I often wonder how I would have turned out had I not passed my 11 + and attended grammar school.
I can’t remember being over-confident as a young child, but whatever confidence I had was knocked out of me between 1967 and 1972.
Was it education or the teachers and their methods that had a detrimental effect on me?
The clincher was being told I didn’t have the brains to work in a bank by the careers teacher. Ha. In later life, I served her from First Till position in a High Street bank, though I wish I could have proven to her just how well I did my analytical job for the American Bank I worked for.
They say sticks and stones may break bones but names will never hurt you.
Yeah, right. Just think of the potential quashed by a few words and an elder’s attitude.
Tell someone they’re a low life often enough and they believe it.
Been there, done that, but I came back fighting.
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