Cruelty- one being towards another is always about the one who lashed out. If you had not been handy as their object of harassment- they would have chosen anyone. Because it was never about you.
It’s a hard thing to realize — the pain you hold — that someone handed you was not because of who you are but because of who they are. It was always their pain to begin with.
I hope in your life today you find Real souls to help you heal from this. Every 7 years every cell in our body is replaced. You are literally not the same human you were at the beginning of those 7 years. And certainly not these many years later. Your body and your soul are replaced, new, different, grown. Healed.
These cells can move you forward in love. Namaste.