When I was younger I used to be friends with this girl who was my next-door neighbor. Sometimes we would have a great time, and other times, she used to tell me she wouldn’t be my friend if I didn’t play this with her. She used to push me around, and threaten me all the time. That was fine to me, because it didn’t bother me. But about a year later, she called my sister a pig. And I looked her straight in the eyes and said, “I’ll let you get to me when pigs fly.”
Being an 8 year old at the time, I felt so fantastic to be able to do something so powerful, in a small little way. I stood up for myself. Ever since, I’ve been a stronger person.