My Schooldays

...were blighted by sporadic bullying, which started when I was around seven and didn't really finish until I was 15. When I was 7, I was used as a battering ram by 3 boys, all a year older, and also had my head smashed against a wall. AsI got older, and got a little bigger, the physical stuff gradually ebbed away, to be replaced by the psychological stuff, which included threats of violence. Let me tell you, psychological bullying can be every bit as bad as the physical stuff and stays with you for far longer.

This is why I hate bullying in all its forms, which includes the way society treats certain sections of the community, and is why I despise the likes of the BNP. Bigotry is yet another form of bullying. It's also why I hate injustice of any kind.

Mizz

mizzen123 mizzen123
46-50, M
2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

angel and squirrel, thank you. <br />
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angel, like you I eventually realsised that their life must be empty for them to inflict this on another child, and it did help me come to terms with it gradually. I cannot abide any form of bullying and will not stand by and watch others being hurt mentally or physicaaly. It amazes me too that bullying is still tolerated, turned a blind eye too, and even to a degree, with the veneration of the likes of Gordon Ramsey, Simon Cowell, Dragon's Den, and in a different way, the vilification of migrants and asylum seekers , celebrated and applauded. I find this aspect of society distasteful.<br />
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Squirrel, yes it still comes back to me too, and in one way or the other I am still dealing with everything that happened then now.<br />
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Mizz

Yes, when I think about it, that stuff still bothers me after thirty years, even though I have had much worse things happen since then that don't bother me much at all. <br />
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Must be because we were still in our larval stage back then.