We all hold some unpopular opinions and have done some things we’re not proud of. We keep them to ourselves because we’re afraid of being judged, shamed, and ridiculed. Fortunately, the Confession Bear is here to lend us a helping and healing paw. The well-known meme format helps people share their secrets while staying anonymous, and Bored Panda has collected some of the best new confessions.

Remember to upvote the confessions that you related to the most and, when you’re done, check out our previous post about Confession Bear posts right here. Do you have anything that you want to get off your chest? Share your thoughts in the comment section (in bear form if you want) because bottling everything up isn’t good for your health.

Know Your Meme's Senior Editor and expert in all things related to memes, Matt Schimkowitz, told Bored Panda that the Confession Bear arose at a time in meme culture when Advice Animals were everywhere. "In very much the same way that people look for unique reaction images today, back then, people wanted advice animals," he said. Read on for the rest of Matt's insights into the iconic Confession Bear, the reasons for the meme's popularity, as well as its staying power.

#1

This Is Why I Hate Laundry Day

This Is Why I Hate Laundry Day

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Verena Gitterle
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1 month ago

well done!

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#2

Confession Bear

Confession Bear

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Hans
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1 month ago

Someone who reads to their children every day **is** a hero.

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#3

Anti-maskers.

Conspiracy theorists.

Karen's and Kyle's.

Hold your [friggin] opinion. Put the piece of GD fabric over your mouth (and no, not mesh you absolute imbecile) and wash your dirty little hands. It is LITERALLY the simplest task we could do to protect someone other than ourselves.

EVEN IF this whole thing is "a hoax" (it's not. I've seen it, and may God save your idiotic soul), we were mildly inconvenienced for a short duration of our life.

Smarten up

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Hans
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1 month ago

This is not a confession, this is a description of a reasonable approach.

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The Confession Bear format was born in June 2012 when redditor F-18Bro wanted to confess a lot of weird stuff anonymously. Their post went viral and the friendly-looking Malayan sun bear leaning against a log was forever cemented in meme history. It has even become the focus of scientific studies.

According to Matt from Know Your Meme, people related to the Confession Bear because it had such an original look. "It was also the same year that the secret sharing app/website Whisper launched. I guess secrets and confessions were in the zeitgeist," Matt pondered about why the bear became so popular on the internet at the time.

"I think animals just have more staying power than other memes," Matt explained why the Confession Bear meme is still in use to this very day. "Maybe people get tired of people’s faces or seeing the same memes. But when it comes to animals, I think people find them more endearing and therefore they endure. I mean the bear is very cute and sad!"

#4

Yes I Chose The Cat

Yes I Chose The Cat

Long time friend, suffers with bi-polar and had been a s**t all evening. Salem ‘adopted’ us about 5 months ago as a kitten. It’s taken a lot of work to socialise him with the dog and other cats. Very brave, very placid but is used to scrounging for food. Friend was drunk and raiding the kitchen and took exception to Salem trying for crumbs and generally being annoying. (He will leave you alone if you are stern with him). Started yelling and throwing things at cat. I said I think he should leave. Asked ‘So it’s me or the cat?’ Said ‘Yes, I choose the cat’. He left and txt me all cats are evil. Salem has come a long way and he is a good kitty. Doesn’t bite, not aggressive, just used to fighting for food. I choose the cat, sorry not sorry.

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Hans
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1 month ago

People who are arseholes to animals are arseholes to people.

Mauve Mouse
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1 month ago

And then some. Most serial killers begin by “practicing” on animals.

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K O
Community Member
1 month ago

Eh, can't use bi polar as an excuse for animal abuse. Mental illness does not mean violent and nasty person, if he is that way then he's that way himself. I'd chose the cat every time too

Blue Cicada
Community Member
1 month ago

True that. Cruelty to animals is a symptom, but not a symptom/indicator or bipolar.

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GirlFriday
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1 month ago

I kicked a date out of my house for being an asshole to my dog. It was our second date, he was there for five minutes. F*ck him. My dog is my best friend. I don't need that guy.

Mimi777
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep! I definitely couldn’t date someone who was an asshole to my pets or animals in general.

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

I would do the same! My cat is an integral part of me and my life, so if he can't live with that then he's gone!

Zoe
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you!

