Has there been a point in your life, that you have been cruel to someone?

Philippines
September 4, 2007 4:45am CST
I mean, the cruelty that you have unintentionally done. I remember, back in college, I have this classmate which became my friend too. Her behavior was a little bit off but she's a happy person. We have our own group of friends and when she's with us,we always end up laughing with her funny antics. One time, we went to the mall and saw this machine where you put in a token, and you can dance. She was starting to dance a little but was a bit shy to try it. But my other friends and I finally persuaded her to try it. It was all pure fun at first. So, she bought a token and began her dance. It was ok at first but then she started to dance in a way that was starting to attract other's attention. Some were already pointing at her and it was very obvious from their faces, that they were already making fun of her. I was her friend and I should have done something. As I have said, her behavior was a little off. Sometimes it seemed she had no idea that what she's showing to the public isn't normal anymore. So, she kept on dancing and dancing. Some other group of people were starting to call her names. But now that I try to recall that day, I was in my own way, had been cruel to her. I might as well have joined those people and started making fun of her. In a way, I was doing the same thing. Instead of telling her to stop what she's doing, I, with my other friends, even urged her to dance more. At that time and place, all we were thinking was it was just plain, silly fun. But I now know better. I had been cruel to my friend by helping her to be the butt of jokes by others.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
4 Sep 07
I think that your friend was just having a great fun without noticing it. It is ok if she feels happy with it. You don't need to feel guilty about it. Maybe she was thinking that all of you were just encouraging her.
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• Philippines
4 Sep 07
I just hope you're right. Sometimes no matter how hard you try to be kind, you still end up hurting others, without knowing it.
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• China
4 Sep 07
It could be when we didn't really realize what we were doing was bad. And later we found that it seemed to be rude to do so. Thanks for your response, jcj.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
4 Sep 07
I have never been cruel to anyone. I am a nice and kind person to people. Everyone around me loves to be friends with me and I am happy for that.
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• Philippines
4 Sep 07
From what we have shared here in MyLot, I believe what you're saying. You're a funny guy and I like the way you choose your words. That's why I like exchanging words with you.^_^
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• China
4 Sep 07
Thanks so much, friend, for your nice comment. Same here.
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