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Rob Thomas’ “It Gets Better” Video

I showed you the video Kathy Griffin made for the It Gets Better Project last week and you folks ate that shit up. I mean, how could you not? These videos of celebrities and average citizens reaching out to gay and other outcasted youth and letting them know that there’s so much to look forward to in life past high school are beyond touching. Anyone who’s ever experienced bullying on any level can relate to these videos.

Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 (you love them, don’t lie. It’s OK. They can be so good sometimes) made this video that’s going around today and I thought his message was so powerful. Rob said, “…It gets a lot better. Like, right now these people are bullying you because they’re scared of you. Because at such a young age you have the courage and the conviction to be exactly who you are and because they don’t have that and they’re not as evolved as you, the only way they know how to deal with that fear is by lashing out at you and by bullying you and by calling you names.”

Please watch this video and pass it on to anyone you think should see it. And please consider making your own video and uploading it to YouTube.

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  • I think this was really cool to do. As someone who went through 4 years being bullied in high school, I can honestly say it does get better. At first I tried to forget high school and people I knew but then I learned to be a better person from my experiences. I used to teach and I can tell you that kids need encouragement as those years are can be tough. Having someone like you reach out to them means the world to them.

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