I have often puzzled over this question. We sometimes meet mean people in our lives, and they express their meanness in different ways. Some are miserly with their money and some seem to enjoy seeing other’s unhappiness; these are the two obvious strands of meanness, but maybe there are others?
Where does meanness come from? Are we born with this disposition, or is it a way of being that we learn? What examples of meannness have you come across?