To This Day Project - Bullies Called Him Pork Chop. He Took That Pain With Him And Then Cooked It Into This.

  • metta

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    Feb 21, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    Bullies Called Him Pork Chop. He Took That Pain With Him And Then Cooked It Into This.


    http://www.upworthy.com/bullies-called-him-pork-chop-he-took-that-pain-with-him-and-then-cooked-it-into?g=2


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    Feb 21, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    Powerful and moving. Thanks for sharing.
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    Feb 21, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    Commence Tears. Commence thinking back to what I've said to others.

    Commence a change in my perspective and the future use of my words.
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    Feb 21, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gifEpicly fantastic! Brought tears to my eyes...
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    Feb 21, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
    This was in parallel ways, my youth.

    I chose not to believe them.
    I chose to distance myself from them.
    I chose to love myself despite what anybody else said.

    I am stronger today.
    And, may God have mercy on the souls of those who bully others when the bully stands judgement.
    Because this "pork chop" is now a warrior and guardian to the underdog.
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    Feb 21, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
    ...

    yeah that kinda devastated me
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    Feb 21, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    Wow really powerful....went through this myself as a kid I was the short fat kid with the tumor on his face. Called pirate lip because of it pushed and bullied because my only crime was that I was nice to everyone. You find ways to make it through and come out stronger and no one even dares to call me pirate lip nowadays but you still have those people who maybe because they do not have any social training that still dare to ask what is wrong with your face? It is a noncancerous tumor that's there period doesn't do anything.

    Thanks for the video man!
  • pelotudo87

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    Feb 21, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    moving
  • drypin

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    Feb 21, 2013 6:59 AM GMT
    w.o.w. I'm stunned.
  • tautomer

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    Feb 21, 2013 7:09 AM GMT
    It just made me feel uncomfortable from how forceful and overtly emotional he was. Honestly doesn't do much for me. However I can see how and why it strikes people at there core. I'm likely responding the way I am to this due to having aspergers.

    I was bullied a decent amount in elementry school, but in hindsight, I deserved it. As such I don't harbor any past pain/hurt about it like many seem to.
  • stratavos

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    Feb 21, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    really strong... quite moving.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Feb 21, 2013 1:22 PM GMT
    The power of the words, the narration & animation is so well done icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 21, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    I cannot stop crying. I am sharing that with everyone I know. Thank you.
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    ConQuest saidI cannot stop crying. I am sharing that with everyone I know. Thank you.


    Can't stop.

    Literally bawling. ugh.
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    I think this touches so many guys because we've all been there at one time or another in our lives. The difference with this video is how it's presented.

    The animation allows us to reflect images of our own struggles growing up. The anger, the hurt, the pain. Oh yeah, it was all there and even now as we grow older, we face the realization that those hurts are still deep inside of us and seeing a video like this causes them to surface, bringing along with them the tears of emotion that in some way we hope will wash away that pain forever, but knowing that it won't happen. Instead the tears subside, the pain returns to that hidden place deep inside until another reminder starts the cycle all over again. We put on our happy faces and go about our daily business. Another day.

    Bullying really does cause a lifetime of agony for many.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Feb 21, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    I'm going to show this to all my high school students. Thanks for sharing this. Now please excuse me while I go weep under a tree. icon_cry.gif
  • Hazuki

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    Feb 21, 2013 11:32 PM GMT

    So incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!
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    Feb 21, 2013 11:42 PM GMT
    I loved it...It was just so powerful! They need to play this at every first day of school!
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Feb 21, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidI loved it...It was just so powerful! They need to play this at every first day of school!


    And repeat as needed.
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    Feb 22, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidI'm going to show this to all my high school students. Thanks for sharing this. Now please excuse me while I go weep under a tree. icon_cry.gif


    I was thinking I'd show this on the first day of class when I start teaching...


    I am going to watch this every day I think.
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    Feb 22, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    It's weird that whenever there is something intentionally positive on here, some people have to testify that it didn't accomplish its goal because they were unmoved. Did I cry or feel like this piece changed my life...nope. Did I think the "They Were Wrong" message could reach some people that otherwise might miss it...yup.

    This wasn't a wine tasting or a car review. It was a message. Some messages don't need a critique. Just read and take away what you can from it and move on. Fair?
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    Feb 22, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    Funny how difficult it always is to break away from the conditioning of your childhood. This is some damn good stuff -- speaks a lot of truth. Thumbs up!

  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 22, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    tautomer saidIt just made me feel uncomfortable from how forceful and overtly emotional he was.


    It's called spoken word, and it usually is powerful and overtly emotional.