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I Am a Misanthrope

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    Is it possible to be realistic

    and not at least have misanthropic tendencies? I don't think so. I am a misanthrope. Humanity is disgusting. Humans in general are nothing but self serving, egotistical, attention craving, ingrates. I honestly do not believe it is possible to be realistic about humanity and not...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    I don't understand why people like to use

    scapegoats all the time to feel innocent. I always hear people grovelling and moaning about "the Nazis" and how evil they were. Okay, fine, I don't like Hitler and I'm not a National Socialist/Nazi, but why can't other people, including Americans, accept that they too are guilty...
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Benefits Of Misanthropy

    1. Find ways to keep yourself occupied 2. Don't have to embrace Hedonism (pleasure over pain, playful approach to life), can be invested in serious things 3. Can enjoy being friendless or having one true friend 4. Don't succumb to peer pressure or try to impress your peers 5...
    Elle2k Elle2k 22-25 Oct 8, 2012

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    Sometimes, like right now,

    i have a mount long period where i just hate everything and everyone..... It's not my, it's my brain....
    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    The institution of marriage is an archaic

    tradition that needs to genuinely die out. Why the hell do I need a paper to tell me who I am with and how I should ONLY be with that person. I have never been fond of weddings. 2 people can certainly live together without having to resort to fork out their life savings for a...
    Jarwan Jarwan 22-25 6 days ago

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    Humans are the reason there are

    so many flaws in this world. Including pollution and war. We are the most hateful species to live on Earth. It's the ugly truth.
    Vivekka Vivekka 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    I Fit In, Absolutely Nowhere....

    This will be a rant, I must get it out. I grew up unconventionally, isolated, moved frequently and was mostly home schooled. My first experience in a public school in 5th grade was a nightmare, children can truly be evil, which is why I have always hated them. They are simply...
    FringeOfSociety FringeOfSociety 36-40, M 6 Responses May 31, 2013

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    I have come to hold nothing

    but contempt for humanity. I am surrounded by sycophancy, avarice, and ignorance. It is inescapable. And I am in the process of becoming a neurosurgeon, how contradictory is that? I want to help humanity, but in the same breath I hate it. Perhaps it is out of pity? Pity for the...
    SuicideRedefined SuicideRedefined 18-21, M 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    We humans as rational beings evolved

    and we are privileged to have a very clearer conscience and think about our existence. We shouldn’t fight for survival as animals. We should make the most of our existence in the most pure and free way as possible, and not being a slave to money, doing the same things every...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    Am I Misanthropic?

    I hate people, plain and simple. I am 22-years old and, while I try to maintain a normal social life and connect with other people, I can't help but feel so detached from humanity - like I'm viewing life through a dirty lens. I look at people and all I see are pathetic, stupid...
    oxygenwaster oxygenwaster 22-25, M 30 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    Misanthropy is the natural allergic reaction

    had by an intelligent, thinking person when confronted by a world of tribalized, reactionary proto-humans.
    TheMisanthropist TheMisanthropist 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Realizations

    I've been a misanthrope since roughly 7 years old.  I was that odd kid down the street that was almost never seen outside, and who actively avoided playing with the other kids, usually out of a misunderstood (at the time) sense of disgust. I'm now 37, and only in the last 6...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    When I was younger, I had a large amount of hate

    when it comes to people. Honestly and truthfully hated people. Funny enough when I actually discovered the word Misanthrope, I just felt a sort of pity for people afterwards. I just pity the ignorant and materialistic people, that surrounds me everyday.
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have this side too,

    and today I am feeling it very strongly. At work the looks of my colleagues and students hurt like daggers. i really wish I was invisible, even I don't exist. I feel nervous, anxious all the time. I just want to be home, protected by its walls.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    People are selfish and don't care about you.

