I also have standards. I’m descended from knights. I can read history books & find things my ancestors did.
As a child I had no parents. So I kneeled to God.
My whole life I used my superior athletic ability to defend others. I protected the weak; nerds; gays; disabled, whomever.
I’ve lived by a code of honor. I take a knee only to God.
I’m autistic. I was laughed at until my body turned into the hulk. They still laughed; only behind my back.
I had a job where I solved complex things scientist & engineers couldn’t solve. Yet I heard people laugh behind my back.
But I don’t let hate own me. I used that energy to drive me to accomplish more.
If you let hate control you then the bullies win. They feel frustrated. They take it out on you. If you let that break you then they win.
I outlived nearly all of my childhood abusers. I smile more than they did. I’m going to Heaven when I die. That’s my revenge. I didn’t let them beat me.