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I Don't Understand Why Some People Enjoy Being Cruel

What's so funny about other people's suffering and pain? 565 People

    It's A Sign Of Weakness

    The main reason people are so cruel to others is because they can't admit they are so pathetically unimportant and worthless to themselves and society. It's obvious to me in those situations that the only way they can feel better is to actively seek prey that is obviously weaker...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    Church people. Company employees.

    Locals shopping. Liars. Opportunists. Empathy dies due to those types. Justice is ded or kidnapt. Courts are verbal chess matches. Bought by the wealthy. And staffed by egos. Who judge based on re elected. Not justice.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    That's right. I really don't,

    but I do know that karma will come back and bite you in the butt. :) Have a good day.
    1EPMinnie 1EPMinnie 70+, F 15 Responses Jan 31

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    Simple

    they get off on the pain of others
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Nov 16, 2011

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    Laughing At Other's Pain, Is It In Our DNA?

    A few years ago CNN and other world media outlets announced that the world's funniest joke had been discovered. I started to read it, looking forward to an uncontrollable deep belly laugh, and instead all I felt was like, "Huh?" Why is this considered to be the funniest...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 16 Responses May 25, 2008

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    A person |I've been messaging with on here was

    very upset when she was blocked by what she described, "a close friend for a while". She apparently said something in the heat of the moment, and that was it. She has emotional issues, which is what is included on her profile, and from what she told me, wasn't that bad what...
    donttakeitpersonal donttakeitpersonal 36-40 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I'm Finding It Harder To Understand People's Attitudes

    Everyday (if I venture through my door), I'm surrounded by people who are actively looking to causing problems and grief for others. I try to make my life as simple as possible and help others and be nice to them, I'm really failing to understand this snide attitude. Why do...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    When I talk about my boyfriend postively online

    on any site or app, some people feel the need to talk ****. I've had roughly 5 people, one being a woman, say that my boyfriend is undoubtedly cheating on me because he's a guy! They purposely try to make me paranoid and I don't see the point in it.Another person did it today...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Why Are You So Cruel To Me If You Don't Know Me?

    I think I should start off with who I am. I'm a nineteen year old culinary student and I dream about food. I dream about chopping red and green peppers and even mixing cake batters. I love creating something out of nothing and watching people devour it. And one day, I hope I have...
    gigglysass gigglysass 18-21, F Jul 23, 2013

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    It's a Mystery to Me

    I've always had trouble understanding people who seem to actually enjoy being cruel. Ann Coulter provides a good public example of this. If you read her writing its just filled with venomous words and put-downs. Yet, she's popular, millions of people actually enjoy reading what...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 10 Responses May 25, 2008

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    This Is Getting Ridiculous!

    http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/local/x670457456/Man-shot-woman-robbed-in-separate-Sunday-incidents#.USurDBr_vZk.facebook i'm not a very religious person myself, but i do pray to whatever forces of Good (which may or may not be in the world) at times. in the past month in...
    submissivemistress submissivemistress 26-30, F Feb 25, 2013

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    I Don'T Understand A Lot Of People Sometimes

    I don't understand people that like rape jokes, or dead baby jokes. There is a difference between saying something shocking and offensive that gets a laugh and just repeating the same dumb "jokes" you read online. If you are the latter leave it to the professional ********, at...
    JeffSnow JeffSnow 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 10, 2013

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    Some Prime Examples

    I've recently read a few stories on here that so validate having this group. I value other peoples opinions but do not condone hate against anyone regardless of their sex, nationality, size, mental condition, etc etc. Let's just be nice here people... PLEASE! It's a big world...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 34 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Don't They Have a Heart?

    I just don't get it at all.  How some poeple just enjoy putting other people down.  I've had it happen to me lots of times.  Baltimore City breeds a lot of negativity.  It was hard living there.  So much cruelty to each other goes on there.  As with...
    jess42day jess42day 41-45, F 4 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Because

    My answer isthey like being cruel because they were born in a habitat of abuse and cruelty or a likenes by nature, but it depends. The person might be tired of being pushed around or the way he/she is treated, so they take it out on others. Some might get nervous or just snap...
    AngelsReflection AngelsReflection 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    I believe that cruel people are in a lot of

    pain of there own because to me what does it cost to be nice??? Nothing ha being mean is hard . That is how I look at it now!!
    sallyangel sallyangel 51-55, F May 7

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    " Arm Yourselves "

    this was the official message to the women of our town. "arm yourselves." they won't give out descriptions, or any other information that could "hinder" their investigation. i respect their need to do their job effectively, but i fear for the women and children of my town. a...
    submissivemistress submissivemistress 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    It Is Your Choice...

    I believe life is about learning and making mistakes. Embracing the good with the bad...sharing our life experiences with one another...and helping each other through this journey we call life. What I don't understand is how there are those of us who simply cannot let others be...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    Midnightthealphawolf Midnightthealphawolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Why?

    Today is a no TV...radio...and news kind of day. It's been that way for years now...simply because I don't want to deal with some of the stories that I might encounter on April 19th. It cuts too close to home. So I was going about my day a little while ago...when I received a...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Being Cruel

    The reason being is maybe is cause they have been targeted in the same way and all they know or have learned is being cruel to people.  There's no love in them. Some it is to be or feel cool or in control. Some, don't have any class. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 21, 2011

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    Cruelty!

