I studied hard that year, and worked harder than I ever worked. Because all I wanted was get into private school the next year. I didn’t do it for the academic challenge. I didn’t do it because it would set me up to go to an elite college. I didn’t do it because I could reach my full potential. I did it so the teasing would stop. Turns out you can motivate an 11-year old, after all.
Dude, how do you know my life? Seriously, get thee to The Busy Dad Blog and read this post about being bullied, “My Middle Name”.