I have a particular understanding of bullies - I was born with an "abnormality" that I never understood until lately. I've been seeing articles like this:http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070530/strong_toddler_070530
of a baby that apparently has what I have.
I'm not an abnormal giant like Gonzoman - I'm only 6'6" or so - but I have an abnormal muscle density that is high enough that it causes people to literally be afraid of me. Not like a little bit, like muscular, I mean like a monster (I was also once offered a professional wrestling contract as a freak, I guess).
After I spent two years+ in a penitentiary, I deliberately took a different course than Gonzoman. I am an academic now, I wear very loose-fitting clothes so that people don't realize what my body status is (some think I may be a little fat, but in an odd way - I'm not fat) and I go out of my way not to be a bully. People don't realize what they are dealing with, because I'm now a very soft-spoken guy and am intentionally covered up.
And maybe that's my point - people, including bullies, sometimes don't know what they are dealing with. Kindness - that the bully is not summarily dealt with - is misinterpreted as weakness (and, if I'm honest, a lack of desire to go back to jail on my part). That is just immaturity and stupidity on the part of the loud-mouth bully, and it's not something that young men should be attracted to.
Laughable. But I had to throw in my two cents.