Originally Posted by FAX
Excellent point, Mr. BIG_DADDY. Back in my day, it wasn't real bullying until your junior high school enemies tried to take a hatchet to your mom. Those guys really knew their bullying. Forget about self-esteem, you were risking your life merely walking the streets or going to the store or attending class. Those were the days when real bullies roamed the hallways and byways.
They were almost as bad as the medieval bullies you read about who, if they could catch you, would put the Caltrop or Greek Fire to your ass.
I don't know about all that but kicking the crap out of someone would certainly qualify as real bullying to me. Words on the internet, not so much.
Any child who's self-esteem is that low is certainly a refection of their parents ability to raise them as well. Huge failure.