All to often when we're hurt by others we ask ourselves why. I was made fun of a TON during my formative years, and even as a grown woman, I've heard some very demeaning-and incredibly hurtful, criticism thrown my way regarding but not limited to:
My way of life
It's taken me years and years to realize that people who tear you down are already doing so because they're down themselves. They are either jealous, or just plain sad. They've got nothing, so they try to take everything away from people who seem like they've got everything. What a sad way to live.