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  •  It makes me cringe to think about it, but (1+ / 0-)
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    jamess

    as picked on as I was, I was able to pick on other students who weren't as athletic as I was.  They were in much better shape--i.e. they were skinny and should have had some athletic ability--but they didn't.  I was able, at least temporarily in gym, to be a "jock".  And to act like one.

    And had someone pointed out the hypocrisy of what I was doing, I might have come back with something about "payback"--I've been picked on so long, it's someone else's turn.  You know, how the pecking order works.

    And the worst part was that I would sometimes feel bad about myself for doing it.

    It's taken me a long time for me to just be me.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 04:21:40 PM PDT

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