Consider the Following

BV students must be more mindful of others


I dread walking down the 600 hall every day. In fact, I try to avoid it if at all possible. It is easily the most crowded hallway during passing period — there’s barely any room to breathe and students end up shoving past one another to get to their classes on time.

I can understand wanting to beat the bell, but is it really worth mowing down those that are smaller than you?

Don’t even get me started on “silly” put-downs that I’ve witnessed too. Those “silly” words that are thrown around are anything but.

It’s okay to want to laugh, but is it really worth hurting your friend’s, or even a stranger’s, self-esteem?

Everyone at BV leads incredibly intricate lives — there’s is no physical way we can know every aspect about one another, no matter what is posted on social media.

The boy next to you in math class could have recently lost a family member.

The friend who always makes you laugh could have depression.

In the hallway, the girl you pushed passed could have anxiety disorder.

The possibilities are endless for what goes on in others’ lives — I’m sick and tired of fellow peers treating each other with such disrespect.

I’m not saying you need to be perfect BFFs with everyone, but you should at least be a decent human being.

Don’t stop in the middle of the hallway to talk with friends — try to at least step to the side.

Hold the door open for someone.

Remember to say “please,” “thank you” and “excuse me.”

If you feel the urge to genuinely compliment someone, don’t hesitate to do so.

I know these are pretty arbitrary reminders and they — most likely —  aren’t going to have a huge impact on anyone’s future.

However, these little acts of kindness can end up making someone’s day.