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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? 493 People

    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 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 9 Responses Apr 28, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 7 Responses Apr 19, 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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    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.
    1EPGirl 1EPGirl 70+, F 13 Responses Jan 31

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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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    Simple

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

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    " 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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    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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    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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    This life is full of people

    who have no morals, no respect, no dignity, They care only about themselves and what they can get. They will go to great lengths to deceive and manipulate you. Not caring about the damage they leave behind. You are just a pawn in their scheme of things because their evil and...
    HOPE4ME2U HOPE4ME2U 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Why do the people that don't even know me instantly see my kindness and sweet heart but the people that love with me instantly hate me and the kids at school who see me everyday...
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    We are at the airport not your hotel :-/ and if you're going to do it, at least wear some that fit! Your *** crack has damaged my eye sight. If you don't care how you look, there...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    My fiancé just asked me to leave his house, because of something of minor importance, apparently I had an "attitude" I have no friends, or close family. I'm cute enough, make...
    minpink minpink 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    If I can't end it, why live? What's so good about being alive...what could I even live for?
    DrowninginFear DrowninginFear 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    my eyes r blue ! why yyyyyy!!! i loved my green eyes now there blue help how can i make them go back to green
    siofrafay siofrafay 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    They are evil little annoyances. How do I overcome this?
    qwerty350 qwerty350 26-30 Jul 5

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    Today is our 2nd anniversary and my hubby is at his brother's house. I reminded him last sunday of this date, but he still forgot! Doghouse or forgive?
    alexdupare alexdupare 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I don't get why some people love quotes or try to model their lives around the words of other people. It just seems to me that once we try to quote others those words are...
    articwolf00 articwolf00 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why people portray themselves to be something that they're not. Why would a person assume that acting one way and then doing things that go against everything...
    butterflibabe butterflibabe 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't understand why people do this especially when you're either around that person, you know that person will speak to you. People should just be adults and clear the air not...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    This one summer this guy started talking to me and started acting like he wanted to date, In fact he asked me if I would, but then said never mind I have a girlfriend. That's just...
    Punkrockmusiclover423 Punkrockmusiclover423 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been cheated on so many times by the only guy I have ever been with and it honestly makes me so confused and depressed. I don't understand how people cheat on their partners...
    hopelessb hopelessb 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I just don't understand how people can hurt someone and just move on with their life! How can they not care about the other person feelings , it's so sad! I mean I could never do...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I love my family i really do, but at times i feel torn and angry. i have a twin sister, she's very funny and has a charismatic personality. but she also has extreme amounts...
    cobrabubbles cobrabubbles 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I can understand if you want my feelings for you to die down, but it hurts if we just don't talk. I don't know what you think or feel if you don't talk and it means you don't want...
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    It never ceases to amaze me how often criminals gain access to someone’s home through an unlocked door, window, or garage. I’ve heard of this happening more times than I can...
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    ugh, of all the people I had to be lumped with, WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE THEM??? :'( I could go into explaining why, but I'm...too depressed at the moment...ugh :'( However, I will...
    thefluffyclouds thefluffyclouds 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I mean it really sucks when people start lieing and thhink you wouldn't get it. Or when they don't want to hear the truth and start blaming you. But the thing is that the truth is...
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I really don't get people sometimes, especially those who claim to love and understand you, who claim that they care about you, they know what hurts you but they do it anyway, and...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Jul 5

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    My friend texted me saying she wanted to go out at 4pm. It was about 3:20pm when she told me. She planned on picking me up and we'd go from there. My mother was sleeping so I woke...
    Vanessanicolexo Vanessanicolexo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    My weeks always start out great Monday through Thursday Im okay but as we get closure to the weekend I cannot help to worry and get scared. My bruises were just going away from...
    kellieowens kellieowens 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Boss calls me and have an attitude because I didn't answer my phone on my day off..... 1.you don't pay me to be on call!!! 2.why do he always ask me my business!!! 3.he *tries* to...
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