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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? 561 People

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    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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    " 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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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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    Midnightthetimberwolf Midnightthetimberwolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Simple

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Go for absolute deadbeat loser men, with the mindset of "oh, I'm going to change this guy". There's about a 90% chance that's not ever going to happen. There's more of a chance of...
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    Is it a defense mechanism? I really don't care for most people my age. They are so selfish and rude. Infact I'm a rarity I find myself caring a lot for people and going out of...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I can't understand why too many guys have a crush on me and they find me soo attractive, cute or whatever because tbh sometimes I just hate myself >.> why why why xD
    XxxxMemoriesXxxx XxxxMemoriesXxxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I don't understand. Like I just don't bloody understand. I can talk to perfect strangers without any hesitation. I can talk to anybody here without the slightest regard of self...
    heylookineededanameok heylookineededanameok 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes it bewilders me, how people intentionally want to make you feel stupid or mock you, despite asking a legit question. I understand there is an entertainment factor, but...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    More like most of the times. Idk either im happy or not. Idk why sometimes i cry and get sad with no reasons. Its not like im not being grateful with my life but i really really...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I want to have self-control and self-discipline but it's something that I lack. I have so many wonderful ideas and plans but it seems like motivation fades when it comes time to...
    TheDiscardedImage TheDiscardedImage 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    There's this guy. We hung out the other day and he was really nice to me and all. I had tons of fun and he was such a gentleman. But then he tried to kiss me. Being the blonde I am...
    JustAskAnything JustAskAnything 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    A good friend of mine has a early 20- something daughter and I recently had a conversation with her . I found it to be a bit disturbing . She was hyper-critical of herself. This...
    bugaboo2001 bugaboo2001 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    They are soo uncomfortable and for them to be in anyway bearable you literally have wear them to a point where your foot is shaped differently to other human beings. They make you...
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Everyday I'm more and more hurt by you. When we text it's like we're the best of friends but in school I'm invisible. And it makes me feel worthless and useless. Why do you do this...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Even after studying most reasons.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    this site is nothing but perverts go to a site that that's for
    kenrj kenrj 51-55, M Sep 8

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    I've struggled. I've been depressed. I've been through counseling. I've moved to a new city and attended a new school. I've struggled some more. Got new friends and support from...
    artelutio artelutio 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't understand why when I talk everyone is quite like when they talk everyone talks and I think I don't fit. Why? And when I am sitting without talking everyone walks away. I...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I asked her calmly and politely if she could please not leave a bunch of clutter on the kitchen counters. Usually I just ignore it and end up cleaning it all up myself, but I'm...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Why ? I guess it's a good way to start something ... Like story . I wish understand all my feelings, I believe that everyone in some moment of his life have this wish.... It's...
    Shiyo Shiyo 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I know I'm heard. That I've never questioned. What I don't understand is why my nightly prayer never is answered. Someday it will be answered, though. With each passing day, it...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    People add me and the friends are like woman with pictures of their bo00ody. And they just add me out of nowhere and I don't even know where did they find me from. And I don't...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    It's sooo creepy but I don't know why and why do people do that? haha I can't eat while people do that... Just Stop!!!! lol.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I don't know why I am so nervous to talk about my recent emotions. It really hurts. It makes me to hate some people. It's like an insecure feeling.;'(
    Larten Larten 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I don't think that when people grow up, they will become morebroad-minded and can accept everything. Conversely, I think it's aselecting process, knowing what's the most important...
    QearlLee QearlLee 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I don't believe entirely that sufferment and pain bring teach us much. I believe they do other thing way better: they hurt us, they kill our spirit. They hurt so much that we can...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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