Often we make the mistake of thinking that being violent, vindictive, or malicious is being strong.
These things may make people fear us and therefore not attack us or bully us, but they make a bully of us in turn.
People who are really strong - i.e. people who know who they are and are not afraid of others - are gentle and loving.
We can make the mistake of thinking that life is about being stronger than others.
This is not true.
Life is about loving others.
We come into this world to learn how to give love.
So do not fall into the trap of seeking to be stronger than others.
Give up your fear and open your heart.
Then you will begin to live.