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
Community Member
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...

NMN
Community Member
2 months ago

that's not the point, the person didn't say they feel crapy for that choice. The person is complaining about parents that don't weight the consequences before having that many kids

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kitk4t
Community Member
2 months ago

Reproducing is overrated.

Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

And most certainly overdone.

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Neva Nevičica
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't want kids either. Money is not even such a problem and i don't hate kids, i just don't want my own, and i think it's wrong to have kids just because your friends have them. Having a child is a big deal, it's not an accessory. Maybe we just take having kids seriously and don't want them if we really, really don't feel it.

ElusiveIntrovert
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree, I think you should bring a child to this world only if you are ready mentally, emotionally and financially.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
2 months ago

People’s circumstances change. A lot of people are ready, but then they lose their jobs or their partner leaves them. Also accidental pregnancy is a thing that exists.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 months ago

Most people can't afford kids. It been that way for 5000 years. Have them if you want them, don't if you don't.

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
2 months ago

So that the rest of us who leave our crying babies to go unwillingly back to work can support yours? If you can't provide decently (extravagance not required) for your children, don't have them. That's basic responsibility.

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm exactly the same. I believe if you can't afford a child, don't have one. Childcare alone costs a fortune. I have known so many people who are on the breadline because of just how much the basics like food clothes and accommodation costs. And if things are so tight like that the kid(s) suffer and that's so unfair. After all they didn't ask to be be born.

Mimi777
Community Member
2 months ago

Same. We have one child and we are fine with that. I know what if we had more than one kid we wouldn’t be able to live as comfortably as we would like. And would struggle a bit financially.

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
2 months ago

This is actually a massive portion of the reason I don't want and have never wanted children of my own. Of course... the instant response form most people I meet is "oh you're a kid-hater" - nope... don't hate kids. Just don't want any of my own. 1.) They cost a mint 2.) I have zero good role models for parenting 3.) I'm fairly sure with my overall bad luck I'll end up with a demon-spawn.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 months ago

Every time I see a toddler having a meltdown in public, I laugh a merry laugh and declare that I'm very happy I don't have to take one of those home.

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Teresa Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

Honestly thats a big reason I don't want kids either. I can hardly provide for myself, I am in No way financially able to support and care for a baby. Not fair to them in the slightest

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
2 months ago

Good for you! I hope your circumstances improve so that you can decide what you really want, either way.

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funny AF Amazing Films
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree. Don't have kids if you can't take care of them financially, emotionally, and physically. I shouldn't have to take care of your kids (via tax programs) because you are irresponsible. A lot of women have said im not a real woman if I dont have kids 🙄 Tell that to my vagina!

Geth
Community Member
2 months ago

You do understand that life is uncertain though, right? I'd be really concerned if you don't understand this. Partners abandon you. People lose their jobs. Economic recessions happen. One or both parents can get cancer. I have friends who were very well off and their finances were devastated when one of them fought a cancer battle that lasted 7 years before she died. Don't presume that people are irresponsible because they need aid.

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PhotoJenic12
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree!! You birth control for gods sake if you can't afford children!!

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
2 months ago

Birth control doesn’t always work. Also sometimes people can afford children until they get a divorce or lose their jobs, but their children are still there after and need to be supported.

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Chez
Community Member
2 months ago

I only wanted 1 child, then we decided that 2 would be okay. And then I had twins completely unexpectedly. So now we have 3 kids and there isn't a week that goes by where I don't think about how much better our lives would be if we only had 2 kids. However (soppy moment incoming) I wouldn't change any of them. It just would be nice to have more money lol

Carrie Roettger
Community Member
2 months ago

My daughter and son-in-law had planned on having at most 3 (he's 1 of 6) but she donated a kidney to me before they got married. She also had a pretty rough pregnancy, not because of the kidney, so they've decided that 1 is all they're going have. I fully support them. First it's their choice to make. Second I don't want her to risk her health.

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 months ago

Same here. It´s totally ok.

