Why do people make fun of others!

United States
May 20, 2007 4:32pm CST
A good friend of mine here..said they are leaving since several people here on mylot had made fun of them..Why would you do such a thing..? Who is doing this and why? I would think most people here on mylot are mature adults..aren't they .. What do you get out of making fun of people..what makes you do this?
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@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
20 May 07
Many people still think that the freedom is something they can abuse with:-( I dont understand it not just here, but everywhere. I cant be sure what is the main driving impulse for them to do it.May be this is their way to have attention, they are just bored:-( And sorry that they use their energy so destructively :-(
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• United States
20 May 07
Well I had my friend say she is leaving mylot because some were making fun of them or her..I don't know exactly what it is..I simply find it hard to believe that people fill up the bordom by making others feel unwanted or hurt!_+
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@QnAQueen (555)
• United States
20 May 07
some people make fun of others because it makes them feel like they are better than others. i think it's some sort of defense mechanism to make people feel better about themselves.
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• United States
20 May 07
Isn't it awful that the only way some people can feel better about themselves is by making others feel bad about themselves..And to think people use discussions to poke fun at other people! It upsets me.+
• United States
21 May 07
Ohh yess. i have seen some really mean and rude people on here! There was a thread last night..and one of my least favorite mylot users called her son an idiot..hes ateen and been in bad trouble..non the less..i agreed with the other girl/name calling your own son is ignorant..probs or not well she and the host just ripped her aprt..and she wasnt even that rude about it,,,when people are like that,,i think they should be reported and and get a strike..and any more taken off mylot..this is a great community..i hate to see such great people go because of some rude people..tell her to stick it out and just report em:)
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• United States
22 May 07
Why do they do it though..what do they get out of it..I know when I am on the receiving end what I Get out of it;)+
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• United States
22 May 07
I think its because they feel really crappy about them selves,they have noo self esteem what so ever,maybe they werent hugged by there parents,maybe they were just born bad..whatever the case i think they just feel better when they make other people feel miserable,,i really do,its the whole..misery loves company!!!! well stay away from us right Joy!!
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
22 May 07
Tell them not to leave. People can really be mean but Mylot is a very good site to be on. Not all people is like those mean people. tell them to not pay attention to them. I once had a post where someone told me, how come I made silly posts, that I could make better than that. I took it as constructive critisism.
• United States
22 May 07
I think there is a difference though between being constructive and destructive and it is also evident which one is being used at the time;)+
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
21 May 07
I was always told that people who make fun of other people have low self esteem and it makes them feel better about themselves when they make fun of each other. That is what doctors and counselors have told me. They do not feel good about themselves so the only way of being happy with themselves is by hurting others. It is really sad that people have to go that low. It is not good to make fun of people. Just look at what happened at Virginia Tech. You never know when someone will snap these days because of being made fun of these days.
• United States
21 May 07
Isnt that awful Ken to think that that thing that happened at Virginia Tech can happen again..Yet it's reality ..People can only get pushed so far and then they snap... People on mylot are no less human ..so why pick on them and push them around?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
22 May 07
When I was young, I was always bullied or made fun by others. But then comes a time I'm sick of it all and starting from junior high I refused to bow. I don't care how much physical and emotional pain I had to go through, I did it anyway. Looking back to those years I thank myself for willing to take a stand and accept the pain. No rich kids can make me bow to them, no so-called religious people favoriting rich kids will be respected and I have seen how unfairness is punished. This is why I don't want to be unfair, I've seen what happened to them. I don't know what your friends have done to make people do this to them, but if these people have been hurting them without reason, they will meet their match sooner or later.
• United States
22 May 07
That's terrible that someone has made fun of your friend. I've never had anyone make fun of me here, personally, but I've had some really odd and rude comments made on some of my discussions. People think that they can get away with it because no one knows who they are.
• United States
22 May 07
I know what you mean..People keep getting away with awful things..Some day..if not now when they pass from this life they will have to meet up with the One they hurt the most by their actions;)+