Mark Hunter (ozma914) wrote,
Mark Hunter

Writer's Block: Everybody hurts

Have you or a friend ever been bullied? How did you get through it?

Yes, as the official skinny shy nerd kid I was bullied all through school. I "dealt" with it by becoming introverted: Withdrawing into myself, hiding my emotions, trying to become invisible. A few times later, toward the end of high school, I lost it and snapped back, and was surprised to find bullies generally back down when confronted ... but I never fully got over problems of self-esteem, and to this day avoid confrontation when possible.

Also to this day -- as you might imagine -- I react badly to being told what to do.
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