That may be true. But people bully for a reason and usually it's not as simple as that. Those that engage in bullying behaviour, are extremely unhappy themselves. They are angry and they hurt to gain some semblance of control over their own state of misery. I am not in any way condoning the extremely hurtful and even illegal actions of a bully. But compassion isn't acceptance. Compassion and understanding just acknowledge the reason for the behaviour and allows for a space between the person and the behaviour to exist. One where change is still possible for the bully. Depending of course, on age, support, self awareness and the desire to WANT to change. Even if they may never change, how can we view them differently to help us cope with the behaviour?
If you could ask one question to someone who has bullied you, What would you ask them if you thought they might listen? It can be someone from the past, present or future.