Unformatted text preview: We can also see the process taking place in the Olympian champion, Michael Phelps life. Michael Phelp was bullied for having a lisp and big ears when he was little. Children would bully him due to his differences in appearance, similar to the Ugly Duckling’s story. Children bullied him because they found flaws in Michael Phelps that they themselves did not contain. They could not accept a person being different from them. From a children’s novel leading to an Olympian champion’s experience, one can see that we resent another for the flaws that we do not have. One resents another due to the fact that they are different. One tends to point out flaws in other people that one detests. If we encountered this obstacle, all we can do is prove ourselves better....
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- Spring '10
- Michael Phelps, ugly duckling, Michael Phelp, little ugly duckling