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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2 months ago

well done!

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#2

Confession Bear

Confession Bear

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Hans
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

People who are arseholes to animals are arseholes to people.

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#5

A Dire Confession, I Know

A Dire Confession, I Know

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N G
Community Member
2 months 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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2 months 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
2 months 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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2 months ago

Aww, that´s nice.

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#9

Confession Bear

Confession Bear

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Steve Barnett
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2 months 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
2 months 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
Community Member
2 months 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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2 months ago

I agree

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#13

Mixer Solutions?

Mixer Solutions?

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Violet brown
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2 months ago

this is such a good idea...

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#14

Loneliness

Loneliness

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months 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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2 months 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
Community Member
2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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
2 months 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
Community Member
2 months 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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2 months 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
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
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2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

Ben
Community Member
2 months ago

Like in Germany, I’ve literally thanked the policeman for giving me a fine. Still can’t process it :)

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funny AF Amazing Films
Community Member
2 months ago

My husband is a police officer. He became a cop to protect people. When you grow up in a home with someone beating your mother, you learn that cops are the good guys. There will always be bad people (cops included) but the media is not only allowing but encouraging this hatred upon officers and adds to the racial divide. The news is so negative now, i don't watch. Please don't forget that the vast majority of police officers are good

Rachel Ashwell
Community Member
2 months ago

And also that the vast majority of us don't hate police officers.

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andate him
Community Member
2 months ago

Totally agree. Not all officers are the same,just like in any job, there are honest hard-working righteous people, and the scumbags just looking for power

Connie Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

Same with nurses. Some genuinely love helping people, and others just enjoy having power over other people. Ugh

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KoalaLa
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, discriminating a whole race because of a few bad apples is wrong. But the other way around is fine apparently... Few bad cops, all cops are bad. Stay strong, friend. You're on the right side of the thin blue line

Parmeisan
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not on board with assuming all cops are bad either, but you do need to understand that it's not just a few. Some entire departments are corrupt because once a bad cop gets in charge, they can fire/harass/bully others to get into line and the best ones quit and the many others can't afford to fight back so they just quietly put up with the corruption. Also, the training procedures and the police union are both set up poorly, to encourage violence and a "you're above the law" mentality. I encourage you to watch the Patriot Act episode about this from about Sept 2019, it's on Netflix. 100% many cops are doing their best and do not deserve the degree of hatred that's out there for them, however the system does need to be changed.

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KombatBunni
Community Member
2 months ago

Come to Australia, we need people like you xx

Barbara Skolly
Community Member
2 months ago

People forget how many officers are out there silently doing their jobs without ruffling feathers. It sucks being a cop in this era as no-one believes that you are trying to be the change that many claim to want.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
2 months ago

It makes a lot of us sad that all the good cops are blamed for what a few rotten ones do, blueenforcer. Who's gonna clean up the force if guys like you all leave?

infinite upvote
Community Member
2 months ago

This person should be able to find a different job that pays as well as policing. The wage gap between cops and, say, social workers or teachers is a f*****g travesty

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
2 months ago

My advice would be for you to share this with other officers. Because I'm seeing a lot of "the horrible left is destroying our reputation. They are all ANTIFA and btw, ALL lives matter and blue lives matter more." As long as certain cops and their families fuel the fire with their arrogance and refusal to see what is happening, nothing will change.

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
2 months ago

We all know there are wonderful police out there. I have met three. Unfortunately that doesn't erase the LONG list of horrible treatment I've witness (& fought) of the victims of crime by lazy and bad people on the force. The biggest problem is junior officers being cowed out reporting the bad ones. Bad police are almost immune, making the lives of good police difficult. Thank you for being a good and ethical person. Don't think that those who come in to contact with you don't see it, and note it. We all need to practice speaking up when treated well.

John Montgomery
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm glad there are good cops out there. Hopefully soon we can get some accountability for the bad ones so the goods will have it easier.

Jacqui Dunn
Community Member
2 months ago

You have my sympathy. But please don't give up. If you give up that's one fewer good guys in the police. But also, your ethics can be catchy - others notice. Keep being the good guy.

Carole Strawn
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate that a few bad police officers get all the publicity and all the good ones are just silently serving their cities and citizens. Believe me, you are appreciated. We could not get along without you.

Flavia Slag
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes just hand over your fire arms. Be helpless like in Hitler's government.

DebbyC
Community Member
2 months ago

God bless you!

