Consequences of school bullying

When I was a boy, I was bullied at school for being fat. I was only slightly overweight, but the idea that I was grotesquely fat got lodged in my mind. When I left school to go to university, I was so afraid that I'd be ridiculed again that, by the time term began, I had started wearing a panty girdle. (This was back in the early eighties, long before the age of Spanx.) It took such an effort of will to go into the lingerie store to be fitted, and I've never been so embarrassed in my life. I hated wearing it that first day, but it helped keep my pot belly in check and so the next morning I forced myself to put it on again. It took many months to get used to wearing a girdle, but I just couldn't bring myself to go out in public without it. I can't find the words to express how much I hate the people who sent me down this path. They've probably forgotten all about it, but I still have to put my damn girdle on every day before I can leave the house.

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  • It's hard to overcome. I was a backwards 100 lb kid raised by religious backward abusive parents. I was bullied and a punching bag for several guys the whole time until I graduated.
    I did well in my trade and gained a lot respect in my town. The idiots that made sport of me and hurt me no they don't remember or even care if they did. Oddly enough they respect me now. Keep pushing through brother until you make it cause it can be done just have to get out of your way sometimes.

  • Read up on "Body Dysmorphic Disorder". It's a thing.

  • It's f***** being depressed eh.

    I just wish I was normal

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