The Act of Bullying

The act of bullying takes place almost everywhere. This includes schools, workplaces, and even at home. Nonetheless, various reasons have been put forward to explain why perpetrators act in this manner, and how they stand to benefit. This paper seeks to explain the effect that bullies get and how they feel after oppressing others. All over the world, campaigns are used to try and stop bullying. This is the act of physically or emotionally harming someone with the goal to intimidate, ridicule, or coarse. These individuals attack their victims’ vulnerabilities and use them to degrade and make them feel worthless.  Some of the ways that bullies can harm their victims are by beating them up, stealing their materials, intentionally exposing them to phobias or insulting them. Nonetheless, this is an evil act that society should come together and eradicate. Regardless of this act, it is essential that we determine how the perpetrators feel after committing this act? What is their motivation? What is the end product of bullying to the perpetrators?

One way to stop bullying is by using campaigns and advertisements. These events seek to eradicate the vice by explaining the harm it does to both the victims and their oppressors. In the former’s case, it is clear that bullying causes many harmful effects. The advertisements portray bullies as people who feel bad after committing the act. However, this is the wrong impression. Assuming that bullies downgrade themselves is not an effective way to deal with these individuals. In real sense, oppressing others allows them to forget what they feel about themselves. For instance, in a school where a grade 5 student bullies another in grade 3, the former is bigger and stronger. He or she, therefore, thrive in the fear and shame he causes to his victim. He views himself as powerful and loves the feeling he gets from seeing the others suffer. This could be one reason why they continue to bully the same victim over and over. Bullying others does not only stop any bad feeling about themselves, but it also stimulates and excites their mental and physical power experience. Perpetrators harm others with the intent of showing off or expressing their power. Nonetheless, they have no self-conscious of how negative they feel about themselves after bullying others. It is essential to determine why individuals bully others. First being bigger and stronger than their victims gives them an edge and desire to show off. Additionally, individuals who have gone through past traumatic experiences can use bullying as a way of dealing with stress.

Feeling compassion for bullies may not be an effective way to deal with these individuals. Sympathy towards bullies gives the impression that they are aware of the adverse effect that bullying has on them. Perpetrators are like frightened beasts who feel that attacking is the best solution to solving their problems. Thus, it is okay to feel sorry for bullies, but it is advisable always to be ready to deal with bullies. As humans, we can adapt to situations early in life. Through this, we develop different mechanisms through which we can deal with these situations. For bullies, imposing shame and oppression may be their way of coping with their experiences. It gives them a sense of pride with their ability to instill fear and have dominance over the bullied.

In workplaces, bullying may also take place. In these cases, people with high authority are the ones most likely to oppress their victims. Sexual oppression is one form of bullying where executives and supervisors attempt to have intercourse with their subordinates. In some cases, the victim has to comply or risk losing their jobs. In other instances, they may be overworked or be underpaid. Bullying happens in scenarios where the victim has no option or is powerless. This leaves them fearful as there is no one to help them. The same fear is what the bullies thrive on. They feel superior to their victims and are motivated to continue doing these acts. They end up concealing their feelings from others and themselves in the process. It is therefore essential that bullies be taken through counseling and be made aware of the effects that oppressing has on them.

Bullying is the act of physically or emotionally tormenting other individuals. Perpetrators commit these acts as it gives them a sense of joy with the fear they instill in their victims. Nonetheless, concluding that bullies feel bad after oppressing their victims is wrong. Perpetrators are not emotionally affected as they thrive in the pain and fear they inflict on their victims. Feeling sorry for these individuals may not be a viable solution as it may only anger or intensify their desire to harm others.  Bullying takes place on all fronts including schools and workplaces. In most cases, those in power are more likely to engage in harassment as they influence subordinates or smaller students.  It is essential to have counseling sessions and make bullies aware of the harm this act causes not only to their victims but to them as well.