Not Proud British
Community Member
2 months ago

Just don't judge. We can never know people's life stories or what they went through. You don't have to listen to complaints, just walk away or stop reading. But never judge. You would not want to be judged for not having kids. No-one but you knows the reason why, yet people will assume they know and judge you for it. You will be a better person if you switched off the complaints and set about bettering your own life rather than judging others for theirs.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
2 months ago

You can never truly know someone else’s life. People’s circumstances change. They are doing well and then their partner leaves them or they lose their job or a pandemic happens and then suddenly they aren’t, but they still have kids they need to support. It’s easy to judge but it’s better to empathize.

Helen Haley
Community Member
2 months ago

Knowing that nothing is guaranteed, it is ill-advised to have that many children.

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BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago

You have the right to choose. My mom had 5 kids and a husband who seldom worked. We often didn't have the bare necessities. I could never understand it. Why have more children when you are dirt poor?

Marcia Cash
Community Member
2 months ago

since every one of Earth's problems today are caused by humans, Bravo to You!

Linda van der Pal
Community Member
2 months ago

You're not a crappy person, take it from someone who could afford children, but is just too selfish to have them!

bv7hearts
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha! Not selfish at all. Childfree by choice and happy about it.

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Mohammad Ammar
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok this is gonna get a lot of downvotes.From what I've seen, people always manage to find a way to support their children. I can't say for sure, but Having one child isn't going to make you any more poor than you already are.Here in Pakistan I'm amazed at how the poor manage to raise their children, even without government support, They just do.

Louloubelle
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, I see more people not doing well by their kids when they have too many, in the US.

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Xandra, The Little Hufflepuff
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't hate on big families, please, I have 4 siblings, and I can't imagine my life without ANY of them, even though things are tight, we make it by. I would not trade my big loud loving family for all the money in the world. My parents love all of us, and support us.

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

My mom has 4 kids. My mom is a wonderful person who knows discipline and nurture. She regrets nothing. :]

sp0
Community Member
2 months ago

Why do you choose to humiliate a family trying to support themselves? You have no idea why this family may be struggling. Instead of blaming the individual why don't you find a way to increase the resources available to them?

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

Your decision is based on honesty and the truth instead of what may be expected by others. You have a good heart.

Emily Barnes
Community Member
2 months ago

I won't have kids because of my mental illness

Emilingo
Community Member
2 months ago

My parents have six kids. If only they could choose our personality, they might not regret it. But I have a friend with ten siblings and they're all very well behaved and kind.

BG
Community Member
2 months ago

The majority of people just love to complain. It has nothing to do with how many kids they have.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I dont want kids cuz I hate being a care taker to humans. Animals, no problem.. but people. I just can't, it grosses me out over the thought of cleaning baby puke, a diaper with a green surprise in it.... not being able to get a baby to stop crying freaks me out to. So ya, nothing wrong with it. And I agree. When someone had 3+ kids and says I just can't afford...., well. Then ya should used a condom and more birth control, the children will be the ones to suffer the most and that is not fair. A woman I know who is in her early 30s has 10 children, lost a couple of them to the system, 1 was adopted out to another family , and then she had twins.. like really? Your 31, mayne 33 the latest and you have 10 kids and some you lost custody to? WHY?!

Isle_of_stressed_pilots
Community Member
2 months ago

It's fine to not want kids, but it's not fine to hate on parents with many kids who wish they had more money. Sometimes a condom or birth control doesn't work, and sometimes the parents themselves don't like the idea of getting an abortion, and that is perfectly fine too.

Picture Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

That's nothing to feel crappy about. That's being compassionate & caring about a baby's well being & future. Its sad at how many people I knew who had children but shouldn't. They didn't take proper care of them & they ended up in a bad life. I tried my best to help who I could but it didn't really make a difference. Makes me sad.

Nancy Lynch
Community Member
2 months ago

I refused to have kids because I didn't think I was a person who could deal with it.

