All posts tagged: bullying

On possibly being an ambivert, and popcorn.

If you were to ask me whether I’m an introvert or an extrovert, I don’t think I could actually tell you. I’ve read recently there’s a third type of people, ambiverts. Am I one? I have always considered myself shy, since being a kid. Maybe not a really small kid, because I’m told that I used to be very chatty and expressing myself with my hands and stuff like that. I think it all might have started when I joined my second school, the one where I stayed until I was 18. I don’t have many memories of my previous school, to be honest. Mainly, that I used to do gymnastics (not sure how long, but not too long, because I wasn’t good at it, and the instructor was a… not very nice lady), and that I had a bunch of friends. I remember some of them, more or less clearly. I also remember some teachers (there was a scandal about one of them, it seems, not really sure if it was true or not). …

Sticks and stones

The human brain, huh? It’s pretty amazing how it works sometimes. Sometimes, an idea gets stuck in our minds, and we don’t seem to be able to shake it off. We might not even notice it at first; it won’t even feel like it made it there, it just brushed our minds. However, it sticks. A few hours later, when we let our minds wander off, we find ourselves thinking back to that idea. I read the news the other day and there was one article that caught my attention. A 14-year-old girl who took her own life due to being bullied online (yes, it’s going to be one of those lunchtime reads). My first thought was to wonder why on earth someone would take their own lives about something some random stranger might have said online. If you have read this blog for a while, then you might have caught on the fact that I cherish life. I can’t comprehend how someone can take that decision, no matter the situation. Well, I could maybe …