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I Am a Misanthrope

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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 Aug 27

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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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    humanity is overrated.

    so are taxes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 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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    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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    illiy illiy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Humans in general repulse me.

    It's not a lack of morals, faith, actions or what have you. It's the inconsistency in their convictions.
    MrNobodyIsHome MrNobodyIsHome 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 44 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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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 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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    I think most people are a waste of skin.

    I love humanity but hate people, they are so damn dumb. And something I hate about people, more than anything, is this obsessive need to control others. I don't have time to waste on stupid people with their idiotic, pithy, bullshit expectations.
    Tinwqce Tinwqce 26-30, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In the true sense of the word Only one other

    so far anyway was a true misanthrope I hope I'm wrong I truly believe there is more of us out there but maybe not so many who are willing to admit it Where are you?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 12

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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 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 Response Aug 26

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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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    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