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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? 583 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 seriously don't understand these people, waste of oxygen
    Gayooshit16 Gayooshit16 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Some people just want to control others, even those they will never meet.. I've just been hearing how this friend of my mom is so hateful towards religious people and religion in...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    my life s just.... haha I never had anything good ever... I have worst night mares... lively in childhood never had good friends. .. I became fat ppl started to ignore me. .. then...
    kirti92 kirti92 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    First off i'm married... my husband loves me.. I love him but i'm really really bored.. and have been unhappy for quite sometime I've had a couple of affairs in the past but...
    iheartny28 iheartny28 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I can somewhat understand that people will block harassing members. But as I never harassed anyone I don't understand why I got blocked at least from following members Drea85...
    boobiliciousfan boobiliciousfan 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 11

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    I don't get why sometimes when I ask a question, people will message me with an answer instead of posting it as a comment.. Do you not want others to know about your knowledge...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I don't understand why anyone would want more than one pic of me. I can understand asking for a more clear pic because this one is cut off and kinda discreet on purpose because I'm...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I don't understand how someone being happy and loving someone hurts them so much
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I really can't understand religion. As a person who wants to understand everything and wants to understand why other people think and act the way they do, I have done a fair bit...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Why do people pick and choose who they can "judge"? I really can't stand some people that think that it's okay to judge a rapist, a theif etc but when it comes to other issues like...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    There are many things I don't understand. I red some experiences on here and it made me sit down and think. To start to write again and just to get to think generally, about...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    My boss at work (only 28 I'm 26) made it obvious he fancied me, and I liked him very much too. He flirted relentlessly with me for months then it became too awkward that I...
    bervie89 bervie89 22-25, F Mar 8

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    Why? Why do I still love this girl after I told her to **** off and to never talk to me again in such burning rage? Why, after all the pain she's put me through, why do I still...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Some people I just don't understand whatsoever. Sounds like everyone on this plant.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F Mar 3

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    A couple weeks ago I approached her on the topic of sexuality and she told me it was okay to think girls are beautiful but not engage with them sexually. Basically: any kind of...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F Mar 1

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    Is That All There Is To You? I have to wonder. The people who post only and wholly about s*x and the size of their bits, is that the sum total of who you are? Does nothing else...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I don't always understand women either, haha. I have a love or should I say like- hate relationship with men. Men are fun to hang around. Don't get me wrong, I've met a handful...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F