Do Bullies Lack Self-Esteem and a Capacity for Empathy? –

Teaching a bully how to be more empathetic, like raising his self-esteem or his IQ, may just help them become a bigger and better bully. Many bullies score high on empathy tests.

In fact, they’re good at hurting you because they’re good at imagining what it might be like to be you. Evil, it seems, isn’t always, or even usually, a function of ignorance. What follows, of course, is that Socrates was wrong: education can’t save us.

John Faithful Hamer