Has anyone here ever heard something that sounds like a good idea, but when you actually follow through with it, turns out it's not?

#1

The Imperial System of Measurement...Metric is sooo much simpler.

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Miles
Community Member
1 year ago

YES. come on USA

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#2

Making time for yourself to do nothing sounds like a good idea, but... You just get depressed, bored, and end up questioning your existence.

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LONDYN BROWN
Community Member
1 year ago

woooow.

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#3

Social media in general. It has become such a negative thing, a convenient way for some people to "troll" others, and too many people seem to live their entire lives online thru social media. It's insane!

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah. Some communities are very kind but the vast majority is hate and bigotism.

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#4

All the effort I did to study, be a good kid and work for free to get experience. I was raised to believe that hard work led you to have a decent life. Such a lie.

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup. They lied through their teeth about that one. Hard work just gets you tired.

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#5

Squirrel 🐿

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Hello
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1 year ago (edited)

I like your point of view and agree with this statment.

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#6

binging- yeah it's great, but when you start to binge next thing you know it's the night!! and the next day you exhausted

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CheshireMitsu
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1 year ago

and then your sad when youve finished a series. and i never remember anything that happened when i binge

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#7

Let’s start a family! (without doing any of the needed family planning, career planning, financial planning or life planning first.) That will turn good intentions into a very bad idea.

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LONDYN BROWN
Community Member
1 year ago

oof

#8

Rushing into adulthood just so I could make my own decisions. Now I'm also responsible for my food, my rent, my vacations, my taxes...

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Xan A. Du
Community Member
1 year ago

You get vacations?

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#9

Getting a tattoo without considering the consequences. Yes, there are people (like me) who love all their ink. And then there are those who regret the spontaneous decision they had made years ago. Same with piercings. Not all holes will close up as "advertised".

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Nina
Community Member
1 year ago

Right!

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#10

School over Zoom.

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Nerds All the Way Down
Community Member
1 year ago

Agreed...

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#11

Redecorating your house/bedroom on your own. Although it's supposed to be cheaper and you have full control over it, It's very time-consuming, difficult, and exhausting.

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Anime SImp
Community Member
1 year ago

it is exhausting but i love doing it

#12

Let’s go to after-school martial arts classes! Every day I went in, exercised til I was tired and sore, and then played dodgeball with other kids. In addition, one of the instructors had extreme anger issues and would get upset whenever a FIRST TO THIRD GRADER didn’t meet her expectations and one of my best friends got TAPED TO A CHAIR!

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Sarah Simons
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my-

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#13

downloading twitter a few years ago i downloaded twitter it banishes your braincells and is full of idiots. i literallly am only on there to talk to friends and tweet random shiz

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Nina
Community Member
1 year ago

Same with Facebook ...

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#14

i thought playing soccer would be fun... i got a soccer ball to the face... NEVER AGAIN

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 year ago

lmao that made me laugh and I'm not sure if I should be sorry

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#15

mixing chemicals.
Not my story, but my dad's. He was in the coast guard, and they were docked for a few weeks. He and his buddies decided to hang out with the HazMat (hazardous Materials) crew and ended up making a small explosion. the explosion turned into a fire. Every time my dad tells this story, he always says that he doesn't think that the grass has grown in that spot since then, and it's been at least 18 years since that happened.

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Among Us
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh noes, why did you mix salt and water without safety goggles?

#16

Half the things I did in high school... especially the ones that started out with someone saying "You know what would be fun..."

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
1 year ago

The underage version of 'hold my beer'.

#17

Listening to new music. Sounds great but I usually end up with a lot of really weird stuff and in a bad mood because I didn't curate it myself. It's a sometimes food.

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Jods
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, with you on this one. Especially if it’s something weird and experimental by your favourite band.

#18

The internet.

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Xan A. Du
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the internet, but ohhh, to live in a blissful bubble again...

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#19

SCHOOL

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 year ago

One day school will be over and you may long for the days you spent studying for tests instead of worrying about paying bills and blending into society. May. Perhaps you will be lucky.

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#20

Contemplating life, you know it sounds like a good idea, but it just makes you cry.

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Xan Maranya
Community Member
1 year ago

Cry a little, breathe a little, cry a little more if you still need to.

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#21

Most everything I did as a teen.

