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I Wonder Why Some Take Joy In Others Suffering

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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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    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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    Strange

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    from past three weeks the people i am living with they are not respecting me and they always talk about what they want and do what they need to irrespective of my feelings and...
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    But I know I will soon. My family does nothing but fight, they never wanted me around anyway. All of my friends left me and I have no one left. They act like I don't exist, don't...
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    So this kid at my high school committed suicide around a few months before school ended. It was a big surprise to everyone at my school since he was pretty popular, had good grades...
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    Its just bullshit after bullshit. Life gets harder and harder and After a while you just give up. I don't care anymore
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    Why do successes call themselves great. Or decent. Or respectable. If they help the wealthy Prevent cures. And hide quality. And erase equality. And erase justice...
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    Workers make companies money. Then get wrecked and discarded.
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    Every country has homeless. But billionaires exist.
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    Why are the stories on ep page bad. The populars are so bad Me made the page show questions Despite how moronic they be at times They are less moronic than the posts...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    When I was in 7th grade this dude was like "Yo, why don't you talk much.. are you some kind of alien?!?" That really got to me. I don't talk much around large amounts of people...
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F Jun 22

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    If depressed is common And we have technology like email. And claim to be civilized. Then why is there no cure for sad. Or cure for poor. And wealth used on cures. Oh...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 21

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    Mo chridhe, Words cannot expres these feelings that I have for you. The first time I met you, I knew you were the One. For years, I have been trying to figure out the reasons why...
    rosswakeman rosswakeman 22-25, M Jun 20

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    Here's a little story I wrote, based on a dream, some time in the 80s: Envy I want to exist – forever. Everyone does. I want to exist in thought. I am alive. I have...
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M Jun 19

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    Eps alli blocked a post which was so important to get out there about some of the people on this site who are predatory .. I don't get it I never even wrote who's name it was...
    Bssanglergrl1 Bssanglergrl1 36-40 4 Responses Jun 19

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    One thing I have never understood is why so many girls out there are unhappy with the gender that God chose for them and would rather be boys. I have always enjoyed being a girl...
    feminine2themax feminine2themax 13-15, F Jun 19

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    I value most life. those that I don't are usually really bad people, like rapists, molesters, and murderers. those are the people we should use for sport or testing, instead of...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 19

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    Why i cant go criminal. Why God made me care about morons. Why God let morons rule us all. Why lovers lie Why family lies Why pals lie. Why bully aint a crime. Why...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Humans are a cancer on Earth, the more of us dies the better for the planet, that's why I want to fight in a War and die before I become a burden for my family and my society...
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't really understand how some people can be so mean and cruel to others :"(:'(:'(
    agl72098 agl72098 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Haha whenever I talk to you, whether Skype or on here, I kinda just sit here smiling like a really awkward turtle, and then I sometimes just wonder, why is she even talking to me...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jun 19

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