What makes a person sad?

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Last Updated: 03/06/2018 at 3:16am
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Anonymous
January 17th, 2016 8:09am
Expectations are the only reason people get sad. They do expect a lot from an event or from any person without looking at the practical possibilities of the outcome coming in their favor , since they didn't anticipated their loss , they get hit by the outcome .
tarrycastle9053
February 13th, 2016 1:42pm
Well, according to me a person feels sad when they forget the essence and beauty of life. They become engaged in unimportant aspects that they forget to live altogether.
Kanemawhite
January 20th, 2016 11:01am
Expectations are the only reason people get sad. They do expect a lot from an event or from any person without looking at the practical possibilities of the outcome coming in their favour , since they didn't anticipated their loss , they get hit by the outcome .
Lotus48
January 14th, 2016 8:35pm
A variety of things. Family, bad marriage or relationship, work, school, no friends that are dependable, abuse of some kind.
Anonymous
April 22nd, 2016 6:01pm
Anything can make you sad. Sometimes you can feel sad without any reason at all. Different things make different people sad. Mostly losing someone or something close or even change-internal as well as external can make people sad.
Anonymous
February 14th, 2016 6:55pm
There are lots of triggers to make people sad, especially during adolescence. Usually it's deaths in family and friends, but things like poor grades, friend breakups and personal things can make someone sad. There's no way in knowing exactly what makes people sad unless you talk to them.
Unicornsparkles94
February 25th, 2016 1:22pm
Things that are going on inside a persons mind, there is so many different areas, for example- Loss of a loved one , bad thoughts, heart break , depression, general/physical anxierty, compulsions, phobias ,psychomatic illness,, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, hormonal startes
ElleFriend
February 25th, 2016 1:44pm
being lonely and scared that the loneliness will last is a very common reason of sadness also thinking your different.
positivePower29
January 28th, 2016 5:16am
I get sad when I feel isolated from activities or conversations my friends are having or doing. Especially if I feel ignored. For example, If I am asking them a question or calling their names and no one is responding to me because they are too invested in the conversation. Or since I am away at college, they go get food to eat without inviting me however, everyone else was invited.
thereness
January 14th, 2016 8:10am
When expectations do not meet experiences, it makes a person sad. It makes you feel as if you are of no worth, and that no one loves you and that no one will ever love or accept you and you'll spend the whole of your life wandering in a hopeless, despondent, loveless landscape.
Deepgirl00
February 1st, 2016 8:36am
The person they loved died . And the person it self is depressed. Not feeling important to people. Getting bullied a lot
tshgo
January 24th, 2016 1:08pm
A variety of things can make people sad and in varying degrees. People experience things in different ways. What we can do is try to understand what they are going through and be supportive
Lina16
April 14th, 2016 4:48pm
People can feel sad if they are left out, or discriminated for the person that the are or want to be.
Friendlywings14
July 11th, 2017 10:33pm
how people say bad words to you and they don't even realize it hurts. A tongue has no bones but it can break a heart
ughhitshaley
January 19th, 2016 8:54pm
when someone has let them down or made them feel worthless or had hurt their feelings in some way or something tramatic has happened
TheSupport
January 30th, 2016 7:57pm
Loosing someone close to them. Hurting themselves and the pain causes emotions or even mental diseases like depression causes sadness.
Profiter001
March 20th, 2016 6:08pm
Anything can make a person sad. It can be anything from a breakup to a misinterpreted text message.
Anonymous
February 6th, 2016 2:20am
Sadness is a natural human emotion. Mainly it is the feeling of loss what makes most people sad. Fear or low esteem may also be causes for sadness.
Anonymous
February 6th, 2016 6:59am
I feel as if an event that happened that really affected someone is what makes them sad, other times there isn't a reason, they just are.
HawaiianAir
February 18th, 2016 6:02am
What makes a person sad? Almost anything can make someone said, and it's often people who make one another sad - someone treating you poorly etc. Hang in there, friend, there's a community of us here to help you if you feel sad. : )
HarleenQuinnzel
February 19th, 2016 8:06am
Well anything that effects the person enough to cause an emotional response.Everyone is different so there is not one answer.
whimsicalApple76
February 19th, 2016 10:20pm
There are many factors that can make a person sad, both mental and physical actions/situations can make a person sad but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Vaux
February 20th, 2016 3:52pm
Many factors can make a person sad. It can be a personal loss, like a pet, a friend, or a family member.
comfortingStrawberry12
March 2nd, 2016 9:15am
There are so many things that can make a person sad. But the key to being happy is to always see the positivity in things, if you are in a bad situation always try to find the better side of it.
StellaFinnoh
March 9th, 2016 12:47am
A lot of things. Feeling hopeless, helpless, and alone are some of the main factors. When someone loses hope or support from other people, they become very sad. That's why everyone needs a hug and a compassionate ear once in a while!
Anonymous
March 20th, 2016 8:53am
There are too many things in the world to list what makes a person sad. It just depends on what your definition of sad is.
Anonymous
April 8th, 2016 4:06pm
Overthinking, pessimism, self blame, inability to overcome obstacles, loneliness, bullying, words, people.
Anonymous
June 14th, 2016 10:13am
A person can be sad for many reasons, they miss someone, someone hurt them emotionally, they are being ignored, etc.
TheGlovedOne
August 1st, 2016 9:42pm
A trigger which varies upon everyone. A random trigger means, it doesn't have to be practically anything. Over time, it will happen. But these can be avoided when found
wonderfullPup68
March 6th, 2018 3:16am
Sad thoughts. Sad songs. Negative thoughts. Remember that life isn't so bad if you don't let it be. It's all on how you react to life!