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2007.03.05

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AmyH

Books were my best friends as a young 'un, too. I got along fairly well with the few other nerdy young intellectuals. I went to a small K-12 rural school, so we all knew each other from beginning to graduation. There weren't enough kids to go around to do too much shunning.

Aubrey

I was too fearful to get into fights.  But other fights during recess were a prime source of entertainment.  So you can say that I liked to watch.

RedScylla

I was never a new kid, but sickly, intellectual and weird will get you cast out no matter how many generations of your family came before you.  Thank goodness for books.

SweetMisery

[this is good] Kids can be cruel. I moved alot as a child, but as you can tell from my blogs I just jumped right in the middle  and would say Hi. I am here. What do you all want ta do. lol

IG

you're right, of course. sickly, intellectual, and weird is an express ticket to shunsville every time. but look who's cool now, right?  *looks around*  *hears crickets*  eh.

jaypo

A liberrian in the making, m!  Books are such good company, at any age.

Lord Kalvan

Well never got beaten because that implies losing.  I was also the wierdo and the shunned.  I always tried fighting back. A few fights never really losing or winning.  Until 6th grade.  Then the fights stopped.  A kid who knew karate decided to pick on the kid with the speech impediment.  He downed me with one punch.  Then I got the chair.  My mother had always said, never start a fight but if you get into a fight, don't fight fair.  I guess I took her advice.  The teacher stopped it before I did something very bad.  Nevertheless, that was my last fight in school.  No one tried again.  However, I was still the wierdo and the shunned.

pyrl

A chair! I WISH I had thought of that. 

TreeSweater

We had three groups of kids at my school -- the popular kids, the
outcasts, and those that nobody seemed to notice. Luckily, I was in the
third group, so I mostly sailed under the radar. Which was fine with
me, because I had no interest in being popular, but I probably wasn't
self-confident enough to deal with actual shunning.

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