Who among us hasn't daydreamed of getting revenge on a bully or cruel person from our past? There are countless movies that leverage the trope of a once bullied child growing up and giving their former tormenters a piece of their mind. And while the concept of wailing on a former bully (or roasting them within an inch of their life) is deeply satisfying, that's not always how it goes down.
In reality, a lot of bullies either grow up to be invincible monsters (like many of the politicians in office), or they mature and regret their bullying days. While the latter is preferable for the state of the world at large, it often comes as a complete surprise.
So, I messaged my 8th grade bully on FB...
I’ve been socially awkward my whole life, and so, I had my fair share of bullies in school. And this guy was a real a*shole.