Emotions are a complex thing. Anyone would say that sadness feels bad, and laughing feels good. But the human psyche is so much more complicated than that, and things are never just black and white.

So in order to see how that works in practice, we’re diving into a collection of posts that will simultaneously crack a smile, and leave you pretty sad. And thanks to the corner of Reddit “Funny And Sad,” which is home to 726k members, there’s a lot to choose from!

Get ready for a very nuanced experience of internet consumption where jokes meet tough reality, and where the reality is not always funny. After you’re done, be sure to check out part 1 of the post right here.

#1

Why On Earth !?

Why On Earth !?

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Loty
Community Member
5 months ago

Health care should NOT be a business. Making money off sick people is unconscionable.

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#2

The Most United States Thing To Say About The United States Ever

The Most United States Thing To Say About The United States Ever

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Pixie
Community Member
5 months ago

Have the United States enough oil to be liberated by the United States?

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#3

Poor Mom

Poor Mom

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Loty
Community Member
5 months ago

I had exactly the same conversation with my Korean friend. It's pointless to explain the difference to rednecks screaming go back to China in your face.

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Previously, we spoke with Dr. Lise Deguire, a clinical psychologist and the author of “Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor” who said that occasional sadness is a normal part of life.“Happiness and sadness are both normal feelings that naturally arise through life's inevitable ups and downs. When people are numb to their feelings, or try to avoid feelings altogether, they won't experience sadness, but they won't experience much happiness either,” she explained.

However, some people may be more susceptible to sad emotions than others. This may be due to many reasons, but previous experiences, genetics, and mindsets are largely to blame. “This can be partly genetic and partly due to negative life experiences. Mindset is also a factor,” Lisa told us.

“People who tend to be pessimistic, who dwell on the future anxiously, and who ruminate negatively about the past can experience more sadness. However, these are cognitive bad habits that can really be helped by psychotherapy.”

#4

Sounds About Right

Sounds About Right

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Pixie
Community Member
5 months ago

Apparently Corona-parties are a (luckily rare?) thing in Germany/Austria. Filed under facts and ideas that make my brain melt

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#5

Unfortunate Truth

Unfortunate Truth

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DUN DUN
Community Member
5 months ago

There he said it! Thank You!

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#6

Too Soon?

Too Soon?

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Brunettechameleon
Community Member
5 months ago

How reassuring ☺️

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But most of the posts in this article have to do with the fact that they make a point which is presented in a funny way but is in itself not that funny. Quite on the contrary, many examples present cases of what could be called “a hard truth” which is, as we know very well, a pretty hard thing to swallow.

In a previous interview, Susan Petang, a certified life coach who runs The Quiet Zone Coaching, told Bored Panda that if the truth is something we don’t agree with, it will be uncomfortable to hear it because it all has to do with our core beliefs and values, and the way we view the world.

“When what we believe to be true about ourselves, situations, other people, or the world in general is at odds with what we observe, the result is cognitive dissonance—when our beliefs and our observations are at odds. This can cause considerable stress,” she explained.

#7

What A Bunch Of Sheep

What A Bunch Of Sheep

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Ian Reynolds
Community Member
5 months ago

Look at the sheeple

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#8

The War In Afghanistan Cost Americans 300 Million A Day For The Last 20 Years

The War In Afghanistan Cost Americans 300 Million A Day For The Last 20 Years

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

Priorities of the powerful

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#9

When They Tell You To Work Hard To Be Rich

When They Tell You To Work Hard To Be Rich

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Eric Law
Community Member
5 months ago

And someone else is rich. And probably paying less income tax than you, if you're in the USA.

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On the other hand, when we talk about truth, we have to be aware of the fact that it’s really a question of perception. Unless it’s a stated, scientifically-backed up fact, or a law of nature, all truths can be challenged. “So, what I have experienced as 'truth' may not be what you have experienced as 'truth.' For example, one could say that the truth is that water boils at 212 degrees. Or does it? If you use the metric system, water boils at 100 degrees,” Susan said.

#10

Unfortunately It Gets Swept Under The Rug Because We Don’t Have Our S**t Together

Unfortunately It Gets Swept Under The Rug Because We Don’t Have Our S**t Together

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Art
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't think enough cactus could be grown to make much of a dent in the use of plastic throughout the world.

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#11

I Couldn’t Help But Laugh

I Couldn’t Help But Laugh

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

Burn baby burn! 🔥

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#12

I Guess The Hotline Technically Worked?

I Guess The Hotline Technically Worked?

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Loty
Community Member
5 months ago

Mission failed successfully.

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#13

She Found The Root Of The Problem

She Found The Root Of The Problem

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
5 months ago

"In my time, 50 euros were a lot of money, you know... -Yes grandma, but your time is over."

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#14

Little By Little, You Have To Go To Europe To Work

Little By Little, You Have To Go To Europe To Work

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

More news: Graduate Americans decide to stay in Europe because they can't see themselves returning to a dystopian society after having experienced what it is to live in a normal country.

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#15

Seems To Make Sense

Seems To Make Sense

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Francis
Community Member
5 months ago

in germany and switzerland we say "dear god, please let it rain brains.. or stones. but please just hit the target!" ( lieber gott, lass es hirne regnen.. oder steine. aber hauptsache du triffst!)

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#16

Three Paytriots Trying To Save America

Three Paytriots Trying To Save America

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J Garza
Community Member
5 months ago

And zero brains.

