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Evil is alive and well. That is just a fact of life. As much as we love to tell children about the beauty of the world -and Lord knows we could use some of that belief ourselves- we simply cannot deny the darkness of humanity. No, we mustn't let that knowledge paralyze us with fear or prevent us from trusting others and living our best lives, but we can stay vigilant. More times than not, the cruelest of the cruel are those we know. And they leave an impression.

Redditor u/snow__boy_ wanted everyone to divulge about certain people we've crossed paths with that left a reason to sage and smudge our lives by asking..... [Serious] Who's the worst human being you've ever met?

Kicker....

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I came here to write about the kid who kicked me in my penis in grade 1 so hard I had to miss school.

RunRunRamses

Trauma....

I worked with children with special needs, particularly those who were psychologically traumatized by past experiences. As you'd expect, a lot of these kids could be really volatile and prone to long, violent outbursts if something triggered them. Everyone on the team had their own schedule given to us by the co-ordinator.

There was once a woman on the team who hated some of the structured therapy she was specifically trained for and had a strong dislike of some of the children.

On several occasions, to avoid leading therapy sessions or working with kids she didn't like, she'd deliberately trigger a child shortly before the session so she had the excuse that she had to stay with that child and "handle" the incident (which would sometimes then turn into a whole-day episode when it could have been de-escalated quickly if it was handled properly) rather than go do what she was supposed to be doing.

Literally messing with the heads of already traumatized children because she couldn't be bothered to run her therapy sessions.

MerylSquirrel

While Driving....

Met a couple in a restaurant once during a meet and mingle event. When they learned about my country of origin, they shared that they had once run over some people at a pedestrian crossing while stationed there in the military during a drunk driving spree.

Apparently one of the people run over died but the Army was able to fly them back stateside before the investigation got started.

They were inordinately proud at how they escaped prosecution and how much they had achieved in life since then. I didn't feel a need to further deepen our acquaintance after that.

uriejejejdjbejxijehd

On Camera....

Used to work at a place where we took care of mentally and physically disabled people. Had a coworker that would trigger the patients and then steal anything she could during the commotion.

She triggered one of the bigger clients, who tossed her to a wall, she suffered from back pains and broken bones.

CCTV showed her abusing and berating the client and threatening him with a fork.

illogicalfuturity

Walter?

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My brother, he's currently in jail for running a meth lab, possession of an illegal firearm, distribution, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and evading the police. That's just the crimes that they knew about and not a tenth of what my family suspects that he's guilty of.

amalgamas

Toxic Workplace.

All the people at my old job. Long story short, I reported child abuse going (victims were one years old) on in the preschool I worked at, got talked into resigning by the CEO and defamed by bosses and got really bad references which made it hard to find a job. I hope they all die.

Also, the 6 other teachers they questioned lied to cps. At least 10 teachers at the school (excluding me) know about the two teachers I reported. I think they questioned 6 others besides me. Most of them were covering up for their friend and the others were scared b!tches.

If one other teacher had said something, justice may have been served.

ApprehensiveCity8

The Ex

My ex literally made a job of taking advantage of kind and naive women so that he never had to actually work more than a week in his life. He always finds girls and manipulates them into paying for his food, gas, cigarettes, a place to stay, and whatever his heart desires. His ex directly before me had just turned eighteen.

I was probably his oldest girlfriend, but he was also my first serious relationship.

He also would take full advantage of any friends. Anytime anyone would show him any sort of kindness, he'd milk it into getting whatever he wanted out of them while simultaneously talking sh!t about them behind their back.

LoopZoop2

Oh Cuz...

My cousin! He stole medications from my grandmother while mistreating her, is a super racist, a super sexist, tweaker dude.

Mrs_Mousy

I mean I feel like there's something wrong in someone's heart when they're able to do one of those things that leads them to do the others.

Like once you're able to look at someone of another race or gender and go "that person isn't human to me," or if you're able to beat another human being its not like you have much in the way of conscience keeping you from doing literally whatever u want.

swervefire

For the Cash

I knew a guy who ran over his own son (2yo, I think), and got $70,000 in life insurance for it. He always told the story like it was a win-win; "one less kid to deal with, and a lot of free money." He got fired for drugs, and nobody missed him.

TheBigMPzy

I have no Bunny....

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My stalker. She is a full grown woman who I've only met a handful of times, but she tells everyone who will listen (some of which happen to be our mutual friends) that her and I are close and best buddies and all that.

At the beginning of this summer it started to escalate to the point where I considered getting a restraining order, and I rounded up three witnesses who could confirm they had heard her say wacko things. One example of the things she would say is one time, while she was AT WORK, she admitted to someone that she has followed me home before if she "accidentally" met up with my car in town. I only know this because the person she told is the friend of my best friend's boyfriend, and I've met him. There are so many other things I could say about her. I wish she was out of my life.

wetsocksssss

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If you're looking for your soulmate, it can be hard to really gauge who is truly “the one", especially if they've had back luck in the past. Trust me, it took many attempts to figure my romantic life out before finding my husband. But when you know, you know--and once you do, everything just beautifully falls into place.

Anyone that has found their soulmate usually can pinpoint the moment they had this realization. Here are a few real-life stories.

DeepDarkSiege asked: How did you know you found the one?

