Everyone is entitled to having their own beliefs. Some people keep them to themselves. Some like to blare them out every chance they get. And others have views so unconventional, they completely go against the status quo.

When not every opinion is greeted with open arms, we’re lucky to have the internet where we can spark a discussion with complete strangers. There’s an Instagram account dedicated to sharing some of the best posts from the popular subreddit called Unpopular opinion. From electric vehicles to stuffed animals, members of this community have something to say about virtually any aspect of life.

So get ready to dive into some of the best posts this account had to offer. Upvote the ones you agree with, and, if you want to stir some emotions, share your own disputable views in the comments below. Psst! After you’re done, be sure to check out Part 1 of this post right here.

#1

What Are Your Thoughts On This Situation?

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Ruby Margene
Community Member
7 months ago

I agree, too many times people feel entitled due to their age. You don't owe anyone anything. Congrats on the souvenir and the story you will be able to tell your friends and family.

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#2

What Are Your Thoughts On Garbage Men ?

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
7 months ago

Any job that serves a societal need is respectable.

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#3

What Are Your Thoughts On Fines ?

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MarmotArchivist
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7 months ago

In Finland, speeding tickets are income based. Just as an example.

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Sometimes, we're discouraged from expressing our unpopular opinions because of the adverse reactions we might get from the people around us. Whether we’re talking about politics, religion, or popular culture, sharing our deepest beliefs can make someone feel pretty irritated. 

However, while some end up scratching their heads from confusion, others see a like-minded person and gladly show their support in heated discussions. After all, a controversial point of view does not instantly mean that it’s uncommon. When you push your fears of being the odd one to the side, it’s much likely you'll encounter others sharing the same thoughts as you. 

Brandwatch, a digital consumer intelligence company, was on a mission to investigate the most popular unpopular opinions on social media. They looked at consumers’ mentions from January 1 to June 30, 2020, excluding news, retweets, and shares. Results showed that 1.6M people shared their controversial beliefs in this period. Also, there were 34% more mentions during the lockdown compared to the four months prior. 

#4

Do You Still Have Stuffed Animals ?

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Magdalena Bedernik
Community Member
7 months ago

So agree! I love all my stuffies!

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#5

Do You Agree ?

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BC_Animus
Community Member
7 months ago

Greed and narcissism... it's sad, but it's human nature. The majority of the people out there are fake as heck, and will do things like posting videos of themselves crying on the internet as PR moves, to help promote and enhance their brands, to help them gain those clicks, likes, follows, and subscribes. Even more sad is that there ARE the odd few out there who honestly have no one and no where else to turn to, and are using the internet to reach out. But those odd genuine few are usually buried and overshadowed by all the loud popular influencers out there, with their TikToks and viral videos and their memes.

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Thoughts? 🤔
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Caro Caro
Community Member
7 months ago

Harassment is the right word. What happened to Diana and other famous people with the paparazzi actually haunting them, spying and giving no Fu*ks. But here's a thought: Who the hell buys those rag mag's is an accomplice bc if they stop buying that filth then the paparazzi will (nearly) go away or at least be way less.

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#7

Do Your Parents Use This Argument ?

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Otter
Community Member
7 months ago

Speaking as someone who was out on their ass at 18... basic parenting, including food, clothing, and sleeping indoors.... isn't nothing. Not when you consider what it's like to do without any of those.

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When it comes to the topics people touch on, the top ones were about characters in pop culture, TV shows, dislike of fandoms, and books. People shared their complaints about some of the bestsellers of the century and aired their grievances about how some shows have become outdated. For example, 34K mentions called out Friends "for being hugely popular, despite some aspects not being acceptable today." 

The researchers also looked into Reddit, where 958K users shared their gripes. "It seems like lockdown got to Reddit users, too. Posts to r/UnpopularOpinions increased 105%." They found that many of these mentions touched on things that happened on the platform itself. Most of them were focused on sports players, subreddits, and seeing change as not being good. 

#8

Death Penalty Isnt A Good Punishment. Its An Easy Way Out And You Cant Prove Anybody 100% Guilty
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KJ
Community Member
7 months ago

Why censor the word murder, not like we all can't figure out what it says, strange BP.

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#9

What Are Your Thoughts On Male Birth Control ?

