2 years ago
Last edited at 7:57PM on 9/19/2011
I think that generally people are nice except for few. Many people have been mean to me on here but I forgave them for the sake of God. On here sometimes they are trying to be funny but it comes across and being mean. They probably wouldn't hurt your feeling on purpose if they knew you. Sometimes it's hard to interpret the written word because you can't see the facial expression or hear the tone being used.
Because they have to make other people feel bad to be good about themselves, but like the first answerer said, you might be misreading it and take it offensively, when really they were only trying to be funny.
They're usually unhappy in their own lives. People that are mean through online systems because they're weak. In real life they wouldn't dare say anything, through a computer they feel high and mighty. That's my two cents lol.
They are not happy with their life...They feel the World and everybody in it Owe's them something....They had a terrible upbringing....Some are drug addicts...some are Alcoholics...Some have Anger Issues....Some were Born Just Plain MEAN...like me I am very Mean....Ughhhhh what you lookin at....:)
There are a lot of different reasons some people are cruel... what really matters is how much of it you let yourself take on. I like to focus on how to deal with it rather than why it happened in the first place.
Fear, ignorance, intolerance, low self worth, cowardice, prejudice. They may lack love and acceptance by their own families. So they hide behind this ugly wall of hate in order to hide the worthlessness they feel.
I have often wondered the same thing. Several valid reasons have already been listed. The only other thing I can think of is they eat too much bran & not nearly enough CHOCOLATE (chocolate makes me happy!)
All of the above answers are valid but perhaps a slightly different viewpoint might be a good balance. Perhaps when you feel this happens you may want to check your own perspective. Maybe you are interpreting honesty as meanness. Perhaps a different opinion from yours may cause you to become defensive and hypersensitive? One thing is sure, you can only change yourself. You can't change " mean" people so change your perceptions and reactions. You might find that if you become less reactive they seem to dwindle in numbers...