Despite my quiet & abnormal behavior as a child, everyone else around treated me in an extraordinarily friendly way. Always got invited to parties, other people's houses, or just to generally go play with them. My issue was more how inherently anxious I was as a default, which persisted even in the face of everyone's friendliness. I could have had an amazing childhood, but due to this inherent anxiety of mine I only had an unmemorable/uneventful/mostly acceptable one instead. Bit of a shame, but I guess that's how the genetic cookie crumbles.
I also wonder if, perhaps, the fact that I was one of the tallest/strongest/better looking kids in my age group played a part into why I wasn't bullied as well. Not to mention, I had somewhat of a watchful older brother just a grade above me, so there's that factor to consider as well.
Middle school was, more or less, the same story. High school was fairly uneventful as well, but I didn't have that much experience with it since I dropped out after Grade 9 and became the sullen hermit I still am to this day. >>207619
>I was bullied not only by classmates but by a teacher as well.
Yes, my Grade 5 teacher was downright psychotic, frankly. Literally the most unpleasant old buzzard you could think of. Taking an almost comical delight in being as much of a cunt as possible. Just picture that evil teacher from Matilda, except in the image of some old english crone that looked as if she had just crawled out of the nearest swamp and you'd have a pretty good idea of what she was like. My brother had her as a teacher as well and he'd always refer to her as a jack booted Nazi (which he'd always make a big show of pronouncing 'nahzee'), whenever she was brought up years later. Her ire was never really directed at me specifically, or at least no more than it was towards everyone else.>>207706
>To begin it depends on whether you went to a school with "soft kids" (middle-class+/whites and asians)
Yep, these were exactly the kinds of kids populating my school. As a result, I never really saw any
kind of bullying going on. It probably still happened in its own way though, as you suggest. To be honest, most of the kids I can recall truly being on the fringes were kinda there for a reason. Whether because they were annoying, or because they smelled bad, or any combination of things which made them generally unpalatable & therefore unwillingly alienated from the rest.