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Why so people think it's right to treat us like we are less of a human being than they are?

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Last Updated: 03/15/2021 at 8:40am
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January 18th, 2015 9:05pm
A lot of people inherently believe that they are better than others. If someone is different from them in a way that they find morally wrong then they feel it is their duty to let that person know how they feel because they feel as though being more harsh will cause the person to change.
April 21st, 2015 8:42pm
People may think like that for a variety of reasons. Some reasons could include: They treat other people badly to make themselves feel better, they feel insecure about themselves, or they may think they are better than other people which is not true. All people are equal and are to be treated with respect. People should treat each other how they would want to be treated.
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August 26th, 2019 11:45pm
Mainly because of social/cultural prejudice, combined with intolerance and a closed mind. It's harmful, but hate makes their own lives miserable, it doesn't have to do the same to us. The LGBT community and all the inclusive, supportive people out there should join together and reach out to each other, making sure that no one is alone. And it's also up to us to spread awareness of the LGBT reality, in order to reduce the impact of close-minded mentalities, breaking the cycle of prejudice and discrimination. It's already happening, society is already changing, though not as fast as we would hope. It's up to us to make it work.
May 17th, 2015 7:10am
Often times, these people who treat other's poorly do so because whatever they hate is something that conflicts with their own feelings or opinions. Hate comes from lack of understanding and sometimes lack of maturity to understand. People have their opinions and when something conflicts with that opinion, the first reaction is to disregard it as false instead of open your mind to a new concept.
September 25th, 2015 1:29pm
People think it is right to treat you, your family, friends, etc. like you are less of a human being than they are because they find good in their life by putting down others.
October 28th, 2015 9:29pm
Because of religious beliefs and other things. The truth is that we are just as human as they are. We are awesome!
November 15th, 2015 8:40pm
They're afraid of what is different. And that is ignorance. We aren't less or more than "normal people". We are the same
August 1st, 2016 2:02am
Sometimes you just to accept that some people are jerks or ignorant, arrogant, etc. It could be from an influence like wrong choice of friends or parents or just from personality from birth. Some do learn from their mistakes and decide to become a better person while other still continue to be themselves. Sometimes you can help them learn or fix their personality but sometimes you just have to deal with them. I think dealing with them can really help you become a stronger person and so you shouldn't think of them as bad( well not entirely), just think of them as "mean people who are secretly trying to help you but not"
September 13th, 2016 11:12am
They lack empathy for other people, other more difficult situations. They may never learn it, never gain it, and that is something to be pitied. Unfortunately, a large number of those people are the ones in power and really have no business being there.
March 3rd, 2020 7:49pm
Because oftentimes it makes people feel better about their own status or existence in life. Makes them feel superior about aspects people may have no control over and this is often supported by what is considered normal within a society. There are also instances where people may treat you as such due to a lack of their own self esteem and an environment where they've been taught that establishing dominance and authority equates respect and that's simply not true. This leads to them treating people with less respect, meaning that both of those people get harmed in the process regardless.
March 15th, 2021 8:40am
Everyone deals with their own internal trauma and battles. People go through things in their life and you have to understand that every single person's perception of life is different. No matter how hard you try to explain your perception to someone they won't TRULY see it how you see it because you're experiencing it within your now body, mind, and soul. Perhaps, some people have been through some situations that have caused them to view others in a way that isn't humane. Or maybe it has caused them to put themselves onto a pedestal. Sometimes things like this stem from deep rooted insecurities. A lot of the times, fear will cause you to act irrational and treat others not so well. Regardless of the fact, it's important to handle these types of people with compassion and empathy because sometimes it only takes one person to completely 360 your POV of life and who knows you could be the shift in their timeline of life that causes them to recognize the toxicity of their current perception of life.