The death of Mohammed Ali started a discussion on a private group about bullies.
Frankly, I’m glad I was bullied in high school. I learned how to handle bullies. Even worse, I started to stand up for my friends who were bullied.
Did I get my @ss kicked? Several time? Right Michael Hoover?
And we’ve been BFF for over 40 years now.
It’s not bullying. It’s sorting out who’s the leader. It’s a guy thing.
Like Muhammed Ali, he floats and stings and at the end of the day I’d bet he and Joe Frazier shared a beer.
I know that’s how it was. When I stood up to the bullies, even if I lost, we were friends. Bullies like you if you stand up. Maybe not that day, but give a month or two.
Or twenty, thirty years. Those bullies aren’t that bad.