I've been helping a girl with emerging mutant powers who's been threatened by kids from school. I'm a freak for helping? I used to call myself a freak of nature, but it was different. Somehow, all this time, no one else has ever called me a freak. And never with such hatred. They weren't just scared. They honestly hated us.
They cornered this girl after school in an alley and were kicking her while she was down, and she was too scared to use her powers to help herself because they already hated her so much for it. I don't think I've ever really had a taste of what mutant persecution was like. I hadn't really seen it for myself and hadn't experienced it until today. I know it happened a lot back in the reality mutants come from, but I realized today I have no idea what mutants have gone through and how much some people hate them.
I guess my point is that I respect anyone with special abilities a little more today. Sometimes, it takes a lot of guts to be different.