Izzy Kalman writes:
Pay attention: every horrific rampage shooting and every suicide is committed by someone who feels like a victim. They feel discriminated against by society. They feel unjustly fired from their job. They feel unfairly divorced by their spouse. They feel ridiculed by their schoolmates. You may counter, “But they are all mentally disturbed.” Yes, almost all of them are. But almost all mentally disturbed people feel like victims. When we feel victimized, we become mentally disturbed. (…)
Our obsession with bullies not only is failing to get to the root of why people commit horrific acts of violence. All of our anti-bully education is actually promoting the problem. It encourages us to feel legitimized in our anger, hatred and desire for revenge against those we perceive as bullying us.