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dean tirmizi
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7 months ago

I read a quote before, wouldn't it be safer to fire blanks at someone than fire bullets at someone with a bullet proof vest

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Maybe Gambling/Smoking Too
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APL
Community Member
7 months ago

Also gambling

Dan Padgett
Community Member
7 months ago

Gambling ads are my pet hate. My uncle lost his house and family due to a stupid gambling addiction. I don't want to see that crap every 30th tweet. So now I just report them.

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
7 months ago

I think adverts for Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling should be banned

Amelia Earhart
Community Member
7 months ago

They all used to be limited, banned or illegal.

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
Community Member
7 months ago

As a female minor, I find I get a s**t ton of ads about weightloss, staying skinny, fat loss pills, etc, etc. I know it's business an all that s**t, but like these ads ARE harmful, and personalised to me with my struggles with weight. Jus pisses me off 😐💅

zububonsai
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Wait til you are 40 🥳... Then they change to "away with tummy fat"/ "dental concepts" /"family cooking recipes" and "happy ageing" stuff. I keep especially those aweful gender based ad-wolves at bay by --- after googling recipes or beauty stuff I deliberately "counter-google" "m a l e interests" like soccer, formula 1, war documentations, how to hunt, survival and fitness hacks, stock news, how to chop wood, scythe a meadow, sharpen a knife.... (yes I own stocks, do sports, chop my wood and am an history teacher but you. k n o w what I mean. Something perceived as "rather masculine" in your society..)... --- don't mention anywhere which gender you have (user name!/"anonymous" mode whenever possible) .// At least I think I " disturb my algorithms", now are they more balanced or at least more neutral.

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Catarina
Community Member
7 months ago

In my country there can't be adds of álcool, tobaco ...in a pause . The ONLY ones that appear are for gambling and i think they should be banned to

Brafne Heiwer
Community Member
7 months ago

Thats good

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NsG
Community Member
7 months ago

It shouldn't be possible to advertise age restricted products on any platform that only requires a minimum age of 13 to sign up.

Karina Carr
Community Member
7 months ago

They target the ads based on the registration info you give.

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Robert T
Community Member
7 months ago

Can we do the same with prepaid funeral plans on daytime TV?

Stephanie Ladd
Community Member
7 months ago

And the reverse mortgage ones! They target the elderly and you can literally lose your home

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Wat Tyler's Revenge
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Pay the darned subscription fee. If you've given up alcohol, that's like three bar drinks, and you're still way ahead financially. Conversely, don't listen to Spotify free. Spotify has to pay the artists for their music. Of course they're going to accept any legal advertising to do so. Would be nice if you could opt out of certain ads though.

Karina Carr
Community Member
7 months ago

Even better? Boycott Spotify altogether because they treat artists like crap. They make no money at all.

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High Mamii Melo
Community Member
7 months ago

Alcohol addiction is a very real problem. Constant advertisements are a constant encouragement to people to relapse. The rehab industry makes tons of money off of their ads.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
7 months ago

I would contact their customer service and let them know you are cancelling your subscription until this ad is removed or you can remove it. I honestly think that alcohol culture is one of the most toxic and aggressively pushy things out there

Wat Tyler's Revenge
Community Member
7 months ago

If he's hearing ads, he's already getting it for free, genius. They won't miss him as a "customer".

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Dan
Community Member
7 months ago

It should be an option so that if your a recovering alcoholic then they don't show ads like that

Sathe Wesker
Community Member
7 months ago

I FEEL THIS! I got out of detox in December. Holy s**t, the amount of alcohol ads I started noticing. Regular cable, YouTube, Spotify… its nonstop and is ALWAYS a trigger. Makes you want it.

purple zebra
Community Member
7 months ago

I think maybe these are targeted ads. I don’t drink or gamble and have never had an ad for either of these come up on social media

Dani Alexander
Community Member
7 months ago

He’s right tho, there should be a personalisation option where you pick what theme ads you want

Tristan J
Community Member
7 months ago

Ads for things like pregnancy tests can be triggering to certain people too. There should definitely be category based opt outs.

Sarah
Community Member
7 months ago

Wow, I never considered how hard this might be for some people! I think I've got a new perspective on this now.

