I Stammered And Pretended To Be Mute

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  • Story By Simon | Subscribe Our Channel https://bit.ly/2J5HP7j This is Simon. Listen to how he speaks. His speech seems flawless, right? Well, we ought to tell you that several years ago he would have found it difficult to even to tell you his name. Why? Because he has a stammer! Simon's story is paradoxical, because he started to communicate with other people BECAUSE he stammered. Simon had this problem right from his early childhood, and it got worse as he got older. He was once frightened by a dog when he was about three, and from that moment on he struggled to pronounce every single word. Even saying his own name was a real battle for him. His worried parents took him to all sorts of doctors and tried dozens of different kinds of therapy, but nothing helped. By the time he was 13, Simon barely said more than a dozen words a day. But Simon has always been an optimistic person by nature, he chose to take on the image of an enigmatic man of few words. This worked well until his parents decided to move to a new area. And so Simon found himself in a neighbourhood where no one knew him. Like many teenagers with problems, he felt depressed, and tried to lock himself away at home – “Who would want to socialize with a stammering creep like me?” he thought to himself. Not far from Simon's home there was a sports ground with a basketball hoop. He saw a group of boys a bit older than him playing there. Simon had always been good at basketball, as he was taller than many of his peers, and he assumed that a good player would be welcomed by everyone. He put on his most impenetrable pokerface and joined them. He played until he felt exhausted, and after the game, and with palpable respect, the boys asked Simon who he was. Here we go…he felt pretty nervous that I needed to speak in front of five people at once. He opened his mouth...but said nothing, unable to squeeze out a single sound. They repeated their question. Simon just stood there, as mute as a fish. Suddenly one of them had a moment of enlightenment and asked: “Are you mute?” Simon was a bit puzzled by the question, and managed to nod slightly in a somewhat ambigous manner. They took it is as a confirmation and said “Well, who cares? We’ll call you Kobe. Let’s play!” He quickly became part of the group, and really enjoyed himself. They turned out to be very nice guys, and seemed completely unbothered by his condition. Sometimes, Simon felt guilty about pretending to be something he was not, but on the other hand it was the first time in his life that he didn’t need to struggle on a daily basis to maintain a friendship. The funny thing was that after some time, they reached the conclusion that because Simon was mute, he must also be deaf But as you know, what goes up must come down. Once, Simon arrived at the sports ground as usual and found a group of older guys watching his friends playing. They were laughing at them in a pretty derogatory way. He realized they were drunk, but decided to ignore them and joined the game. “Kobe, Kobe, pass it on!” one of his teammates shouted. There was a roar of laughter from the older guys. “Is that one Kobe?” they howled, and moved onto the playground. They snatched the ball and began throwing it at Simon violently. He was much smaller than them – he was 13 and they were all 17 at least, so he couldn’t do much. “Don’t touch him! He's deaf!” his friends yelled out, but this aggravated the bullies even more. His brave friends stood up for him, and engaged in a spectacular battle with the bullies to “reconquer” Simon, as he was unable to get up from the ground. The drunks had to retreat, yelling offensive words back at them. When he got up, he understood that it was now the moment to speak. He had to thank his friends. He summoned up all his will and squeezed out a stammering “Th-th-th-thank you”. They looked at him in silence, not understanding what had just happened. At that point, he burst into tears and ran away. He was suffering not because of his bruises, but from the bitter shame. He ran and ran without even knowing where he was going, when he suddenly heard footsteps behind. He stopped, and noticed they were following him. “Hey, so you CAN speak after all?” He nodded. “And you're not deaf?” He nodded again. “I’m so-so-so…” “But that’s cool! So we can talk to you normally!” Simon hadn't been expecting this reaction, and despite being unable to say a word, he felt deep gratitude. “You don’t need to apologize, it’s ok. Do you stammer? It’s not a problem! Know what? If you can’t talk, let’s invent our own gestures so that no one understands us.” And from that day on, the boys began inventing a whole system of signs that was only for them to use. Simon can now talk normally. After years of therapy he finally began to see positive results, and now he stammers only when he's nervous. But more importantly, he learned that true friends are those who accept you with all your problems and imperfections.
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  • S Ag the potato
    S Ag the potato 4 dakika önce

    Who else heard him stuttering in the vid???

  • Linzi Wilson
    Linzi Wilson 14 dakika önce

    There will nice

  • Katty Girl Playz
    Katty Girl Playz 1 saat önce

    I'm sorry but
    WHY ISN'T ANYONE COMMENTING ABOUT THE FACES DRAWN INTO ACTUAL BASKET BALL PLAYER

  • ThE BiGbOy
    ThE BiGbOy 3 saat önce

    Fuck you

  • interstellar gacha
    interstellar gacha 4 saat önce

    Such amazing friends!

