Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
Language: English, ちょっとだけ日本語, Java
I guess some people can't avoid their bullies. I live in a fairly large suburban area but even I've bumped into a couple of them. One was working at a media store while I was in college. Another I spotted at a midnight release for a video game around the same time. But I make a point to avoid encountering them and have been largely successful at it, thank goodness -- I spot them and recognize them, but I never give them the chance to approach me or say anything to me.
I heard one of the kids who bullied me at school got arrested a few years later, for stabbing another kid over an argument over a video game or something. So I guess in his case, he only got worse. Many of my bullies were at church instead of school, though -- all the kids in the congregation at the church my parents forced me to attend hated me. I occasionally heard about them from my parents, especially just a few years after the fact when they all left on "missions." It's a really strict culture in a lot of ways but they're big on protecting predators, like most religions -- have premarital sex and you can't go on a mission, but bully another kid to the point of almost making him kill himself and who cares, right?
I imagine they're all still totally brainwashed and living oh so "righteously." I'd actually be curious to know how many of them beat their wives or molest little kids; I'm sure at least a few had the propensity.
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." -Ayn Rand