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A week from the life of a teenager who is a topper in school

Do you think that students who get awesome grades have an awesome life, read Radhika’s story as she reveals the ugly side of being the best!

Hey guys!

My name is Radhika. I decided to write this article regarding the struggles of a topper for all my friends. I know many who have gone through this tough phase and are going through it. I hope my story helps them gather courage and move forward in life.

Presenting the week in my life.

Monday

After a break of over ten days, we finally got our result. Out of 50, I got 50 in Social Studies, 49 in Hindi, 48.5 in English, 47 in Maths and 46.5 in Science. I topped in three subjects including Social Studies, Hindi and English. I was happy to tell the results to my parents. I was elated, but my friends weren’t.

One of them said, “So what! It’s nothing new for you to score the highest.”

I could sense jealousy.

She even wanted to check my paper for any mistakes so that she could become the top scorer.

Tuesday

Still everyone was teasing me that I mugged up the books for scoring the highest.

My friend said “Bohot top kar rahi hai na English mein, chal is word ka meaning bata.”

It was clear that she was boiling with envy, but I let it go.

Wednesday

My friend invited me for a party and told me that I will have to dance. Everyone was like, “WWHATT !! Radhika’s gonna dance.”

Then another said, “It’s a good joke! She can never dance. She is damn studious and studies are the only thing she has in her life.”

That was very insulting, and I felt deeply hurt. Anger rose to the surface but I calmed myself down. I said to myself, “this too shall pass.”

Thursday

Since the results have come out, the only thing my friends have done is made fun of me. Whenever I try to strike a conversation with them, all I hear are their rude comments and taunts.

I am fed up of their behaviour. I didn’t even talk to my friends today because I knew they would eventually make fun of me. I concentrated totally on studies.

I tried to console myself but could not.

Friday

Today, everyone started asking me about my routine and daily schedule. .

“How many hours of the day do you study?”

“How many breaks do you take?”

“How often do you revise?”

Since I was becoming the centre of attention, one boy started passing comments like, “Why are you asking her, if we start following her schedule, we won’t even get to play or message.”

I could not take it anymore and replied in a stern voice, “Talk about me only when you are able to score the highest. You cannot even speak English correctly so just SHUT UP.”

Saturday

I talked about this incident to my mother. She told me two things. One was that my friends were trying to discourage me so that my performance deteriorates. The second was that if this behaviour persists then I should talk to my teacher.

I shared these instances with my teacher and she told me that I was not wrong and I need not take their comments seriously. She also suggested that I should speak up.

Sunday

After a long time, I am able to relax and calm my mind. I am able to sit in peace and feel proud of my accomplishments. I am proud of myself. Now, people’s comments do not affect me as much. Now, I ignore them and move on with my life. I want to make a career and getting good marks is a pre-requisite for that. I will not let other people’s comments come in the way of my success.

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While bullying may be a temporary, passing High School phase, those getting bullied can end-up suffering from several issues like – depression, self-doubt, inferiority complex, low self-esteem amongst others.

Another side of the coin – the bullies too come from dysfunctional setups and suffer from their share of inferiority complexes. While some people give-in to their complexes, sink into negativity and end up becoming bullies, some others choose to rise above the negativity and emerge stronger.

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Hrithik Roshan

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Hrithik however didn’t let it stop him from becoming the actor he is today. He took speech therapy and worked towards fixing his speech. Today as we know it, he speaks eloquently.

Christian Bale

If you are a fan of The Dark Night star Christian Bale, then here is something that will interest you. This Hollywood bigwig too was bullied as a child.

Speaking about his experience with bullying he told bullyville.com; “I took a beating from several boys for years. I was a victim of bullying and had other kids kicking and punching me every day. I was confused about other people's reactions to me, both good and bad. It can mess anyone up."

Bale managed to overcome all that and went on to become the most popular Batman!

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Raghu Ram

We all know the badass judge of the popular Indian television show Roadies.  Raghu Ram is known for his harsh tongue and his no-nonsense attitude but what many don’t know is that he has been a victim of bullying.  

Sharing the experience he told naukrinama.com; “In school, I used to get bullied a lot and it was quite serious in nature. I feel my life changed because of those unpleasant experiences. My personality was shaped in a certain way because I faced bullying of the worst nature.”

We are sure all those experiences have made him the fighter he is today!

Priyanka Chopra

PeeCee who has now established herself as an international star was bullied as a school going kid, for being brown.

Talking about how she used to be bullied in schools, Priyanka revealed; “There was this girl in my school who was a major bully. I think she didn’t like me because her boyfriend liked me. She made my life hell. She used to call me names and would push me against the locker. She used to call me ‘curry,’ ” she told tribune.com.pk.

Well, today Priyanka Chopra plays a lead in one of USA’s most popular television shows.  Sounds like poetic justice to us!

Arjun Kapoor

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Arjun Kapoor went from 140 kgs to 87 kgs, in your face bullies!

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