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Whatever might divide us, there are some fundamental things that unite us, no matter our background, color, or creed: our love of cat pics, our desire to have longer weekends, and—finally—remembering incredibly awkward moments from the past that make us cringe internally and facepalm to this very day. Remember that super embarrassing thing you did in the 6th grade/during that party at college/last week at work? Yeah, it’s time to think about that all over again.

However, what’s far worse is being unable to recognize when someone's making an utter fool of themselves and making others feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes, people are so oblivious, others can’t help but screenshot their messages and online posts to share with the world. It works as the perfect how-to guide on what we should never, ever do, and Bored Panda has compiled for you this list of all the times people weren’t aware of their own cringe.

Upvote the pics that made you lose a bit of faith in humanity and let us know which of these screenshots you loved/hated the most, dear Pandas. Though keep in mind that however embarrassed we might be by our memories of acting awkwardly, it’s best to embrace these feelings instead of running away from them. Then, we have to move on from them instead of lingering on them constantly because it’s bad for our mental health. In short, we have to learn to be kind to ourselves. No matter what.

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Girl What… The Level Of Narcissism And Complete Lack Of Self Awareness I Genuinely Don’t Know How People Get Like This

Girl What… The Level Of Narcissism And Complete Lack Of Self Awareness I Genuinely Don’t Know How People Get Like This

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    Your Phone Is Now Hacked

    Your Phone Is Now Hacked

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    Bored Panda had a chat about how to make our mental health our priority in life with British psychotherapist Silva Neves. He explained that at the core of our mental welfare lie the ideas that we should be compassionate to ourselves and that we should work hard to make looking after our mental health a daily habit. “Be kind to yourself,” Silva told Bored Panda.

    “I think we should make our mental health a priority every day because if we have poor mental health then we cannot function in other areas of our lives,” the psychotherapist explained to Bored Panda that the need to put mental health at the top of our hierarchy of priorities is very clear. If we don’t look after our mental health, everything else can fall apart.

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    Overly Protective Girlfriend

    Overly Protective Girlfriend

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The insecurity is staggering for this one. I'm hoping she's really young and someone notices so she can get help.

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    Aged Like An Egg Left Under A Moldy Carpet For 3 Years

    Aged Like An Egg Left Under A Moldy Carpet For 3 Years

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    “Looking after our mental health should be a daily routine like we have a daily routine with looking after our body: taking a shower, brushing our teeth, eating food,” Silva said. He noted that taking care of our mental health doesn’t have to take hours and hours: it can involve a series of small steps that, nonetheless, have a large impact on our welfare.

    “A daily mental health routine is to take some time to breathe deeply and consciously, having a short moment of quiet and self-reflection enquiring with how you are doing, connecting with a good friend or a pet, having a quiet cup of tea, listening to your favorite music (and dancing to it if you wish), laughing. These are only a few of the very many quick ways you can look after your mental health every day,” he explained.

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    Rihanna Attempting To Swim In Peace

    Rihanna Attempting To Swim In Peace

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Hard to blame her if she starts only going to private beaches. Or buys an island - now that she's a billionaire

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    Breaking Up With 4 Dudes At Once

    Breaking Up With 4 Dudes At Once

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I hope all those guys got together and had a beer to celebrate dodging a bullet.

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    A while back, I also spoke to Vanessa Bohns from Cornell University about how embarrassment has its positive sides. By fully embracing embarrassment instead of hiding from it, you can reap some seriously great social rewards.

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    “Displaying signs of mild embarrassment can actually be socially constructive and make people feel more sympathetic towards you in the face of your faux pas,” Vanessa told Bored Panda in a previous interview that showing these signs can actually strengthen your relationship with the people around you. On the flip side, pretending you’re not embarrassed or feeling awkward when you are can cause your social capital to drop.

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    Got Arrested For Being Selfish, Plz Feel Sorry For Me

    Got Arrested For Being Selfish, Plz Feel Sorry For Me

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    Vanessa noted, however, that we should strive to prevent our embarrassment from turning into shame. While blushing a bit is perfectly fine and even healthy, deep-seated shame leads to serious long-term problems.

    “What you want to be careful not to do is to let embarrassment morph into the more destructive self-conscious emotion of shame, where you feel so badly about a minor mistake that you start to think there is something wrong with you and feel the need to completely disappear and hide away yourself,” she said.

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    Blunder Years Taken To A New Level

    Blunder Years Taken To A New Level

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    Apparently You’re Supposed To Obsessively Check Tinder Every Second Of Your Life

    Apparently You’re Supposed To Obsessively Check Tinder Every Second Of Your Life

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    So even if we do mess up and post something cringey on social media or send out a message that makes others feel very uncomfortable, we have to embrace our embarrassment and prevent it from morphing into shame. At the end of the day, we have to forgive ourselves and focus on our mental health. And that means being kind to ourselves no matter our mistakes in public. Though… that requires being aware of these mistakes in the first place!

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    The Shortest And Most Bizarre Conversation I've Ever Had

    The Shortest And Most Bizarre Conversation I've Ever Had

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    The Super Bowl Is Older Than America

    The Super Bowl Is Older Than America

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    He Left His Flash On

    He Left His Flash On

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    I Lost My Grandson In Walmart

    I Lost My Grandson In Walmart

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Did you tie it tightly around you neck? Or did you make a mask out of a plastic bag? Or are you simply a lying moron?

