The boy would learn one day that he was wrong keeping the bullying to himself. He should have gone to parents for help.
Some people believe things such as this make us stronger. I truly struggle with that notion, but I also know that we are a product of our past. Those events left unseen scars on the boy for life. It was those events that made the boy constantly ask the questions, “What did I do that would ever make people want to hurt me so bad? Was it just because I was poor and weak?”