“Why are people okay when you talk bad about yourself, but call you a braggart when you say something that you like about yourself? When you say good things about yourself to try and boost up your confidence, people break you down. They are more comfortable when you say ‘Oh, I’m so awful.’ Because then they are free to say, ‘No your not.’ Or in my case they just say nothing at all.”
These aren’t my thoughts. These are the tearful thoughts of my nine year old daughter after yet another painful day of ostracization, bullying and torment, otherwise known as elementary school.