Kids are mean. Oh boy, is that ever the understatement of the century. I recently realized that much of my current anger towards society/conformist people in general can be traced back to the fact that I was relentlessly tormented for being different (my parents wouldn't let me watch much TV in a town where Josh Groban is considered high culture) and precociously intelligent (i.e., too much of a smart-ass for my own good).
It's always frustrated me that the same people that society brands as "good" or "moral" or "normal" are the same ones who will turn around and call someone "ugly" or "fag" or "freak." It's also interesting that in the absence of laws or in the presence of a powerful authority, many of these people become the bestial creatures that they are deep down (see: Milgram, Nazi Germany).
It was interesting for me to realize that being made fun of for the better part of six years was something I was able to suppress until I didn't even notice its significance.
Did people ever fuck with you when you were little? How did it affect your view of society and people in general?