Susie
Community Member
1 month ago

There's something inherently wrong about anyone so strongly disliking any animal, and it's often an indicator of deep, troubling issues, so good riddance. Hope that person gets help.

Raine Soo
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1 month ago (edited)

Don't ever be sorry for siding with the cat.

danielw
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1 month ago

unless it's against the dog :)

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German Rottweiler#16
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1 month ago

i would have chosen the cat aswell

Caroline Nagel
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1 month ago

I'd choose my cat over a man every time!

Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

I will ALWAYS Choose an animal over a HUMAN.. characterI...55bc51.jpg characterII-5f7342f55bc51.jpg

Rod Egret
Community Member
1 month ago

You should have zero regrets. Nobody messes with my cats!

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

To say "me or the animal" makes it sound kind of bizarre, but really it's not a matter of "which partner you're choosing", it's more a matter of compatibility of lifestyles. Also, in this case, this person performed aggressive behaviour, it doesn't matter if it was a cat, it could have been a small child, it could have been yourself.

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
1 month ago

And that needs to be explained to the bipolar friend so he doesn't take out his enmity on every unfortunate cat he meets for the rest of his life.

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Bill
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1 month ago

I once gave a guy a fat lip for disrespecting my kitty in his own home.

KombatBunni
Community Member
1 month ago

Cats before idiot humans, every time

Oof Me
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1 month ago

CATS RULE!!!

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deanna woods
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1 month ago

Your cat was there first.

Louloubelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly. I always tell people that my pets live here, they don't (if they complain)

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kitk4t
Community Member
1 month ago

You choose well!

Iron Eddy
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree! My choice would have been the same. Not just because it's my cat but because i do not appreciate this kind of attitude at all. And.. i mean.. LOOK at hiiiim. Salem is a beautiful kitty. I wanna kiss his little head :,)

Mikal Du Preez
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't be sorry for a moment! 👍

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

Always choose the cat. People who are mean to animals reveal their true character. Or lack of one.

semelina pitrone
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1 month ago

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Kayla Bare
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1 month ago

One time I was playing the sims and I had my sim break up with her boyfriend because he yelled at the dog. I have high standards

semelina pitrone
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1 month ago

This is what the comment section was made for.

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Liz
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1 month ago

I will always choose the cat

Grim Reaper
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1 month ago

I would choose the cat any day

Stille20
Community Member
1 month ago

Yea, if you can't respect someone's rules that makes you a bad house guest, even before you get into the idea that a cat is living. "Me or _____" is a tactic of emotionally abusive people.

tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

He's lucky that's all you did.

The one and only
Community Member
1 month ago

Poor kitty-

Neva Nevičica
Community Member
1 month ago

That wasn't a real fiend if he made you choose. Good riddance.

Louloubelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, I think he was a fiend. (Sorry, I know you meant friend, but I couldn't resist)

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Azziza
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1 month ago

Honestly this is a major red flag for an abuser anyway. Someone who would hurt an animal probably has no compunction about hitting you too.

semelina pitrone
Community Member
1 month ago

The "probably" part is important, though. They might just be misunderstanding what the animal is doing.

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DC
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1 month ago

Totally right! I did this, too.

Mer☕️🧭☕️
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd choose the cat too.

Rebekah
Community Member
1 month ago

Some flags are red, and some are RRRRREDDDDD. Well done.

Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

While there's many horrible people nice to cats (Bond villains come to mind), are there any known (otherwise) nice people horrible to cats?

Louloubelle
Community Member
1 month ago

I wouldn't think so. I have a nice brother-in-law that doesn't like cats (because he's horribly allergic) but he'd never be mean to them. Because he's NICE.

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Eagle Girl
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1 month ago

Good call. Important not only to know what you stand for but stand firm when challenged

Jasmina Pavlovic
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1 month ago

Right thing!!! 👍🐈

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

He should get medical help in a safe home under trained professionals to protect both people and animals from his unreasonable anger.

E A M
Community Member
1 month ago

You made the right choice! Salem, you are a good house panther! <3

Owen Salmon2028
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3 days ago

grabs cannon THIS IS NOT OKIE DOKIE WITH ME

Dorothy Cloud
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1 week ago

That person would NOT be welcome in my home again! You were right!

Rose
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I chose my cats too. 🐱+🐱 Buh-bye a-hole!

