Hello Brothers and Sisters,
I hope you are all well and happy.
I was reading another thread eariler today and it triggered a reminisant phase within me that I would love to share with you all. So, I invite you reminisce on your youth and, inshallah, share it.
I'll start shall I, lol:
I remember in my school there were different 'levels' of popularity, each level-secton had different sub-groups within it lol, each in turn at different sub-levels (I should draw up a model lol).
Well, I was one of the top within the bottem 'level' lol. Too dumb to be a boffin' but loved study enough to be one lol. Anyway, I was a loner, I liked it that way, but I would never turn away anyone who asked for my help, comfort or company. Everyone knew this at school lol. I had a good reltionship with most of the teachers and often had the people who'd bully me crying on my shoulders and telling me their life stories and deepest secerts lol. Anyway, I degres.
I remember that all the students within the low level would gravitate towards me, for the potection I could give them. I never protected people phsyically but I was big enough to sheild most people physically lol and was riddle-tounged enough to be able to make a threat pause long enough to make a good escape lol.
By the time I was in year ten all the bullies had a sort of behaviour code when it came to me, it was an amazingly insightful education lol, the 'bully-group' of the other 'levels' would never cross cetain 'lines', if they did the others within their group would turn on them. Not in a horrid way, alhamdullila, best explained with an example I think.
There was a girl whom spread a nasty rumour about me which I denied whenever anyone mentioned it, the girl then desiced she'd beat me up (afterwards she justified it by said I'd spread the rumour about her), problem was she beat me up before the whole school and made herself look a fool when I wouldnt fight her back but just walked stright to the nurses office. Bless her the poor girl tried to kick me while I was walking away from her, missed and fell over. Well, when I was sat in the nurses office with an ice-pack (she only missed the once lol) another girl came up to me and sdaid "What _____ did was way out of line, we all think so. You okay?" She then went on with "We're going to get her back for what she did, you dont deserve that, you're too nice." I got her to promise not to retaliate, thank God.
Anyway, the point I'm making is that by the time I was in year 10 people stopped physically bullying me because too many people liked me, Ironic I think. And yet people would only like me when they were alone with me, verbal bullying was okay when they were with their friends (okay from their point of view I mean lol, didnt bother me much) but when they were alone they were always perfectly cordial. Well, that is my secondary reminiscant sum-up lol.
Who would like to share theirs?
Assalamu alaikum (Peace be upon you)