I don’t think people self-reflect enough. Most people, anyways. It seems like when people get confronted about something, instead of taking a look at the situation from multiple views or considering what the causes of the issue could be, they immediately look for justification instead. The “power in numbers” justification, especially. Nobody wants to admit that they’re wrong, and most people don’t even recognize that they’re wrong when they are. (Of course, “right” and “wrong” are sort of blurry notions and very subjective in many cases, but that’s a different point for a different day.) Rather than analyze the situation, it seems like most people would rather justify themselves by finding a group to agree with them. One person is pissed off about something (i.e. a test that they feel was unfair, somebody that criticized them for something, opposing opinions, etc.) and instead of considering how they might be wrong or looking at things from another view point, they tell their friends, all like-minded individuals who don’t have the guts to call them out for anything. It’s like people think that just because a bunch of other people agree with their point, they’re automatically in the right. People have opposing opinions. Lots of people don’t get along well with lots of other people. That’s a part of life. However, if you’re going to argue a point vehemently and spend your energy hating someone, consider all sides and make sure you’re justifying your actions. Yeah, that person’s opinion is fucking ridiculous and their way of expressing those opinions is not well thought out at all, but try and consider how they arrived at their conclusions and why they feel the way that they do. Yes, that girl is a bitch and she’s done a lot of shitty things to really nice people, but you shouldn’t be attacking her on the basis of the way she wears her hair or what she ate for breakfast.
What I’m trying to say here is that you need to consider that you might be the asshole in the situation and you need to think things through from multiple viewpoints really well before you get up in people’s faces about things. If nothing else, consider the following: Analyze other people’s opinions and arguments in order to better debate with them and don’t waste your energy hating people for stupid reasons. Hate people efficiently or not at all.