The Nature of the Bully

Bullying is the act of a moral coward who lacks both self-esteem and a sense of reality. (Remember O.J. Simpson? Classic example.) A bully believes and feels as if his will overrides not only the rights of others, but also reality itself. He might or might not be consciously committed to such an irrational ideology—or even consider ideology/philosophy at all—but it IS this attitude upon which he operates. The specifics and scope of a bully’s victimization will vary, but this is the essence of it: A bully feels triumphant over reality itself, as if he doesn’t have to follow the laws of nature. The laws of ethics which he breaks are secondary to this more fundamental attitude.