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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? 660 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 5 Responses Feb 17, 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Apr 28, 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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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    Simple

    they get off on the pain of others
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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?

    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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    Hi this I can really relate to people can be

    so horrible to me and cruel why when I haven't done anything whenever I defend someone why have they got to be horrible back and not defend me why do people leave me and join the others and why do people have to be horrible to me just for posting my feelings I can't help the way...
    lor44 lor44 16-17, F Oct 13, 2015

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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 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 3 Responses May 7, 2014

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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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    " 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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    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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    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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    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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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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    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 41-45 2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    marymaciel marymaciel 13-15, F Apr 24, 2015

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    Lately for some reason I have been getting blocked for no reason. Don't know why I would be blocked I'm nice.
    traebramlett traebramlett 18-21, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I'm so stupid I swear. What is wrong with me? Old habitual thinking, that's what it is. That's what's it's got to be. I'm so stupid tho. Thinking he still gives a...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 6 plus years. I was able to tolerate his family until after I had my 1st child. Been worse now that I'm with my second. His parents doesn't...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Too bad rulers refuse to agree
    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    It sounds weird, I know, but this has been a big problem for me, I often put myself before other people in real life and I love to dominate people. I try to see another person's...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 16-17 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am trying to adapt to the life changes in this world, but in vain. I am currently 21 who lives with my caring parents, and I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in Software...
    dirtyuer dirtyuer 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    You don't get to come and go as you please. You're either in or out.
    GraesSparrow GraesSparrow 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    I've never been very fond of marriage. No, my parents never got married. No, I didn't really want them to get married nor did I not want them to. I think I just realized after...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If only i knew exactly why. It seems that everytime i start to get close to somebody, they disappear, or they just plain disappear and i dont hear from them anymore. It honestly...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't understand what guys see in me they're always after me what is it that draws them to me well i guess i can say my looks and my body but i don't wanna be know as that chick...
    Proud102315 Proud102315 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    What to do. He says he loves me. He calls me beautiful. He doesn't kiss me anymore. I love you is followed by something he wants done. no intimacy. Not a bad guy, but not a great...
    lostinthewater lostinthewater 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Tired of walking on eggshells though.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know why but it's so hot to me to be groped in public without being able to stop it I'm so weird
    katiebuggg katiebuggg 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    5am here on this paradise of an island. I'm supposed to be sleeping but N hasnt been sleeping well.. Keep waking up every hour or so. But anyway, not why i'm making this entry...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I love my mom, I really do but something has been bothering. Well, I talked to her recently and the topic went to about her being molested as well as a child by a family member of...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Why do people just randomly ask you if you have "Kik" or "Skype"? Why not chat on here since we both CLEARLY have an Experience Project account? I certainly don't want to go...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M Feb 3

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