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I Have Difficulty Understanding Humans

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    Superior Species?

    I don't understand how we can be so cruel and heartless to each other.    I don't understand the abuse we inflict on each other.....School shootings, mall shootings murders, rapes, missing kids.....Every time I hear or read another story about some sort of violence...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    People Are Weird

    I can't say much, except that people are WEIRD... there are so many different personalities,some of whom I don't even want to understand. That is why I prefer my cat to humans..she doesn't judge,and is always there for a cuddle.
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F 3 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Sucker Punches

    He didn't need to look at her picture. Her faces, a number of them, were firmly planted in his mind. The portrait, the quiet one, lots of faces. But the words express on so many levels. Do the words, that seem so everyday, know the hurt just they betray. How deeply does the...
    JoeMonty JoeMonty 46-50, M Oct 9, 2010

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    Sometimes I feel that I don't fit in with the

    majority of humans populating this world, mainly because i'm different than them. Is there something i'm missing? Because sometimes there are times I feel that I don't belong with them, like i'm something other than human. I've always had that sort of feeling, like...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Sometimes I Do Have Trouble Un...

    Sometimes I do have trouble understanding people.  Some are backstabbing, some are frightening.  I don't get where their brain is... I am neither of these types of people - so it boggles me as to why they have to be this way!
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2007

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    My Biggest Squalk Is...

    all this "belittle others in the hope to feel better about yourself" HORSESHIT! LOL! This doesn't change -your worth-. You sucked just as much as before you saw that -other person-. I didn't understand it at age 17 and I don't understand it -now- If this is what 'Earth' is...
    ILoveMarie ILoveMarie 36-40 4 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    Is it me or am I the only one

    who does not get humanity? I feel like I can't breath, like I'm stuck in my own mind with no way out. I feel like I don't belong in this world and I have a very dysfunctional relationship with it
    BlackMumba3 BlackMumba3 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    What Happened Here?

      From: Dude Date: Jul 25, 2008 11:16 AM Do you think people are on a set path? Like destiny only its determined by the past? I was thinking about this today. Heres an example. Kid 1 grows up without a mother and goes to a foster home Kid 1 grows up to be...
    CrissyO CrissyO 26-30 5 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Our Minds Have The Potential

    The mind, what a strange contraption. So many things to do with such an amazing thing, yet it is hardly used to its full capacity. I look around me, and I see amazing things, yet I see people who are confused, addicted, forgetful, lazy, selfish, reclusive, extremely judgemental...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    ...

    Maybe it's as simple as I was absent the day the 'how to relate to most other humans' lesson was taught. I'm endowed with intellect and reason. I am thankful every day for this. Given that fact, I can't help but think that it's not really any fault of mine that I have a...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Dishonesty, Drama and Inequality

    I have had multiple experiences where my inability to understand human and the "status quo" has caused me to lose jobs, be forced out of groups, et cetera. For example, it is beyond my comprehension that we are not expected to tell the truth. This occurs frequently...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    I Get So Frustrated...

    because all I want to do is understand some simple things. People won't explain them to me, they make me guess, and that ****** me off to no other.
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    Sometimes It Just Amazes Me Ho...

    Sometimes it just amazes me how some people go through life, ambivalent, or unaffected. It seems I work so hard at trying to do the right thing all the time, and get a little frustrated when the general public is so self centered, they don't even realize others exist, even if...
    kane2007 kane2007 36-40, M Sep 10, 2007

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    Thus Why I Love My Dog So Much

    Many of my friends cannot understand why an over educated, well rounded guy like me spends so much time walking, talking and playing with my dog. It is because my dog doesn't watch "professional" wrestling, Doesn't smoke, Doesn't drive like an *** and doesn't think...
    something2consider something2consider 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2007

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    Where Did I Go Wrong

      I came to EP on the 12 aug I was looking for some help because I was at the end of my line decided to give it one last shot to see if this was really my only option. I never share what I feel because I always get negative response but for once I posted the truth...
    Blind Blind 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2007

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    Stop the Planet

    and let me off. It's 4:05. I just heard four rapid gunshots ring out nearby (anyone who has ever listened to Jane's Addiction's 'Classic Girl' will understand this strange synchronicity). The sirens are screaming closer and closer still. We've got to get out of here. All...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    Human Nature Is Impossibly Dif...

    Human nature is impossibly difficult to figure out.  Science still can't explain why people do the crazy things they do.
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider 31-35, F Sep 10, 2007

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    But Still, I Try.

    I am a psychology major, so quite a bit of my time is spent trying to understand people. I have more or less always been interested in psychology. When I hear all those horrible news stories about someone little kid being murdered, or some equally tragic thing happening, most...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    In my life have trouble reading body language

    and peoples emotions tend to avoid people
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F Sep 1

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    I Think I Understand A Big Part Of The Picture Now

    Humans are children. Thier race is young and inexperienced and still not at the peak of it's evolution. Humans as a race act like children because they ARE all children, compared to other races. I'm starting to uunderstand my place in the universe, and it's helping me to see the...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2011

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    But I Don't Wrack My Brain...

    But I don't wrack my brains trying. To boring to understand them. It's better to let everyone be who they are and accept the parts of them you like.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    What Makes You Tick?

    I have an pretty adept ability to judge peoples character, but its always baffled me as to why they are the way they are. I know everyone is different and has different reasons for their different quirks but ive always wanted to know why. I wish I could peer into peoples souls...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 7, 2013

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    Hell Yes!  Animals Are So...

