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I Wonder Why Some Take Joy In Others Suffering

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    I wonder why some people are entertained by the shortcomings of others.  I think it's insecurity.  They are unsatisfied with their lives in some way.  Though not the way that they laugh at the other person about.  That's not THEIR problem and since it's not it...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 13 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    The cruel are wrong. But connected to rulers.

    So i just look for that link. When baffled.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I Hate It

    It really agitates me. It's actually (& unfortunately) very, very common, more common than some people might realize. The following is quite upsetting, so, if you get upset easily (like me, actually) I would ask you don't read this, but, this is just for some examples...
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    I Never Listened Much to Sarah Palin..........

     But today I heard her say............  "only dead fish follow the stream"    That really made sense to me.   It's too true, here on this site as well as in life !  
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    They Laugh While We Cry

    The Harsh words The mean voices Sting me like Bullets They laugh at me They tease me for Reasons i dont see I Caint ask them why they do this to me Because if i try I Might as well die For they are met with Things that are worse Yet, The insalts get More and more intense I Caint...
    PainistheGame PainistheGame 16-17, F Nov 20, 2012

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    Schadenfreude

    Scha·den·freu·de  /ˈʃɑdnˌfrɔɪdə/ Pronunciation[shahd-n-froi-duh] satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. [Origin: 1890–95; < G, equiv. to Schaden harm + Freude joy] Dictionary.com Unabridged...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2007

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    Send me your anger Send me your pain I'll

    inflate it and twist it til it's pretty again Send me your old your sick and your dying all the dead down below that have given up trying Send me your warriors Your worriers Your doddlers & hurriers if you can't swing them by I'll send out my couriers
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Dec 17, 2014

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    Why?

    Why do others get their thrills from other's suffering? Why are there mean people in the world? Why can't others take those who are different and accept us as we are? Why is there so much selfishness? Why do some people think they are better than everyone else? Please tell me...
    Jeanieb Jeanieb 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2007

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    Others

    I care about other people. I can't understand people being mean to others and enjoying it. It really hurts me that this happens. I am a firm beliver in the saying ( What goes Around Comes Around )
    countryboy52 countryboy52 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Does seeing someone else worse then you provide

    you a sense of relief? Do you think " Atleast I'm not that person"? Why do you some people feel this way? Is it a defense mechanism or are we just all partly sadists?
    GlassySky GlassySky 18-21 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I Wonder Why

    I wonder why,Some people,Take joy,In others suffering,It's not on,Can't stand it,Wish it would stop.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    Everybody Does It At Some Point

    Imagine you drive in your car and some stupid guy tries to race you and then laughs at you cuz your car isnt' as good as his. Then all of the sudden he gets a flat tire and has to pull over, of cource you'd laugh would't you?
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 1 Response Jul 3, 2007

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    Spend time with people

    who makes you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness. And be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    http://en.m.wikipedia.

    org/wiki/Misanthropy Unfortunately Misanthropists need a place to play as well. (Those who despise humanity.) They are not exactly evil, just dull, profoundly, miserable people. Thankfully there is enough love to go around on EP. What's a few hitch hikers and parasites?
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F Dec 17, 2014

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    What Happened to Respect?

    There are different ways of making people suffer. Sometimes it is a direct assault, where you aim comments and snide remarks at them. Sometimes you undermine someone's sense of self, not by insulting them, but by doing those little things that don't matter one at a time, but when...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    I Really Do Wonder Why...

    I really do wonder why some people get amussment, and joy in others suffering. Why somreone thrives on someone hurting, or going through a hard time. It just ****** me off. I mean, how would they feel if other thought of their suffering, and pain as funny. It just makes me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    "Title"

    i think we all know WHY. we just know its unfair and no one likes it.
    only1 only1 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    I Seriously Do Not Understand.

