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I Have Difficulty Understanding Humans

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So glad to have found this. The only other POTS groups I am a part of are on Facebook and I don't really want my friends knowing how much I struggle. Feeling comfort in the...
    Zebra223 Zebra223 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I want to express my frustration without offending anyone. I get very down on myself when I read about other POTSies who are athletes or can run. I am extremely happy for them that...
    Zebra223 Zebra223 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I never was one to have close friends; people I would draw close to would always end up leaving or things would go terribly wrong with the fact that my mother would prevent me from...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I find it pretty interesting that we're all so different yet so alike that we can get a sense of understanding of what someone else is feeling or trying to say. It's like the world...
    JahbaJanks JahbaJanks 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    How hard is to know that you have asthma when you are already in your late 20's? It is so hard I can't even accept it.. It just started December of last year.. I didn't know I...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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    I am a Wolf Therian as weird as it may sound. I have always felt like i wasn't the same as others. I don't think the same nor do i strive for the same goals as my fellow humans...
    BlissfulWolf BlissfulWolf 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    There are two definitions of dreams. The first one is the one that is happening inside our heads while we are sleeping. The second one is the one that we actually want to have or...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Humans are a virus...I can only barely tolerate them..and myself. But animals on the other hand...I love them. I can tolerate animals, calm or ferocious. If I get in the path of a...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F Jul 12

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    My cat is my best friend. She will be there for me till the end, i can always count on her to cheer me up. Humans are capable of hurting someones feelings and breaking hearts. I...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I love animals way more than humans because I know they won't cancel plans, will be there when you need someone :) love my puppies
    LindsayCarrette LindsayCarrette 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    When you see the photo, your first thought is probably "Oh cool, some people are going for a lovely carriage ride." Not me. This photo I took disgusts me. I only took it to write...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Yes! At least there is someone to talk me, not as clever as humans but friendlier than humans. So times make me angry but It is okay =)
    Jaqiem Jaqiem 16-17 Jul 7

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    Snyder jumped to food cold beer and wait place filled with snow the snow was frosty feeling your breath should briefed an attempt to postpone fair and there was a child that was...
    Organia Organia 46-50, F Jul 23

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    I want to know: Why some humans are nice and some people aren't Why some people truly have a good heart and some just act as if they do Why some people are mean and rude for no...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Humans are probably the most judgemental people on the planet earth. Animals on the other hand are the complete opposite. They don't care if you have money in your pocket, or nice...
    xsarah23x xsarah23x 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    WOLF The wolf has been much misunderstood and maligned in history and is not the vicious intruder of western fairy tales. The wolf is a shy, yet very sociable creature with...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Finally found the man who I would love to spend my life with. Gives me more happiness caring and understanding I have ever been given. He try's his best to be understanding of my...