I used to be a bully, and I regret it more than anything I ever have done. I used to make fun of someone at my school because of how he spoke, and I pushed it too far too many times. I never became violent or physically hurt him, but words can hurt just as bad as getting punched, kicked, slapped, etc. I finally came to the point of recognizing my mistakes and how much I had hurt this boy's feelings. I would never want anyone to treat me like I treated him. I asked for his forgiveness of my mistake, and I told him how very sorry I was for doing what I had done. Today, I am proud to call him a friend who I respect. We all are different and have flaws, but we shouldn't point them out.