Like Abbie and others, I was bullied in school. Unfortunately I did not handle it well. I was weak and the bullies loved it. Years later I told my Dad about it. I said that if school shootings had been the "in" thing back in the 70's, I would have been a good candidate.
I'm 52 years old now, and have recently been attacked by adult bullies. Adult bullies have different methods but the effect is the same. I was chased away from what I had considered a comfortable haven for many years before these people came along. Adult bullies are the worst, IMO. They are not mindless like children; they are cold and calculating.
Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (or maybe RR), diagnosed '00
"Life is a lemon and I want my money back!"
"No more turning away from the weak and the weary.
No more turning away from the coldness inside.
Just a world that we all must share.
It's not enough just to stand and stare.
Is it only a dream that there'll be no more turning away?"