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#17

Don’t Get Vaccinated

Don’t Get Vaccinated

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Buren
Community Member
5 months ago

I love this ad

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#18

Millennials In Congress

Millennials In Congress

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Catherine Graffham
Community Member
5 months ago

Considering the average age of a lot of elected officials, it would be best to hire younger people anyway because they have more perspective on what life is like for young people and how much stuff costs

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#19

John Boner, I Was Opposed To Recreational Marijuana Until I Started Making Millions Off Of It

John Boner, I Was Opposed To Recreational Marijuana Until I Started Making Millions Off Of It

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Lucifer
Community Member
5 months ago

Reagans were the original cult leaders of the Republican party, worshipped to this day. A lot of problems in the country have been a result of Reagan and his gang of thugs. And there is a direct line from Ronald to Donald.

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#20

One Star Texas?

One Star Texas?

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

Love it

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#21

Nice Going Sis

Nice Going Sis

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

And covered in clothes 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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#22

My Favorite Kind Of Sale

My Favorite Kind Of Sale

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

But everything you think you're gonna get is actually from a completely different department, as you got lost in the shop. Keep it anyway.

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#23

Tweet: Raising The Hand

Tweet: Raising The Hand

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
5 months ago

"Hahaha, he is not a douche, lol, shame on him!"

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#24

Not So Dystopian

Not So Dystopian

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C. Wade
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

"frost my tips and log me in" such a great brand new sentence hahahaha

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#25

We Can't Do Anything Else But Laugh At This Point

We Can't Do Anything Else But Laugh At This Point

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Brunettechameleon
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s an insane amount of money… wow

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#26

Education Matters

Education Matters

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

Article written by Columbus?

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#27

Yes, That Is True Icebreaker

Yes, That Is True Icebreaker

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Sum Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Do they want the truth or do they want people act like they want?

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#28

*cries In Millennial/Zoomer*

*cries In Millennial/Zoomer*

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Brunettechameleon
Community Member
5 months ago

What-…how?-why?? What?

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#29

Make A Wish

Make A Wish

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

This captures it all so well and so sadly :( Sad upvote

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#30

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Open The Door

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Open The Door

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Wyn Williams
Community Member
5 months ago

True

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#31

It Sucks To Be A Diabetic In The US

It Sucks To Be A Diabetic In The US

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Ray Martin
Community Member
5 months ago

Disgusting. Get your s**t together, America.

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#32

American Dream Move Out Of Country

American Dream Move Out Of Country

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Helen Haley
Community Member
5 months ago

The american dream is to move out of the country.

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#33

Where Are These Robots?

Where Are These Robots?

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Casey Burns
Community Member
5 months ago

Robots have the drive.... but can't drive.

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#34

Seen On My Walk To Work Yesterday

Seen On My Walk To Work Yesterday

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PenitentEyeball
Community Member
5 months ago

Kinda sad, but true

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#35

The True Answer

The True Answer

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

And single handily wiping out most independent book sellers

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#36

Trump: Hi Beautiful Girls I Love All Of You

Trump: Hi Beautiful Girls I Love All Of You

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Pixie
Community Member
5 months ago

I can't understand how things are well known to all, but a good percentage of the population refuse to know. Be it Trump, Covid, climate catastrophe... I just can't.

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#37

If You’re Ever In A Fist Fight

If You’re Ever In A Fist Fight

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

Very location-dependent 🤷‍♀️

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#38

Not To Mention Our Ears

Not To Mention Our Ears

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Snorkeldorf
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Don't give them more ideas! They'll start making us pay for all our individual body parts. Oh you fell and believe you sprained your wrist? Well, you have wrist insurance but X Rays show you also fractured a bone in your hand and you don't have coverage for that.

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#39

So True

So True

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Buren
Community Member
5 months ago

This is too real to laugh about

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#40

And The Pizza Parties!

And The Pizza Parties!

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River Webb
Community Member
5 months ago

and bananas

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#41

I Have Stage 4 Cancer And Sent This Message To My Friend After Getting My Second Vaccine. This Was His Response

I Have Stage 4 Cancer And Sent This Message To My Friend After Getting My Second Vaccine. This Was His Response

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Matthew Horne
Community Member
5 months ago

I would expect nothing else from my closest friends.

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#42

America's Healthcare

America's Healthcare

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Brunettechameleon
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that an ATM

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#43

I Have This Really Funny Story To Tell You Guys. I Was

I Have This Really Funny Story To Tell You Guys. I Was

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s a gift, embrace it

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#44

It Is Really Funny And Sad

It Is Really Funny And Sad

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Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

If the age difference had been the other way round (he older, she way younger) then nobody would have said a fu*king thing.

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#45

She Has No Brother

She Has No Brother

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Brunettechameleon
Community Member
5 months ago

Plot twist?

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#46

Jigsaws

Jigsaws

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River Webb
Community Member
5 months ago

its called spite

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#47

Here We Go Again Another Top 1% Rich

Here We Go Again Another Top 1% Rich

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
5 months ago

Amazon shills in comments below, beware anyone that denies anyone their human rights.

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#48

"One Of My"

"One Of My"

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Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
5 months ago

"One of my simps..."

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#49

Rockets Go Vroom

Rockets Go Vroom

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Brunettechameleon
Community Member
5 months ago

Why did those billionaires go to space again?

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#50

Good Old Cod Lobbies

Good Old Cod Lobbies

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Mazer
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Ohhh access to a new form of road rage. SMH

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