10th September 2007
I'm definitely a misanthropist :)
For the most part xD
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.
Like to think I'm more of a just non caring for humanity type. I don't have a love but I definitely wouldn't say I have hate either.
I'd like to say both, but I'm probably more of a Misanthropist.
When I look at the world, I see it (for the most part) as beauty. The landscape, the oceans, the sky and the creatures within all. I also think that some people have what it takes to make a difference.
That being said, sometimes I look at the world, and some of the people living, and I am disgusted to think that they're the same species as me for how they treat others, the planet, and animals.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Some people are okay. I used to be much more of a misanthrope. But that was largely because everyone I met seemed so hateful. As I got older I realised I was entitled to enforce boundaries a lot more strongly than I used to - started to be able to pair the world down for people I didn't consider total shit-heads. =p
In many ways thinking that everyone in the world's awful is easier than thinking that people close to you are awful. If there's no alternative then staying where you are doesn't seem so bad.
I'd hesitate to describe myself as hating people these days. Too easy to think of people I don't consider particularly worthy of hating.
Srs answer: I consider myself neither.
I'm not sure if I would fully throw myself in either category. I am a people person. I love working with people. But the thing about human beings, and indeed even animals, is that no two of us are exactly the same. Even identical twins have different characteristics and views at times. My point is humanity is so diverse that it's difficult to throw them all in one pot and tell someone, "You either hate them, or you love them." I've seen some pretty disgusting things in my lifetime. I've seen people commit many kinds of atrocities and a lot of times those people are beyond any kind of redemption. But there are those who inspire good, and give me hope. I've seen them as well. Embrace the good ones, but recognize that there are bad people in the world. How did Alfred put it, "Some men just want to watch the world burn."? The philosophy that guides me is that life is not fair; but it is our duty as sentient beings and members of society, to make it as fair as possible for the good of all.