    I often think the violence that is shown in TV is exaggerated. I don't find spiteful "jokes" funny. I can't watch when someone crashes when skating and breaks bones or twists limbs. It feels physically bad in my body. Mental violence is the same. I don't...
    Foxaroo Foxaroo 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    I Wonder Why Some Take Joy In Others Suffering....

    I wonder why some people take joy in others suffering, it really doesn't make any sense to me, it is like someone takes joy in someone else's pain, and that is really ****** up beyond words. I hate when people are like that. It is like they think that someone's pain and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 18, 2009

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    The other day my friend Megan's gran was dying

    and she was crying her heart out and what made it worse was a guy made fun of her gran dying in front of her. So when Megan told me about it I hunted the guy down and punched him in the throat after school.
    Smexyshannonxo Smexyshannonxo 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    Well, I suppose it really just depends on how you see it. Yesterday, I told my boyfriend I loved him--I told him, but I had a feeling he wouldn't say it back, and I was right...
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    If I don't message any of the friends, i won't get any message.
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    Since I was little, I'd always known that I was different. I had trouble making friends, and my interactions with people were....strange. It almost seemed like people that talked...
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    Don't you ever wonder if you're special to someone on here? That if you leave they're going to miss you? Or if they 'stalk' you everyday just to know you a little more? What if...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really do. See I'm noticing a pattern with my Last couple of partners. 1. Kendall - Absent Father. Overbearing mother. 2. Tara - Super close to her Father, Abusive Mother. 3. My...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know that people would cry and what not and wonder why but I would really like to know what my own parents think since the are the source of my depression
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I think I'm here to continue to inspire others to be their best selves.
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    To me it honestly seems like most people today are selfish. I can even admit that I am selfish in some ways. I think it's fine to be selfish sometimes but only to a small extent. A...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    There truly is nothing to hide. I get them when i am bad less often then when i was younger, I am not afraid to admit it!
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 5 Responses Jul 26

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    I wondered this years ago, and came to the conclusion that we are all changing and evolving in a multitude of ways. Demands change, life priorities change, etc. for everyone. Our...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M Jul 26

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    why do i post here? why the hell did i even come here when i could have simply vanished. i should have the moment i saw those eyes. that was the moment where life ended anyway...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jul 25

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    I go to a Catholic school and so most everyone there is baptised. A new girl came this year and people seem to really like her. She isnt catholic, and hasnt been baptised. she was...
    imAddison imAddison 13-15, F Jul 23

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    should I kill my self for being such a failure? I'm 29 and never had a girlfriend or approached a girl, work on a dead end job, just starting university this sep to get my degree...
    monotonouso monotonouso 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I have wondered for an immensely long time why people who have a sour attitude never get what they deserve. Always wondered why these people are allowed to live and hurt others...
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Article Written by a Person in one of the leading Newspaper "It's been 18 years since I joined Volvo, a Swedish company. Working for them has proven to be an interesting...
    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Me And my AquaMan have been communicating really well. it's been 3 weeks. We email all day when he's at work and we hang out whenever he has free time. which has been 3times. when...
    scorpio07 scorpio07 22-25, F Jul 22

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    Why disrespect wed. Why. Holy fok why. Sexual revolution. No. Selfish morons wanting anchor. Probably. But why wed. Why. When common law came grab it. Dont wreck...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 22

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    I've learn to accept no matter how hard I try to get to know someone it will never amount to any happiness. I'm so tired of everyone thinking I'm needy because I am sad, depressed...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Nowadays, more and more people like a sexy and hot BBW(big beautiful woman), so do u want to get one to love, tell me.
    Albertaandy Albertaandy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I am a generous person. I help others. Yet, bad things keep happening to me. Lately, it has been one bad thing after another. I just do not understand why. It can't be to "make me...
    justme1999 justme1999 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    There is a movie series I love to watch on Hallmark Movies And Mysteries called Murder, She Wrote. In one of the episodes, there is a grown woman who is blind. The way some of her...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 20

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