“Special request to all you kids returning to school in the next few days: If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he/she doesn’t have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most “in” clothes – PLEASE step up.

Say hi, or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a BIG difference in someones’ life!”

Reposted by Joe Rogan on Instagram.

I went to a few different high schools as a teenager. Each school was so different from each other.

High school 1: Choir, Drama, and Sports. You’re in one of these, you’re popular.

High school 2: Choir, Drama, Sports were all considered dorky. If you liked to party you were cool. Think of the movie “Grease”.

High school 3: By the time I got to my 3rd High School I was so tired of trying to conform to what people wanted me to be. I just gave up and did whatever I wanted. This was the toughest school to go to because the clicks were so bad, I didn’t fit in any of them because I was an outsider.

I wish people befriended me rather than make things up about me because they didn’t know who I was, and didn’t bother finding out. I didn’t know ANYONE – they just assumed I was this person I wasn’t. I had to drop out of classes because of the bullying.

Kindness goes a long way. I wish kids could grasp this.