Marco Conti
Community Member
7 months ago

Here is the problem, it's drinks for you, gambling for someone else, gaming for other people, sex for others. While not impossible, it would be very hard. Ads are far from smart. If I buy something, I am assured to see an ad for the very thing I have just purchased for weeks thereafter (I bought a fender telecaster guitar a couple of months ago and I still get ads for the very same guitar, same color. Why would I need two?). I also no longer drink and I don't miss it, but beer commercial do make me thirsty. They look awesome. I make myself a Black Cherry and Orange shaved ice instead.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
7 months ago

Case in point: 529-6218b5...450d34.jpg 529-6218b56450d34.jpg

Spring Fisk
Community Member
7 months ago

this

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PADNA
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Come to Lithuanian, alcohol and cigarettes ads are forbidden ;)

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
4 months ago

Keep strong

Amanda
Community Member
6 months ago

AGREED they took cigarette commercials and ads but left alcohol,like WTF and gambling! I no why gambling these states make so much off of it in every form. But gambling is and impulse control addiction that destroys families on many levels and every commerical break here in Michigan since they approved sports betting/gambling over n over every break. Smh. It's gross. Both types of ads.

Martha B. Higgins
Community Member
6 months ago

I think Pandora has an option for ad-free programming.

Jan Moore
Community Member
7 months ago

Please hold on, remember why you got sober. God bless you and keep you.

Cass Malone
Community Member
7 months ago

The only way to REALLY opt out is to pay for the s**t

JASH80
Community Member
7 months ago

this! You should be able to opt out of any kind of advertisement that could be harmful to you - gambling, drinking, diets, anything really.

Robin Bautista
Community Member
7 months ago

I remember I saw this quote somewhere I can't remember exactly how it goes but it's something like when they came for the smokers I didn't smoke so I didn't say anything, when they came for the drinkers I don't drink so I didn't say anything when they came for the gamblers I don't Gamble so I didn't say anything when they came for the overweight I'm not overweight so I didn't say anything when they came for the elderly I'm not elderly so I didn't say anything then when they came for me there was no one left to say anything. I've always remembered that and it's been years since I read it I know that's not the way it went I was paraphrasing it but I do believe we should stand up and speak for what's wrong and I am recovering drug addict prescription pain pills so I know how hard it can be you sit and watch these ads for all these wonderful medicines that cure pain and I'm having to live with my pain because I can't take anything if I do I'll wind up killing myself

Paulina
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I believe all ads for potential addiction should be banned. Meds, alcohol (even low alcoholic like beer), tobacco, gambling... Also: loans, mortgages, credit cards etc. - things that might push someone to get into unnecessary debt. Where I live, "quick loans" are a plague - ads are everywhere, suggesting you can get a loan no matter your financial status - on lampposts, bus stops, over the internet. This is disgusting. I tear them down whenever I can.

Kay blue
Community Member
7 months ago

I agree, in the UK cigarette adverts are banned but alcohol and gambling ads are fine.

Katarzyna Gratka
Community Member
7 months ago

I have a paid Spotify account and am not worried about ads. This is not the case in other countries?

Ruth Larson
Community Member
7 months ago

I’m in the US and most of the ads I see are for expensive cars and then how much you can save on car insurance! And healthy dog food. And fresh, healthy meals delivered to your door! And…Hard seltzer! I don’t have a car. Or a dog. I cook my own healthy meals. I don’t drink (anymore) “They” have my demographic all wrong! 😀🙀😂

Missy
Community Member
7 months ago

Suck it up, cupcake. Grow a thicker skin.

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
7 months ago

If cigarette ads are no longer okay, booze ads should be as well.

Robert Thompson
Community Member
7 months ago

They are wasting my time and their money advertising that stuff to me.

Shaista Afridi 🇦🇫
Community Member
7 months ago

addiction is a disease. i haven't covered it yet in psychology, but i am next year, but i know that addiction ( severe) is sooo hard to beat, and constantly getting adverts ect for them can make a person relapse even harder, and eventually even cause death, like in alcholoism, so in my opinion, adverts portaying addictive things / behaviour should be banned, and anyone who promotes them should receive jail time for causing mental harm

Stephen Taylor
Community Member
7 months ago

I think if you pay a little extra, you can opt out of any ads on Spotify.

Hedgeh og
Community Member
7 months ago

I hope this person has contacted Spotify about this.

Mina Minx
Community Member
7 months ago

On that note, there should be a law limitating how long ads can be and how many come on in succession. Especially for youtube and free mobile games.

Petra Pan
Community Member
7 months ago

Pay for the full option and no more ads ! Wishing you strength. :)

Shelby Jackson
Community Member
7 months ago

You shouldn't have to subscribed to something just to avoid this.