Gricelda Jacquez
Community Member
2 months ago

you should never feel bad about a choice you made for the better of self and in reality for others. I too get upset about those complaining....... WHY IN THE HECK have kids if you won't be able to fully support them yourself. I hate welfare because my taxes are used to help take care of them all. Most of all those mothers with multiple fathers.

Ellen Daniels
Community Member
2 months ago

SO with you!!! Children should not be raised in the strife and anxiety that poverty causes. I am completely for social services & support, but I restricted my number of children to two because of the environment, overpopulation, and so that I could support and educate them to a reasonable degree without assistance. I really do resent people who take the money I could use on my family and on charities who live on social services while continuing to have more children. I am very left-wing, but believe anyone (both sexes) who has more than two children after knowing they can't support them should be sterilized. Yep; save the horrified comments--I won't be re-reading this post.

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
Community Member
2 months ago

hahahaha if i had waited....i would hve no kids

Evripidou Maria
Community Member
2 months ago

I had a co-worker who could barely afford herself. She got married cause she got pregnant. Yeah confoms are cheaper than babies lady!

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

Totally agree, the complainers love the sympathy. The kids pay in the end for not having what other kids have and it's not their fault. If you can't afford children then don't have them.

Flavia Slag
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2 months ago

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Paulene
Community Member
2 months ago

your body your choice

Kent Fishburn
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't have kids because I don't want kids. Simple. And who, in good conscience, could bring another life into this mess?

Debby Bright
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone has his/her cross to bear. Your situation may change...keep the faith!

Charlotte Sandoval
Community Member
2 months ago

I want kids, and I agree you shouldn't have kids if you don't want them or can't afford them. I'm Catholic, and I see a lot of people who misunderstood "Be fruitful and multiply " as just "multiply". Being fruitful is about being responsible, too, and giving your kids the best without taking away their childhood

Big Yetti
Community Member
2 months ago

Good of you

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
2 months ago

Except maybe the random chance you somehow had surprise septuplets

invisible sheep
Community Member
2 months ago

totally understandable

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

If you can’t afford to take care of yourself then you need to realize it’s likely not going to work with kids either. Not sure why so many parents selfishly put their children into poverty when there’s so many alternatives

abby smink
Community Member
2 months ago

Realising you couldn't provide for kids the way you want, and making an adult decision not to have them until you can, is just fine. As a matter of fact, it's the best choice under the circumstances.

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate that too.. Like don't keep pooping out kids if your already regularly on welfare and WIC. ECT.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, it's on us to help parents who are poor because those kids will need to be part of democracy. Look at what the US's slide toward ignorance has given us: a fraud, a thief, a pedophile, and a rapist. One guy.

Maurettis
Community Member
2 months ago

This is an individual choice, that none has the right to discuss. It's your life, not theirs.

Ms LaDonna
Community Member
2 months ago

This should be #1!!

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
2 months ago

That's sensible

Ivan Ilic
Community Member
2 months ago

Bro or siss,I was also thinking like you and wait to long for kids.I wait better times more money house etc.Nothing changed except I get older.Am 32 now and father of a boy of two year old.Waiting will change nothing,only regret will come within years.Find pearson you get along with,plan future and I wish you all luck love and happiness on this world.

𝕥𝕠𝕒𝕤𝕥
Community Member
2 months ago

This is such an unsavory and shallow perspective- Families have overcome all kinds of difficulties throughout human history, because having children is much more than just a financial decision, and are much more than a financial burden. Yes, having a big family is difficult. Yes, it comes with certain challenges and sacrifices. Families being open about the struggles they experience and admitting "this is difficult for me right now" is healthy and okay. It does NOT mean they regret having children. It does NOT mean they made a mistake. It does NOT mean they're bad or irresponsible parents. If you think this way, speak for yourself and not for other families.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 months ago

Bullshit. If someone doesn't want kids, they don't want them. It's none of your business and you don't have the right to say one word about it. Believe me, when I meet someone like you, I laugh in their face and leave the room, never to talk to them again.

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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
Community Member
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.

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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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