I thank the bullies who bullied me in many ways they taught how not to treat other human beings, not to manipulate, to not to lack empathy, to not lack morals, not to abuse physically and/or emotionally. I thank them for the assumptions that I was “slow”, “stupid”, “thick”.
I often wonder with most them hitting their late 20’s would they want their children/loved ones to be treated how they treated me? Good question isn’t it and I probably know the answer. Because the scary thing is looking into the lenses of someone else acting the same as YOU to your loved one must be difficult to take.
Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014