There is this idea that bullies always get their comeuppance, A Christmas Story style.
That they all peak in high school and then everything is downhill from senior year and they become bald, fat, and broke bar regulars with sucky jobs.
It’s a nice fantasy, but it’s not always how it goes, as this Twitter thread from @thetzechun proves. They asked, “What does your high school bully do now?”
Some people’s bullies did end up on that karmic downward spiral.
Some bullies became and remained super successful and rich and even attained positions of great power.
Some became internet commenters.
But others grew up and turned their lives around.
They didn’t stay bullies—they changed and became better.
And a whole bunch of people commented that they never got bullied at all, and especially not in high school. Lucky you guys.
Here are what 37 high school bullies are up to now: