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Response to Philosoraptor (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:47 PM

86. Thanks for sharing your story

I was one of those kids that got picked on alot. I was small for my age, skinny, had acne and painfully shy. I don't have any fond memories of my school years and like you, felt a victim. I can remember staying in my room alot, crying and feeling very sorry for myself. I didn't fantasize about killing anyone, just dreamt alot about what it would be like to be someone else. One girl in particular I was so jealous of, she was a pretty blond cheerleader, very popular and had a boyfriend on the football team. About 5 yrs. after I graduated college I read her obituary in the newspaper that she had died of cancer. That was a wake up moment for me, to never be envious of anyone, you have no clue what their life is and you shouldn't compare yourself to anyone if you ever want to be happy.

And by the way, by the time I got to college things started to turn around for me, my body was catching up, acne healed and I started coming out of my shell.

I guess being bullied, teased and having a rough go early on made me the person I am as an adult. I'm a pretty sensitive person and very aware of the feelings of others and go out of my way to help others. I found my true calling as a social worker and dedicated my life to helping others.

I hope you've moved past your school years and have found happiness in your life. You sound like a very senisitve person and should be applauded for getting through those tough years without the benefit of meds, counseling, etc.

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