I was made fun of for many things in elementary and middle school. Most of all laughed at because I would always give wrong answers to questions because I had a different understanding than everyone else. This made me stop raising my hand and I didn't want to be seen or chosen by teachers to answer anymore questions. Teachers need to put their foot down about laughing at people and pay attention to the students who do not "get it" as easily. All of this made me feel like nothing and that I would always amount to nothing. I got married and had 2 boys and have never been fulfilled as my husband mostly treated me like nothing as well. Bullying sticks with you all of your life and affects everything that you do. You think that you're never good enough no matter what you do. You choose all the wrong people in your life, ones that keep you down. Adults need to put a stop to bullying when it is happening! I have just recently gained the confidence to move forward and make something of myself because I know I can and I AM somebody. For those of you who are bullied, always remember they are wrong about you. Bullies have their own issues. They are self-centered and unfeeling and that is no way to be. Just tell these people their behavior is unacceptable to you. Once I told my husband that, things became much easier.
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