Why do people like to stir up trouble?

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  1. Mom Kat profile image78
    Mom Katposted 13 years ago

    Why do people like to stir up trouble?

    What is up with people who can't stop themselves from starting up topics they know darn well is going to be highly political? Drama seakers - do they enjoy listening to the pro/con debates, do they love watching people argue?  What is the motivation anyway?
    Topics like: gay marriages, abortion, anything religious based....

  2. katkin profile image60
    katkinposted 13 years ago

    Hi Mom Kat, well I do think that there are people out there who just love to light the touch paper and stand back and wait for the explosion! I think it gives them a buzz, to see or hear people arguing - what I think is interesting is that often you don't actually find out what their views are.

  3. sugz profile image69
    sugzposted 13 years ago

    u agree jatjub,, but also.. they have no life.. theirs is so boring and miserable they have to inflict it on others.

    i much prefer the topics that turn out to be a lot of fun and laugh about it all because that's what everyone else is doing too..

  4. profile image55
    tryoneposted 13 years ago

    We see instigators in society because they live for people reactions to their created schemes.

  5. swapna123 profile image60
    swapna123posted 13 years ago

    Everyone wants to be heard ! People feel bad when they start a forum thread and find out nobody is posting anything. So they then want a thread which is active, and political or religious debates give just that. Everybody has an opinion on these kind of issues. You would clearly either dislike abortion or like it and when you see some messages that are against your views, you would be tempted to put your own .

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    jasper420posted 13 years ago

    i wish i knew why i think some do it for attion

  7. jasenpages profile image61
    jasenpagesposted 13 years ago

    For the same reason that people watch shows like Desperate Houswives and Survivor. People like conflict and chaos because it keeps like interesting.

  8. sofs profile image78
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    Put it down to seeking cheap publicity!
    Some people want to be heard, the louder the better!

  9. Marisa OConnor profile image66
    Marisa OConnorposted 13 years ago

    I don't think volatile topics are "starting trouble."  I think it's interesting that so many people feel that way.
    Do these topics make you feel anxious?
    I think the answer to something that makes you uncomfortable is not to blame the subject or the people bringing it up, but to explore those feelings and thoughts within yourself.
    I know a lot of people, including myself, were discouraged as children to talk about certain issues.  That it's rude to discuss politics and religion.
    I personally think these issues are very important and should be discussed.  The problems we are facing as a species, like war for example, depend on the exchange of ideas.

  10. Wayne Brown profile image81
    Wayne Brownposted 12 years ago

    It depends on how they approach it. I do not necessarily care for political or religious arguments but I sometimes write in that vein.  I do not do it for the sake of arguing but moreso to present my perspective which I normally base heavily on common sense.  If something like 2 + 2 is not adding up to 4 yet folks are buying it, I feel compelled to speak up.  This country is currently going through some serious divides. Part of the reason for that is there are folks emeshed into our society and our government who do not want the same things for America that true Americans have always cherished. They want to see democracy, liberty go away and they want to implement a utopian socialistic society in which everyone ideally shares equally.  The problem is that rationale does not work in real life and society slowly deteriorates in its productivity to the point where everyone lives in poverty.  American, regardless of their political party leanings, need to examine the values of those they follow and vote for closely to see if they actually mesh with the principles on which America was built.  If they don't, then find a new group rather than embrace a bunch of hairbrain ideas which are aimed at nothing more than creating class warfare and ultimately destroying the fabric of this country. WB

  11. Mrs. J. B. profile image59
    Mrs. J. B.posted 12 years ago

    Because they know it will cause contraversy. That is why once a conversation begins about any of those subjects, you quietly get up ( like I always do ) and walk away. If you are asked where are you going? Just say Outta Here

  12. feenix profile image58
    feenixposted 12 years ago

    "Why do people like to stir up trouble"?

    The answer is they love the action. They thrive on it.

    I know because I am one of those people who likes to stir up trouble. On a site that I used to write on, some of the other writers affectionately called me the "pot stirrer".

  13. Unmasked profile image60
    Unmaskedposted 12 years ago

    Because people think they are much more intelligent, worthy, important and impressive than they actually are and it makes them feel powerful to create tense, painful situations. They think that their opinions override those of anyone else and that they are entitled to force it down everyone's throat. If it causes an upset, all the better because then they can show that they are capable of manipulating others into a frenzy. That and a lot of people aren't smart enough to create original sources of conversation and would rather blindly follow what anyone they feel is an authority has to say then regurgitate it without a moment's pause to consider its stupidity.


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