I am aware of personality differences values ,ways of learning expression etc.., I also know about forgiveness,letting go, and sometimes the need to confront..
I am having self esteem issues,by being in a group at a 2 yr night course that I already paid for. I have had the younger kids bluntly criticize me, telling me how I need to improve and it's not done positively. I am not close to the class mates, and they are very young..
I feel judged, I mean harshly, and I feel not happy. It is hard for me to learn and be my true self. In other words to feel comfortable and safe. I feel that personality,age,values etc.., are coming into play.. and I feel like the majority of people in this class find ways through body language and put downs, like little bullies.
I know I can confront them, and I know I can go to the teacher. I just want to feel a sense of acceptance with others
in class as there is another year and a half to go..
So,do I confront,accept or change.. I've contacted the guidance counselor to discuss the issue,I feel like stopping school, I can't sleep. I am overly stressed and I know I have a lot of changing to do. I just want to finish school,get a degree and do the work I love..
Yet, there maybe a possible transfer either to another program or a 6 month similar program in another city
Any ideas on how to deal with this