"Some day I'll be living in a big ol' cityAnd all you're ever gonna be is mean." Bullied songstress Taylor Swift articulates the fervent hopes of young people everywhere: that they will go places when they grow up while their tormentors will go nowhere.
But they can forget justice and any notion of what goes around comes around: a bully's lot, it appears, is a jolly good one. "Bullies are actually pretty healthy, quite strong, and do pretty well in later life," says Dieter Wolke, professor of psychology at the University of Warwick and author of the kind of study that could well turn current thinking on its head.
We know much about the bullied - they can suffer terribly, both physically and mentally, leaving emotional scars that can last a lifetime - but there has been less research into those doing the bullying.
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