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  • Is "keep your head down and fit in" on that list?
  • how is "How to take a punch" not on that list?
  • Missing is: "How to beat the shiat out of your tormenter" and "Looking so crazy no one will fark with you"
  • Where is "Kill yourself so that your tormentors can be sent to PMITA prison by an after-the-fact vengeful ex post facto mob?"
  • Imagining you are cutting them down like wheat with your +5 Battle Axe of Slaying strangely not on the list.

    It worked so well for me.
  • Great list. Being quirky as an adult has serious benefits.

    It's a hell of a lot easier to be comfortable in your own skin from the inside than from validation born of the validation of others.

    /please vote "smart" for this post
  • I was a dork in high school and the result has been mostly becoming an adult with Dexter like ambitions for people I loathe. If only I owned a boat.
  • What ever happened to giving shiat right back?

    Insults for insults and fists for fists.

    None of this emo moping about and pretending that being bullied is some badge of honor.
  • L.D. Ablo: What ever happened to giving shiat right back?

    Insults for insults and fists for fists.

    None of this emo moping about and pretending that being bullied is some badge of honor.


    Because it's not the beating that hurts; it's the humiliation. Nerds, dorks, dweebs, goobers alike all fear attention and further embarrassment. They just want the bully to go away in that moment. Escalating the situation seems like a bad idea, and many times it is.
  • For those that won't click the link
    1. Keep your tears bundled up inside - No one wants to see you cry at work
    2. All that time spent organizing your Pokemon cards? Trains you for a long productive life working in administration
    3. Making your own costumes and dressing up as your favorite SciFi characters? Teaches you how to sew, so you can tailor your own suits/shirts, saving you a ton of money and making you look sharp at job interviews
    4. The alcohol tolerance you built-up from drinking alone in your room - Helps you keep your wits about you when making business deals over drinks with Russian or Japanese business people
    5. The hatred for everyone around you? Makes you the perfect hatchetman when it comes to cost cutting. After all, had you known them in high school they likely would have bullied you. Now they're the ones sobbing on the way home, and you're getting a bonus for making the company more efficent
    6. Friends, what are those? They're what holds you back by taking time away from work while you pretend to give two shiats about their life or look at photos of their kids. Your friendless lifestyle makes it that much easier to impress your boss with your commitment to the job by putting in those extra hours while all your coworkers are wasting their time hosing BBQ's for friends or going out to watch Timmy's soccer game.
  • L.D. Ablo: What ever happened to giving shiat right back?

    Insults for insults and fists for fists.

    None of this emo moping about and pretending that being bullied is some badge of honor.


    Ain't never been in a fair fight. As a geek it's always many on one if shiat starts.

    That said, rarely was I bullied. No passion in my school.
  • L.D. Ablo: What ever happened to giving shiat right back?

    Insults for insults and fists for fists.


    Under the charmingly romantic theory that bullies are just a bunch of pussies that fold the moment you swing your scrawny fists at them, right?

    Yeah, about that: it makes for great cinema (see: A Christmas Story), but, nine times out of ten, the real life version of that does not end up with the bully wearing the cast.

    The thing about real world bullies is that they're pretty good at picking out the kids who aren't going to put up a physical challenge even if they do fight back, so this whole "punch the bully!" line of advice is actually some of the shiattiest that you can give a kid who's getting picked on.
  • I think 'Always distrust popularity' is not necessarily a good thing. Conforming for conforming's sake is not a good idea, but frankly there is a reason societal norms exist.

    /not popular in HS
    //not a nerd either
  • real_headhoncho: "Looking so crazy no one will fark with you"


    That's what I did. It worked for me
  • Depending on the nerd level, life usually works out very well for you around 25-30 years of age and only gets better.

    The inverse is usually true for other students (unless they go to the NFL or MLB)
  • 1. Ignore Insults and Keep Going

    BAD ADVICE! that will just make the bullies try harder. Oh believe me, they will try harder.

    You have to treat being in school like your first day in prison. If you don't f*ck someone up hard the moment they try to test you, you're gonna be a b*tch to everyone else there for the rest of your days.
  • The most popular kids in high school go on to earn higher wages than the least popular - as much as 10 percent 40 years after graduation, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Researchers say students with better social skills do better when they enter the workplace.
  • Best of all, being bullied taught me to question popularity of all kinds, whether it's in Hollywood and the White House, or on Facebook and the Nobel Prize list. Just because everybody likes it doesn't mean it's good.

    You know those Nobel Prize guys, a bunch of remorseless bullies out to destroy the geeks and nerds of the world. 
    I can't even walk in my neighborhood any more without a chemistry or medical recipient giving me a hard time.
  • Nothing good comes from bullying.
  • If you have any athletic ability, and any tolerance for pain, play Pop Warner football when you're 7-12. You will a) gain a reputation for a certain amount of toughness and more importantly b) have a bunch of big jock friends who will fark up anyone who tries to bully you.

    Worked for me, and I was 4-8, 70 pounds in 7th grade.

    /Also, help your jock friends cheat on tests.
  • doyner: /please vote "smart" for this post


    Seriously? That's just sad.
  • Goddamnit, please stop encouraging the Bronies.

    Please.
  • ShawnDoc: 6. Friends, what are those? They're what holds you back by taking time away from work while you pretend to give two shiats about their life or look at photos of their kids. Your friendless lifestyle makes it that much easier to impress your boss with your commitment to the job by putting in those extra hours while all your coworkers are wasting their time hosing BBQ's for friends or going out to watch Timmy's soccer game.


    Some nerds end up making enough money to have other people hose their BBQ for them.
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