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globenstuff wrote:

People just want to be someone they are not in real life. When your online you have the freedom to do that.


So, most people want to be douchebags?? because this is what they are for me.

I wonder the same thing, why do you have to be so rude online? I've had many encounters, especially in youtube, with people who just love to insult my favorite youtubers for no reason at all and they come off as ignorant losers who have nothing better to do in life than trying to make others feel like crap. That's bullying and it's sad that many people want to be like that.

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it's easier to be angry than it is to be happy. Alternatively, people use the anonymity of the internet to release frustration from their real life, such as insulting things or ranting or whatever. It just helps relieve stress, but it also annoys people and then causes them to be upset on the internet. So, it becomes an endless stream of annoyed people releasing frustration, because negativity spreads easier than positivity.
I dunno, that's always been my assumption on the matter.
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because the world is a sphere of shit floating in space
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My belief?, sometimes things just aren't as complicated as we make them. It is very simple to NOT go online and call a innocent baby ugly...you see this is just something normal people never do(even if no one can see them). What a person does when no one is looking to judge them is their true nature to begin with...this is not my "belief", but fact(I don't need approval of Socrates to understand this).
The main word behind my post is "opportunist" (I'll admit the zombie shpill is a far stretch) a person that will do something horrible simply because the opportunity presented itself. I don't know if you noticed lalely , but the sense of morality is taking a hit as more and more people are being taught not to follow traditional moral responsibility.


When we look at people, it's important not to be so blinded by their attitudes, or deeds, that we fail to see a human being.

All people get angry, all people vent. If you were to calculate how many hours you've been grumpy, angry, or upset in your life and compare it to the rest, what percentage would it be, five percent, ten?

There are over two billion people online out of a world population of seven, if a small percentage of them post while in a state of loneliness, grief, anger, or despair that would (and probably does) account for the vast amount of negative comments we see. Besides, when people are feeling happy, satisfied and complacent they're hardly even motivated to post anything.

Grumpiness itself might well account for what spurred them to bang away at their keyboards for the ten seconds it takes to anonymously bitch about some inconsequential little nothing in the first place. There's no need to paint them as evil and write them off as zombies. They aren't incapable of love and compassion and the full range of human qualities, they're just frustrated little monkeys that would probably smile if someone hugged them.

Besides, if we could get real for just a second, let's not forget that we live in a world with a ten thousand year history of daily raiding, endless warfare and a laundry list of kingdoms built by conquest. When the alternative is to pick up a gun or a club and draw blood, we should be thankful at how civilized things are in comparison to how horrific things were just a couple generations ago.

read: "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Dr. Steven Pinker -- things really aren't as bad as you imagine them to be, in fact, things are rather wonderful these days and it's only getting better. We should count our lucky stars that people have a place to vent their frustrations instead of taking it out into the streets.
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The internet is the only place people can vent over things they are uncomfortable with. Would you be able to ask this question 20 years ago when there was no internet?
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Because life and people suck.
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Most humans are very weak, and will use anger as an outlet.
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People tend to show their true natures when they believe they'll never see the consequences offline
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AshRandom wrote:


marcel20 wrote:
My belief?, sometimes things just aren't as complicated as we make them. It is very simple to NOT go online and call a innocent baby ugly...you see this is just something normal people never do(even if no one can see them). What a person does when no one is looking to judge them is their true nature to begin with...this is not my "belief", but fact(I don't need approval of Socrates to understand this).
The main word behind my post is "opportunist" (I'll admit the zombie shpill is a far stretch) a person that will do something horrible simply because the opportunity presented itself. I don't know if you noticed lalely , but the sense of morality is taking a hit as more and more people are being taught not to follow traditional moral responsibility.


When we look at people, it's important not to be so blinded by their attitudes, or deeds, that we fail to see a human being.

All people get angry, all people vent. If you were to calculate how many hours you've been grumpy, angry, or upset in your life and compare it to the rest, what percentage would it be, five percent, ten?

There are over two billion people online out of a world population of seven, if a small percentage of them post while in a state of loneliness, grief, anger, or despair that would (and probably does) account for the vast amount of negative comments we see. Besides, when people are feeling happy, satisfied and complacent they're hardly even motivated to post anything.

Grumpiness itself might well account for what spurred them to bang away at their keyboards for the ten seconds it takes to anonymously bitch about some inconsequential little nothing in the first place. There's no need to paint them as evil and write them off as zombies. They aren't incapable of love and compassion and the full range of human qualities, they're just frustrated little monkeys that would probably smile if someone hugged them.

Besides, if we could get real for just a second, let's not forget that we live in a world with a ten thousand year history of daily raiding, endless warfare and a laundry list of kingdoms built by conquest. When the alternative is to pick up a gun or a club and draw blood, we should be thankful at how civilized things are in comparison to how horrific things were just a couple generations ago.

read: "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Dr. Steven Pinker -- things really aren't as bad as you imagine them to be, in fact, things are rather wonderful these days and it's only getting better. We should count our lucky stars that people have a place to vent their frustrations instead of taking it out into the streets.




I don't disagree with a lot you have said in your most recent reply...there are sometimes people who are venting their anger.
There are healthier ways to release pent up frustrations like exercise. In some ways things are getting better and in others much much worse...I may check that book you mentioned out. Still one thing remains, horrible comments like the ones I mentioned earlier are still not in any way OK to comment no matter how mad you are at-what ever it is you are going through.



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Because it is in our nature to be angry, especially on the net.
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Because trolling is fun.
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Because lots of people don't know how to simply ignore and move on.
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spectralMagician wrote:


Angerudusto wrote:

One word: Reddit


Implying Reddit is where people go when they wanna get mad.
Try again pls

No I'm implying that reddit is the main source of strife and idiocy on the Internet. I would say 4chan, but they're just idiots
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It's because there are no repercussions online due to anonymity. In real life, people are often aware that certain action will have certain consequences.

I generally try to live by the mantra of "treat people with respect, even when you think no one is watching." I find if you follow that line of thinking, you tend to become a more positive person.

For most people though, I think it's simply an ego thing. A lot of people in this world are extremely insecure and need to boost their ego/confidence somehow. Some people do it by watching tv, listening to music, playing sports, or being an a*shole.
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Angerudusto wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:


Angerudusto wrote:

One word: Reddit


Implying Reddit is where people go when they wanna get mad.
Try again pls

No I'm implying that reddit is the main source of strife and idiocy on the Internet. I would say 4chan, but they're just idiots


>Reddit: full of 12 year olds and newfriends that are HURR DURR SO FUNNEH XDDDD
>4chan: Overly hyped for being awful, not a bunch of 12 year olds, decent conversation

/b/ is not all of 4chan
try harder pls
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