Carol Emory
Community Member
7 months ago

I think we should go back to making ads for alcohol illegal. If they can bar cigarettes and vapes from ads, they can do it with alcohol.

SeamusRGN
Community Member
7 months ago

unfortunately you are their target cash cow. they will not opt out of harrassing you to give them money volunterily. AdBlock programs help but no advertising agency will lose revenue by giving you a safe space from these vultures.

Casey Horn
Community Member
7 months ago

i think they should ban all alcohol commercials and gambling commercials. we treat addicts like scum and advertise addictive substances and behaviors. it’s absolute nonsense.

Robin Childers
Community Member
7 months ago

My word!Yes!

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
7 months ago

I really want the ability to opt out of certain advertisements. While I have adblock on my computer, my phone has no way to block ads, which is a shame given some of the ones I've gotten. In particular, I'd really like the option to stop seeing the ads for Amazon which explain the "benefits" of working there, especially as I started getting those especially after the tornado that killed multiple Amazon workers because they weren't allowed to leave the warehouse, and can definitely see ads like that being outright triggering to many.

Nujoie Roberts
Community Member
7 months ago

Am addict, triggered ALL the time. Respectfully disagree. You MUST learn to cope w it! It's LIFE and no one has to walk on eggshells lest they trigger you!! If your sobriety is THAT delicate, take a break from consuming ANY media until you're better at it!

Bob Stuart
Community Member
7 months ago

You should instantly mute any advertising, and look away. Not just alcohol.

Zalzany Games
Community Member
7 months ago

You pay the sub no adds, there is the opt out.. I never heard an add, but always paid for no adds...

Wendy Kubas
Community Member
7 months ago

Switch to Pandora, then upgrade to the paid, ad free version. It's inexpensive, ad free, and unlimited "skips", of any songs you don't like/wish to listen to. Well worth the price/time.

Mattie
Community Member
7 months ago

in my country, anything that is age-restricted (illegal for people under the age of 18) can't be advertised about, on TV, radio, and I suppose on streaming services too. So I never see or hear commercials about booze, cigarettes, gambling, etc.

Squirrel Cake
Community Member
7 months ago

Spotify only has adds if you don't subscribe. Buy some cds or pay the subscription fee.

Celeste Grant
Community Member
7 months ago

I want to opt out of pregnancy/baby product ads that seem to find me everywhere. I can't have kids and it is a pain I can't describe and somehow despite never searching for baby products I get ads for ovulation tests, follow on milk and nappies. Its so hurtful to my mental well-being to be exposed to that without my consent.

Adél Gáspár
Community Member
7 months ago

I also keep getting ads for cat food and cat toys even after my cat has sadly passed away, I wish there was a way to stop it as it breaks my heart every time

Ivy la Sangrienta
Community Member
7 months ago

Huh, liquor and cigarette adds are banned in my country.

Candia Lee
Community Member
7 months ago

Search for products online, put them in your cart, don't buy. You will be inundated by ads for that product. Try Highlights for Children - they have lots of products to sell me.

Brett Layton
Community Member
7 months ago

Pay for the premium version and get rid of all ads. Done and done.

Russell Senior Jr.
Community Member
7 months ago

Pay for spotify to stop the commercials.

Matthew Coughlin
Community Member
7 months ago

This right here. Fun fact alcohol is the most abused psychoactive substance on the face of the Earth. And because they have such good lawyers you can't sue them for the irreparable damage they have done to our society.

Peter Lee
Community Member
7 months ago

Pay for Premium?

I I
Community Member
7 months ago

all ads for things that are bad for you either mentally or physically should be banned , booze , betting fast foods , sugary drinks , if the products is good or needed it will sell , if not thats only good for us in the long run , annoying ciggies are still sold legally

Elsie
Community Member
7 months ago

It's stinks but it's called willpower!! There's always some thing that's bad for somebody.

Barbara Kayton
Community Member
7 months ago

There needs to be a way to opt out on any disturbing advertising that you or your family do not want to see - ads for sex, violence, war, infidelity, misogynistic or misandristic behavior, (all disguised as "cute" and "harmless" cartoon or multiplayer video game ads, I've discovered. My family does not need infidelity, abuse, and sensual "backstories" as the ads for "Family Farm" and other similar video games, nor violent and murderous zombie games game ads. I don't want to see them either, but there is no way to block or opt out of these types of ads.

