Ask A Genius 365 – Rosner Summer Camp
June 8, 2018
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How was the summer camp for you? For some, that is a common experience.
Rick Rosner: Ok so, after finishing the few miserable weeks of summer camp, I decided that I will no longer allow people to bully me. Only the ones that were quality bullies were allowed to bully me.
That was around 43 years ago and fast forward now when I’m 57. I go to 5 different gyms a day and do 150 sets a day. With around 5% fat in my body, I have around 97% of the strength of my age and height.
Since January 1st 1991, I haven’t missed a single day at the gym. I was attacked by some guy who hit me several times in my knee. He was trying to collapse my knee, and then went for my arm and tried to bit me.
His skin was left there as I was wondering and waiting if I needed to do something and react, and take the shot. I went from being the 14-year-old guy who was hoping to get a girlfriend with my knowledge, decency, smartness, and brains.
I was barely naked, dancing when this happened. For someone who was homophobic, this was a certain conflict. I knew this might cause a violent reaction. But I kept dancing almost naked in front of that guy.
So, back when I was 14-years-old, I haven’t started the transformation yet, but the idea was there. The initial idea was given to me by our gym teacher Max who slapped everybody’s face. He thought I was more than a pussy.
He thought I was a rich pussy because my step dad was the owner of some of the property that was downtown. Apartments without a lot of value, where some cheap people lived. One time at the school gym while we were playing basketball or something.
We were taking the tops off as we were supposed to put the jersey on. I yelled out loud to the gym coach asking, “Where are the blouses?”, realizing I had refer to the dresses that the girls were wearing at that time.
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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