Rodney - Bullies never stop and its not always physical. It can be mental. They keep pressing. For the most part, people are apathetic to it. They think, like I do, that its part of life. When it gets bad, no one has your back. So pick a moment and fight back. If you get your butt kicked..go back for more again the next day. Eventually, they won't want anything to do with you. Bullies are a lot like sharks....they don't want a fight, they want a free meal.
I agree, that is ONE WAY to deal with the situation, and most likely the way I would use, but that just doesn't work for everyone. Not everyone is made up of the same stuff, and they shouldn't have to be.
Some just can't handle that route, which is exactly why I brought up Full Metal Jacket and school shootings.
With Martin's mental state in question, everyone is actually extremely fortunate that he chose to deal with it the way he did.