From someone who's been in your shoes.
Yeah I grew up there too. 70 now and there were no video games back then but I was sure bullied and struggled with a purpose in life. Smart, tested stupid high on IQ tests and teachers guidance counselors said why don’t you do better in classes. Hated it mostly. But got going, working for myself, was able to buy open land and worked it hard. Raised a family, four good kids. Life is still not easy but I’m doing okay.
My God man. That was beautiful. A work of art. Will it be available anywhere to share to Twitter or FB etc? Congratulations on everything. You have crushed it and not just the writing of this essay. All those blessings which are mine to give.
Your story needs to be shared with every junior high school student, TEACHER, and PRINCIPAL. You should have someone do mini interviews with you and set up a YouTube channel. Get this heartbreakingly wonderful story out there. Someone needs to hear this. Right now.
Appreciate this so much! This is so amazing. You have a great gift...I'm so glad you made it!! Sharing .....