Transcript for Michael Strahan admits he was bullied as a kid, and how it motivated him to greatness
here. Who felt like they were bullied in some way growing up? I felt like I was. Different phases of your life. I'm the youngest of six kids. We have a confident audience. Only Tom Kelly clapped. We have a nonbullied audience here. The thing about it, there was a study in the molecular psychiatry journal. Is this a journal you read? I have my subscription. I need to refill it. It just reminded me of that. It shows just how dangerous bullying is. I thought when -- growing up, things that happened to you was kind of like, just, get used to it. It's part of growing up. You'll grow out of it. And all that stuff. But they showed that when people are bullied, or kids are bullied, it actually affects your brain. It physically affects your brain. There's shrinkage in parts of your brain that are due to anxiety. I was bullied. I was teased. I think of you as a football player. I think an athlete is faring well in the social jungle. You were not always a football player. You were larger. I've always been larger. I don't want to bring up a name you don't like. Bob. Bob. Booty on back. Or big old butt. Yeah. That's what they called me, Bob. But I gotta tell you. Because of Bob, I started working out when I was 13. And it drove me to where I look back now and I go, without Bob, I never would have worked out. Which would mean I never would have played football. Which led to everything else. But -- but it does make you think twice about bullying and kids. At the same time, it always makes you think that if there's something like that going on, take that negativity and make it into something positive. And channel it. There you go.
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