I don't suppose it will help all
that much but these behaviors
are determined by evolution.
Man has evolved a pack
mentality that states strangers
are to be run off or killed.
If you had encountered any one of those
kids by themselves there is a good
chance you would have been friends.
Conversely if you managed to get on
the leaders good side quickly you would
have been accepted into the pack.
The pecking order may have determined
you be on the bottom but you would
I reiterate you faced millions of years
of adaptive behavior and the instinct
you had for flight?
I don't know as a pack they may
have just run you down.
Its too bad about the peanuts. They
are quite tasty. However I think by eating
them and proving yourself an object of
ridicule and therefore not a threat ,
you probably saved yourself
from getting a beating.