For those of you unaware, misanthropy is defined as the distrust or hatred of one's own species. While many brush this off as leftover teenage angst, it is a viewpoint that many different philosophers have had, such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Jean-Paul Sartre, who is well known for the quote "Hell is other people". People can have a variety of reasons for this viewpoint, from environmental views (e.g. we do nothing but destroy habitats and lives) to having a rough upbringing. With the heaps of terror attacks that have occurred in the past couple of years alone, many people are starting to dabble into this philosophy. This brings up the question: Is misanthropy a justified viewpoint, or a disease caused by a money-grubbing media that is oversaturated with negativity? I am a misanthrope myself, because of, like I said, the media capitalizing on fearmongering and the terror attacks, as well as people's general stupidity and the fact that we're the only species that kills over different views. On the other hand, I am on the younger side of the age spectrum, and this could easily be teenage angst.