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  • - Tim

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    I really hope my story will inspire others to not let bullies keep you from pursuing your dreams.

    For me, the bullying started in 2nd grade in public school, and kept going through the end of 8th grade. I finally got relief when I transferred to a Catholic high school where bullying wasn’t tolerated at all.

    In public school, it was mostly verbal bullying, but still relentless. Because it was mostly verbal, the school didn’t take it seriously, and even thought I was just pretending to be bothered by it. They’d make fun of me for everything, the t-shirts I’d wear (even though the other boys were wearing pretty much the same t-shirts), what I’d have for lunch, if I’d have too much food or too little food for lunch, for knowing an answer in class, for not knowing an answer in class, you name it, they made fun of me for it. It wasn’t only the kids, I also thought of my 7th grade science teacher and my phys ed coach as bullies. At least once a week my mom was on the phone screaming at the principal for not doing anything. Whenever I’d stand up for myself, I’d get in trouble for “not bring it to the attention of a teacher.” But when I’d go to a teacher, they’d tell me to deal with it myself. It got to the point where I was starting to understand some of the problems leading up to the Columbine shootings.

    I finally got relief when I transferred to Catholic high school, where that kind of behavior wasn’t tolerated and there really was a sense of belonging and community.

    I transferred out of public school about 10 years ago, but I still have some of the emotional scars, which have healed quite a bit but not completely. I still have a little confidence trouble when talking to pretty women, but I’ve gotten much better with that lately.

    Today, we’re all in our mid 20s. The kids who bullied me are still living at home with their parents, unemployed, wasting their lives. In 3rd grade, I decided I wanted to do something ship related when I grew up, and was ridiculed mercilessly for that. Well, I stuck with it, and today I’m a civilian engineer for the navy, and it’s very rewarding to work in support of those willing to put their lives on the line to defend our country. It’s also $60k per year right out of college, in today’s crappy economy.

    It’s as they say, the best revenge is living well. The kids who used to bully me are now very jealous of me, and I’m getting my revenge now by bragging about my success. I know, I’m not perfect, but given what I’ve gone through I think I can brag a little to those who made my life hell in public school.