Eric probably feels like he’s fallen and can’t get back up. This is important because this might make him mad or weak. If he gets mad then he might take his anger out on everybody else. Then eventually he will probably become the bully. If he gets weak then he might be the target of bullying. This is because the bullies look at weak kids and think “fresh meat.” It”s like predator and prey. The predator looks at prey and think “dinner is served” it’s the same with bullies. This can become a big social issue for Eric.