In asserting myself somewhat accidentally that day in the school yard, I think I became less “bulliable”. I didn't fight the bully but I did confront him and in doing so I think I might have earned myself some self-respect. I think I switched off that part of myself that attracted or allowed other people to take advantage of me by force. Interestingly, I don't remember my bully beating anyone else up after that. Maybe he learned something about him self that day too.