Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

IKEA Asked Students To Bully A Plant For 30 Days To See What Happened.

Everyone knows that bullying can have an awful effect on a person. But did you know that bullying doesn't just hurt human beings or animals? In honor of Anti-Bullying Day, which was on May 4th, IKEA decided to conduct an experiment in the Middle East. This involved using children and two IKEA plants to determine if bullying a plant could have an impact on its growth rate. While one plant got treated like dirt, the other was showered with compliments. The experiment took 30 days, and the reaction that the two plants had were so mind-blowing, you simply won't believe what happened in the end.

Bullying is awful and no living thing on this planet should have to endure that, and that includes plants.

IKEA used two plants to study the effects of bullying on a living thing. The plant on the left received nothing but negativity, and the plant on the right received lots of compliments. The question remained, would this make a difference?

Bullying is awful and no living thing on this planet should have to endure that, and that includes plants.

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IKEA created this experiment in order to raise awareness about the harmful effects of bullying.

The complimented plant was treated like a star and received lots of positive feedback over a 30-day period. It seemed to have an effect on the plant as it remained vibrant and full of life, unlike its counterpart.

IKEA created this experiment in order to raise awareness about the harmful effects of bullying.

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A lot of people assume that plants aren't sensitive to human kindness the way pets or other people are.

It turns out that plants can sense things, just like we do, and have the capacity to react based on how they are treated. In this instance, we see a bullied plant looking like it's having a bad day. But can you blame it? It has endured emotional torture day after day.

A lot of people assume that plants aren't sensitive to human kindness the way pets or other people are.

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The bullied plant wasn't fed words of encouragement or compliments about how it looked.

It received a lot of hateful comments that would make most people curl into a ball and cry their eyes out. While the plant couldn't run away, it became evident that it didn't enjoy being treated badly. Eventually, it started to wither.

The bullied plant wasn't fed words of encouragement or compliments about how it looked.

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The experiment proved that plants that are treated well will grow better if you talk to them nicely.

Plants do have a level of awareness, especially when it comes to the sound of our voice. It's why plants react in a positive way to certain types of music and negatively towards others. IKEA's experiment suggests that positive and negative words affect the energy field around plants.

The experiment proved that plants that are treated well will grow better if you talk to them nicely.

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