Nazda Pokmov
Community Member
7 months ago

Real easy.....just don't listen to Spotifyy.....

Kurt Ramsey
Community Member
7 months ago

It's because gambling and alcohol depend on addicts to make a profit. Something like the top 40% of the heaviest drinkers consume roughly 80% of the alcohol sold.

Trevor Nicholson
Community Member
7 months ago

You can opt out by paying the $9.99 subscription fee.

Oopsydaisy
Community Member
7 months ago

There is. Pay for premium.

Kobus Loots
Community Member
7 months ago

I agree

Renee McDaniel
Community Member
7 months ago

This should 💯 be an option

Izzy's Maid
Community Member
7 months ago

DROP SPOTIFY

Mathew Aaberg
Community Member
7 months ago

I have raised CS tickets of that nature with them for similar reasons and they either ignore it or in the simplest terms told me to F off.

Miguel justino C
Community Member
7 months ago

The part of capitalism we didn’t see coming. SLAP, palm meet forehead!!!

shuka shuka
Community Member
7 months ago

There is. You just pay $10 a month for the full version of Spotify. Seriously, this isn't hard.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
7 months ago

Good point

Farmboyatheart
Community Member
7 months ago

Alcohol ads should be illegal, like how smoking ads are illegal.

R Carson
Community Member
7 months ago

The struggle is real-congrats to you.

Francisco Manuel Teruel Gutiérrez
Community Member
7 months ago

That must be hard.

Earl Grey
Community Member
7 months ago

Listen to Lewis David’s advice: https://winspress.com/podcast/

Spring Fisk
Community Member
7 months ago

Adds for Porn also

Jen&Tonic
Community Member
7 months ago

Unfortunately, you just have to get over it. As someone recovering from an eating disorder, I can’t get upset over seeing food commercials. If you have the willpower to go into a liquor store to buy beer for a bbq, you can handle hearing an ad.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
7 months ago

That's different though. Food is a necessity for life. Alcohol isn't.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

Given that adds are steered by your browsing history etc…

FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I've found that I get weightloss ads targeted at me 24/7 without searching anything like that. Funny how I HAVE searched things to indicate that I'm female though.... coincidence? I think not-

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BigFootToo
Community Member
7 months ago

I want to opt out of religious channels on streaming/cable platforms. Religion is the worst invention of mankind.

j_m m_j
Community Member
7 months ago

sorry to tell you the ugly truth.....you're not s recovering alcoholic, you may not be drinking, but you're still a dry drunk, blaming ads for wanting to keep drinking, taking beers to bbqs, you're just a bomb waiting to go off........addiction is not a disease, it's a conscious act on your part, it's all mental, you're either mentally strong or mentally weak, it's only you that can change, not circumstances you hide behind

The Penguin Bandit
Community Member
7 months ago

Or how about NO commercials... That could be a thing. 🤔

Gin
Community Member
7 months ago

They exist, but you pay for the service. People like free with commercials because they can't always afford to pay.

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7 months ago

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MAN UP! SHESSH

Phil Vaive
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7 months ago

Go f**k yourself.

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7 months ago

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Sounds more like a "him" problem than an "us"

Phil Vaive
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7 months ago

Did he say it was anyone else's problem?

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September
Community Member
7 months ago

Agreed. You have to survive before you save the world.

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So while it can be fun to share your controversial views online, they also let others say opposing views, have heated discussions, and see things from different perspectives. Anna Akbari, P.hD., is a sociologist, writer, and speaker who shared her thoughts on why unpopularity isn’t necessarily a bad thing in a piece on The Psychology Today

She explained that if we want to be happy, successful, and feel of service, we don’t actually need to appeal to the masses. "See, we’re complicated beings, each with our own unique experiences, full of biases and contradictions and, hopefully, a point of view," she wrote. "Having a point of view is a good thing, even when that view isn’t universally embraced."

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Shelp
Community Member
7 months ago

I've discovered this trend on the Internet and honestly, I absolutely do not understand it

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
7 months ago

You ruined it with "sure they're cute" because that's the whole point, they're NOT cute, people have just been trained into thinking they are. People need to realise that inbred dogs with serious health problems are the exact opposite of cute.

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What Are Your Thoughts On This?

