I was bullied for several years in school. It lasted for almost 10 years and I try to block it out of my mind. There were girls who played mean practical jokes on me, would shun me, and any time a boy may have liked me, the whole class, and at times the whole school would make it to where they didn't, and that boy would never talk to me again. I was also teased for the clothes I wore, the home I lived in, and was even harassed by the teachers. Finally, my parents pulled me out and home schooled me. I left the school with such a low self-esteem, but came out of it a much stronger person. I also saw that there was a life beyond the school---that stuff doesn't even matter in the real world. I don't have to go back to that ever again, and my kids will know how to defend themselves. I hope that someday kids who bully will learn what it feels like, and those who get bullied will make it through. There is life beyond the bully!
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