Originally Posted by AshleyPunk
I've been dealing with bullies since first grade all the way to ninth grade. It doesn't get easy for you when it seems that everyone's mission is to spread rumors about you, lower your self-esteem and call you out on every mistake you made. But that eight years of verbal abuse has taught me a very valuable lesson about bullies and that's you have to be comfortable in your own skin. Let me tell you, playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, one of my favorite hobbies a couple years ago, OUT IN THE OPEN during lunch time, where everyone could see you, was just an invitation for jocks to hassle us and for a while, they did but I went through that stone-faced, not once being etched with a glimmer of self-doubt, fear or worry. Once people started catching on that I didn't give a flying fuck what they had to say, I was pretty much left alone. That or they just got sick of doing the same old thing and moved on to someone else but the end result is still the same.