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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, 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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    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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    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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    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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    "Title"

    i think we all know WHY. we just know its unfair and no one likes it.
    only1 only1 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, F Dec 17, 2014

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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?
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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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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    Hello friends. Here's something I've been wanting to share with someone. This is where I might sound unpleasant and spiteful, if you read my post about just joining the website. I...
    drumbumak drumbumak 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I dont understand people, if you don't like what someone puts up you don't have to comment something rude, just go about your day. and I'm not a cheater I love my Marine just...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Some people over here are remarkably rude and for no reasons. It get to nerves but than again, you think of them having a bad day or just stupid and let go.
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Seriously..what the hell. I know I'm not "skinny" but I'm not considered fat, either.
    LexyMarie LexyMarie 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I mean, I tried to greet or engage in conversation with subjects that pertained to them, according to their profiles, and zero. Goose egg. Nada. I put deodorant on, I have...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Last Saturday I went for a walk, usually or preferably church on a Saturday Morning, but I slept until 12pm. So around 3:30 I found the strength to get up. I didn't shower jus...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M Jan 5

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    I wonder why I stay. I only have one thing keeping me here. I have nothing else, someone please save me from my own destruction.
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    People add me to their circles. I just wonder why :/
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wonder, I wo-wo-woo-wo wonder hehhe! ... I'm a handsome guy, and women find me attractive in general. ...a year ago I madly fell in love with her and she had a boyfriend for...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    A man comes to his doctor and tells him that his wife hasn’t had sex with him for 6 months. The doctor tells the man to bring his wife in so he can talk to her. So the wife comes...
    run23456 run23456 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I really don't know why my mom stayed with my step dad. I hate him. I wish things were different and I would've told my real dad what happened. The good thing is that maybe I can...
    Mich124132 Mich124132 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    If someone gives you their heart, tells you that you are getting what you need now, and if you leave her the ripple effect will kick in, but something goes wrong, she pushes you...
    musicmatters1111 musicmatters1111 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    People always ask why I'm so quite. Well maybe I just don't have anything to say. Why is it so bad to just not say anything, gosh some people are so annoying.
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Why nothing feels funny anymore?...Why everything i do feels like a waste of time?...Why people look way more happy when i'm not around?....Why should i seek help? i wasted...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    So I'm going to start off with the fact that all the names are changed, and I'm new to this site. So there are two girls. Claire and Jackie. Most other girls just completely ignore...
    GlennTurner GlennTurner 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Why am i alive. Might as well disappear. ... Why do i feel so sad. No i am not depressed. Just sad. So please dont worry. Ill get over it by tmrrw. But it is strange. Its been a...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    The girl I liked for the past 5 years and dated for 3 months just dumped me. Why doesn't it hurt.
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Yeah I may enjoy doing things that other people are scared of, but that's just because they've never done their research haha. I'm secretly really freaking awesome. I just don't...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M Jan 4

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    Why cant ny heart just stop working thats easier
    WarriorPoet97 WarriorPoet97 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    The two most important days of ur life is when u are born and when u find out why.... Twain.... I wrote this same quote in another story saying, my answer to why was my friends...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I used to know exactly why I was on this site, but now I'm not too sure.. I don't post much anymore, but I guess I still want to be on here in a way. Things are just really hard...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    have you ever met someone special a warm-hearted person someone to be there for you wherever and whenever you need her or him someone giving without waiting thanking or reward...
    NNightwalkeRR NNightwalkeRR 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Freedom, honesty, Acceptance To have the freedom All the cloaks of social acceptance All the preconceived ideas no matter To be able to be the person The real and true you deep...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Hahaha.. Yeah, I take things seriously.. it's not always something I necessarily want to be seriously true, I just can't easily tell when someone is kidding.. 😅😅
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Yet I still keep coming back for more...
    regitca regitca 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    He's 32 and I'm 23, I'm not perfect. He's not perfect. But we're perfect together. And that's all that matters.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F a week ago

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    Don’t try to fidget me, neither try to aggravate ..I have bled long and the wound is still very raw. Do whatever you feel like I won’t utter a word. I have locked myself in a...
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F Dec 27, 2014

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    shyness and being quiet have ruined so many good opportunities for me.
    classylips classylips 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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