As my attitude changed, I began to lend a sympathetic ear to those who often found themselves being ignored and cast away from the popular kids. As I drew closer to this one kid and his frequent questions, it felt as if he was just trying all possible ways to initiate some conversation by which someone would feel interested to talk to him.
He just needed someone to hear his mind out, and listen. His questions were not even looking for any right answer. He needed acceptance, while all ‘we’ were doing was casting him out. And this ‘we’ could be the ring-leader of the gang, a teacher or just anyone who spoke a word too soon.