    As a therapist I meet cruelty stories all the time, the sad part is that the people suffering from this cruelty does not understand that this is plan evil. I try to explain that they should say no and stand up for their right but some are so reluctant to understand. Is cruelty...
    DrHark DrHark 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    That Is Why - and the World Was Safer Before

    This makes them feel superior, and/or fill the gaps/holes that they have internally.  I much feel sorry for all the cruel people - they are no less victims to themselves than their true victims are. Many of the cruel people have even passed the stage when they...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 15 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    Some People Ask Trick Questions To Take Their Frustration Out

    on anyone that answers pretty much... I answered a question last evening where the guy ask what people thought about his avatar pic...He got many answers he didn't like, and took his rage out on the people that responded. I just don't know WTH is wrong with people.. If you ask a...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    Right now I'm fairly certain

    that the girl I can't stand at work is simply being ridiculous, rude, and annoying to cause drama. Why else would she respond "You don't need to have an attitude" in response to my irritated "I know" when she mentions something I obviously know I have to do. She's obviously...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    Rude And Nasty Answers To Questions

    My mother always use to say "if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all." I just read a question where he ask for respectful responses only but there was that one disrespectful comment. Also, why when asking a question you get answers that say anything but what you...
    longfang2 longfang2 56-60 Aug 18, 2012

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    The Earth Has Turned to Be the Planet of Vogons Nowadays

    I don't know how that happened, but looks like most of the Vogon population has somehow moved to Earth. They enjoy being cruel - because they ARE VOGONS - THEY CANNOT ESCAPE THEIR INNER PREDISPOSITIONS.And you can NEVER turn a Vogon into a human - CAN YOU? That is WHY I always...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Sep 11, 2009

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    Why do i keep acting so happy? When deep down i'm falling apart. I don't understand why i keep pretending and why i still do.
    DreamingSouls DreamingSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I feel so lost and empty and hurt. I feel l like I lose everything I dare to feel strongly for. what I felt with him was beyond love, it was beyond words our logic or reason. It...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Hello to all I'm just wondering you all well not all ask something on your profile and I try to help others and yes I be a smat *** to but I will take time answer or just put...
    daddylove4u daddylove4u 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    You have things clear...you understand all is gone and done,yet you still feel.Why? There is no use,it is something wasted,trush to the garbage...why we keep going on with non...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Sep 27

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    Every day that I log in to EP, the same experiences are shown that were current a few days ago! The same writers, same subjects, and same comments. It's like my page has frozen...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Oct 13

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    All the things I see of God r soooo beautiful There's a lot to learn about him But we've got all the time!!!
    jinna69 jinna69 31-35, F Oct 7

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    I really don't understand why some people say Feminists are a bunch of angry lesbians. I heard it quite often. I mean, I am hot headed but I am no lesbian. I just happened to...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    People assume I'm a fan of Marilyn Monroe because my name is "Marilynn" yes spelled with two N's.. Idk why lol. My father and uncle gave me that name because they were fans. I'm...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I don't understand why people assume so much about me. Yes, I'm asexual, I'm a loner, I lack a lot of emotion. That doesn't make me a bad person. They assume I'm rude to other...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 3 days ago

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    I just don't understand why he keeps coming back and I allow him to. I can tell him anything, even that i have a crush on someone else, and he'll tell me that he sees me as his...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes, I really don't understand my bf. Let me give a recount of what happened last night. It made me really angry. And I mean REALLY angry. Honestly I can say that he acted...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I watch the people around me. Neighbors , strangers, so called friends more like people I just know not friends. Their all pretty much the same. Fake, faulty, back stabbing...
    NATIVEGODDESS2U NATIVEGODDESS2U 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I don’t know why I knocked on the door of my only friend when I hit rock bottom and was afraid to being alone. I don’t know why he took advantage of me, I was 17, and I didn...
    starchild3 starchild3 31-35, F Sep 25

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    I have a fellow worker who was recently, unjustly dismissed from work through manipulation. She was obviously bullied by an arrogant powerful group in the workplace; they wanted...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 26

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    I don't understand how you can smile all day long but cry yourself to sleep at night. How pictures never change but the people in them do. How your best friend can become your...
    MarissaSimmonds MarissaSimmonds 16-17, F Sep 25

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    Why is it so hard to talk to people in person? Why can't I make eye contact? Why am I always staring at the ground until they walk away? Why do I long for human contact and push...
    Starkweather80 Starkweather80 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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    some elder men sent me bad messages.so now i don't read any message in my inbox from strangers.i don't know why the hell they message me like that.i ask a question "why elder men...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I don't understand how I can get a bunch of people trying to get me to fulfill their mental and socially unacceptable needs don't get banned and or blocked but me complaining about...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I don't know why my life is the way it is. I don't know why I have the feelings I do. I don't know why I hate everything. I don't know why I'm so sad. I don't know why life is so...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F Sep 28

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    Normally I have certain reservations about saying this,but I feel raped.This site has done me on all sides and I'm still here for reasons even I don't understand.I can express...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I don't understand worshipping of anyone but God and Jesus. Nothing against Monroe but God is the ONLY one worthy of worship!!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 1

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    Why most of the things people say I do or believe is a phase or I'm doing it to be edgy/different. Example one: I don't want to have kids. I always hear the crap "You will change...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F Oct 13

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