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4/24/2013 2:24:10 AM
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To This Day -- Bullying and childhood story discussion

One of my teachers showed me this video today in class, and it was probably one of the most beautiful and terribly relevant things I've seen on YouTube. I can relate to the whole "Pork Chop" thing because when I was younger, I was called Smeagol, or Golem, mainly because all of the other kids thought I was ugly. I would go home crying almost every day, and one day it got even worse. My grandfather had shot himself, and he was slowly dying on life support. With this, I burst into tears, and I came to the school the next day a blabbering mess, reluctant to go. One day, I was approached by a boy, who asked me what was wrong. He acted like his intentions were good at first, but I soon found out that after I had told him about my Grandfather shooting himself, he went around school telling [i]everyone[/i]. Kids would walk up to me saying, "Hey Julian, POW." and pull the trigger of a fake gun up to their head. I went home an held a knife to my neck that day. I couldn't do it. I was only eight years old. I'm doing much better now. I'm generally happy, and I have great friends who would die for me. I've realized since then that life is beautiful, and you just have to enjoy all of the little things that make you overlook the bullshit. So, on that note, share your stories. Were you bullied ever, and how did you deal with it? Also feel free to share any funny, scary or interesting childhood stories.
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  • I was bullied from 3rd to my second time in 6th grade. I moved to a different school and my old school messed up in some sort of paperwork so I was held back. It was no biggie. I ended up in a class with the least judgmental and nicest kids ever. They were pretty accepting of my awkwardness and quietness. Some of them helped me break out of my shell and now I'm one of the most social people in my high school.
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  • I've never been bullied myself. I've grown up with lots of great friends. I stayed away from the other people that weren't like myself.
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  • I was in a foster home until I was 9, and there was 1 guy, 1 friend I had in that house I could trust and he was like a brother to me, we shared the same room, the same house, the same everything, he was my mentor, defended me when/if I was beat up/bullied (It happened a lot) and he taught me almost everything... he was a little on the large side and he had a heart of gold, but the high school he went to, and I eventually went to was full of evil people who would tear you apart if you were in any way different, and one evening he in the middle of the night he just felt he couldn't take it... my best friend and brother on the night of Sept. 14th 1995 had hung himself due to bullying and I was the one to find him that morning along with the note that he was hoping that would be given to me by our foster parents... he hoped they would find him first and they would just give me the letter instead "Hey bro, I'm sorry to say but my time here is up and I have to say goodbye now I'm getting sent to a new home because of all the scraps we've gotten into, we may not see each other again but stay strong, try your hardest to get out of this dump, and keep smiling for me! -Dan" After I saw the message I went into depression for a couple years and everything became a blur, I started picking fights with everyone who even looked at me funny, my grades slipped, I just tried isolating myself until eventually I got some sense beaten into me.... I then re-read the message and remembered what he wanted me to do so I tried like hell to get out of there and eventually got adopted into a nice home with my mum and dad... I then focused on being successful as I could be and now I am where I am today, and I hope Dan is satisfied with what I've done. that's my story on how my childhood went.
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    • You should have fought them instead of being a little bitch about it. Going to commit suicide over that? Seriously?
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    • Edited by Silent: 4/24/2013 3:49:03 AM
      I had bullies first grade, second grade, sixth grade, seventh grade, eighth grade, ninth grade, tenth grade, and eleventh grade. I was fat for a lot of it, and feminine for most of it. The worst (and best) point came in seventh grade, and interestingly enough didn't involve any physicality. We were playing four square, and one guy decided to go on a rant about how worthless I was, about how I was fat and gay and how no one would care if I left. About how no one would care if I was gone forever. He asked all 20+ people there, and they all parroted agreement. Except for one person. One guy, who I wasn't even very good friends with (there was a time when I considered the guy who started this to be a better friend), said that he would miss me because I was his friend. In seventh grade, this guy stood up to almost all of his peers simultaneously for someone that he didn't owe anything. I made a decision that day to have as big of balls as that guy did. I now have large testicles, and that is my story.
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    • Never bullied, and had a relatively good life growing up compared to a lot of people. Though I'm not saying it was perfect, as of this moment my mom has attempted suicide three times, (twice before I was out of high school) my parents are divorced, and I'm bi-polar.
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    • I got bullied in grade school, then I attacked him. I got in trouble but nobody ever bullied me again.
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    • Edited by DarkSpyda04: 4/24/2013 3:40:09 AM
      Nope, never been bullied. Well, at school at least. As for on XBL, that's a different story. I tried directing a machinima on Halo 3 once and as soon as the actors do their thing I leave the game forgetting that the film only saves when you "end" the game so I'm approached by the kids from the game and they make me beg for the footage. What a bunch of douchebags.
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    • [url=http://youtu.be/4eYSpIz2FjU?t=32s]This entire thread.[/url]
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    • [quote]I remember when I was little and 9/11 occurred. We used to make block towers in school. One day some guy came over, toppled mine, and when I told the teacher he said that "I did it." and started crying. The teacher consoled him, and I just sort of sat there.[/quote] Living in Philadelphia, I was subject to near constant discrimination. Moved to Canada, and it all went away.
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    • Edited by Studness4: 4/24/2013 3:39:43 AM
      Sure I was bullied but it just made me a stronger person. Bullying is just a part of life, even when you are an adult you have to stand up to people. And this video is ridiculously overdramatic.
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    • I've never been bullied, I'm too lovable. It also helps to be taller than anyone well through elementary school.
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    • Im sorry
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    • Bullied from 1st grade too 11th grade. I know how it feels, missed so much school because of it. It is not something I talk about much, hate reliving the memories of it. But no matter what I try I cant let it go. I didnt deal with it very often, just tried to ignore it. On a few occasions I did punch them and the ones I did punch left me alone.
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      • As a young lad, I was fat. And my name is Wade. So what did they call me? Walrus Wade. And now, where am I? I'm on a boat.
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      • The worst I've gone through was a bully in kindergarten who would chase me at recess then beat me up when he caught up to me. Im glad to hear you're doing better OP.
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      • Glad you didn't kill yourself. I wasn't never really bullied but was messed with a little. I punched this one ass wipe in the face and it felt good.
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        • lol
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          • When I was nine, someone stole my lunch box from my backpack, threw it into the urinal and took a leak on it.
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