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I Am a Misanthrope

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    This experience is one of the most important

    ones I will ever share on here. I don't like most of humanity. I like many people and even inspired by others. On the other hand, I feel like so many humans are egotistical animals. Greed, anger, jealousy, immense sadness, idolization, fear, ect. I see this on a daily basis...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    illiy illiy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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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    Misanthropy is the natural allergic reaction

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

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    Once there was a happy

    and go lucky boy who always think that everyone around him was his friend, at the time this boy is what you call child hero. Always helping others without taking any reward, protect his 'so' called if they are in trouble and indeed was a brave one. But this boy change greatly...
    DiBorder DiBorder 13-15 Jul 2

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    Sometimes just someone's face is enough to make

    me not like them. I know that's mean, but it true. I try to get over it though. When I graduated high school and was forced to work, I began to become more accepting of people because I had to work with them and "play nice". I still though, I have some pretty negative views of...
    AwkwardJester AwkwardJester 26-30, M Jun 2

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    I know this question gets asked alot within

    this group. What careers are good for Misanthropes? i dislike humans because many of them tease me. I haven't met anyone that hasn't called me unattractive.
    PeachCreme PeachCreme 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 5 Responses May 31, 2013

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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 12 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    humanity is overrated.

    so are taxes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    i am a pessimistic misanthrope i enjoy little

    things..i laugh..i feel good most people automatically assume that pessimists, misanthropes are people who just live in despair and are always negative...even paranoid about everything if there is a logic..reason, facts then sure we change our perspective, yet if a person...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 6

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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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    I Hate Being Human...

    Humans are sad and pathetic.They are too weak.They easily succumb to the pain of their wounds.We can be amazing in many ways though.Such as our vast memory.Although we can remember the good times,we also remember the bad times.Our past,our loved ones,families.We remember...
    bgc162 bgc162 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    My Generation Sickens Me The Most

    My generation sickens almost as much as other humans but these oh they are the worse doing dastardly and wicked things and claiming that they are righteous all because they believe in a fairy tale publish centuries ago. Absolutely awful it sickens me the conformity of them all...
    Meaninglessfuture Meaninglessfuture 13-15 Jan 29, 2012

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    I suffer from extreme social isolation,

    I avoid talking to people because in my mind I feel they are forming a negative opinion about me, and mostly likely they are. I want love, but I find it hard to like anyone. It's like trying to eat a food I don't like. I see the flaws in everyone and not their strengths. I see...
    Brandon720 Brandon720 18-21, T 1 Response May 27

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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 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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    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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    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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    I Think I'm Starting to Loose It.

    Warning: Angry rant ahead: Know that these are just my opinions and that i merely generalize. I've become more and more disgusted with people every day that passes. Their consumerism, vanity, their need to buy big houses just so they can fill it with their useless belongings. I...
    Gilmourish Gilmourish 22-25 27 Responses Sep 24, 2008

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    I don't trust human beings.

    I don't think anyone I've ever meet was "special" or "unique". People can be so evil, cunning, munipulative and decieving. Although I LOVE children I've realized once they grow they change drastically. I view humans are ignorant, uncivilized, immature, barbaric, idiotic and...
    MissUnderstood08 MissUnderstood08 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I hate humankind but it doesn't mean I hate

    them all. It's impossible to hate everybody. That's an another reason why I hate humans (even myself but I'm not an emo) . Emotions. Emotions control people and turns people to stupid, love-sick, blind and ignorant disgusting , cruel things.
    Kakurenbo Kakurenbo 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 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 May 16

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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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    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 4 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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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    Getting tired dealing with people.

    Same problems; no solution. Woman cheat. Men cheat. All so similar yet, one side says the other's worse. Greed. Ego. Jealousy. Depression. Ignorance. I'm not expecting anyone to be perfect. But this life can't exist without selfishness. It's the human drive.
    Polysemy Polysemy 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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 29 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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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'm Not Sure If I'm A Full-Blown Misanthrope

    I can't stand people. I dislike them very much, border-lining hate (if I'm not there already). They always disappoint and don't do what they say they are going to do. They only care about themselves (I have yet to meet someone outside of my immediate family that gives a...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Mainly because of a) our stupid society

    and b) baby shows. Today's society relies on appearance, extroversion, and sexualization (of both men and women) to run. How about other countries, where the heart counts and everyone has a chance? The mass media just enforces stereotypes and pigeon-holes everyone into "norms...
    XPathologyOfInsanityX XPathologyOfInsanityX 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    I'm a man of many contradictions.

    How can two emotions that seem mutually exclusive coexist in perfect harmony? The cognitive dissonance that results is the soundtrack for my entire life; it's a marriage made in hell... Virtually ever waking hour of my existence is filled with cold, bitter, and completely...
    SlayGuy138 SlayGuy138 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    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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