Ohio Sharon
Community Member
2 months ago

God Bless You!

elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

You probably represent the majority of police, but he bad ones kill people, often for racist reasons. And when they do too many police forces act like cults protecting one of their members from "outsiders." It isn't enough that good cops do good things, unfortunately. Good cops must actively help to hold the bad one accountable. When they don't then it hurts the reputation of all cops.

Not Proud British
Community Member
2 months ago

If all the good police officers left, the shits would rule the country. As in politics, it takes the few good ones to pull up the rest, remind them why they chose their career and keep chipping away. If people judge you based on your career, that is a reflection on them and not you. Judging people is one of the worst traits of humanity. You do a good job and one day your karma will come.

Sandra Gomez
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey, I appreciate you and all cops. Not everyone is being swept up in this senseless hysteria. Its just the media. Most cops are good, i know this because there are cops in my family. I appreciate you, your doing a noble job and ppl need to respect police officers authority. When they ask you to do something, its not only for your safety but for theirs too. No one talks about how cops are shot at. So I appreciate you and we need you! Ppl will come to their senses. For those that don't agree with me...idk care suck it :)

sabocat
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe the whole system is bad, but there are definitely good people in this system. They (and we) deserve a better system that is maybe much different from what we know. But change is hard to make and the current politics make it even harder.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I'm sorry that you feel unloved and unappreciated. It's terrible that you are getting fall out from all the bad police officers and not get the praise you deserve.

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
2 months ago

Its possible to learn how to not give a s**t what other think of you as long as you know who you are. Be true to yourself because at the end of the day, that's who you go home with. "When your path leads thru Hell, strut as if you owned the place."

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, damn - the actual good cop! Thank you. And hold all the (expletive deleted) accountable. You are actually doing good work.

Gigi Baldez
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so sad - imagine the world in Chaos, persons being robbed/stabbed/shot/killed, etc...

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

Very understandable - the bad outweigh the good. However, in today's climate it seems with every tiny infraction and everyone is on the 'hate bandwagon'. I'm sure a lot of folks don't even know what it is that they hate, they just like the chaos.

Paulene
Community Member
2 months ago

This is happening in many countries, and I fi d it so sad

Pippa Runs
Community Member
2 months ago

I appreciate having you out there.

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
2 months ago

I was a Border Patrol agent. I had zero disrespect for the folks I was arresting and treated them as well as they would allow me to. (OK, the human smugglers that prey on human desperation, I had an issue with them but I remained professional.) I often stopped while off-duty and advised obvious illegals on what they should do to not get hooked up. I gave some of them money I could not afford to lose. But I was still the devil to most people. Like anyone else, we should all judge individuals on the individual. Doing less is lazy and stupid. If that hurts your feelings, they probably need hurt. Enjoy.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

THANKS FOR TRYING TO MAKE A CHANGE. Then there's Kentucky.

Sue Torre
Community Member
2 months ago

When all the cops are cops like you, things will change. It's the interim that you're caught in. Though you're not told it often enough, people do see you're different. There's just not enough of you yet because it's easier to ignore the bad cops. And that makes the ones that ignore bad cops too...

Lizabeth Gray
Community Member
2 months ago

Something I learned working behind a bar for 30 years: there will always be some bad out there but I believe they are outnumbered by the good. And as Mr. Rogers would say, always look for the helpers.

Debby Bright
Community Member
2 months ago

I think a lot of us appreciate you a great deal. You're indispensable!

b l a n c
Community Member
2 months ago

i've heard many stories from my mom who knows some police officers that they're finding it harder to go to work now even if they're good officers/people, but the whole police system is corrupted. maybe not yours, which is good to hear, but a lot of them are :((

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

Sadly just like in any situation a few bad apples spoils the whole bunch

Ian Bartels
Community Member
2 months ago

It's stupid how people hate cops. They are some of the best people in the world. They out their lives on the line to make sure the rest of us are safe.

Bhadrika Love
Community Member
2 months ago

So do I - I'm a psych nurse, and face violence frequently. Never shoot the patients, though. Don't even hit them. Never actually had the urge to. I'm there to help and care for the patients -- ALL the patients, not just the polite, compliant ones.

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Banjo Peppers
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, I care! I know there’s bad cops, but there’s plenty who are lawful, fair, save kids, do things like buying groceries for old ladies who got caught shoplifting eggs instead of arresting them. I feel awful that so many people are being so, uh... rude, let’s say, to cops now.

El Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

You are being judged as being the worst of your group and treated accordingly. This kind of prejudice isn't new but applying it to the police IS. Many times it happens in reverse ie the police displaying prejudice to groups of people and therefore treating them badly. I am sympathetic to someone who actually is a good cop, sadly you now know exactly what many others have gone through at the hands of many of your colleagues. I hope you don't leave the force, this would only leave those behind who ARE prejudiced..

catslave6
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2 months ago

I can see how this would be a tough time for good, caring officers. If you feel you must go for a while, and opportunity presents itself, take it. Things will calm down someday. The backlash will stop and folks like you will be needed again. Taking care of yourself should be your first priority. Save yourself now, come back later. We will always need good officers. People are very angry right now, at those police who are bad. Remove yourself from harm's way. Find another way to serve for a while. Stay safe, be well.

Marcia Cash
Community Member
2 months ago

Stay on the force but vote Democrat, please!

Azziza
Community Member
2 months ago

Be thankful you weren't shot to death for speeding.

Jessica
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you being the change <3

Stille20
Community Member
2 months ago

I think this issue is not that their are a lot of bad cops, but their are some cops without the training a resources they need. There are also other cops who are bad cops who don't face consequences for terrible decisions.

GalWithGloves
Community Member
2 months ago

Welcome to public service. If you're only staying or doing it for the gratitude and heroics, then you're wasting your time.

deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

Not all police officers are the same and you shouldn't be compared to the bad ones.

Green Snake
Community Member
2 months ago

I appreciate the sincerity and love of your job but five years is not a lengthy career. It is never too late to change. For the record, most people do not hate cops or want them dead. But at the same time, I personally do not trust any of them. In fact, I fear them and wish to avoid any kind of interaction whatsoever. This is what happens when the US turns their neighborhood police into militarized urban response units. You sound like a good egg, you should consider becoming a firefighter!

Louloubelle
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree Green Snake. I don't hate all cops, but I have met my share of asshole cops (I live in Kenosha, WI). What I think really needs to change is the good cops ability to call out the bad apples without repercussion. Then maybe we can all have a useful dialogue.

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Maryanne Roberts
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1 month ago

The protests and desire to defund the police is about the nature of the institution not the nature of the individuals. We need protectors but we also need a less violent model. Just as White people need to examine ourselves if we are to end systemic racism, I hope that people within different institutions, like the police, can imagine more equitable models.

Rider
Community Member
2 months ago

QUIT. Be a better person and QUIT. Good cops do NOTHING to get rid of the bad ones, because of the 'ole boys club. Make a difference by becoming an EMT, a firefighter, teacher, etc. But STOP being a cop. This will go to negative quickly, but good cops that don't stop the bad ones are half of the problem.

Boyd Gauvin-Hill
Community Member
2 months ago

F**k off...you all automatically go to, “This guy is a criminal “ straight away and show no respect to people on the street, unless they are kissing your asses and treating you like gods. You get not one ounce of sympathy form me...I’ve seen cops in action...you are involved in a corrupt institution that only appeals to people who have very twisted ideas of how to treat other human beings.

Gwen
Community Member
2 months ago

It is the few bad apples that ruin it for everyone. I am really pissed that suddenly everyone wants to villianize cops!

IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
2 months ago

Good for you. Just because a few cops are down right bastards doesn't mean you are. Be an example of how cops should be and prove to the world that like every corner of society there is good as well as bad. I am sure that you are one of the best. Take pride in your badge and I am sure the city or town you work for will take pride in you.

Liz
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless you're actively working to dismantle the institutional racism built into the police system in the US, then yeah. You're a bad cop, because you're participating in a broken system.

Wen
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you for what you do. There is something wrong with our society right now that I hope changes. BLM destroyed my town & it's people like that are preventing them from destroying everything.

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 months ago

Almost all police officers are AMAZING people who legitimately help serve and protect citizens each and every day. It sickens me that a few bad apples can tarnish the reputation of the whole & cause revolt.

Azziza
Community Member
2 months ago

Where are all these "AMAZING" people when they see another officer murder someone in cold blood? Why don't they speak out? Why don't they testify in court? If they don't do any of those things, they are NOT "amazing" people.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

You will get bad police officers everywhere but majority are decent, we just don’t hear about them as much. It seems that the countries with lax gun laws have more deaths by police than countries that have tough gun laws. It is the absolute last resort for cops in Australia to use their firearm and an average of 5 people are killed annually by coppers, whilst in the US the number is in the thousands coz they seem to have a shoot first and ask questions later.

Radek Suski
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2 months ago

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Ottershavepockets
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2 months ago

Read the huge block of text ABOVE the picture and you will see. Sincerely, Helpful Panda.

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#28

Good Times

Good Times

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Fabrice
Community Member
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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