Human beings are controlled by three things in their personalities- id, ego and superego. Basically, the id tells you to do something regardless of the consequences you or someone else may face. The ego reminds you of the repercussions so you can think twice before being impulsive. And the superego reminds you of your moral values and questions your motive to satisfy your desire.
This is the case with bullies. Bullies are driven by their ids. They don’t think, they just do. The feeling of satisfaction gained from threatening a target keeps bullies motivated to do it again and again. The targets on the other hand are defenseless. They don’t lack strength or the motives to fight back simply because they are not driven by impulses to attack and destroy. They know what it’s like to fall down and get mentally tortured and that’s why they refrain from fighting back. They’re controlled by emotions and sensitive natures required in societies to put an end to bullying. Listening to our moral conscience that guides us towards doing the right thing is difficult to do, but so important and rewarding.
So the question here is- Do we just bear with it or do we do something about it?