Why are you all being so nice and caring for people and wishing change, rather than to observe the dummies with a sly smirk on your face?
What's wrong with caring and compassion? It may not fit in with the stereotypical definition, but I think many can fit in with loathing or excessive worry over where the world may be headed due to the impact humans have.
"I don't know a perfect person.
I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
I get burned out by chronic bad behaviour, but my belief that humanity still contains the dim reflection of God inside us all gives me hope, and causes me to cheer on those people who make heroic efforts to change the world for good.
Not a misanthrope but not a philanthropist. Everyone is viewed on an individual basis but with the understanding that altruism in its purist form doesn't exist since we're all driven by biological imperative. And anyways, what is ranting about someone else being selfish, if not wanting give from same person? So if you want more give from someone, this equates to more get for self. Self-interest.
Hmm. I don't really understand misanthropy, if only because at some point everyone has their bad, stupid and inane days. Can't one extremely dislike the products of the collective while knowing that the collective itself is just too much of a herd to realize what it is they're doing?