There’s nothing worse then being tormented when it already feels like you’re drowning. It’s almost as if certain people are born with a radar, so that they can tell as soon as you’re struggling. And as soon as they see that they’re doing better than you? That’s when the scoffing starts. The stares. The remarks from the back of the room. Yes, instead of helping you (because obviously, they know so much more than you) they decide to kick you when you’re down. And that’s not acceptable.
There are multiple different reasons for why someone would feel the need to belittle you or make you feel less confident about yourself. One of these reasons is that (these) people feel better about themselves when they’re at the top of the totem pole. As long as people think they’re “cool”, they have nothing to worry about.
Another reason could be that maybe, once, they weren’t so “cool”. Maybe they had confidence issues. Maybe they were bad at a certain subject in school, and the same thing that’s happening to you happened to them. Moral of the story? Don’t let people’s negative actions rub off on you. Stay true to yourself, accept your flaws and mistakes, and continue. You are better than how you are treated. It can be hard to ignore the negative things people do and say to you, but turning the other cheek and keeping your chin up will indefinitely weaken the enemy. And who cares what they think, anyway? This is your life. Don’t let anyone stop you from living it.