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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:35 PM

Bullies Called Him Pork Chop. He Took That Pain With Him And Then Cooked It Into This.

Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It's kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending.




http://www.upworthy.com/bullies-called-him-pork-chop-he-took-that-pain-with-him-and-then-cooked-it-into

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Reply Bullies Called Him Pork Chop. He Took That Pain With Him And Then Cooked It Into This. (Original post)
octoberlib Feb 2013 OP
dorksied Feb 2013 #1
octoberlib Feb 2013 #3
Veilex Feb 2013 #2
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #4
annabanana Feb 2013 #5
1monster Feb 2013 #6
onestepforward Feb 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #8
nightscanner59 Feb 2013 #9
Oakenshield Feb 2013 #10
yends21012 Feb 2013 #11
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #12

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:59 PM

1. This literally moved me to tears.

I was both picked on, and was a bully, growing up... first I was picked on, then I hit my growth spurt and picked on others in retaliation, but to this day, I regret it. I know what it means, to live in agony that nobody else sees.

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Response to dorksied (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:11 PM

3. Very powerful.It had me in tears too. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:10 PM

2. This....

...touched a nerve I didnt know was there. It had me in tears long before it was over.
Not an easy feat on a former Infantryman.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:48 PM

4. Stunning, moving, meaningful, beautiful.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:56 PM

5. Beautiful and scary and sad and comforting and

very very real.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:14 PM

6. K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:29 AM

7. Powerful! K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:11 AM

8. That was amazing. Moved me to tears. n/t

 

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:59 AM

9. Powerful. Wish I could have seen that in school years

The only known gay kid in a redneck town, it's a miricle I survived the beatings I took. Surely no one I went to school with has any doubt why I left, never to return, never to contact any--- none--- zero--- of my classmates ever again. To have been betrayed mercilessly by those who called me freind in private then thrown things at when with others. I can never forgive them for making what should have been a fun childhood into a PTSD nightmare. I can only imagine where, what any of them are and do, and don't care, never will. I hate my own parents for forcing me to endure this. Running away and emancipation were my only escape.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:12 AM

10. Can't help but grit my teeth watching this.

I wasn't actually physically abused in junior high, maybe I got shoved a few times...but I was regularly alienated. Made to feel like there was something wrong with me. Humiliated and shunned. To suffer that every day at school hurt so much. It took me years to overcome the damage it did to my self confidence. Even today it still pisses me off just thinking about it.

My heart goes out to everyone who had to suffer similar thoughtless cruelty.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:30 AM

11. Wow. Watched through tears.

I'll have to watch it a few hundred more times.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:36 AM

12. Very nice

But I wonder whether we don't co-produce something like a trauma culture that reinforces or exaggerates a (sometimes merely imagined) traumatic childhood.

There seems to be something very chic today about having been bullied. I guess I'm skeptical. It seems like a kind of reverse nostalgia, and just as dubious.

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