    Relationships of any kind are pointless because ultimately people just use you. Even the mother-child relationship is selfish. Women have children because they want to. Nobody asks kids if they want to be born. If I was asked I would say no.
    Fattygirljm Fattygirljm 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    So, I had some pretty bad experiences

    as a kid. Social isolation, depression, worthlessness, all that. Funnily enough, when I became a misanthrope, I became an optimist. Now, let me explain myself, before I receive the ragewave of "not being a true misanthrope," etc., I will tell you firstmost that I really do hate...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    Im a Misanthropist

    i have been nearly forever its caused by a deep inbred cyncism. Misanthropy is a general dislike, distrust, or hatred of the human species, or a disposition to dislike and/or distrust other people. The term is also applicable to those who self-exile themselves or become loners...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 19 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    I like to think im a true misanthropist.

    Depression hasnt made me this way. Bad experiences may have made it worse but ive hated people for as long as i could remember. No bad childhood. So no certin people make me hate everyone. This particularly super ****** up generation isnt the only thing i hate. The history of...
    akdemon akdemon 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    I have found, in the course of life,

    that I have lost the ideals of my youth and have slipped into a world of black and white which no longer contains the softness, the mercy or the optimisim of the shades of grey. We exist not as a culture steadily heading towards some grand ideal, where the majority of human...
    Postlethwaite Postlethwaite 13-15 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I shall kill myself - YOU SELFISH BASTARD!

    I FEEL NO SYMPATHY FOR YOU! THINK OF YOUR FAMILY! I Shall kill others - YOU CRAZY, SICK ****! HOW CAN YOU KILL INNOCENTS?! JUST KILL YOURSELF! I Shall seek mental help - HAHA! YOU PATHETIC LOONY!
    shadowman22 shadowman22 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I personally believe in equal prejudice: all

    people are cockroaches that deserve to be liquidated.
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    All of your inquisitions are true,

    but that’s the deal. What will you do about it?
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Dec 12, 2014

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    I Have Known It For Years

    I'm a misanthrope.  Like many misanthropes, I do not dislike EVERYBODY.  But my tendency is to dislike the vast majority of the "public."  I do not care for "aquaintances."  Aquaintances bore me to tears.  Either someone is a true...
    INeverPost INeverPost 51-55 23 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    My idea of the human race: Humanity is

    disgusting. we destroy anything in our path. we destroy nature. we destroy each other. we destroy our planet, our air, our future. Humans are selfish. they only think about themselves and their problems. they are insensitive and cruel. Humans are irrational and uneducated...
    kfritz19 kfritz19 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Giving Up...people Just Get Worse

    I didnt used to be quite this bad. Actually, there was a time that i was considered sweet, shy, really smart. I never had a chance to be happy. Actually, i had the chance to go to college--and did for 3 years--but got deathly ill (as in organ failure) and ended up defaulting...
    magickisskiss magickisskiss 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    i have nothing to show for.

    ..not here to please you by pretending something i am not i am with flaws, all the emptiness, corruption, filth, insanity and far away from the delusions of pleasuring own self in lala land negativity and chaos is something i believe in, i lived in, i feed on let's all be happy...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    There's a guy in my class

    who keeps saying he hates people. Yet he associates himself with people all the time. Funny thing is, I said to him "Oh so that means you're a Misanthrope." Yet he didn't know what the word Misanthrope was. I'm like that's literally the word that defines 'Hates mankind". Though...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    My parents just told me I better stop listening

    to this kind of music (muse, radiohead, etc) because it's to depressive "for my age", and because I am just writing lyrics like this for my songs. They said i have no reason to be like this, and should write happier lyrics. i just said no Here's the lyrics that i wrote...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 20, 2014

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    Like A Rabid Dog

    Misanthropy is the general hatred, mistrust or disdain of the human species and/or human nature. I've displayed definite sociopathic traits but I don't think that's it. But I'm very aware of my hatred for humans. I hate how predictable they are. Like a rabid dog endlessly...
    lyssaLimn lyssaLimn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Grave Inscription

