Okay, so the first side of teasing is the friendly side. The side that we all know and love. The side where we joke with friends and we usually end the conversation with a laugh. The side where we say what we want and no one gets offended. Or so we think. The first side has it's flaws. While most people just laugh it off like it is nothing, there are those sensitive people and act like it's nothing, but deep down, it hurts. I know it sounds cliche, but it's true. Now, the reason that they don;t speak up about it is because they see how everyone their joking with, it taking it fine. Maybe the person knew the guys for a long time, and don't think it is necessary to speak up, or is afraid to. They might get hit with the classic, "Why can't you take a joke?" or "I was just kidding dude!" or "What a sissy." And that only makes the situation worse.
The next form of teasing is from someone that you plainly don't like. These people say the same things that your friends say, but they mean it to offend you. And for some people it does, and others have that "Haters going to hate" attitude. Here's the catch, for few people, they take offense from what their enemies say, but it doesn't stop there. Depending on what the insult was, usually about their appearance, they don't take a lot of offence originally, but when they go to their friends, and they start joking about the same subject, the victim might think that what the bully was saying was true, because his/her friends are talking about the same thing. This can lead to some dark thoughts, deep depression, and maybe even suicide. So you can see that teasing can go a long way for some people.
Lastly, I want to talk about me. Have I taken teasing the wrong way before? Yes. Have I teased others a bit extremely before? Yes. Have I ever been in deep depression before? Yes. But do I let it keep me down? No. Look, life isn't perfect, and you can't please everyone. Others might feed off of you for your looks, personality, hobbies, ext. But nothing determines you, other than you. And if you let other opinions about yourself change and mold you, which I have seen, then that's something that's your choice. But all i can really say is to be yourself. Maybe others might not like you for yourself, maybe they think you're to "weird." Well, everyone's weird in their own way, there is no "normal." If everyone was "normal," the world would be very boring. Let you determine you.
In conclusion, those my thoughts on teasing, I am guessing you're perspective on teasing is different than mines, so I am looking forward to reading that. Until next time, I'll see you guys later.