PattonPawter
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1 month ago

I would choose cat over person in that scenario

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago

I would've done the same thing, my cats are the bosses, to a certain extent

RufffiesWithRidges
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't ever be sorry for sticking up for a defenseless animal!! You are by far the best friend a kitty could have 😺

Simone Olivier
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG the cat is gorgeous, why wouldn't you choose the cat over some random dude.

AnimalMetalHeadUK
Community Member
1 month ago

F*** that person a thousand times over, my animals are family and it's their house too, OUT!

Picture Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't trust anyone who doesn't treat animals well

Mary Dellenbusch
Community Member
1 month ago

Fur kids will always come first over any human.

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd have kicked his ass out too...

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
1 month ago

My sister (who has completely changed now) once kicked at my dog when passed close to her (no room.) I told her the dog lived here, but she didn't.

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you! You stood up for the tiny victim!

Evripidou Maria
Community Member
1 month ago

cat was there before the man :P

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

The cat lives there and harms no one. There is no call for behavior like that. You can always tell everything you need to know about someone with how they treat animals, old people, children, and waiters.

Peter Spencer
Community Member
1 month ago

As a cat lover, I wish I could give you 1000 points for that answer.

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
1 month ago

I trust you didn't kick him out before you had time to give him something to remember you AND the cat by. Use your imagination. Animal cruelty has caused me a bit of trouble. I can't control my reaction to it and it's often not peaceful. Got suspended from school for beating the asshole I saw cutting the captive mouse's tail. Did not care and I still don't.

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
1 month ago

You chose well

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 month ago

BRAVO! I saw a guy with a puppy on a leash kick the pooch when it got distracted. Another guy flew into him and landed a punch, then picked up the dog and left. Everyone standing around gave a little cheer, someone checked the guy who had been knocked out and said, "Too bad, he's still alive." And everyone walked away.

Janelle Collard
Community Member
1 month ago

FYI, you made the right choice. :)

OCDRobot
Community Member
1 month ago

"All cats are evil" Nah, just you bro.

Adele Maestranzi
Community Member
1 month ago

You did the right thing. I have a black cat and we live in Salem.

White Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

Even without the caption, I feel this action was justified!!!

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Animals > People

Blue Cicada
Community Member
1 month ago

We literally look to see how people treat their pets as an indication of whether or not they are potentially abusing their partner or children.

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
1 month ago

GOOD.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 month ago

The person might need to have his medication dosage changed, or med changed. Still, you did the right thing by kicking him out.

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

Yay!

Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 month ago

Well done for choosing Salem over that twat! I wish more people were like you. I hope you and Salem have a long and happy life together. Being a piece of s**t asshole is NOT a mental illness. He just a piece of s**t asshole who happens to be bipolar.

Carlota
Community Member
1 month ago

Right thing to do

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a 200% good enough reason

Samantha Prendergast
Community Member
1 month ago

You did the right thing!

Birchy Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

You did right. Be proud of standing up for a defenceless cat.

Al Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Fair enough.

Sharon Daws
Community Member
1 month ago

I would do the same.

catslave6
Community Member
1 month ago

Well done. Always choose the cat or dog. Humans are jerks.

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

You can tell a lot about people by how they treat animals..

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Fair is fair :)

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 month ago

Solid character judgement call, would've done the same.

KermitTheYeet
Community Member
1 month ago

Good call

Gabrielle Causey
Community Member
1 month ago

As you should have! If he can't respect how you treat your animals in your house, he can leave.

Night Owl
Community Member
1 month ago

You did the right thing

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you. The cat lives there, he doesn't.

kitk4t
Community Member
1 month ago

*chose

Beeps
Community Member
1 month ago

Good, now there’s just two more things you need to do: 1. Make sure he never, ever comes back. 2. Report him for animal cruelty.

andate him
Community Member
1 month ago

I understand that if he is being a jerk to the cat, make him stop, but you just said he's bipolar. Can you not share any compassion for a human being with mental illness? Not even a bit? You are 100% the AHole here

Justin Seagull
Community Member
1 month ago

You should not be obliged to put up with everything a friend does just because of mental illness. Yes, it's hard to suffer and we should care, but he was being rude. You can't use mental illness as an excuse. Disrespectful to the friend, disrespectful to others with mental illness.

