Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Shmuel Ackerman, LMHC
September 1st, 2019
These song lyrics from 1975 resonated with me:
To those of us who knew the pain…
And those whose names were never called
When choosing sides for basketball.
They described my life from ten years earlier.
Never being chosen for basketball, baseball, or anything else, was painful for me but I wouldn’t consider it being bullied.
Being punched in the gut while on line at the lunchroom, being mocked, being called names, being …