Now as to why some people are like this I don’t really know. Why is it when their lives don’t have much meaning do they think they’ll get it from sticking their noses into other people’s business?
Trolls on the internet are the same way. I do know they are seeking attention since no one pays any attention to them or takes them seriously. I guess to them all attention is the same – good or bad. Maybe they think it gives them some control in their lives. Control and attention – “If they’re responding to me that’s attention! I’m having an effect! I have power and control!”
I’m sure this is a world-wide problem. These people are childish. They’ve never grown up and blame their hopeless lives on other people.
I once heard a comedian on the radio several years ago making a joke about people who peek though their drapes. "Why is that cat over here? I think he lives on the street behind us! What’s he doing? He must be looking to cause trouble! I'm calling the police!"
I've run across "drape-peekers" several times – and I’m sure I’m going to encounter them for the rest of my life. About 25 years ago when I owned a taxi I took a young woman home who happened to live in my hometown, so after I dropped her off it was such a pleasant spring evening I went for a walk. When I returned a cop car was there and the officer explained to me someone had called the police wanting to know why this out-of-state taxi was parked on their street! He sounded amused by the whole thing and then drove away (he just happened to be there when I walked up).
I've sometimes wondered how much of a police officer's time is taken up by such nonsense?
I've also encountered several dog haters and they are the worst. They have no sense of humor and people with no sense of humor are scary people. I've had more than one try to harass me about walking my dog down the alley (they tried it once but never again). They seemed to think the alley belonged to them because it was behind their house.
I have found without exception these people don’t have much of a life, so they try to harass innocent people so they can feel self-righteous (which means “I’m right and you’re wrong”). And if anyone is worse than a humorous-less, self-righteous person with no meaningful life…I don’t think I’ve met them.
Not surprisingly early American coins had "Mind Your Business" stamped on them. Obviously this problem has been around for, oh, at least thousands of years. And I'm sure a lot longer than that.
By the way, the original "dunking stool" was for gossipy women who didn't mind their business. It should be brought back for all of these people.