November 14

“Geek” And Proud

Do you feel like you are smart, but that people don’t respect you for that? or have you ever thought, “I don’t want to be ‘the smart kid,’ so I’ll just change”? Why?! I changed because I wanted to be liked, and I’m not happy with that, so now I have decided to change back.

People get bullied by other people – it’s bullying when people make fun of your strengths, your differences but you shouldn’t be down on yourself. We should be building people up, not beating them down!

If you need any help doing the same thing I am doing, friends, family or even cousins might help you. You just need to talk to your parents – your mom, your grandma – anybody that you can trust and can talk to.

When you go to the aquarium, every fish you see is different, and well, it doesn’t matter that the shark is a meat-eater, and the manta ray isn’t. The shark might be bigger or meaner, but do you stand up for yourself like the manta ray does? It knows it can beat the shark even though it’s smaller by using it’s special skills and talents. Why don’t you be the manta ray and let the bullies be the sharks. You can stop them – don’t let people push us down, hold us in the bushes! You may not ever get back up again.

I decided that I am proud of my skills and that nobody can tell you who you are. Even if they make you feel bad, what l they say is not true because, well, everybody has the right to be anything they want in this world!

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People called me names, like “geek,” and “jerk” for knowing stuff and learning things faster than they did, and made me feel bad for being smart. Now, I’m changing that because I want to be me ….who I am!

It made me feel really bad when people called me things because …well, I want to be liked. I didn’t want to be the kid that got made fun of. And, my friends didn’t get called names even though they were smart so I thought I had to change who I was.

I hope I can help …now, let’s see if you have ever felt this way or want to tell me if you have been bullied by others, let me know here in my blog! If you think you are alone, you are not. Just think, if you change someone else might see that! And if see someone being pushed around for being who they are, and you help them, it might just help you at same time ….because they just might stand up for you, if you stand up for them!


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Posted November 14, 2014 by Loki Safford in category Uncategorized

17 thoughts on ““Geek” And Proud

    1. Loki Safford (Post author)

      What do like about it? You can call me geek master. I wish that I could see my daddy. What do you think my daddy would have said.

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  1. Lisa

    Loki you are AH-MAZING just the way you are!! I totally have felt different and tried to change so that people would like me and I would feel accepted. The problem was that I was so sad on the inside. You are right – we can be ANYTHING we want in this world.

    It makes me really happy that you figured this out already – took me forever.

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  2. Alex

    In our house it’s a badge of honor. If you’re geek, you’re probably the smartest person in the room. My Dad is geek, so am I.

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    1. Loki Safford (Post author)

      Cool Alex do you think that it gives you an advantage there at your house. Do you think it will snow this winter. what do you what for Christmas because I what science kits,a new slinky,most of all is happiness of given it not what you get its what you give.

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  3. Mark Lopez

    Loki, you are wise beyond years, and although the bullies will get what they deserve; you I can see, are stronger for it.

    The tallest trees become strongest when the wind pushes them around.

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    1. Loki Safford (Post author)

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  4. Grandma Sandi

    I am very proud of your decision Loki. You are the very best at being you andkeep up the great attitude. Way to be courageous

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  5. Grandpa Safford

    Dear Loki Just a note about bullies. I went to junior high school here in West Palm Beach and because I was new they picked on me often. Many times they called me names and punched me often just for being the new person from another town. I did not like it and when I became a Christian at 19yrs old I saw in the Bible that God only calls us good names to live up to. Because of His example to me when I raised your dad I would not let him or his brother(your uncle Tim) or his sister(aunt Heidi) call each other bad names. You see when one calls another names it hurts the spirit and goes deep into the memory and affects the way we live. I call you smart and loving and kind and love you very much. Do you like the names I have for you? Grandpa Safford

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