A-Z Challenge 2016: X for Extraordinary

Extraordinary quote

I can’t believe after scouring the entire internet, I couldn’t find a good quote to represent the letter X. There are simply no word that begins with the letter X I can use. Oh well, I’ll just have to settle for “Ex” which has the same pronunciation as the letter X. So…

I like this quote. It’s a quote for all the people the cool kids call “losers”. These are nerds, geeks, and all the others who are desperate for companionship. I think they are the ones who try too hard to fit in with the cool people even though they are meant to be with a group of extraordinary people, people with similar interests.

I was one of those people except I’m not a nerd or a geek. I’m just another average human being. I’m shy and small and all I ever wanted was a friend. Was it so hard to ask? But all I’ve ever gotten were bullies, one after one, judgmental and just plain mean.

When I was in China, every time I got bullied, it was up to my aunt to handle my problems for me. She’d storm into the teacher’s offices and complain directly to the principal. This made matters worse because the next day, the principal would pull the bully out of class and tell him/her who complained about them and before I knew, the bully would come after me calling me a crybaby.

After I came to the U.S., I got bullied too but here, there was no one to handle it for me. There was no mean scary aunt to stalk to the principal’s office and complain. I complained to my mom and step-dad. My mom said I should handle that myself while my step-dad said to f*** them, ignore them long enough and they’ll go away. That only made the problem even worse. Worse than being called a crybaby.

Until one day, I just had enough and snapped. I fought with the bully and told my teacher afterwards. It felt surprising good and the bully stopped bothering, even though it was after the fact that she stole my wallet and never confessed, still it felt good.

I guess I got a little off topic. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is I was a person who the cool kids called “loser” because I was trying to fit in. I think the moment I stopped caring about whether or not I fit in was the moment I met my first friend.

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13 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge 2016: X for Extraordinary

  1. I can relate to this post. I remember a bully always pushing me around and one day I pushed back and knocked him on his a*&#s! He never bothered me again. Great post Yinglan, thanks for sharing. Have a great day. 🙂

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  2. I’ve had my experiences with bullies too, but it’s crazy how you don’t have to go to school to encounter them sometimes they can be right within your very own family. I think all extraordinary people get bullied, because the ordinary people either feels threatened by them, inferior to them or envious of them and we all know how people love to put others down to feel better about themselves. I’ve toughened up over the years but I too was called a cry baby. Better to be a cry baby than to suffer in silence and let them think I had nothing to say about what they were doing. Good post Yinglan 🙂

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  3. Good for you. In my school days I was my own cool kid and didn’t give a shit about being in any clique. And I hated bullies, but no-one ever bullied me. They didn’t dare. So good for you

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