Remember them from high school?
Every school had ‘em (and they still do.)
Maybe you were one.
Or perhaps you were bullied by them.
I’m sure the decision to partake in the former was often an attempt to avoid facing the latter. A tough choice; an outcome of desperation, perhaps, or fear…
Fear that they’d be shunned by their group- left, without friends, to fend for themselves when, in fact, it could have been their chance to create some genuine friendships with other people.