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#5

A Dire Confession, I Know

A Dire Confession, I Know

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N G
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1 month ago

Maybe you're wife was keeping it a secret for you too

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#6

They Really Are Kinda Cute Though

They Really Are Kinda Cute Though

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Kim Charles
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1 month ago

You go load angry dude! We are all Disney princesses!

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The Confession Bear had some spin-off relatives, including the Confession Tiger (who was very jealous of the ever-popular bear) and the Confession Kid. However, the bear proved to be the most enduring and people are still asking for its help to share their peculiar secrets 8+ years later.

Confessing secrets and opening up can have very powerful positive effects on your physical and mental health, as well as improve your relationships with others. For instance, one study found that self-disclosure on Facebook helped students cope with stress.

Meanwhile, other researchers explain that keeping secrets (especially in close relationships) leads to increased stress and anxiety. We tend to obsess and constantly think about secrets and it drains us. Letting go is freeing in more ways than one.

#7

Should I Tell Her?

Should I Tell Her?

I made a joke that she can come be my private teacher now, but I guess she took me seriously? She's been stopping by most nights after class to talk/hang out.

I'm not sure if I'm being mean lying to her but it seems to make her happy so I guess I'll play along for now.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

You are doing good making her feel that what she's doing is important - not only for her, but for you to

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#8

Teachers Don’t Get Enough Credit

Teachers Don’t Get Enough Credit

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 month ago

Aww, that´s nice.

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#9

Confession Bear

Confession Bear

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

I only reply to a comment if I have something worthwhile to say, that or a funny quip. Today I've made a rare exception.

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On the flip side, sharing secrets in a non-judgmental environment reduces stress and helps individuals actively deal with their issues. Writing down a secret for yourself to keep, sharing it anonymously online, or telling it to the people closest to you can all be great ways to deal with inner turmoil and to get a different perspective on what’s eating you up inside.

It might be something small like actually enjoying Nickelback’s music (I’m guilty of this) or something much more personal, but sharing secrets with others increases trust and reduces the burdens on our minds and emotions. So if you’re feeling like you’re overwhelmed with secrets, ask the Confession Bear to help you voice it all online. The bear’s there for a reason.

#10

When I got accepted into law school, I felt "blessed" and I felt that I needed to learn more about Islam and the Quran to serve Allah better as a good Muslim and a good citizen. I grew up in Afghanistan until I was 13. During the Taliban, I learned to read the Quran at school and at the local mosque, but we were never taught the meaning of the Quran. So, when I stared learning the meaning of the Quran here in the US, I started to question it. I started learning about other religions and ended up reading the Bible and learning about Christianity and Judaism as well. The more I learned about religion, the more questions I had. I have read books on both sides of the arguments for and against religion, I have watched lectures and debates and I have spoken to priests and mullahs. I have also read Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. Also, evolution is apparently a thing that religion loves to hate. I was actually disappointed that I arrived at nothing at the end of it all. I concluded that religion is man-made and there's as much proof for God's existence as there is for a unicorn or a teapot in the sky as Richard Dawkins likes to put it. My family and relatives are devout Muslims and I know that many would be disappointed, to say the least, when and if they find out I have turned away from Islam. For a Muslim to become an atheist is the biggest step that you can take in your life. It is a decision that will arguably alter the rest of your life. I could lose many or all of your family and relatives. If i was still living in Afghanistan, the punishment without question would have been death. I know that i will lose many loved ones, but i honestly don’t know how long more i can pretend and keep it to myself. End of rant. Thank you for reading my story.

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Beeps
Community Member
1 month ago

I was all alone in hospital and didn’t have anything to do (this was before mobile phones and my family hadn’t made it to me yet to bring me something to read) so I started reading the bible I found in my night stand. After just a short wile, I got so angry at how unjust the individual stories in it were that I just couldn’t read any further.

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#11

There Are Nice Karens

There Are Nice Karens

I’m a nice person and my name has become an embarrassment.

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Lekha
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1 month ago

Ridiculing people based on their names is so immature

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#12

Maybe I'm Just Too Cynical

Maybe I'm Just Too Cynical

Whenever I see people whip their phone out and film how they are helping the homeless makes me cringe. (IMHO) Volunteering should not be cover to promote oneself.

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R L
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1 month ago

I agree

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#13

Mixer Solutions?

Mixer Solutions?

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Violet brown
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1 month ago

this is such a good idea...

