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What makes people bitter in your opinion?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jun 9, 2005.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    From what i have seen rejection, lack of continual love and consistent disappointments over the course of a lifetime seem to be some of the factors with the people i have met. What would you think?.
     
  2. eric234

    eric234 Guest

    Mar 11, 2005
    philadelphia
    it also has to do with the kind of person they are regardless of how the've been treated but mostly it's what you listed
     
  3. Thats why hugs were invented! No one can resist a nice good hug, especially when they don't look like they want to be touched.
     
  4. `ash

    `ash

    Feb 26, 2004
    Melbourne
    feeling under-appreciated, that they deserve more, being hurt in the past. they all add up.
     
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    add being screwed for someone else's mistake, or just to cover someone else's butt.
     
  6. simpy1

    simpy1

    Mar 31, 2005
    New Zealand
    The general public make me a bitter person. When I am in a crowd in town it feels like I am surrounded by idiots. And when people do really well in life despite being useless and lazy, while people who work hard seem to not get as far.

    But mainly it is people. Dumb people.
     
  7. Sometimes my opinion makes people bitter.
     
  8. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    MP3 players - just ask Bruce Lindfield.
     
  9. Tash

    Tash

    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Life inevitably causes bitterness. There are only two cures: death, and kittens. :)
     
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    WOMEN but not Tifa and Gia! ;)
     
  11. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    When I find people to be bitter I've found that a little salt and pepper helps.

    brad cook
     
  12. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan

    I'm a very bitter person, so I can confirm this. The fact that I am ugly, stupid, make stupid mistakes, and feel sick all the time doesn't help either.
     
  13. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    I'm the same way too. People in general make me sick.
     
  14. Do you need a hug??
     
  15. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    from my experiences a degree of loss can cause a great deal of bitterness from all.

    Also recoginizign that people are dumb, of course solitary persons under the right conditions can prove intellegent, a mass of people can be very stupid. -See also, President Bush.-

    It didn't help at the time that I was taking a medication for acne that caused SEVERE DEPRESSION....no that didn't help much

    I used to be a very angry bitter person.....honestly...sometimes I miss it.
     
  16. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    [search for political information ON]

    Found = 1
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    ;D
     
  17. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    The root of bitterness is a sense of entitlement. :D

    Followed thereafter, by the inevitable intrusion of reality upon one's dreams.

    But it's how we deal with it that counts, right? :)
     
  18. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    For the most part, I find that people are selfish, insecure, and petty.

    Maybe that's part of the reason I'm currently considering a different career path than psychology? I'm pretty cynical about human nature to begin with.
     
  19. Lemon sauce.

    Honestly though, and in the words of the late, great Robert Calvert:

    'I don't like to be too serious - I think if you were too serious about being alive...it would just be too serious for words.'

    The only things you can get from being bitter are ulcers.
     
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well I would say we are all talking about different things - there is a big question here :

    Define : "Bitter"


    So we could be talking about somebody who is :


    Severely depressed
    Has had a life of losing loved ones apparently unecessarily,
    Slightly annoyed
    Healthily cynical about the state of the world
    World weary

    etc. etc.

    It's just a very vague term that is used lazily by people to describe a wide range of conditions!! :meh:


    What makes me "bitter" are people who generalise widely on no factual basis!! ;)