In middle school, I was bullied. I was a lot like Alex in a way that I allowed myself to be picked on. I convinced myself it was a joke. They were just playing. It's what friends do. Wrong. I've had scissors thrown at me. I was pushed and pinned onto walls. I've had frisbees thrown at my head in P.E. I was bullied by teachers and other figures of authority as well.
Coming into high school, I took it upon myself to stand my ground. I conquered the bullies and showed them that I will not be bullied. I will not be broken down. I will not be a punching bag. I'm a human being that deserves respect and respect is exactly what I got.
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