Poor me - I was that kid that sat in the corner looking awkward and not speaking to anyone. I wore old-fashioned clothing and bows in my hair (my mother was a bit behind the times) so I was constantly teased and laughed at. I was also really smart - which made the other kids resent me even more. School was, as Jennifer said, something to be endured.
No I was not. I was very shy and mostly a cry baby when teased. My teachers still remember me for that and ask me if I still cry that often. I would totally go back and be more relaxed and enjoy my school life , but well there is no going back, ever.
I came from England at age 9 and had a accent, that Aussie kids made a great deal of fun at!
I had to change the way I spoke, and acted, and reinvent myself very quickly.
Everything was so different, but like most kids I did it in record time.
I found a girl who was also English, we went to school together made friends....and some 51 years later, are still the very best friends in the whole world!
I was not that cool kid, but I was one who never let them have any effect on me.
I will say those cool kids, for some reason seem to do a lot more harm to other kids headspace, and I'm sure they grow up like that too.