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's funny.  Some things come naturally to some people and not to others.  That's just the way things are.  Some people have it easy and when they recognize someone struggling with what is easy for them, they laugh.  I'm not saying all people are like this.   But plenty of people do take it upon themselves to remind you that they are joyful that they don't have your problem and they have that smirk on their face.  Like they just want to bust out laughing.
ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
41-45, M
13 Responses Jun 28, 2007

Sadly I have to agree. It is very frustrating but I do believe people like this have insecurity issues that likely came from the way they were raised or the way their lovers have treated them. I don't think people are just ******** for no reason.

i often wonder why people seem to care more when your life is in disarray. and i'm not referring to the few friends that genuinely care about your well being, i'm referring to those who only seem interested once things go wrong. i think you are right, RA, i think some people use others shortcommings as a way to feel better about themselves because for some reason, whatever reason, they are unhappy. why people deliberately hurt others is another one i will never understand......we are complex beings, some apparently more than others..

Well we're all on our own path and have to learn our own lessons. I truly believe that when people treat others badly and talk down to other people that they receive this treatment in return tenfold. Eventually people seem to get it that when you treat other people well then you are treated with respect and vice versa.

Thanks chausjm, your father sounds like a wise man :)

I agree with you. Life would be so much easier if everyone treated others as they want to be treated themselves. <br />
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My father always said "It is easy to be nice, but people go out of their way to be unkind" It is an effort for some people to be kind to others. I think you are right in saying they are insecure.

My father is unfortunately an example of people who think this way. He makes fun of overweight people, thinks their problem is so ridiculous (you just have to diet and exercise, etc). But being slim comes easy to him and I know it cause I have the same body type as him. I've pretty much eaten what I want all my life and I still remain relatively thin all the time. I have what they call good metabolism. I have my own sets of problems though and my father does as well. I always find it to be much more sensical to worry about ones own problems rather than pointing out the shortcomings in others.

My father is unfortunately an example of people who think this way. He makes fun of overweight people, thinks their problem is so ridiculous (you just have to diet and exercise, etc). But being slim comes easy to him and I know it cause I have the same body type as him. I've pretty much eaten what I want all my life and I still remain relatively thin all the time. I have what they call good metabolism. I have my own sets of problems though and my father does as well. I always find it to be much more sensical to worry about ones own problems rather than pointing out the shortcomings in others.

I hear you and I totally agree. I, for one, have enough insecurities of my own to worry about trying to bring others down. I admire people who are self-confident. After all, no one is perfect and it takes a strong person to believe in yourself.

I think you're right Minky, thanks...I'm trying to think more positively but I'm thrown off course sometimes

hey thanks, siddler! it just struck me rather odd and the delivery was a bit abrupt to put it politely. i might have reacted a bit myself... *shrugs*

Ha Ha!!! That's good constant...I don't know how he saw disagreement in what you said...he must have been seeing what he wanted to see instead of just reading...way to defend yourself!

umm, swagonwheels, can you read? i too agreed with siddler's view but you say i've not experienced this world. my friend, you may want to re-read before you yourself participate in the 'nastiness of the world.' :-)

i'm certain you're on to something with this ... DEF!