“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
Most of us know that this is not true.
Joey Julius almost lost his life because of words.
I am proud of his strength in dealing with his issues and sharing his struggle publicly.
I am ashamed to live in a society that is so cruel that a young man almost kills himself because of taunts about his weight.
Cyber-bullying, “mean girls”, hateful comments on social media, hate mail….
Where is our moral compass?
I would like to meet Joey Julius.
He has many talents to share with the world. I could learn from him.
“Compare and despair,” he said. “I am not like you; you are not like me. And If I keep trying to be like somebody that I’m not, then I will not be anything.”
~Quote from Joey Julius Ex-Penn State Kicker, article by Roman Stubbs in The Washington Post 11/24/2017