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I Am a Misanthrope

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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 2 days ago

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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 5 days 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 30 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Honestly, I can't stand humans/people.

    I can relate just fine. I'm not socially awkward, nor 'bad' looking. I just literally can't stand humans, I don't even like humans... Everyone wants to be accepted and liked. I don't even like the experience of being a human! It seems like a ridiculous illusion to me.. I have a...
    LittleSpecksofDust LittleSpecksofDust 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    illiy illiy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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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    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 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'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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    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 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    Everyone. People are

    so pathetic and evil. They take their baths in money on a daily basis while 1/3 of the world is starving. That fact makes me sick. Stupid, ignorant people. You can't prove them anything, but again, they are so easily influenced by the media. They take things like football...
    Balkan1996 Balkan1996 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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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    Lifes Scary

    The older i get the more people scare me.Their abilty for ...well anything ,hate, love in equal measure on their terms and depending on how they feel at that moment in time.Do you ever know what face you're looking at? what side they're showing you at this moment in time? The...
    giddyion giddyion 22-25 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    JBStoner JBStoner 41-45 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Failure!

    Ive been living with this misanthropic feeling for quite some time now. all the time thinking "im the one with the problem, i need to lighten up". but i cant help feeling this race is flawed and patethic. ive thought I keep trying to hold relationships with people but...
    razoreater razoreater 26-30 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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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 11 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I personally believe in equal prejudice: all

    people are cockroaches that deserve to be liquidated.
    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    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 18 hrs 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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    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 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 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    In general, I keep a wide array of salubrious

    and insalubrious contacts for either the opportunities they offer or the skills they have. I have friends, actual deeply close friends, but most of them are of a more cynical persuasion as well, and whilst I am generally sociable and tolerant of nearly anything short of outright...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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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 1 Response Feb 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 35 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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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