The Happy Bully

School-bully-001 Clem at dinner last night with our family and my parents...

Clem: "We have a big bully at our school. His name is Caleb. Everybody is scared of him, even the big kids. He's the biggest bully in the world."

My Mom: "What does he do?"

Clem: "He hits people and stuff. He's SO mean."

My Mom: "You know Clem, we should feel sorry for him."

Clem: "Feel sorry for him? Why?"

My Mom: "He's probably very unhappy inside. He's probably a bully because he's unhappy."

Clem thinks about this for a moment, then shakes her head.

Clem: "Nope. He's happy, all right. Mean, but happy."