Childhood Evaluative Essay

Topics: Bullying, Chokehold, Stand My Ground Pages: 2 (723 words) Published: July 20, 2010
Running Head: Childhood Evaluation Essay

Module 2 - Case
Childhood Evaluation Essay
Ian J.A. Troxell
TUI University

Childhood Evaluation Essay

Deep inside every person’s heart, one’s own childhood know-how forges the most precious recollections one has. There could be just one or numerous past experiences, a myriad of rotating memories formed between childhood and adolescence, which make the two so memorable. For they give birth to life altering lessons about the human spirit. Depending on the nature of the experience, one’s limited world view, and maturity, each memory can be just as impressionable as the next, whether good or bad. During my sixth year in school, I was generally solitary; I was the Belgian boy who spoke with a “funny” accent for my classmates were American. My lack of English speaking skills made it immensely tough for me to communicate with other students. Soon, I observed that being well liked was exceedingly important. I noticed that the kids who hung out at the basketball courts during lunch, smoking, taking street pharmaceuticals and break dancing were considered to be ‘popular’ while others, like me, were still trying to fit. As time passed by, I got to know more kids who came from a more or less similar background as I did, and we became friends. For the first time, I really felt like I fit in. However, the good times did not last long. School bullies challenged the statue quo, in particular outsiders, as we were called, to fight if we did not give them our lunch money. The bullies were known for being a fierce and brutal band of thugs. One afternoon, I found myself their unassuming target. There I stood, fists clenched, ready to defend my self and stand up for all the unpopular kids. My eyes fixated on the faces before me; although, I was ready to land a punch any time soon, my knees told the truth; they agitated wildly. My new found friends cheered me on as I continued to stand my...
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