They might pretend for a while in order to get what they want, but as soon as they have it, they start tormenting us again.
Bullies, abusers and predators misinterpret our kind, caring, moral gestures as weakness. They think we’re easy prey and they go after us even more. They want to hurt us; they’re happy when they see us suffer.
Ignorance is not the problem. Education is not the solution. They think their lives wouldn’t be messed up if we hadn’t harmed them way back when. They think their criticism, anger and rage are justified now because we did or do something they don’t like.
Trying to change them is like trying to change the weather. Good luck with that. Better strategy: when it’s winter, take the necessary precautions.