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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thought 4 my Thursday

I see it all around.. there are just some people who find the need to make fun or others for anything and everything. I see it with the school age kids, the college kids, and grown adults. I do not understand why people feel it is their place to do this to another person. What do they gain from it, sure maybe a few people might join in with you, some may laugh, but others are thinking that you are being a real jerk!! Do people do this to take away from what they have going on..does it make them feel like a better person inside??? Honestly I can not see how that's possible but for whatever reasons there will always be those who find some kind of enjoyment in making fun of others...and that's what brings me to this thought for the day:

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves ... let us be above such transparent egotism. -- Will Durant


Homer and Queen said...

Good one!!

RileyScott said...

*claps* Dena, I love your post. I have never understood it. Not for a second, and I to this day struggle with coming to terms about the acts that were done to me as a child.

To see others acknowledge the issue is always a good day.


Kathy B! said...

That is an awesome thought of the day. I look forward to a world where more people embrace this way of thinking.

Cheryl said...

Here's another good quote:

Egotism is the anesthetic that
dulls the pain of stupidity.
-Frank Leahy

Because a person that would hurt another person for their own pleasure is truly stupid!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Amen to that, Dena! What a great post and I am glad to see that someone has the guts to speak out about this issue. No matter where one lives, it is hard to understand why some people feel that they can speak ill of another. I live in a small town where everyone seems to know the other's business, and there is always talk. I am so often shocked when I hear others talk so openly and negatively about others. I unfortunetly have been on the recieving end of nasty talk and terrible rumors spread about me around town. It is something that has weighed heavily on me every since, and one can only wonder who started the talk and WHY, and where the idea even came from. bless you for addressing this issue.

p.s. hope all is well with you. It feels great to be back on blogger after my long siesta!! Deb

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Right on Mr Will Durant! I think people speak poorly of others just to make them feel above the one they are talking about. Never understood it, but it happens all the time. Pretty sicko!

Momza said...

I'm puttin that on The Plate!

Missy said...

OH LORD! Is this post for me?

Matty said...

This hits home for me. I work with people like that. Their day isn't complete unless they've ridiculed someone. What a shame.