Thats what the always say, a lot of the time the do it to keep you in check. They say those things to keep you bending to their will.Lets see if I remember anything from high school. Lets see this kid was making fun of me and was saying he would beat me up or whatever. I embarrased the hell out of him in front of his friends by talking about him like a dog. He didn't beat me up and he never made fun of me again. Is that good enough for you?