As I’m sure some of you know, I’ve been working on my blog. Still getting it set up the way I want and all of that. I’ve decided I’d like to make a “Featured Blogs” page. If you’d like your blog to be on there just send me a comment or message with your blog link as well as some sort of short description of what your blog is about.
I’ll also be contacting some of you who run blogs that I enjoy quite a bit asking for permission to do so. 🙂
Many people try to speak up about bullying, they try to fight it and most of the time it doesn’t work. Now let’s think about why it doesn’t work. Most of the time when someone see’s a bully they begin to bully them. Calling them names, saying they’re pathetic, and many other things. That won’t get anyone anywhere. You can’t fight hate with hate. It just adds to the problem and makes you no better than that person.
The reason I’m writing this is because I saw someone who I admired for their stance on bullying begin to do exactly what they try to fight. They try to say that they live by a message of love and that they’re against bullying while the post photo’s of people on their social networks and bash them. Once I brought it up that it seemed that they were in fact a bully they tried to justify it saying “You don’t know the whole story” and people jumped in saying that they know the person and they understand why he said what he said. By that logic you’re making it seem like someone who get’s bullied for being gay deserves it because they’re in fact gay.
Now I think anyone mature enough to follow what they preach would understand what I mean. Not once did I call you a name or did I say anything negative other than “This seems like you’re bullying the person” yet that person decided to block me. I’m sure I’ll end up on your shit list by the end of the week. But it doesn’t matter, I just hope you take what I said to heart.
But I guess what I’m trying to say is simply, “If you are against bullying, then don’t bully.” It’s a very basic concept that everyone should live by. If someone bullies you don’t retaliate, it won’t get anywhere. Just simply smile and ignore it, don’t feed into the problem.
This week alone hundreds of people have been seriously injured between the Boston Bombing and the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Texas. That’s not counting all the other severely injured from other incidents around the world. But at a time like this everyone should go out and donate blood. It’s always needed and it could very easily save a life, who knows, the blood you donate could possibly save a family member and even you!
Here’s a few benefits
By donating blood you increase the supply which may directly benefit you if you are hurt down the road and need blood your self.
It gives you the opportunity to have a basic health screen at every donation visit which includes blood pressure, temperature, hemoglobin level, and heart rate. In addition many blood centers do additional testing after donation and will notify you of any abnormalities there.
The letting of blood removes iron from the blood stream through increased red blood cell production which is a potential health benefit. It is believed that excess iron can cause cholesterol to oxidize quickly which damages arteries and contributes to heart disease.
The mental health advantages of knowing that you are helping somebody are immeasurable, but a study of elderly people showed a definite increase in the feeling of well being and a general feeling of invigoration after donation.