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Got Myself 4 Dwarves
Community Member
7 months ago

100% - the cheater is the one at fault - unless the people they cheated with is also someone who you have a relationship with then it's equal blame as they both owe you loyalty. I've never understood the blame being passed to the person they cheat with, and it's usually women who blame the other woman when their guy cheats - I sure there's a patriarchal link to all that that could be deciphered but seriously, they're just a shitty person if they knew he was involved with someone - if they didn't then they're just as much a victim in it all. This idea that men can't help themselves if offered sex has to stop - you don't accidentally have sex - yeah, you may regret it after but you totally know what you're doing while you're doing it.

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Same
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Iggy
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7 months ago

The colour-coded baskets is such a clever idea.

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While we can wholeheartedly stand by one issue, we can also not see eye to eye on another. "Agreeing to disagree on most things in life is fine—assuming it doesn’t restrict the liberty or human rights of others. It’s when we start to think that we need to agree on everything all the time to merely function together that we get into trouble," Akbari mentioned. 

Needless to say, popularity isn’t essentially bad. Lots of things that are commonly and generally accepted by our society are considered as "safe". Akbari explained that we don’t have to immediately or categorically reject the popular stuff but rather "selectively embrace it, or at least occasionally challenge it."

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Agreed
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Rijkærd
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7 months ago

They should also put that salary on the job posting...

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Do You Think Free Therapy Is A Good Idea ?

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Veronica Sjöberg
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7 months ago

Yes, it really should be free. I have been in therapy on and off for years and it has been free (/paid by taxes). It's due to mental health issues so free healthcare = free mental healthcare. I learned a lot and cope much better. I wish it was available to all who needs it. To hear that people live with anxiety, ptsd, depression etc and can't afford therapy to learn how to cope better is really, REALLY sad.

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That Annoys Me Too!

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ZAPanda
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7 months ago (edited)

I don't use those sites anymore. If you want me to subscribe, or permit adverts in my ad blocker, or click a cookie thing every time, I just bounce. Enjoy your bouncerate and zero ad revenue. ALSO. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD stop with the f*****g animated adverts. They drive my poor ADHD ass crazy. I can't stand it.

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Chris D
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7 months ago

I work only to sustain my life. I do not live to work.

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However, if your views are not clinging to the mainstream popular or if they tend to stir some unexpected or even rude reactions, "don't despair. You don’t need to bend toward conformity, and you may even be able to cash in—financially and socially—on stepping outside the conventional bounds."

She mentioned two rules that people who tend to lean into unpopularity should remember. The first one is that you should actually believe what you’re saying or doing. "Disagreeing for the sport of it is annoying and, rightfully, no one likes or respects you if you do that. So stop it," the sociologist advised. 

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Thundercuss
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7 months ago

In many cases I would agree but in many I would not. For example If an employee of mine turned out to be a KKK member, or they were videoed ridiculing a disabled person I would fire them without hesitation.

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Vorknkx
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7 months ago

As someone who breaks up spaghetti before boiling them - I agree. Now give me those judgemental looks :P

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#22

Are Your Going To College ?

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Ember
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7 months ago

I agree completely. The world will always need woodworkers, metal workers, plumbers, electricians etc, not young people with huge financial debt and very little practical skills.

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Katiekat
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7 months ago

Retired teacher here, so let me weigh in on the realities. For elementary school kids, I'd overwhelmingly vote yes. Younger kids want to please the teacher; they want to be around the teacher, around other kids, in class. HOWEVER, as someone who taught middle and high school for 26 years, this does not work at all. By that time, there are a lot of kids who are looking for any way to leave the classroom. Yes, there are times they need to use the bathroom, but quite often they also want to socialize. There have been groups in certain years (not all by any means) that texted and met up in bathrooms and fought, too. It helps if a teacher has a sign in/out pass, or gives a certain number of tickets per month. Other children who don't have to use the bathroom COULD give a classmate a ticket if they felt generous.

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"The second rule is to embrace your unpopular opinions with the knowledge and grace that not everyone shares your point of view," she continued. This rule can be quite tough since we humans have a general tendency to want others to agree with us. After all, it makes us feel heard and valued. 

However, following this guideline "starts with a promise to both give up convincing other people to buy into your less popular opinions and to stop shaming them for their own thoughts and actions." 

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Is There A Labour Shortage Where You Live ?

