To scorn someone or something is not only to deny a hearing or validity to another person, idea, or thing, but also marks you with a negativity that you may find hampers you in your further endeavors through life. By pouring scorn on others you set yourself aside from the rest of humanity; you set yourself up as having the only right opinions, feelings, or thoughts. With kind of thinking one tends to come to believe that they are better than anyone else and have more rights to the best things in life than anyone else. Once this deriding habit becomes entrenched in your personality, you will find that you have no friends to support you in times of need, and those times will come; you will nary a person to love you and abate the loneliness you’ll be bound to feel; and you’ll have no one to share triumphs or joys with. It is much harder to connect with people whom you’ve alienated than it is to alienate them in the first place; but one doesn’t ordinarily think about such things when one is in the first flush of excitement and pleasure at being right, or ‘winning’ in a perceived competition, it’s easier to flaunt your success and denigrate the ‘losers,’ and it feels better, too. So mustn’t one be wary of scornful behavior in the first place?