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No apologies. You are a terrific man who is willing to help others. When I went on holiday I asked you to schedule stories for me, you did. When I was confused if some stories were actually scheduled, you helped me out.

I am so sorry you have experienced this. I can’t get this behavior of people attacking other people for their own benefits.

When I was in primary and high school, I have been bullied just because I played the violin. That was a horrible experience. In primary school, children were telling each other I had lice. That was not even the case, as my mom checked me every time.

In high school, there were classmates who didn’t like that. I wanted to go to the conservatory. Two words were similar in Dutch: Conservatory and crematory. So, they told a lot of people I wanted to be dead instead I wanted to be a professional violinist.

Like you, I was busy with rectifying that. Even some teachers were bullying me too. Or didn't do anything about it. It affected my high school years. I couldn’t even concentrate on homework. And also, I didn’t become a professional violinist, because of that bullying sh*t.

Thank you for all the hard work you put into this publication Dr Mehmet Yildiz. I appreciate it very much.

Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in The Netherlands, with her husband and three daughters.

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