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Is it wrong to be an misanthrope?

Asked by Phantamanta (7points) 3 weeks ago

Pretty much goes as simple as this; Some people are complete morons, others are just idiots, and some ask things to me, where it’s so stupid, I question myself if they even have a brain to begin with.

Another reason I hate humanity, is because of their religion (The ones that try to enforce their religion onto you or others because of their beliefs), their hate towards others, or judging people for what they are, what they like, or what they do.

No matter whoever you are, wherever you go or whatever you wear, people will judge you, because they think it’s wrong, therefore they are right, or to annoy the crap out of you.

Do you think it’s wrong for me to hate and condemn humanity for this? I do know there are exeptions, and I shouldn’t put humans as this stereotype, but I can’t help it if the majority of humans are like this garbage.

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stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s wrong for YOU. It isn’t your resentment of people that is wrong. How you feel is nobody’s business. The problems arise when you decide to express such sentiments. Consequently, you are trapped. Open demonstration of your resentment will earn you the reaction you deserve, while bottling up your feelings is clearly self destructive and guarantees your psychological erosion toward mental imbalance. Good luck.

ucme's avatar

Hahahaha!
Some of the fuckers here have that in their resume, right under personal profile!

gondwanalon's avatar

Others dislike you because you are not like them.
You dislike others because they are not like you.
This is our nature. We tend to dislike other people who are different.

longgone's avatar

Yes, contempt like you’re demonstrating in your question is definitely wrong. If you live your life looking down on others, you are part of the problem. You hate and judge people because they judge and hate. Can you see the irony?

It sounds like your anger’s source is pain. Maybe you’ve suffered, and so your brain is in alert mode, scanning the world for danger and adversity. Try an experiment over the next few days: look for the number 3. I promise, you’ll start seeing it everywhere.

The same is true for human kindness. If you make a point of looking for it, you’ll see it all around. The world is too big for you to see everything. You get to choose what to focus on.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Is it wrong for you to feel disappointed in the human race? Not at all.

I would urge you to try to do what YOU can to make the world better. Spread that kindness and love, help feed some kids or help people who can’t help themselves.

Remember if you aren’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Peace.

PS I’m a Christian, not a great one. I am also disappointed in most Christians/ religious people I know as well.

canidmajor's avatar

You refer to humanity as “they”. What is your species, please?

gorillapaws's avatar

”...if the majority of humans are like this garbage.”

How are you coming to this figure? I could be wrong but it’s likely that what you’re really saying is that “the majority of people that YOU, personally, have encountered have fit this stereotype.”

Out of curiosity, how many people have you met to a sufficient enough degree to establish whether they fit into that stereotype? Maybe 10,000 in your lifetime, being generous (i.e. 0.00013% of the global population)? Were those people predominantly from any particular location (almost certainly)? or were they evenly distributed across the planet (highly unlikely)?

It seems like you’re arriving at your conclusion based on extrapolating from a very small data set that is unrepresentative of the whole group. It’s certainly possible that your analysis is further biased as a result of the natural tendency to commit confirmation bias (where we tend to remember the people/events that confirm our hypotheses and less frequently remember the people/events that do not support the hypothesis).

Based those factors alone, I think a wise person would reevaluate their assessment of humanity, and amend their original proclamation essentially declaring that “humans as idiots and judgemental/hateful jerks” to something more supportable with data. e.g. “The people I have encountered, in my limited exposure to the broad array of humans around the world, have tended to be stupid, and judgmental/hateful often as a result of their religious convictions. I dislike people who behave in this way, which means I’ve disliked the majority of the people I’ve encountered in my life thus far.”

I think that would be a perfectly rational belief to hold. My response would be: “Why don’t you try to find a location/culture where people are more open-minded (even abroad)?

SavoirFaire's avatar

“Let us be kinder to one another. We are but wicked people living among wicked people. Only one thing can give us peace, and that is a pact of mutual leniency.”
—Seneca

“I have labored carefully not to mock human actions, not to lament nor to curse them, but to try to understand them.”
—Baruch Spinoza

Let’s leave aside for a moment the question of whether your misanthropy is wrong or hypocritical. The question I have for you is whether you think it is productive.

What benefit does this attitude bring you? What benefit does it bring to the world? Does misanthropy improve you as a person? Does it improve anyone else? Does it help to bring about any change at all in the problem you think exists?

And most importantly: if misanthropy is counterproductive, what attitude might you replace it with?

Inspired_2write's avatar

Sometimes it means that you need to change.
Change location,country,etc

Not everyone fits into one category.

Example: A musician growing up in a family of accountants.
An accountant growing up in a family of artists,musicians.
A city person living in the country will never be happy just as a country person wouldn’t like the city life either.

Find your niche in life where you would be the happiest.

The normal is dependent on the group that deems what is normal, so move to another area.

Zaku's avatar

Breaking it down:

Some people are complete morons
Yes. Some people.

others are just idiots
Yes Some people.

and some ask things to me, where it’s so stupid, I question myself if they even have a brain to begin with.
Yes Some people.

Another reason I hate humanity, is because of their religion (The ones that try to enforce their religion onto you or others because of their beliefs), their hate towards others, or judging people for what they are, what they like, or what they do.
– There is an unfortunately large group of religious people like this, but they’re not all humans by a long shot. They are, however, more common in some places than others. If there are many people like this where you are, I’d say you should go somewhere else that is not so full of intolerant people.

No matter whoever you are, wherever you go or whatever you wear, people will judge you, because they think it’s wrong, therefore they are right, or to annoy the crap out of you.
– This one really depends. There are other types of intolerant and judgemental people in most places, but this behavior certainly is not true of everyone everywhere, at least not to an extreme degree. It depends on how willing you are to find people who will accept you, and how willing you are to behave in ways they’ll accept, or not.

Do you think it’s wrong for me to hate and condemn humanity for this?
Well, if you hate and condemn everyone for something only some people do, then yes.

If you just hate the common culture in someplace that you don’t align with, then I think you should make more of an effort to find and move to a place where people are less like that, and find more like-minded people whom you can get along with.

I do know there are exeptions, and I shouldn’t put humans as this stereotype, but I can’t help it if the majority of humans are like this garbage.
– I would suggest you express the anger and disappointment to vent it out (by yourself or with a small sympathetic audience, not by actually going after people you’re mad at), and then find the people you can get along with. It’ll be easier to do if you’re not still full of hate directed at everyone, so let it out.

seawulf575's avatar

Seems to me that if everybody annoys you, it might be you. After all, do you really believe you don’t annoy the shit out of anyone? Think others look at you and wonder how you make it through a day?
Here’s the deal: we all bring something to the party. True idiots are extremely rare. Annoying people are a matter of opinion. Annoying is in the eye of the annoyed. And that is you in this scenario. I’m willing to be that every person you look down your nose at is better at something than you are. I’m willing to bet they all wipe their butts when they are done taking a crap…just like you. And I’m willing to bet that, in fact, most of them make friends more easily than you.

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