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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:55 AM

38. We need to end the violence and bullying.

Me.. I felt different and lonely in school, but it came from the home where I was bullied by my mother and sister. I allowed my sister to bully me because I wanted to be a saint in some sort of romantic fashion. There was a lot of Catholic guilt at play too. It's a hard pattern to get out of in any school situation. Whenever I'm in a classroom and stand up to the teacher bully (there's nearly always one), the class goes much better; but often I forget or else am too lazy to bother since I'm just subbing now and I don't have to take difficult jobs. I have noticed that the class bully is much happier after you stand up him or her and show them who's boss. I think that would be true of any bully. You don't have to reject them entirely, just stop the bullying. If they still persist in bullying, then you have to separate completely and that is sad but necessary sometimes.

Also, personally, leaving home for college never to return was a godsend. I made friends, had a social life, and I've been a happy soul for lo these many years. I also discovered introvert heaven and just love doing my own thing without interruption. Being silent with my inner self and thoughts is my idea of bliss, and luckily for me my neighbors are nice and quiet too and we get along great.

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