I was blessed with how I grew. Using wrestling as an example, I was the 2nd person on the mat in the 7th grade weighing 91 lbs. By the time I was in college, I was the last person on the mat weighing 240 by my senior year. So, I learned to really fight as a smaller person. I just happened to grow as I got better at fighting.<quoted text>Interestingly you brought this up because often a larger man defending himself against the attack of a smaller man is always viewed as a bully also. Often, "large" men are often the targets of small men with "little man syndrome" or even an average sized fellow with something to prove. I recall an incident several years ago where a much larger man actually killed a smaller man in a fist fight and people were actually questioning the larger man's right to defend himself from a much smaller man. If a 5'9" 170lb man starts a fight with a 6'3" 240 pounder then he deserves what he gets in my book. Don't kid yourself there are probably more "little" bullies out there than big bullies. I've heard stories of how fearsome fighters like Jack Dempsey and Rocky Marciano had to constantly avoid confrontations with some of these sober and drunken fools who wanted to prove something against men who could literally beat them within an inch of their lives. Of course neither Dempsey or Marciano were huge men but both could knock your head off.
I for one, was a total dick to others as I got bigger until one guy explained to me how lonely I must be. Damn, it was like he kicked me in the nuts.