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#14

Loneliness

Loneliness

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

That's sad man

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#15

Everyone Gets A Turn

Everyone Gets A Turn

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

I do this. I don't want them to feel neglected.

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#16

I Know It's Sad But Still

I Know It's Sad But Still

Recently had all my money stolen from out of my account. Bank is working on refunding me all the cash, but in the mean time i need to try and find as much loose change as possible to buy food

Went to the supermarket and bought some milk and things, came up 70 cents short

I asked the attendant if she could unscan one of the items for me but she just shrugged and gave me the rest of the money i needed

I know it's only small but i wish her all the best

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Kesyra
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1 month ago

It's the small things. I hope you get your situation back to normal soon!

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#17

This Is What I Get For Teaching Them About The Rebellions That Happened Throughout History

This Is What I Get For Teaching Them About The Rebellions That Happened Throughout History

They’re in 8th grade and I had them write a children’s book based on their history textbook. I already extended the deadline by a week, so I could not be more disappointed in them right now.

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Irina Deneva-Slav
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1 month ago

If you had felt guilt, that would have been wrong. What a bunch.

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#18

The Plutocracy Is Born

The Plutocracy Is Born

I do better than a large portion of the country. I still get bent over. I know people making less than me get bent over even further. Then we get lectured by these pigs about the ethics of "Hard Work" and "doing whats right for the country" while they rail us from behind. It's disgusting... I don't know what to think anymore.... But the IRS can go shove it up their a**es.

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

It is your country and you can try to do something about it on or before November 3rd.

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#19

Lost In Fog.

Lost In Fog.

At first I felt like [crap]. Then I thought that maybe it meant that I was finally ready to start living again.

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funny AF Amazing Films
Community Member
1 month ago

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Its okay. You're not celebrating her death. Im sure you remember her and think of her daily. That's all that matters. Im sure your wife would want you to move on and be happy. Anyone who loves someone would.

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#20

I Know I'm A [Crappy] Person For Feeling This Way

I Know I'm A [Crappy] Person For Feeling This Way

I feel crappy for seeing parents who have a lot of kids and are complaining about their problems, and thinking they shouldn't have had so many kids in that case.

I have sympathy for the kids, but not these parents.

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Violet brown
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1 month ago

your not crappy, it's fine not to want kids...

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#21

Future Me?

Future Me?

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Radek Suski
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1 month ago

Same

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#22

Heroes

Heroes

Getting very sick of the "heroes work here" messages plastered all around my hospital. I know it's well-intentioned, but it feels impersonal and like the public is saying it to relieve guilt. The COVID crisis should not be as bad as it currently is in the supposed "best healthcare system in the world". I am no more of a hero now than I have been for going to work for the past five years taking care of people with infectious diseases. Why are we being celebrated now? Because we're going to work in unsafe conditions? Because we as a country can't get our [crap] together enough to obtain enough N-95s to prevent workers from dying unnecessarily?

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JKE
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1 month ago

Too true. Rainbows and clapping don't pay the bills.

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#23

Learning Experience: Tldr Drugs Suck

Learning Experience: Tldr Drugs Suck

As some of you will find out, I recently got out of a PTSD/Substance Abuse program at the VA for Veterans. I befriended someone who I thought was ready and willing to change like I was. I spoke it over with my then Fiancée and we both agreed we could open up our home and help a fellow veteran in need. We all agreed that come the 26th, he’s gone. No matter what.

We left for vacation 22 Sept and would return 26 sept. This gave him an opportunity to get everything he needs In order so he can move into Veteran Housing.

We come home married and find our house smelling like Bigfoot’s d**k, smeared in a prostitutes taint, in Afghanny 140 degree heat on the 26th. We get him ready to leave and he says all homeless homes are full. (I recently got off the phone with 2 homeless housing programs and I have his name on reserve). He packs 3 days worth of clothing. (Wife and I purchased 50$ worth of thrift store clothing for him as well as a bicycle for 10$) we drive him to the VA and drop him off.

We come back home and I start cleaning... empty meth bags, heroin resin and cocaine. We had put up a camera and we checked, he had multiple people over while we were gone and did copious amounts of drugs.

I accept what happens as a loss and my wife and I has tried to help out a fellow veteran.

