I felt euphoric, but still, I said: “Two years ago you didn’t think like that at all. You said that you have to be able to fight or to ask your older cousin to come in order to get respect.” He looked at me as if I were completely stupid and then he smiled so that one of his dimples was visible. His light-brown eyes glittered:
“I was in the 7th grade back then! You should understand that now I know better. I have LEARNED, you see… ”
“So now you think that it is better to talk and communicate than to use your fists?”
“Absolutely!” He said, very self-confident.