... will actually sit down and take the time and spend the energy to write an email to a virtual stranger (because seriously: 'talking' on an irregular basis with someone on one internet forum over a period of, what, less than a year and a half means that they are still a stranger to you) for the sole purpose of making them feel like shit? What kind of person actively goes out of their way to make other people feel bad? For no reason other than to make them feel bad?
OK, I'm sure there is one other reason: making other people feel like shit makes them feel good about themselves. Really not sure that that makes it better though.
What kind of person is it who does something like that? Is there a word for it?
This really totally boggles my mind. I mean, I'm sure I make people feel bad from time to time myself. But I can honestly say that I never go out of my way, make a conscious effort, to hurt people's feelings. I actually feel bad myself when I realize that I've made others feel that way. (Although I must confess that accidentally hurt feelings or 'offense' (whatever that is) when somone misunderstands an obvious joke, or sarcasm (especially deliberately) does make me feel exasperated first and foremost, at least initially. One of my less appealing character traits?) I don't enjoy hurting people. It doesn't make me feel big and clever.
It takes all kinds, people are different, et cetera. Not a huge comfort to me right now. I'm not used to people being mean to me on purpose, and just to be mean.
It's really sad that some people can only feel big when they make others feel small.
But I'm glad that I'm not one of them, at least.
5 days ago