Amanda Todd Age 15 Committed Suicide – Why?
Guest Blog by: Jordan Blum
Amanda Todd – The Story Of A 15 Year Old Teenage Girl Who Committed Suicide:
Last Wednesday a teenage girl named Amanda Todd, 15 years old, committed suicide after a year long battle with bullies. Her untimely death is something we all are to blame for. While we were all going about our lives, she was going through hell. Why wasn’t something done? Who is to blame? What could have been done? What will we do now?
I see this video and am enraged at all the hate in this world of ours and for what? Why are we so cruel and why can’t we all take a moment to feel? Pain does not just happen. It is the direct result of action!
The kids who tormented her for apparently showing her breasts – where are they now? Are they proud of what they did? And how about their parents? Are they proud of their children? Is this the way they raised them?
When a life is cut down in such cruelty we immediately search for someone to blame. As if to be able to point a finger and say… “There is the problem. It’s them that are behind this”.
But in reality, we are all at fault. This society that we create… it condemns an innocent child for simply being normal and curious. The problem is with us. With all of us!
Those who do the bullying are not the only ones that should be punished. What about those who are too afraid to take a stand and do what’s right? How about the countless people who could step in at any time along the way, but don’t? Should we blame the parents and educators whose job it is to educate?
It is so easy to blame others. But blame will not bring this beautiful child back, nor will it stop future atrocities!
So what can we do? How can we stop this from happening again? It is happening today in schools, homes and places of business all over the world. We all see it, but how many of us can honestly say that we tried to stop it?
I started YNA two years ago because I felt that the naturist movement should be more about the people and less about the nudity. For me, the movement should be about teaching people about feelings, emotions, acceptance, understanding and sensitivity. Now more than ever I feel as though there is an impending need to break through.
We are all insecure, scared, worried and in search of a safe place where we can be who we are. What we say or think means nothing without action, and it is our everyday actions that define who we are!
I am outraged that this beautiful soul lived on the same earth as me, and yet her piece of earth was hell. I can’t help but feel responsible, every time something like this happens.
So from this day forward I beg of us… I beg of each and every one of us to have the courage to stand up for those who can’t and to fight against the darkness that lives among us. Innocence is the essence of humanity and is something that must be cherished and nurtured.
Let’s stop judging and start listening, let’s do instead of hope and let’s start embracing the things that make us all unique.
Take the time to listen. Take the time to learn. If you see that someone is sad, upset or needs company then get up and do something.
Amanda Todd made this video about a month before she died. We could have done something.