At 19 years old I never thought I would be talked bad about behind my back. I thought my friends would have grown up after graduating from high school. I thought all the gossip, rumors and drama would’ve gotten left in the classroom. It never came across my mind that the band Bowling for Soup was right: High School Never Ends.
I live in a small town. Living in a small town means you know everybody. Knowing everybody means you know everybody’s business… even if you don’t want to. But knowing everybody’s business means rumors and gossip spread like wildfire. Secrets aren’t safe, you really need to watch who you open up to. One wrong move and everybody could know something you didn’t want anybody to know. It’s like walking on eggshells.
I like to keep my circle small. I don’t open up to many people for this very reason: You can’t trust anybody. You can never know if that person will end up stabbing you in the back. In the past year I’ve gotten pretty close with a few people who hang out in my friend group. I had a lot of trust built up in each friendship I made. I was finally starting to feel accepted by people whom I thought cared for me. Then it happened.
One of my “friends” decided to start a group chat targeting my boyfriend, another friend of mine, and me. I wasn’t part of the group chat, neither were the other two. 5 of my “friends” were in the group chat and were acting childish, saying things that should’ve never been said to anybody. That’s when it hit me. High School Never Ends.
I know this happens a lot all around the world. If you are somebody who has been the victim know you aren’t alone. You did nothing to deserve it and those bullies are just simply jealous of you. You’re a gift from God and you’re special in your own unique way. Don’t let anybody bring you down. Get those people out of your life immediately. Block them on social media, avoid them, do whatever is necessary.
GET THE TOXIC PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR LIFE!!!!
You don’t know how much happier and stronger you’ll feel once you get rid of all the toxic, negative energy in your life. Remember, nothing is worth ending your life over. There are so many people in this world who can help you, who will sit and listen to you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.