  • Ashwaq Abdullah
    Ashwaq Abdullah 4 saat önce

    It was really a nice story. I like it and you friends are soooo sweet👍

  • Wanda desouza
    Wanda desouza 6 saat önce

    Those kids are so sweet and kind

  • DANA Fahad
    DANA Fahad 8 saat önce

    This is the best story






    I swear 💕

  • aLYSHa
    aLYSHa 14 saat önce

    Aww!! I think it's cute when people stammer!
    Am I a bad Person?

  • Landon H
    Landon H 16 saat önce

    I love this story lol

  • Oziel Quintanar
    Oziel Quintanar 17 saat önce

    me to like you😄☺️😏

  • Kerry Reed
    Kerry Reed 19 saat önce

    Your stuttering a little bit but that’s ok 👍🏾 your perfect 👌🏾 the way you are

  • Fran K
    Fran K 20 saat önce

    At 4:50 made me cry

  • Geoffrey
    Geoffrey 21 saat önce

    Aww

  • Mariah Richardson
    Mariah Richardson 1 gün önce

    I have been stammering since I was a child. I'm 22-years-old now and trying my best to improve my speech.

    This video is relatable, and my favorite one on this channel

  • Mohammad Fawaz
    Mohammad Fawaz 1 gün önce

    For me, i get revenge even if someone was older than me at ANY age... I got bullied by a 18 year old and i'm only 10, today i got my sweet revenge, until i made him say sorry and ran away.

  • Moris Betonio
    Moris Betonio 1 gün önce

    My son is mute but he kind of deaf well he only write a paper to talk

  • Doodle dummy
    Doodle dummy 1 gün önce

    Wow, your friends are awesome! Even after you lied to them, they still accepted you stutter or not, and helped you so you can all communicate! That’s awesome! Your rly lucky to have great friends like them, great story!

  • TS777
    TS777 1 gün önce

    I stutter a little, more so when I’m tired or nervous. I also used to be mute (for real) but I over came it with therapy.
    I like your story.

  • ImADeer
    ImADeer 1 gün önce

    No one speaks flawlessly

  • Thelaggygamers_life
    Thelaggygamers_life 1 gün önce

    yay he said a word.

  • Naomi Simpson
    Naomi Simpson 2 gün önce

    THAT'S SO SWEET!

  • Mmh Studio
    Mmh Studio 2 gün önce

    Then how did u ask u want to play when u stammered a lot! Huh!

  • Doggo official undertale

    at least you have real friends that care

  • Wesley Colon Torres
    Wesley Colon Torres 2 gün önce

    Yay my loveeee

  • Kitty Shadow
    Kitty Shadow 2 gün önce

    I would be your friend but im 7 and a girl as you can see by my username :/

  • Mckenna Gonzales
    Mckenna Gonzales 2 gün önce

    This is amazing

  • Lizzy Glittersalad
    Lizzy Glittersalad 2 gün önce

    I like this story it's very nice in deed 👍🏻❤️

  • ThisIsRianna
    ThisIsRianna 2 gün önce

    I have a stammer issue.It used to be bad but only happens when I think of what I’m going to say or over think something.When I’m talking it doesn’t really happen only on some words like s,d,m,t,f,r words.I went to speech therapy but didn’t like it so I stopped going and it’s been better because I can figure things out on my own. It’s not that bad but my friends know sometimes I’m slow on words and I used to have a twisted tooth that didn’t help it and now I have braces and it’s been helping me not stutter anymore.Anyone who has this can get through it❤️Xo

  • ASHANTTI WATSON
    ASHANTTI WATSON 3 gün önce

    I I y yo you se t to s st steamer

  • jimin_is_ mine
    jimin_is_ mine 3 gün önce

    Awww that is sooo cute ans sweet from them

  • Gabriela Carlos
    Gabriela Carlos 3 gün önce

    I stutter ever since I was a baby too so you're not the only one

  • ray 2k
    ray 2k 3 gün önce

    DUDEEEE YOU FORGOT THE "BALL"

  • Micro799
    Micro799 3 gün önce

    He’s talking now fine

  • Luv u xxx tentacion
    Luv u xxx tentacion 3 gün önce

    Is it bad that i like that he stammers or the fact i l💜ve when he stammers

  • Jazzy Bong
    Jazzy Bong 3 gün önce

    from just the video
    his blonde hair friend is handsome
    ok im weired

  • Celestine Groleau
    Celestine Groleau 3 gün önce

    you have such good friends! i'm envious!

  • slavica janakieva
    slavica janakieva 3 gün önce

    I have the same thing

  • Djs vlogs
    Djs vlogs 3 gün önce

    I wish I could have a story like this. All I do is sit inside all day from lack of friendship.