    Hell yes!  Animals are so much easier to understand.  Humans say one thing and do another.  You can never fully trust another human being.
    Danika Danika 31-35, F Nov 11, 2007

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    I Don't Understand Them and They Don't Understand Me

    I seem weird to them and they baffle me
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Sep 28, 2007

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    Just watching the news

    or browsing a social media site. Working at my retail job. And this whole celebrity nude scandal thing just fuels my hate for the human race. A lot of these people need to be put in a situation where they see the hardship of life in every aspect for those who have it made and...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 1

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    What Makes It Worse It I Am One, Too...

    I see me, hear me, feel me, but I look in the mirror and do not rationalize the logic - and then there's the other(s) there....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    At a Loss

    When it comes to most people i just feel at a loss i guess. They fight meaningless battles, deny anything that could contradict what they believe and people fear everything. Most people wouldn't last 2 minutes in the life that i went through (not complaining or going through my...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    Free Donuts, Anyone?

    It was a hurried, business-like day for me. I was in that serious mood when I strode from the door of Dunkin Donuts to the end of the serpentine line of hurried, business-like humans standing impatiently, focused on their daily communion of caffeine. The hard working...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou 31-35, M 10 Responses Sep 4, 2007

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    I Too

    Humans are indeed an interesting species, and very hard to understand at that. Sometimes I get frustrated just trying to understand what they must be thinking when they do the things they do (in short, the are deeply confusing). Wars, arguments, hate and hurt..... it's all so...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws 18-21, M 1 Response May 26, 2008

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    Dishonesty, Drama and Inequality

    I have had multiple experiences where my inability to understand human and the "status quo" has caused me to lose jobs, be forced out of groups, et cetera. For example, it is beyond my comprehension that we are not expected to tell the truth. This occurs frequently...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    I Must Be a Different Type of Thinker.

    I must be different type of thinker but I seriously don't understand people at all. I don't understand how they think when going shopping and spending all their money, driving or even jay walking just to name a few. I honestly, don't bother to understand anymore. It gives me a...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F Sep 10, 2007

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    Can Someone Please Help Me Understand?

    My mother and sister and I were just finishing up our shopping trip to Wal-Mart.  We were heading out of the door just as this old lady was heading out.  Suddenly the alam went off, "You have activated wal-mart's inventory control center, please step back and an...
    Jaggie Jaggie 22-25 1 Response Sep 28, 2007

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    I Don't Think I Have Diffi...

    I don't think I have difficulty understanding you for the most part. You all follow similar patterns and such, you can be hard to read at times, but that's what makes it so much more fun and entertaining. Sure you guys surprise me at times, but for the most part I can tell what...
    cyhm37 cyhm37 16-18, M Nov 11, 2007

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    Smile In Your Face

    The song "They smile in your face .. Back Stabbers"  ... says a lot ... It is so much more materialistic today and people are so busy getting more that they have less ... less friendship, less peace, less comfort, less security, less love ... We are gifted with...
    francis28340 francis28340 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    Observational Science

    I live in northern new york, and I work in a supermarket. Every day I watch the sheep shuffle past and I shake my head sadly. Humanity is capable of so much! Space travel, genetic alteration, Ben and Jerry's! But so many people just go to work, go home, and watch TV for four-six...
    fmp4life fmp4life 21-25, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2007

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    It Seems to Me That Most Human...

    It seems to me that most humans are out to hurt themselves and everyone else around them. It is as if they are not happy until everyone else around them is miserable. I know a lot of people that are this way. I just don't understand why.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F Sep 10, 2007

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    Yes, I Don't Know Why Some Peo...

    Yes, I don't know why some people think the way they do and it bothers me sometimes.
    absentmind absentmind 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2007

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    I cling, but I realize its all meaningless ****. relics of a past that I thought meant something but means nothing to anyone else. when I am no more these items will be nothing...
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    I'll admit.. I tend to just go with the flow of things.. even though I have much to say. Often times I have so many thoughts floating around that I have difficulty gathering my...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    niklb niklb 41-45, F Nov 9

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    I Have Thought About Suicde I lay here in the dark with my insomnia, waiting for the pill to kick in... Can't sleep and always tired... It takes a toll on my day to day tasks...
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    I can't. I like to to speak in public, I want to read aloud and be an actress. I love doing these things, but I can't. I feel lightheaded, I can't breathe, I get nauseous and...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F a week ago

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    So last night I went to visit s friend at her dorm and wound up crashing there (My husband worked that night so I just didn't go home). Me and my best friend have an understanding...
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter 22-25, F 15 Responses Nov 14

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    Fear of life We are a living part of creation empowered by spirit. Inside each living creature lives a soul. It pushes us drives us affects us in every possible way. Every faith...
    anamikanta anamikanta 31-35 Nov 9

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    6 sisters and one brother , an army of crazy humans trying to conquer the world .
    WickedLana WickedLana 70+, F 1 hr ago

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    if you think animals are some how lesser beings. or inferior or you hate them for no real reason this applies to all species really. then you and I will never get along. all...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When animals suffer or are in pain it makes me sad. But when humans are treated very cruelly, it's very funny to me. Because deep down I know humans deserve to suffer or be treated...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    If being ugly is playing life on hard difficulty, then is plastic surgery like the lowering the difficulty mid game?
    TheKDoomsday TheKDoomsday 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    Monsters are supposed to be scary. Humans are not scary. Humans are parasites... Disgusting hell spawn parasites.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    I used to imagine I world where I had magical abilities. I liked to go here when I was depressed. I live in an area that no humans and nothing else can enter, unless I allow it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 9