Do you laugh at people who commit mistakes?

@Masmasika (1921)
Philippines
October 27, 2008 7:36am CST
I sometimes see people laughing when they see people making mistakes in public. It is not a very pleasant scene. I hate people who laugh because some people commit mistakes. Remember we aren't perfect and we all have our shortcomings and mistakes. Why do some people laugh at people who commit mistakes? Instead of helping them or correcting them, they enjoy laughing at them. Even children must be taught not to laugh at people who commit mistakes. It isn't right at all. Mistakes are often committed by people and we aren't suppose to laugh at them. Every person commits mistakes even the most efficient and intelligent ones. Have you encountered people who seem to enjoy laughing at people's mistakes? Share them to us....
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@oderog (732)
• Kenya
27 Oct 08
Laughing at people who made mistake is sometime not the best thing to do, but it either have both positive side and negative, on the positive side when somebody laugh at you or even children, the point will be well driven home such that you will live to remember the mistake and avoid it at all cost. It keeps you on the look out to avoid any mistake that you may repeat. The nagative part of it, is that at the moment people are laughing at you, you might do something negative coming from the frustration you are undergoing.
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@Valenas (1509)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I laugh, and I laugh hard. But, I am usually the one that tries to walk over there and pick them up if they fall, or help them with whatever mistake they made. I tell them that they've just got to laugh at themselves. Learn from the experience, put it behind them, and do better next time. I made a mistake this morning. I grabbed my remote control instead of my cell phone (they look alike in color and size, so, since I was in a hurry, it was an easy mistake). Someone saw me pull it out, and we just laughed, and I got over it.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Well, we should not laugh at people who commits mistakes, however, human as we are there are times wherein we are caught off guard, and our initial reaction is to laugh. However, we must put in mind that we are all the same, there are also instances in our lives wherein we too have committed our own mistakes. If you can't stand it, and you really want to laugh, better go some other place far from that person, atleast that way, he would'nt see you laughing at him, the lesser the damage.
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@hitejam89 (523)
• India
27 Oct 08
i would never do that. i myself make so many mistake i know how embarrassing it is when people laugh at your mistake with people around u and how the person may feel if somebody laugh at him/her in public. Laughing when someone makes mistake in public, its so embarrassing, they dont even think the person may feel. everybody makes mistake its better to ignore if something like that happens.
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@wafujay (115)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
It depends if it is an accidental mistake or just an intentional mistake. We usually laugh at mistakes especially when the mistake is intentional or just a common mistake. But when the mistake is so serious, we all react, not to laugh but to feel shocked if it caused an accident or something bad or worse.
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@adihindu (1922)
• India
27 Oct 08
You are right. Any one should have their own mistakes. If any one having commted to make mistakes first of all I would try to correct them. I am not enjoy the others mistakes. It is very bad habit. I hate such personalities. I see that type of people in some areas.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
27 Oct 08
My mother (and grandmother...who lived with us until I was 13) taught me that laughing at someone's mistakes was wrong, wrong, wrong. I also taught that to my own son. But you know...if the person starts laughing at himself/herself, it's often hard not to join in. But then I'm laughing with him/her not AT.
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• Singapore
27 Oct 08
i laugh at myself when i commit mistakes, so... i would definitely laugh when i see other people making mistakes in public.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Honestly, i can be both. There are times that i cannot stop myself to laugh at other people's mistakes especially when i really find it funny or something but of course, i've experienced being on such situation several times that's why i myself to control as much as possible and help the person who's being laugh at because i think it decreases someone's self-esteem. So yeah.
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@omar0913 (943)
• Legaspi, Philippines
28 Oct 08
if it's a TV show why not....LOL, if in real life, laughing in a person who commit mistakes is not a proper act of a normal human, but sometimes t's nevitable depending on the occasion. But most of the time I do'nt laugh on them, if they were my friend, I talked them and try to correct or advice them with their faults. Take Care....
@23uday (2998)
• India
28 Oct 08
Hi friends Laughing at others mistakes is not a good thing to do.Nothing is perfect and no one is perfect too.Everyone commits mistakes and there is nothing to laugh at. Mistakes teach us a lot of things and makes us aware not to repeat the mistakes which commited.Lessons should be learned from the mistakes. One should try to correct people when doing a mistake and i never miss a chance to help others when they are doing wrong and i try to put them on the right track. BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@neothegod (208)
• India
28 Oct 08
i have come across many situations where i have seen people laughing at others mistake. i myself have commited this mistake many times. i have laughed at others mistake but felt bad after realizing that it could also be other way round. u r right children should be taught not to laugh at others mistake.
@leicyn (96)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
Yes. i see people laughing at others mistakes and its not good. It make the person offended. Instead of laughing at them, help them correct their mistakes and learn from others mistakes.
• Singapore
28 Oct 08
Hello masmasika, i really pity those people who laugh at people when they made mistakes in public, which human does not make mistakes? the people who laugh at people when they made mistakes are the laughable ones, because they are childish and making a fool out of themselves in the public. No one is perfect in this world and personally i have not encountered people who laugh at people mistakes, fortunately they are not my friends!
• India
28 Oct 08
i laugh but only when my friends commit mistakes but for other people the answer is no.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I saw that kind of scenario. You are right, when I saw that kind of scened it makes me feel bad with those people laughing in that incidence. Thay were looking at each other trying to hide their actions when they saw some of us with crossed eyebrows starring at them with a tiger looked. That was the act of being disrespect to others especially if the victims are elders.
• Indonesia
28 Oct 08
uhhuh ive seen it many times =( n i always told them not to do it, because it will offend some1 n can make them feel lower or more silly than others, n its not a good thing to do.. n i agree with u that we must teach the little child bout this, so they learn how to respect others well.. i say, theres always a first for everyone n when some1 willing to learn sth, n they did some mistake dont laugh at them, teach and support them to do it better so it will build their self-confidence =)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I think we laugh at other people's mistakes, because we know that they will laugh at ours. I tend to laugh at my mistakes as well, but thats just me. I don't see the problem in laughing at anothers mistakes, so long as you are ok with being laughed at yourself.
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
27 Oct 08
Hello, Masmasika! I do not laugh at people when they make mistakes. I do laugh at others when they are in a funny situation, but only those who allow others to laugh at them. If I see that the person is way too nervous to receive jokes, then I just cut the laughing. Now, laughing at somebody else's mistake? Why? That only makes the person feels bad. It is something that I would not like to me. I mean, if I make a mistake in public, I would not like everybody laughing it and pointing their fingers at me just because of a silly mistake. Instead, I would like to be helped. So that's what I do when I see somebody who has committed a mistake in public: I go and help the person as I can. If I can, of course. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Honestly? Most of the time, it is funny. Of course, there are instances when you just feel for the person. It really depends on the situation and who the person is (like if it's my husband, I know it's okay with him if I laugh), but I usually wait for the person to laugh first and just laugh along. Of course, there are those who laugh because it's one way for them to feel superior. There's the clean laughing at the funny and there's the malicious ridiculing of somebody's weak moment. I obviously don't go for the second.