Come this morning; wife left for work at 6am (firefighter) and my door knocks at 630. “Give me my [crap]” is yelled at me as I’m still trying to get the eye boogies out of my eyes and taste my morning coffee. It’s him. Demanding his stuff. I giggle and tell him to go away, that he burned this bridge and we won’t help him any more. I tell him I’ll grab his Hep C meds and other necessities, put them in a bag and he can go get f***ed. I give him the bag as I’m half naked on my front porch and he swings for me. (Every combat veterans dream has just come true in this exact moment, someone has come at them violently.) I drop my coffee and punch him as hard as I can in the face, he goes down. I call 911 and they arrive. I tell them the situation and they take him away. After a few questions they leave. I go inside and call my now wife and explain to her the situation. She wished I had not used violence but is thankful I protected our home. Now I have the rest of the day to process.

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Tee
Community Member
1 month ago

Not use violence? What if this man had a weapon? Anything could have happened! Thankfully your husband was not hurt!

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#24

Worst Employer Award Of The Year Goes To Mine. I Don’t Regret It. Love You Grandpa.

Worst Employer Award Of The Year Goes To Mine. I Don’t Regret It. Love You Grandpa.

My grandfather served in the Korean War in the Army. He was such a light in my life, finding it hard to move on. My best friend and my fishing buddy. Bye Grandpa.

The universe had something totally better planned for me. Higher paying job with peeps I know & a kick ass manager. I told my manager at the other job that it was their mistake letting me go, but it wasn’t. It was my mistake choosing a sleazy company to work for. Moral of the story, choose your employers wisely. Very wisely.

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B-b-bird
Community Member
1 month ago

Workplace that has no moral values is not a good place for you to be. You deserve better. All of us always deserve better than that. Always put your loved ones before anything else. There are thousands jobs to do but there will be no substitute for your loved one once he/she is gone.

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#25

Customer For Life.

Customer For Life.

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Valentina Lattante
Community Member
1 month ago

YES!

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#26

The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time

The Trouble Is, You Think You Have Time

During the installation process I got a text saying that Kobe Bryant, his daughter had died in a helicopter crash. Needless to say, my Dad and I were both shocked and lost for words. Eventually we continued our work and finished the install. The water heater worked amazing. Afterwards, we got Jimmy John sandwiches and attempted to work on a crossword together. As the day wrapped up and my dad was about to leave he told me how happy he was that he was able to help me with a project like this and how much it meant to him. Now, I'm just crying, thinking about how important it is to always say I love you. You never know when it will be the last you'll see your father, or kiss your wife, or play with your little brother. I love you, Dad.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful and lifeworthy experience

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#27

Not Sure What To Feel Anymore

Not Sure What To Feel Anymore

Need to vent a bit. I have been a police officer for a little over 5 years now. Got promoted to Sergeant a year ago because I didn’t like how some of the supervisors were treating officers and I wanted to start making change from the inside. My agency has always been a gold standard in how to police. I stress being respectful to the people we come in contact with my mantra is that just because they did a bad thing does not make them a bad person. Whenever we have issues with officers the charging paperwork is immediately started and the proper consequences follow, including termination. Lately the media has made me unbelievably morose to be at work. It makes me not want to go out in public or see my family for fear they will bring up the bad cops they see on tv. My whole career I have never had a single complaint and have always been a good officer. But s***s getting tough out here. The public don’t care if I saved a child’s life. They see some bad cop from across the country and want me dead or think I’m a huge piece of s**t. I love this job and I love helping people, but I honestly feel like if I could find another job making this kind of money to support my family I would take it, and that makes me incredibly sad.

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 month ago

Visit any country with responsible gun laws, and you'll be amazed at how chilled the Police are. Totally different vibe, so nobody gets shot and almost nobody hates the cops like they do in USA.

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#28

Good Times

Good Times

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Fabrice
Community Member
1 month ago

From the movie Barry Lyndon : "It was in the reign of King George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled ; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now"

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#29

To Be Honest...

To Be Honest...

I wouldn't describe myself as an introvert but I really appreciate being at home playing videogames or watching movies/TV shows all day and not having to leave the house for anything besides grocery shopping once a week, so these last few weeks have been great for me, I even got to work from home, a thing that would never have been possible before. Now I have become so comfortable with the whole 'social-distancing'/'self-quarantine' thing that I am afraid of the day when I'll have to go back to the office and restart my social life outside of my home.

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Ni Na
Community Member
1 month ago

Same.

