John is a youth suffering from mental illness. As such, he is often bullied by his peers in school. Here, John is bullied by a bully while a friend of the bully, Tom, looks on
How does it feel to be so dumb?
Needing backup, the bully prompts Tom to make a hurtful comment as well. Tom, not wanting to ruin his good relationship with the bully, obliges
Exactly, no wonder you have no friends
Tom, say something man!
John walks away in tears as Tom watches on. Seeing John's tearful emotions, Tom is suddenly reminded of his history of being bullied in the past. Feeling powerless back then, he decided to join in the bullying of others to make him feel stronger.
Tom realises that just because someone does something, it does not mean that it is a good thing to do. He finally comes to terms with the severity of his actions.
What have I done! I should not blindly follow that bully just to be his friend!
Tom vows to make amends for his actions and no longer join in when others are bullying John. Instead, he will stand up for him.
I WILL change. I will no longer bully someone just because others are doing so. Instead, I will help that person.
In another instance of John being bullied, Tom no longer joins in, but stands up for John instead
Hey! Stop bullying John. You have no idea how it feels like to be bullied constantly! Start thinking about others rather than yourself!