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    #21

    My Roommate Tried To Get An IKEA Delivery To Our Apartment. They Called And Refused To Drive Into Our Complex, Saying She’d Have To Grab The Bookcase From Their Truck And Drive It To Our House. After Irritatedly Doing So In Her Pjs And Barely Speaking To Delivery Guys, She Got This Message Today

    My Roommate Tried To Get An IKEA Delivery To Our Apartment. They Called And Refused To Drive Into Our Complex, Saying She’d Have To Grab The Bookcase From Their Truck And Drive It To Our House. After Irritatedly Doing So In Her Pjs And Barely Speaking To Delivery Guys, She Got This Message Today

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    #22

    Sure, This Definitely Happened

    Sure, This Definitely Happened

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Then I rose, humbly waved, and tipped my hat to the teacher, saying "M'lady".

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    Very Big Brain

    Very Big Brain

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    :D :D The fact that they're called tumble dryers wasn't enough of a clue?

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    Friend Just Sent Me This. Sweet Recovery Bro

    Friend Just Sent Me This. Sweet Recovery Bro

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    CEO Of A Neighboring Company, They Decided To Join Us And Close. Giving Us Their Clientele For A Percentage Out Of Profit. Texted Him Our Emails, He In Return Lost The Contract And Business. Making Him Send Us His Clients With No Profit

    CEO Of A Neighboring Company, They Decided To Join Us And Close. Giving Us Their Clientele For A Percentage Out Of Profit. Texted Him Our Emails, He In Return Lost The Contract And Business. Making Him Send Us His Clients With No Profit

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    In what world would that text be ok to send to someone you have a business relationship with? So icky!

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    Mia Farrow Wishes Her Adopted Black Daughter Happy Birthday On Twitter, Googles "Mia Farrow And Her Black Children" To Find A Picture Of Her To Post

    Mia Farrow Wishes Her Adopted Black Daughter Happy Birthday On Twitter, Googles "Mia Farrow And Her Black Children" To Find A Picture Of Her To Post

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    There's something 'off' about Mia Farrow. I watched the Farrow vs Allen doc, and just can't make sense of her.

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    Girl I Hooked Up With Tries Desperately To Get Me To Hang Out And Eventually Fakes A Pregnancy In An Attempt To Hustle Me For Drugs/Money

    Girl I Hooked Up With Tries Desperately To Get Me To Hang Out And Eventually Fakes A Pregnancy In An Attempt To Hustle Me For Drugs/Money

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    Instant Regret

    Instant Regret

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Stop please stop I'm burnt already and don't have anything to apply on that burn

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    You’re Joking, Right?

    You’re Joking, Right?

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    WAIT is this an actual conspiracy theory??? I’d love to learn more haha

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    These Iraqi Workers Gave Back 30.000 Us $ They Found, And They Were Rewarded With 1 Copy Of The Quran

    These Iraqi Workers Gave Back 30.000 Us $ They Found, And They Were Rewarded With 1 Copy Of The Quran

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    I Didn't Know Where To Post This. But This Kills Me Hahaha

    I Didn't Know Where To Post This. But This Kills Me Hahaha

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    Inner Monologue As Tinder Opener

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    Guy Messages Me This Through My Facebook Ad...

    Guy Messages Me This Through My Facebook Ad...

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I assume "blue" to sit with their phone in hands, read that text and be like "what the f*ck just happened here?"

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    Miley Cyrus’ Brother Dmed Somebody In My Insta Feed Because She Commented “Gross” On A Pic He Posted Of Himself Choking His Fiancé. Not Sure Where To Post This

    Miley Cyrus’ Brother Dmed Somebody In My Insta Feed Because She Commented “Gross” On A Pic He Posted Of Himself Choking His Fiancé. Not Sure Where To Post This

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    What has Miley Cyrus to do with this? It's a douche acting like a douche on social media. Who cares about his family ties and who cares about him?

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    He Tracked Her Down To Find Her Real Name

    He Tracked Her Down To Find Her Real Name

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "You gave me a wrong name AND a wrong number, so you MUST be into me" - in which reality does this make sense?

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    I Wonder If He Will Take Me To Court? 👀

    I Wonder If He Will Take Me To Court? 👀

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    Me, 6 Years Ago On This Day Thinking I'm Popular

    Me, 6 Years Ago On This Day Thinking I'm Popular

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Let me correct that for you 🙂. Notifications:7(all from apps) messages:1(from mom)

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    Influencer Doing Deadlifts In The Middle Of The Street

    Influencer Doing Deadlifts In The Middle Of The Street

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Street looks empty - as long as they're not disturbing traffic, they're not hurting anyone

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    That Time In 2014 That I Meant To Text My Sister About My Stepmom’s Gift, But Actually Texted My Stepmom. Funny Now. Was Not Funny Then

    That Time In 2014 That I Meant To Text My Sister About My Stepmom’s Gift, But Actually Texted My Stepmom. Funny Now. Was Not Funny Then

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    What do I do? To be honest ... I'm sending this message to Mary, pretending it was a mistake :-)

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    The First Tweet From Our New Congressman...

    The First Tweet From Our New Congressman...

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    Delivered Lunch To A Guy At His Workplace Today Who Had Trouble Taking A Hint

    Delivered Lunch To A Guy At His Workplace Today Who Had Trouble Taking A Hint

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Ladies, stop apologising for being married, being in a relationship or for not wanting to date or text a guy!

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    I Would Be Creeped Out...

    I Would Be Creeped Out...

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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    How can you accidentality kiss someone? In what scenario would your mouth be that close to someone else's mouth, that that could happen?

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    Yikes

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