Been There Done That Part 4

Posted: January 2, 2013 in Quotes

Zac Efron

“I got made fun of constantly (in high school)! That’s what built my character. That’s what makes you who you are. When you get made fun of-when people point out your weaknesses-that’s just another opportunity for you to rise above.” Twist

Drew Barrymore

In the movie Never Been Kissed Drew said to the school bullies: “You will spend your lives trying to figure out how to keep others down because it makes you feel more important. There is a big world out there bigger than prom, bigger than high school. It won’t matter if you were the prom queen or the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd in the school. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it.”

Jackie Chan

“Was bullied quite a lot when I was growing up in my Peking Opera School,” said Jackie Chan who currently stars w/Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid. “I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself. I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied. By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.”

Jillian Michaels

Reveals in People Magazine that her passion for helping others “comes from her being picked on and bullied as a kid.”

Tom Cruise

When TOM CRUISE was a teen he says, “I had no really close friend, someone who understands you. I was always the new kid with the wrong shoes, the wrong accent. I didn’t have the friend to share things with and confide in.” Tom was in 15 different schools in 12 years. Like many kids today, he had a reading disability so instead of putting him in with the “normal” kids they put him in remedial classes. A lot of our readers can understand that and how that makes you feel. Tom said he felt excluded and being small he was bullied a lot. “So many times the big bully comes up, pushes me. Your heart’s pounding, you sweat, and you feel like you’re going to vomit. I’m not the biggest guy, I never liked hitting someone, but I know if I don’t hit that guy hard he’s going to pick on me all year. I go, ‘You better fight.’ I just laid it down. I don’t like bullies.”

What’s Tom’s advice? “People can create their own lives. I saw how my mother created hers and so made it possible for us to survive. My mother was the one who rose to the occasion. She held three jobs. She said, ‘We’re going to get through this.’

On happiness Tom says, “Let me tell you what happiness is … it’s being able to confront and overcome problems. It’s not running away but trying to see life in its full glory.”
PARADE

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