My bullying experience began in middle school, as most do. I was a skinny, nerdy, and highly intelligent boy who went to the rougher school in the entire area. My bullying exceeded the normal name calling and and recess fights. It escalated to having my head shoved in toilet, being threatened with rape from a 16 year old in the 6th grade, and being repeatedly threatened by groups to be stabbed. I contemplated killing myself almost everyday, but never did because all I could vision was my Mom and Dad. I fought through it. The emotional scars stay with me today as a 36 year old man, making me unable to trust of people, anxious in crowds, and plain out paranoid that everyone is out to get me. I eventually decided one day, in college, to turn my emotions into fuel. I began lifting weights, self training myself in boxing, and doing long distance runs. I transformed my body, my mind, and my spirit. The weak and sad little boy today is now a Vice President for a bank, has completed half marathons, and is a proud Father, Husband, and survivor. Never give up the fight and never surrender. Strength is acquired from endurance. I am proof. I will always stand against bullying and do everything to make those bullied heard.
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