Bullying takes root in children, who many times have been the victims of intimidation themselves. To soothe their own injured spirits, they appear to need to wind another person. It might have to do with gaining back power into their lives. It might also stem from their desire to overcome their own fears, derived from victimization. I know that when a child is intimidated by a parent, or a person they love, they are helpless to stop it or control it. Some children fear for their safety every day. They get back their control, by victimizing another person. Most bullies likely have been mistreated. They might measure the extent of their torment in the amount of bullying they are guilty of.
We all look back on some cheerful occasions and yearn for those moments again. I am so guilty of this as much or more than anybody, but then I remember the present and tell myself to rejoice in my life and savor the wonderful moments. We all have wonderful memories and sometimes they may appear more awesome at the present because we are going through a hard time. That is when anything looks better to us.