Robert Lewandowski scoring his first goal for the FC Bayern München during the Friendly Match between MSV Duisburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Schau-Ins-Land-Arena on July 21, 2014 in Duisburg, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Gronkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)
I like to say I was thankful to my school bully, because without him, I wouldn’t be in this position now. I thought that was a weakness, but I realise now those sensitivities can be a real strength. Today I celebrate my sensitivities. Defining experience you never forget. I have not forgotten who bullied me, but I’m not going to name and shame them. I know now that it goes on everywhere, and I also have more understanding of what makes a bully. They’ve been bullied before.
MEDUSA(Greek: Μέδουσα; Médousa) In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly into her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone.