Bullying has become a huge problem that younger people, especially, have had to deal with increasingly over the years. Lady Gaga, herself, suffered from being bullied and admitted, in a chat with Oprah, that those experiences still impact her today. Gaga even went so far to say that she sometimes feels “worthless” as a result of the frequent bullying.
“There really is no difference between the bully and the victim,” said Lady Gaga. “I would like to do a psychological autopsy on as many bullies and victims as possible … How do we understand what breeds hatred, what breeds anger?” She went on to say that “despite all the praise you receive, something inside of you is scarred by those experiences … sometimes I feel worthless.”
Bullying is very real and very scary. If someone like Lady Gaga, the most followed person on Twitter, admits to feeling worthless, imagine what bullying does to everyday children and teens?
The biggest message Gaga hopes to get across to the world – especially those who have suffered or are suffering from bullying – is to be brave.
It is important to remember that, even if you don’t actually feel brave, simply pretending to be brave can get you a long way towards survival.