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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? 569 People

    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Simple

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

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    It's just like abusing a baby! They can't talk nor can they stop you! It's so stupid and just down right wrong!
    AvaDay AvaDay 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    It makes no sense at all to me why bad things happen to good people. Why should some people who don't steal, don't rape, don't kill, & don't harm society be punished in such a way...
    Alexmw460 Alexmw460 16-17, F Jan 9

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    I'm always so shy. I'd act like something was more interesting or act like I'm busy so I don't have to do something simple, like greet friends. I can't even ask the salesperson for...
    kaylemkun kaylemkun 13-15, M Jan 15

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    I don't agree with this at all. To me, morality is all about acting in a way that is respectful and kind towards all people (both individually and collectively). A great part of...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Maybe it's just this one particular guy.... Try as I might, I don't understand why you pursued me in the first place. Why you wouldn't take no for an answer. Why you kept pushing...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I don't understand why God keeps some people here when they're not strong enough to keep themselves for much longer
    JanetHime JanetHime 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Am I the only one that doesn't want to feel happy? Most of the time i'm just 'not the in the mood' to act happy, especially around my family. And I know that sounds stupid but i'm...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    Certain people. I don't understand the ones that invite you over to their group, they chat with you and everything, and things go swell. And then the next day, ya see them and they...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Jan 4

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    First off I mean no offense to any woman who reads this. I just don't understand women most of the time. I always hear women say they want to find a nice guy. Someone who will...
    JustMe5600 JustMe5600 36-40, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Excuse me, you don't have to respond and I'm aware my posting this experience could drive you further up the wall, but I'm curious. Why did you block me, then unblock me and delete...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Jan 9

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    I don't understand other people fussing about my username "Alone" I made this way back in 2008 I think. Please don't connect everything that I post that I'm alone :) I'm not.
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F Jan 12

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    I don't want to see I don't want to hear I don't want to feel They all go too deep. My senses are shaper than knives. I don't want them. I don't want to be me. I don't like the me...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 36-40 1 Response Jan 18

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    I don't know why people are so judgemental. I can't stand it. People pick on other people just because of their appearance. I mean the world we live in now is so not like what God...
    lizzielazylove97 lizzielazylove97 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know why, but I hate it when people compliment me. I didn't really realize it until recently, but whenever someone says something good about me I feel devastated. My...
    devoidBearer devoidBearer 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know why I'm so alone. I don't know why people's judge me all the time, I don't know why I'm never good enough, I don't know why life is so hard. I dunno...
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't understand man, not because I'm a woman but besides that reason, because sometimes they cared and they really don't mean anything at all how was that.. or they send signals...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F Jan 9

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    I don't know why being in love is causing me to be more moody than I usually am
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    How can a gal like a preppy boy more than a country boy? I don't understand. I had a preppy kid come over to my house and I told him to grab my splitter and pointed to my axes. He...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    This is to the person Thatgirlangel. I don't know why you blocked me and im sorry that you blocked me :( You should have atleast have gave me a reason.
    harrison155 harrison155 18-21, M Jan 6

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    I don't know why guys see me as a toy. I am a person like everyone else. I'm not there for you to touch and play with. I'm there for you to hug and talk to.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes I don't have a reason. Sometimes I do. I think a huge part of it was that I wasn't a great person awhile ago. In high school and up until my sobriety, I wasn't the best...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 3 days ago

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    Nowadays, people absolutely HAVE to have their long nails on, (whether they're fake or not), and have them perfectly updated and manicured, and their hair has to be dyed a certain...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 12

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    Does anyone have any advice or helpful comments about this? My boyfriend and I get on really well and have a great laugh together. We see each other once or twice a month as we...
    mangomonkey mangomonkey 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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