love it!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks !
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FogandDreams Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
your welcome!
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messie2624 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like your canvas.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh thanks (:
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messie2624 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome!
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paulypants Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
This piece would be perfect for a project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: [link] and read the "Submit Work" section for details about sharing your work on our site. Thanks!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Ahh awesome (: Thanks for telling me , i'll be sure to check it out .
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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phawsy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
sometimes it just takes your own mind to make you think your worthless... even if everyone around you is friendly...
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh yes that's true (: But it's important to not make others feel worthless
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jewelf0x Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
“What if the kid you bullied at school , grew up , and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life ?”

This is trite and cliched.

It's also a million times more truthful and authentic than anything the fucking bullies will ever say or think in their lives.

Thank you for saying it.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh .. you're welcome ? Haha :giggle:
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laraLearner Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
It came out perfect as is. Hearts 2 u 4 Spirit day:) NOH8 Peace. Love and hugs 2 your friend.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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SlamJamSam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There's something I don't get.


Why stop at homosexuality?
Race, Religion, Sexuality, etc.


There will be bullies everywhere. For Everyone, and they will never learn.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Sadly , that's quite true . But we must stop the ones we can :aww:
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
No one stopped at homosexuality, this particular day is just dedicated to LGBT people.
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SlamJamSam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well this is the first time I see an "anti bullying" day on Da
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Then you haven't been around long ;) they have lots of anti-bullying days!
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SlamJamSam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
>Been on back in 2007


Yeah I missed a lot, different accounts dieing, bla.


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nessatheawesome Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
yes true
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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nessatheawesome Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
your welcome
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WaterWizz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
...no one deserves to feel worthless....except the damn bullies.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Very true :hug:
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WaterWizz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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SoldierKenneth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I mostly grew up in a very small school, the people I went to second grade with where the same people who I went to eight grade with. We all grew up together and had to deal with each other through school year after year, but they bullied me. Most of it was physical, but my self-esteem never recovered.
I was bullied so bad in eighth grade, that I had to leave my school and be home schooled. Because I liked to hug my friends that I've been friends with for years, I was hated on and called a lesbian. Hell, the one who made it the worst was my ex best friend too.
I knew I wasn't a lesbian, I knew I liked them both, but I was not a lesbian. A boy liking girls is no big deal after all, cept maybe when they were born a girl.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh I see :aww: thank you for sharing your story with me . In my school , I was bullied in Year 2 up to Year 4/5 .. but in the end , it was the bully who had to move away from my school , because the authorities or something got involved and since this girl was physically hurting me too , she was seen as a threat and wasn't allowed to be near me . It's actually quite hilarious though because I so happened to come across her on facebook , and she has a child O.o and she's the same age as me (15) . A baby at 15 ?! Absolutley mental .
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SoldierKenneth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Wow, yeah the girl who ultimately made me leave has a child too. She's ended up getting the same as me, another girl bullied her until she had to leave and now she has a kid and is living in a small, rundown house with a no good bf.
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serget2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Great line.
Did you know, bullies bullly other people because they feel worthless and unloved, they bring other people down to make themselves feel better.
They're usually the huge tall kids who's parents are divorced, (at least my bully was, later I heard other bullies have similar problems) the problem is usually that you can't get to them and talk some sense into them because well... they bully and make it worse for themselves.

And why should spirit day be a purely gay and lesbian thing? (they already have Gay pride day:-) )Like you say bullying is bullying, it's for everyone who's ever been bullied and to show every bully that there is more of us than there is of them. At the end of it all we get our degrees, we get the nice jobs, we get the nice girls, nice house and the nice kids and our parents love us like we love our kids. They'll be the out of a job drunks that still can't figure out why we have everything and they have nothing. And so they keep hating, welcome to the vicious circle that is your pathetic bullying life.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow , first of all , thank you for writing this comment :aww: it was very enjoyable to read and I appreciate the time you took to write it . Secondly , I completely agree with you . Now you mention it , the people who bullied me had divorced parents . Anyway , it's true , all their lives they will keep hating and being mean , but in the future , it'll be the victims who rise out among them . Anyway , thanks again !
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
The dimmer lighting may just be giving it an appropriate effect... :) Whatever the case, the message is great and I support it!
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you (:
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
You're welcome. :)
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Panda-Izzy01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do you do if its your own family?
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Your own family is bullying you ? Well , there are always help lines that you can call to get advice on what to do (: We have a lot of those type of organisations here in the UK , like ChildLine .. but I'm pretty sure there are lots more in America .
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Panda-Izzy01 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i know but im like 20 now. thanks :D
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mrento Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well, -if- you live thru it ... you usually harbor great hatred for your family for many years, and "none of them can understand why".

But hopefully, after you leave home, you can try to fill your life with people who treat you well and with activities you love to do.
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SouOfAnAngel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
ya, because of bullying, i used to cut my self, and hate myself, my whole life, but then i switched schools this year and im actualy valued and loved at my new school. thank you for making this. its really good :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
That's so great that you're getting along well now (: Keep it up , i'm proud of you . And you're welcome !
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