    My name is Brittany.Like Britney Spears,but spelt differently.I was 16 when I died on August 17,2013 to the hands of my UNLOVING ABUSIVE FAMILY. I swear this is what it will say in my future grave. I know this has nothing to do with being a Misanthropist ,but still. The thing...
    bgc162 bgc162 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    I've read a list of experiences on misanthropy,

    and I would say that my particular instance isn't much the same as others, although it is. Since elementary school I have seen everyone as the same. I never knew why, but I always felt like everyone's just a clone. Probably because of a limited variation of personality, I...
    uuftk uuftk 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    Life With Restraint

    For God is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good. The Holy Quran, Sūra XVI.: Naḥl or The Bee. Section 16, 128 If ye love me, keep my commandments. The Holy Bible, John 14:15 The very...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    Why Humanity Disgusts Me. [wall Of Text]

    I guess should introduce myself. My ID here is Fakesmile1, but you can call me Smiles. I'm 20 years old. I grew up in a middle class suburban home. I had no tragedies growing up, and most of my family is still alive, with the exception of a few older relatives who've died of...
    Fakesmile1 Fakesmile1 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    Inherently Flawed

    Take away the rule of law and religion and people are guaranteed to make the wrong choices every time. We are a flawed species. The most destructive and miserable. We are always one small disaster away from chaos. If you stacked up all our combined bad qualities on a scale and...
    CountessDawn CountessDawn 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Proud Misanthrope

    I'm proud to be a misanthrope. I feel it's an enlightening, motivating, and positive state of mind. Therapy will try to convince you that it's "unhealthy" and that you should try to connect and form loving relationships with the outside world. That's because of conformity and the...
    Elle2k Elle2k 22-25 13 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I hate people basically,

    everything that they do ticks me off. I hate human anatomy, humans are disgust me. For example how they eat and fart and poop and burp.. I also hate the necessity of doing all those things as a human. I would rather not exist. This is not even getting into their behavior which...
    Irbidi Irbidi 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Since i was vary little

    as far back as i can remeber i never enjoyed being in large groups of kids or enjoyed being around them. They seemed very fake and unkind always picking on the little kid or the quiet kid, over the years i grew to hate all people just by observing the way the kids in school...
    whtuernme whtuernme 26-30, F Dec 7, 2014

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    Eh....

    I'm a conditional Misanthrope. There are some characteristics in people that I generally enjoy. For instance, if they're intelligent and wise, and use those assets, then they're on the good list. If they are nice and brave and do the right thing even when it's hard, then yeah, I...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    illiy illiy 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    How Do I Hate Thee?

    How do I hate thee? Let us count the ways. I hate thee to the limits of my soul, stretched and strained by the chaos of life with Man. I hate thee with each dawn’s false promise of a better day but bringing more evil wrought by your hands. I hate thee fully, seeing each...
    OgoNay OgoNay 46-50 5 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Misanthropy Is A Natural Reaction To People's Deplorable Behaviour.

    If you are an honest, decent person it's very difficult not to be a misanthrope.  For me, misanthropy was not a choice, it was a simple, natural response to the way most people are, or at least seem to be.  I've seen and experienced too much selfishness, egotism, narcissism...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 46-50, M 37 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    I hate hipster faggots

    who say people turn into misanthropes because they lost contact or their friends abandon them. ITS A GOOD THING TO LOSE CONTACTS! WHEN YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BACTERIA YOU BECOME DELUDED WITH THE BACTERIA AROUND YOU AND THERE STUPID FAKE PLASTIC SMILES. BY LEAVING THEM YOU...
    hatemonger hatemonger 22-25 Mar 25

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    The dictionary definition

    for misanthrope includes the phrase “hates or scorns mankind.” I would prefer a definition that includes the phrase: “is profoundly disappointed in mankind.”
    TheMisanthropist TheMisanthropist 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2014

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    It all starts with thought,

    doesn't it. What I've come to realize as I descend deeper into the world of absolute hate toward this dystopia we currently live in is that I think way too much. I think most of us under the category of misanthropy do, unless you're one of those self proclaimed human haters who...
    Reakishin Reakishin 18-21 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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