Many may not know this but I spent many years struggling with my self identity, trying desperately to regain the self confidence I had lost from being bullied during my formative years. Perhaps I was a terrible child. How else could you explain why friendships didn't come easy to me? Or perhaps they were... but were lost as each person got to know me. Yes, perhaps that was it.
It took years for me to turn all the negativity into motivational energy, and refocus my efforts on myself, and most importantly, to realize what had happened to me was no fault of mine.
But what happened today has shaken me in a way that I haven't felt in a very long time.