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What Would You Do If You Were In My Shoes?  
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Guys,

I would like you all to be very serious with this because this is really starting to affect my life.

I'm 12 atm and my friends are really starting to annoy me when they tease me about my interest in Aviation.

They're always saying a total pile of doggy mess and it kinda hurts.

Is there a way i could resolve this???

I am @ school in the UK and i really love aviation and i WILL NOT give it up now because i know a flipping lot for my age  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Please be serious,

a very hurt BA777 :-(

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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Well, I am almost 20, and my friends tease me too. Get used to it, don't take it personally, it's not a big deal.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineJaSpiKE From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

They can't tell you what you can and can't be interested in.

Errr...I don't know what else to say...

JaSpiKE
 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

hang in there, buddy. I also was into to aviation at your age, and I was teased by peers. Ignore it as best you can, and try and find friends who share your interest. If you are bullied, you may have to defend yourself. You can do it.


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Just beat the shit out of them.  Big thumbs up Actually, just blow it off. Your friends will have intrets at some point, and there pathetic actions will then be diverted.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

BA..

You're at an age when being smart isn't very popular.

That will change eventually. My best...no THE best.... advice is to be true to who you are, not what they want you to be.

Have fun and get nutty and be wild like every other kid....but take that love you have for watching a BA777 flex her wings and leap into the air and nourish it. If others don't "get it", don't worry about it. And don't try to explain it to them. Don't act like you're better than they are, but don't back down from the interests you have. Eventually, as you stay true to yourself, other kids will notice that you aren't changing because of them. And they'll be impressed by that. They really will.

(And you've picked an AWESOME airplane to love!)


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For a twelve year old youve got great taste!

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User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

"So what if i'm interested in aviation." Would be a good phrase to use. Try to make fun of their hobbies.

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1010 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

I don't see why you should even let this affect you. Tell you what, next time one of them says something about your hobby to you say this...

"Well there is something you can do for me"
They will of course ask what it is, so then you say
"You can go f*&k yourself"

Now that is quite a simple way to shut them up, also try "Do I come to where you work and slap the dick out of your mouth?"

Just some simple advice.


User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

"I know you are but what am I?"
 Laugh out loud
No seriously, forget them, besides, we're your new friends! Big grin
How much do you really know???!?!? I am a genious for my age! Big grin


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Well,

If anyone wants to gimme a quiz that they would find challenging, i'll do my best

We could do it in IRC

Anything else i could do??

BA777  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

I don't see why aviation would have such a stigma to young folks. I just don't get it. It's not like you are interested in umbrellas or breast-pumps or something. Jeeez! When I was young, my friends thought it was kind of cool that I was into aviation. Maybe your friends are just dorks themselves. What are they interested in? Tell us and we will help you light them up with ridicule. heeheehee. If that doesn't work, take KROCs advice and take them behind the woodshed and whoop their stinkin asses.  Big thumbs up


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Guys, no matter what you do, if it is different you will get teased!!!

Don't sweat, it does happen to the best of us!! Whenever they are teasing you just think about sitting at the end of a runway watching a 777 or 747 rotate, thats what i do  Smile

although not many of my friends know about it, they just call me Dutch all the time Big grin

regards

Dan


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I am 22, and I get it now.. I just tell them that they don't have to like it and leave it at that.. I don't let it get to me.. Just like I won't let Bin Laden screw my interest in aviation up.. To do so would be admitting defeat, when that is the LAST thing I would do..

Chris



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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I have never been teased about being interested in aviation, I have taken many girls to the airport! Some have come flying with me, with one we had a look around a challenger!
I think you guys might just over do aviation!
Iain


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Wow, My friends are awesome. They think it's cool that I'm into aviation. People come up to me and start talking to me about it because they think it's a cool topic. I feel as though since I like it, many people around me are being open up to a new intrest.

Even the chicks think it's cool


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

THEY are the ones with the problem. Not you!

I'm still sent up even now by mates and I'm in my 30s. They're just jealous because they don't know the difference between a B747 and a Cessna.

Dimwits....but I don't tease them for their total lack of knowledge. Their problem, not mine.

Good luck to you.


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

I started flying with my Dad when I was 6 years old. Got my license as soon as I was old enough. They say once you get airplane noise in your ears, you can't get it out. I don't remember being teased to often, but when i was, I think it was mostly out of jealousy. Here in the US, most flight schools offer a deal where for about $30 US you can take a 1/2 hour introductory flight in a small airplane, like a 152. You go up with an instructor and he lets you do just about everything except maybe the landing. It's a real exciting thing, and they don't put too many age restrcitions on it. I don't know if they have a similar program where you are, but if they do, I would recommend you try to get these "friends" of yours signed up for a ride. Once they get to do the flying for themselves, they are going to be just as obsessed as you are. Hope this helps..

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Hardly any of my friends know that I am interested in aviation. Those who do don't laugh at me. There's nothing wrong with being into aviation: everyone is interested in something else. And I intend to pursue a career in aviation, too (not a pilot or steward but my dream job is an airport/airline manager). Well, too bad, if anyone laughs at me, I'm sure to laugh at their own hobbies.
Unlike Iain, I have never taken a girl to the airport, partly because I'm 15 and have no way of driving her to Malta Int. I agree that it might be a good 'hunting' strategy  Laugh out loud. As for Xewkija Heliport, I think hardly any local girl would be impressed by me taking her to the minute terminal to watch the noisy old Mi-8s!
Keep up your interest in aviation BA777!
-turbolet


User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

I'm 23. I used to get teased loads about it, but not anymore. You have been given plenty of advise which might or might not work. It's unfortunate, but I suggest you just don't talk about your interest in aviation any more, and they will soon forget.

In any case, don't let it ruin your school experience. Work hard at school, have success, and reap the rewards for the rest of your life.


User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

BA777, no one can hurt you if you don't allow them to. This is a very powerful piece of advice. Whenever someone teases you, belittles you, tries to hold you down, abuses you, hurts you, it's because they are afraid of you. By hurting you, they're trying to assert themselves above you in an effort to lessen their fear. But you don't have to allow it. The minute you give in to them, they have won.

Believe in yourself. Love yourself. Have confidence in your abilities. When you have done this, no one in this world can ever hurt you again without you allowing it.


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

You know, some people might be jealous that you're so enthusiastic about something and that you actually have something to be so passionate about. Most people do not. My brother tells me every now and then "I need something to be obsessed with" even though he gives me s#@t about it more often than not!

I'm 21, my friends pull my leg over loving planes all the time.



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