The guys at school are
rude to me and my friend because we are not super skinny. They treat us like
dirt, and it really hurts. How should I handle this?
I could say how the guys should get sensitivity training but, fact is, your
school sounds like a microcosm of our society. The media run ads for
high-calorie goodies, often featuring near-skeleton models. My advice? Mental
blinders. Blinders are the flaps they used to put on racehorses’ eyes to keep
them looking ahead so they don’t freak out at distractions in their peripheral
vision. You can’t change these guys’ attitudes, but you can take their power
away by focusing on positive things. These losers might treat you and your
friends like dirt now, but they’ll end up eating your dust.
Dave: Right on—ignore them! The only reason for such
hateful behavior is to get a reaction. Don’t even give them that satisfaction.
Once they figure out you’re self-confident, it will suck the fun right out of
BY BILL AND DAVE ON 5/21/2012 12:00:00 AM
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