Sometimes it’s truly the usually mundane things that lights up your romantic life. In the words of the musical Company, “it’s the little things you do together that make perfect relationships.”

​The true test of any relationship.

When I found myself enjoying the little things - just because I was doing them with her.

Grocery shopping, running errands, just the mundane stuff that makes up every day.

Puzzled_Penguin46

My husband will wander off in the grocery store and then peek around the corner of an aisle at me and say weird stuff like "hey lady" or "looking good" or just nonsensical screeching. Or he will come up and smack my butt and run off. It's so immature but I always crack a smile.

Potatotay

This is so important!

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I realized that if I happened to be doing or experiencing something fun, I always wanted her around to share it with. That, and we argue well and don't hold grudges.

TheKingofOklahoma

I love the fact that me and my GF resolve arguments like mature adults and we never stay mad at each other.

Base4yoface

​You feel like an old shoe.

Everything feels effortless.

Comprehensive_Log239

This sums it up exactly. So many of my friends and family stay in failing relationships for so long. Everything is fraught with drama and disagreement.

On my 2nd date with my now wife I told her 'You feel like an old shoe.' Comfortable and familiar, easy to get along with, happy to talk with for hours or enjoy hours of silence together. When the fights happen they are brief and uncontentious, and there's no lingering bitterness. Also, she totally understood and accepted the romanticism of being called an Old Shoe.

Antiwittgenstein

Chemistry is one of the most important elements of a relationship (accidental pun there).

​There is always hope.

Initial chemistry. I was doing the on-line dating thing, and had been on a dozen+ dates of varying degrees of awkwardness and disaster. I was fed up with it.

I logged onto the dating site to delete my account and embrace the Billy-no-dates life, when this woman gave me a nudge. I was kind of blunt and said I was done with it all, and didn't want to go through another 2 to 3 weeks of on-line chat only to meet up and have nothing to talk about.

I said if she wanted to meet up and name the place fine. If she found that too forward and a red-flag then also fine. She said she'd also experienced similar problems and also wanted to skip straight to the IRL meet.

I am not that chatty. But we met up at about 2pm at a local pub. We were there until kicking-out at 11pm. It flew. I had a sore throat by the end of it.

A few weeks ago we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary.

ExxInferis

So sweet.

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The chemistry between us was unreal, my wife said the first time she met me she had the overwhelming urge to hug me. 18 years later we're still awesome together.

She just always says as soon as she first saw me she knew we were meant to be together. We often read each others minds, I can heal her with my hands when she has pain and the sex even after 3 kids and 18 years together is still like being a pair of teenagers.

She's my best friend, my soul mate and my lover. I would love to be a millionaire then I could just spend every minute of every day with her forevermore. I'm blessed.

CleanGeologist6756

Sappy, but sweet.

I can fall asleep when he's cuddled with me. As someone that hasn't had the best relationships, it's the first time I've felt safe enough to just let myself be at rest. The first time I saw him (we were long distance for 6 months), my whole being felt at peace.

Yes it's sappy as heck, but honestly this is the first time feeling this way.

JaxAnGo

That’s how you know.

Meeting my spouse felt like seeing a loved one after they'd been gone on a long trip. I felt the same way when our child was born. No magical Disney moment, just 'oh, there you are. I've missed you and I'm glad you're back.'

Psnugbootybug

Not to mention the bigger gestures that truly blow you away as their partner.

Thrown into the deep end.​

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I am extremely lucky, as my father and I are absolutely best buds. He was diagnosed with cancer and it quickly spread throughout his body. He has been slowly declining over time. I know I found the one when my then-boyfriend (now fiancé) came to meet my parents.

Low and behold they were throwing me a surprise party and he got introduced to 30 family members. He was thrown into the deep end! He was kind and respectful to everyone. But what really took the cake was he sat down and talked to my otherwise very gruff, but long-winded dad. He talked to him for 2 hours, about life, love, my dad's experiences and I saw my dad give a few loud long laughs. It was rare those days.

He's remained close with my father as he nears the end and his constant effort to create memories and bring my dad joy speaks so much about who he is as a person.

We are getting married next week and I couldn't have found a more goofy, kind, loving and respectful man.

Lolabunnybutderp

What an amazing person.

I knew she was the one when my best friend who was a father figure went to the hospital and his organs were failing. They gave him 2 days to live and it all happened to fast that I called her and said we'd have to cancel our dinner plans with her mom (I was crying on the phone explaining why) all she said was "which hospital" and I told her the location.

I got there before her and held my dads hand. This diamond of a woman comes in with a chimichanga and large Fanta orange soda, no ice (my favorite) she sits right next to me and feeds me as I am holding my dying friend's hand crying hysterically. While he was loaded up on morphine she made a smart ass crack to me and actually made him chuckle. It was a half chuckles but he heard her! I will marry this woman. Mark my words.

JewishWolf26

A good partner always does this.

Knowing this person passively inspired me to be a better person, try harder in my efforts, and take risks to push myself as well as enjoy my life. I realized they were "the one" when they felt the same way.

Johoku

As for me, I knew my husband was the one when I realized I never got sick of his company. Usually, I get exhausted being around people, and I need a break. I never have with him--he's just such a delight to be around.

And if you haven't found the one and this article is making you sad, don't lose hope. Everyone's timeline is different, and you never know when you will meet your soulmate. Don't lose hope--it'll come when you least expect it

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