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#30

Am I A Bad Person?

Am I A Bad Person?

With the latest trend of kids being sent to ask for baseballs caught by adults at games, I wouldn’t give it up. It’s always been a dream of mine to catch a game ball, and although I’m a grown man, my inner child wants nothing more then a game ball I caught to be on my mantle. People argue that it would fulfill a kids dream, but they didn’t earn anything so I think it sets a bad example. It’s today’s “participation trophy” for a kid just pressuring someone for something they didn’t actually earn.

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Zoe
Community Member
1 month ago

No, children can't have everything they want.

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#31

Well Crap

Well Crap

long story short is that I didn't want to meet her child until we have dated a bit so I know how I felt about her. I have had many step dads and "uncles" (who I knew were not family) so I stressed I wanted to wait on meeting her daughter.

Three months into this I really care for this woman, and thought it would be a good time to start with a meet and greet. I got toys, and cooked a big fancy meal and made sure I had plenty of activities planned so I knew it would be a fun day.

When they arrived, she just plopped her in front of my tv and ignored her the whole time except for dinner/bath time. No rules, no trying to include her in anything. I tried my best to bring the focus to her daughter and kept explaining this weekend was about meeting her, but she kept getting b**chy about me focusing my attention on her daughter who is content on just watching tv. Literally boxed up all the toys and stuff I set out and put them in her car saying she can play with them at home.

I want to give it another shot, but am on the fence, if I am not feeling the same after this I don't want to be another dude in/out of a childs life.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Run. This woman seems like she would get jealous of any attention paid to the kid quick

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#32

Now I Have To Find A Solution For My Fries.....

Now I Have To Find A Solution For My Fries.....

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Googleman1234
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats brilliant

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#33

Anything To Not Think About My Own Life...

Anything To Not Think About My Own Life...

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Beeps
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Low tech version: I often do that when I see planes in the sky.

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#34

True Confession

True Confession

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JKE
Community Member
1 month ago

Explore. It's natural. Maybe you do it just because you enjoy it, or maybe it's a sign of gender dysphoria. Take it where you want. I finally did and came out as trans this year. I now have my first step to transition - a referral from my GP has lead to an appointment at a gender dysphoria clinic. I'm hoping to start on hormones and eventually have reassignment surgery. Good luck to you.

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#35

Fml

Fml

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V Martinez
Community Member
1 month ago

She wasted her own life by staying. She could have made the choice to leave.

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#36

Should Probably Be A Burner Account

Should Probably Be A Burner Account

I gave them her fb info which was public where she posted all her trips. I saw later she posted that they contacted her and cut her off. Was a petty thing to do but I was young and a prick

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Thanks for doing this, don't care about your reasons why. She gives welfare a bad name, and there are people out there who really need it. Edit: To clarify, I meant social welfare as a wider concept including unemployment, social security, disabilities pay, etc. since I commonly see it attacked as being only for the lazy. Below peeps are correct that unemployment benefits are not the same as the Temporary Assistance program.

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#37

Bride Confession.

Bride Confession.

People keep asking me what I'm most looking forward to about my wedding, and I think they're expecting me to say "walking down the aisle" or "the first dance" or something romantic, but honestly the main thing I'm excited about is coming home from our honeymoon and life going back to normal.

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

That feeling is very understandable, I think. You are under stress and it's normal to wish all that to end as soon as possible

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#38

The Name Dies With Me

The Name Dies With Me

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Sofia Sternberg
Community Member
1 month ago

Move to Sweden. Paying taxes here is great bcs we all Benefit.

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#39

Military Confession

Military Confession

I appreciate that people are thankful for the men and women who serve, but when I'm at the store after work I really just want to get my things and leave. I can't be the only one who feels like this.

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

I have always thought it was weird that Americans thank their troops for fighting a war so far away from their country that they started in the first place :/

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#40

Number One Genie Wish. Plz

Number One Genie Wish. Plz

We had separated in the past for about two years. Everything seemed to be going well after we got back together.

Honestly I just want to not exist.

I am so heart broken for the second time in my marriage. God. I am a wreck right now

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B-b-bird
Community Member
1 month ago

Get a trusted psychologist to help put your mind straight and regain control over your emotions and personal life. You might see things more clear once you get to talk to professional. I'm talking as someone who has psychologists in the family, the work that they do is worth admiration.

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