I would agree that there’s a small percentage of people who do actually celebrate (to themselves, usually) when they see someone they don’t like suffering in an extreme way. Still, the optimist in me wants to believe that the animosity we see from the call-out crowd has more to do with their own insecurities than any sincere hatred of their targets. I really do think they’re trying to compensate for their own perceived shortcomings — but they’re doing it in a truly harmful and unethical way. And they need to have that pointed out to them for exactly the reason you state, which is that they don’t seem to be very skilled at self-reflection.

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