Running Doesn't Solve Anything (Amanda Todd)

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H3LLl3OUND - 36-40 years old - male

Posted by H3LLl3OUND
on October 15th, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I agree, it is sad on multiple levels. Its sad that she flashed a guy online and he posted the pic after she refused to give him a show. Its sad that she slept with a friend's boyfriend and was assaulted for it. Its sad she was bullied at every school she was transferred to. Its sad that her parents kept moving her from school to school so she wouldnt have to sufferer the consequences of her actions and allow the hazing to die down as it got old. Its sad that she didn't have more supervision after her first suicide attempt. Its sad that her horrific death has been sensationalized and has turned her into a celebrity .

My stepfather worked construction and I moved from school to school (sometimes as many as 5 a year) and having a name like Ashley, I was the focus of alot of hazing (until I took matters into my own hands). The only place it was never an issue was back home in Louisiana where the joke had gotten old (and a couple people had learned their lesson).

I'm sure her parents thought they were helping her by transferring her schools multiple times, but all they were doing was moving her to fertile ground where her poor choices were a fresh focal point for everyone else in high school hell trying to keep negative attention off themselves. I'm sure they were trying to protect their daughter, but the best protection she could have had was the lesson that her choices held consequences that running away wouldn't solve. Instead, she learned that it's ok to make horrendous decisions as long as you can escape the repercussions of the choice.

We are having this discussion now because she learned that lesson too well. With what she was shown, with what she was taught, after all the running, what choice did she have but to go to the one place she believed that her choices couldnt follow her. In her mind, there was nowhere left to run, and running was the only option.

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  1. ilovenellyxoxo - 16-17 years old

    Posted by ilovenellyxoxo on October 15th, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I'll remember that running doesn't solve anything. Thanx.

    r.i.p. Amanda Todd

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    Reply by An EP User Apr 26th, 2015 at 11:23AM

  3. TheOnlyBenis - 22-25 years old - male

    Posted by TheOnlyBenis on October 15th, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    This confession was very well thought out. Thanks for posting.

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  4. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User Apr 26th, 2015 at 11:23AM

  5. BadgirlSClubVoodooACT - 51-55 years old

    Posted by BadgirlSClubVoodooACT on October 15th, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    i love u guyss


    one day somewhere

    someother time and place


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  6. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User Apr 26th, 2015 at 11:23AM

  7. Tirachel - 26-30 years old - female

    Posted by Tirachel on October 15th, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    thank you and well said my friend :)

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  8. Anonymous

    Reply by An EP User Apr 26th, 2015 at 11:23AM

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