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Angel Lyke
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so true....

#22

Having a crush on one of ur friends.

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#23

Changing Hair color in front of Muggles. Oh crap most of you guys are probably Muggles. Um, Obliviate! *Hopes typing it will still work.

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Angel Lyke
Community Member
1 year ago

Metamorphogus? Cool, i've never met one!!

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#24

'Anon' confessions/posts on various social websites. What should have been a way to get things off your chest and help others feel less alone (if they are going through something similar) just brought out the bullies who like to hide behind their keyboard.

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#25

life

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 year ago

I get you :(

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#26

College

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#27

Trickle-down economics.

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Theoretical Empiricist
Community Member
1 year ago

Assuming it was a good idea in the first place.

#28

People bulk buying toilet paper and perishable foods. Now the foods gone off and they can’t sell the toilet paper since it’s been restocked

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Monty Glue
Community Member
1 year ago

The toilet paper will never go to waste and it lasts forever. Non perishable food and drink are also a good idea too. Remember the old saying "God bless the child that has his own."

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#29

Cars! Yes, they are very helpful and help you with tons of stuff, but they pollute the air. Even though there is now electric cars, people are still continuing to use gas powered cars. Poor Earth. :(

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Jods
Community Member
1 year ago

You wouldn’t be saying that if you lived in a very rural area with no public transport.

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#30

going to cruise ship and try a floor drop slide. a fiber glass plate supports you and then it flips down on a hinge

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Commander Rex
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are 10/10, idk what you mean.

#31

just life in general (especially if your parents don't let you have any privacy)

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Xan Maranya
Community Member
1 year ago

If what you're doing isn't working, try another approach.

#32

building a hot potato cannon

from junkyard scrap (car parts, electronics etc)

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#33

Getting Kittens (from a rescue, of course). Be willing to sacrifice countless blinds, curtains, upholstery and various household objects.

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Suzy the observer
Community Member
1 year ago

So worth it!

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#34

Letting a friend ‘stay for a few days’. They end up staying for quite some some time/ finish your food, hoard the tv remote, you have to start wearing clothes around them now. Bye bye privacy. When you can’t find something, you worry that they took it. Or you worry about worrying if they took it. Save yourself the hassle in the first place.

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
1 year ago

You need to TELL them to leave!

#35

Quarentine: "Oh look, more video games!" 1 year later...
"God, please let me die in a freak accident"

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
1 year ago

It is a good idea though. Social distancing and self isolation is a way to keep others, and yourself, safe. It sucks that people are getting bored and their life has taken a turn, but it's necessary at the moment.

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#36

heres a cat for you😸

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Iapetos
Community Member
1 year ago

Or the aggressive variant: "Here, take that cat or I am going to kill it."

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#37

Capitalism

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Theoretical Empiricist
Community Member
1 year ago

To quote H. L. Mencken, "Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophesies." I think it's also true of capitalism, perhaps (and only perhaps) to a somewhat lesser extent. In my book, the greatest weakness of capitalism is that EVERYTHING ultimately becomes a commodity whether they should be or not - basic education, health care, and preparations for opportunity are telling examples.

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#38

Socialism

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MAX THOMPSON
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1 year ago

Here is alex de leon, near the bottom again.

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#39

Letting everyone vote.(I don't mean this in like certain ages/race/gender I mean it in as we should prob have a test that lets you vote, buy guns.)

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Theoretical Empiricist
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Tests before voting would have to be carefully constructed, and I doubt there will EVER be agreement on the right questions or answers. However, I would support a requirement for those aspiring to public office be required to pass the citizenship test. As for guns, purchasers should be demonstrate competency in handling the weapon and gun safety.

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#40

Putting frogs in your parents bathroom as pets when i was younger. very loud.

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#41

Taco Bell at 2 a.m.

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#42

White Castle. I love those little burgers but it never fails. Eat there and then the rest of the day it’s all you can taste.

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#43

Well... those funky pizza baguettes come to mind.

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#44

Guns.

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#45

Invading Poland?

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Owen Salmon2028
Community Member
1 year ago

hmmm why not start a reviloion in france

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#46

In some ways, medicine because it’s killing people and caused all these drug addicts.

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Dav Carro-Ripalda
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you really think what you did write here?

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