Many times, you must face violence and deal with it. However, some view any conflict as a personal assault which may only be resolved through violence or the threat of violence. These bullies are just as bitter, frustrated, and alone as their timid counterparts.
The timid constantly run away from violence, but they cannot do this forever. Bullies may have their way for a while, but at some point they meet their match. Both the timid and the bullies are reacting to the same emotion—fear.
Fear is natural, but it is only an emotion; it cannot harm you by itself. However, the hesitation it causes may get you killed in the blink of an eye. This "fear reflex" must be neutralized before any form of self-defense may be effectively initiated. You must learn to transmute your fear into a feeling of indignation.
Fear is nothing to fear, it is necessary for survival. It is what causes us to jump back onto the curb instantly when an approaching taxi sounds its horn. We are all born with a few primal fears, such as the fear of loud noises, darkness, strangers, and heights. As we age, some of these basic fears decrease, such as the fear of strangers, while other fears may increase, such as an excessive fear of heights. As we mature and venture into the world, we may develop new fears, such as the fear of flying. Many fears develop because we learn to fear certain things from people around use. Children do not naturally fear spiders; others teach them to fear spiders. As humans, we are very prone to learn fear. As a result, everybody is afraid of something.