I was bullied a lot… doing anything overly well was punished by the kids. I was a stubborn little bastard and I sort of thought, in that quasi-poetic, dark room, early teenage way, that it would be a good thing to try and get through it. I came out not expecting anything of the world… whatever I turn my hand to, I will fight as hard as anything because I don’t care if I get knocked back. It doesn’t hurt. I’ve got thicker skin than you, so it’s fine.