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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:25 PM

One of the most incredible, beautiful, important things I've ever seen.

Take the ride. It's worth it.

And if you care about bullying, or were a victim of bullying, it is incredibly worth it.

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Reply One of the most incredible, beautiful, important things I've ever seen. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 OP
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #1
mithnanthy Feb 2013 #2
siligut Feb 2013 #3
ismnotwasm Feb 2013 #4
ismnotwasm Feb 2013 #5
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #6
annabanana Feb 2013 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #8
wellstone dem Feb 2013 #9
Tree-Hugger Feb 2013 #10
LiberalAndProud Feb 2013 #11
stlsaxman Feb 2013 #12
Initech Feb 2013 #13
jazzimov Feb 2013 #14
VOX Feb 2013 #15
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #16
alphafemale Feb 2013 #17
Heidi Feb 2013 #18
Little Star Feb 2013 #19
freedom fighter jh Feb 2013 #20
krakfiend Feb 2013 #21

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. Up

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. Very moving...

Do they still have Homeroom in schools or Assemblies? Maybe it would be good to show this to ALL the students.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:49 PM

3. This is wonderfully creative and insightful

I agree it is a most incredible, beautiful, important thing.

http://tothisdayproject.com/

To This Day Project is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point… A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.

Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice.

This collaborative volunteer effort will demonstrate what a community of caring individuals are capable of when they come together.

http://www.tothisdayproject.com

http://www.shanekoyczan.com/

http://www.bullying.org

http://www.giantant.ca

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:59 PM

4. Wow

Bookmarking forever.

Thank you

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:43 PM

5. Kick

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:21 PM

6. Really good find Will. K&R nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:24 PM

7. Beautiful and scary and sad and comforting and

very very real.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:42 PM

8. SO well done! Thank you, my dear Will...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:22 PM

9. Oh my, oh my

I thank you for posting this. Thank you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:44 PM

10. Wow

This is brilliant and stunning. I am sharing this everywhere.

Thank you for posting!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:19 PM

11. I am in awe.

Shane is a wordsmith of the first caliber. Amazing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:30 PM

12. dude's got issues... and he's working 'em out.

Bravo!

great post, thanks.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:50 PM

13. Cool I will watch this later.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:58 PM

14. Absolutely beautiful.

I was bullied in school, although not as bad as some of his examples. Names did hurt.

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:14 PM

15. "We grew up learning to cheer on the underdog, because we saw ourselves in them."

To this day, when driving alone, every so often I'll shout aloud, "I'm still here, you bastards! I'm still here!"

Thanks for posting, Will. This is absolutely brilliant.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:48 AM

16. Bump for Saturday morning

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:13 PM

17. What was astounding to me...as I communicated with school pals preparing for a reunion last year

Is how universal these feelings are.

There was also some back and forth teasing. But that is different from bullying. Bullying is always malicious. And makes you ashamed as if you are the only one going through it. It makes you feel as though their is something wrong with YOU.

There were/are a minority of kids always allowed to run roughshod over all the others it seems.

This bullshit has got to stop.

And by the way, not one of the kids we collectively remembered as bullies showed up to the reunion.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:25 AM

18. Kick!

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:50 AM

19. k&r

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 06:15 PM

20. Beautiful

Love the line "If you can't see something beautiful in yourself you need a better mirror." So true.

And I never thought about it before, but that's true about sticks and stones: Beyond the blatant falsity of "names will never hurt me," verbal abuse may indeed hurt more than broken bones do.

We all carry within us pain from our early experiences, no matter how good our parents and how kind our first friends and classmates. It's part of the human journey. So in dealing with damage done long ago it make sense to focus on healing rather than on blame.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:52 PM

21. hey hey hey, yo yo yo

Great video. But, does anyone remember the cartoon video a couple of months back? It started with a dude who kills a snake, then make boots, ends up shooting all animals, creates a business to make money which leads to overpopulation, polution, greed. Ends up with him being used as a human ruv by aliens. Gonna post it to facebook, forgot.

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