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Vorknkx
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7 months ago

My previous boss (who was an absolute jerk!) used to say "there's a line of people waiting to take your place, if you quit." I did quite eventually. Seven years later and... my place is still unoccupied. And not just mine - two other people also quit from that office, and replacements could never be found. Or someone would start and then quit a month later due to the conditions. I guess the line of people for my spot turned out to be a bit too short ;)

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
7 months ago

Or, stop suing everyone for making mistakes. Yes there are serious negligence cases, but they're a lot less common than the cases where "negligence" is claimed, but it's just an honest mistake. Americans really need to stop that s**t.

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The Scout
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7 months ago

We have to get rid of the phrase "unskilled labour". A janitor needs practical skills far above average (at least a good one does), and the working conditions of courier drivers or fastfood workers require a great deal of stamina and resilience. In any job you can go from beginner to master, working your job better or faster. Even more important, the economy absolutely depends on the jobs we tend to call "unskilled". Usually, in any company, if a middle manager is absent for some days, work continues more or less as usual. If the cleaning lady is absent, you notice the problems after a day or two the latest.

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Do You Like Cats ?

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Joey Wood
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7 months ago

I love my cats and would do anything for them, but they ARE little assholes.

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After that, it’s all about trusting yourself. If you believe that some things are just not right, don’t be shy and share your views with others because, chances are, there are people out there just like you. According to Akbari, there is value in dissent. "There’s often truth at the fringes and insight in unpopular perspectives. Greatness comes neither from blindly following nor from knee-jerk rejecting."

"Many of our greatest historical figures held really, really unpopular opinions. They did stuff that made people cringe or even retaliate against them. Going against the grain takes guts. And that courage is admirable, even if we disagree with what they’re saying or doing—but only when executed with integrity from a place of personal honesty," she wrote.

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K Witmer
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7 months ago

Ageism affects women way before it affects men.

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Johnny Rodriguez
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7 months ago

I hate gatekeeper!

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#30

Do You Think It’s Normal To Go Through Your Partners Phone ?

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Thee8thsense
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7 months ago

If you don't trust your partner, then you don't trust your own choice of partner.

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#31

How Do You Think About This Situation ?

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Luther von Wolfen
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7 months ago

We switched my kid to a Montessori school because they got to 6th grade and there was no AP option so they were just sitting there bored. It costs a good bit, but I have no reason to think public schools will be better for my kid than they were for me.

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#32

Have You Seen Such Videos ?

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Devil's Advocate
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7 months ago

My excuse is I don't want to, go away

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#33

What Are Your Thoughts On Apps From Company’s ?

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Rijkærd
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7 months ago

Some establishments also bombarding one with promotional messages after using their service once...like damn, now you giving me a reason not to use your product again...

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Victor Botha
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7 months ago (edited)

I'll probably be downvoted, but this also applies to the African American label. Your distant ancestors were from Africa,you were born in the US therefore you are American. You don't hear people of Asian or African ancestrysaying they are Chinese English or Ghanian Scottish,they are English or Scottish or just plain British.

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#35

Do You Encounter People Driving Like That ?

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Devil's Advocate
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7 months ago

Well this is obvious, it also applies to many of the "50 years of driving and no accidents" type people... Yes Mrs Miggins, but only because everyone has done such a good job of avoiding your ass

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#36

Do You Think This Is True ?

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Nat Rich
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7 months ago

Currently laid on my bed, contorting myself around 3 dogs and wouldn't have it any other way.

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Becky Moore
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7 months ago

I swear a lot, but it's very very rarely AT someone. I'm not doing it to offend people, it just comes out :P

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#38

Did You Ever Wear The Same Piece Of Clothing For 3 Days Straight ?

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
7 months ago

Jeans and hoodies get washed maybe once a month (or three) unless something has got on them. You don't need to smell like washing powder, and constantly washing everything is bad for you, your clothes, your bank account, and the planet. End of discussion, downvote me all you like I think you know by now I don't give a s**t.

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Ember
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7 months ago

My husband and I have slept in separate rooms for over 10 years (due to his loud snoring keeping me awake). We are very happy together and have no real problems in our relationship - we just both like a decent night sleep. People assume that we aren’t intimate and/or that our whole relationship is falling apart, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

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#40

Do You Follow This Rule ?

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NsG
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7 months ago

Never heard this phrase before.

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#41

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Cadena Norton
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7 months ago

It's not brave it's natural. This if my face. Don't like it. Screw off

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J. F.
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7 months ago (edited)

This is probably the reason why Adblockers are a necessity nowadays

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Nah I Like The Ones Without More
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NsG
Community Member
7 months ago

And accessable. Don't forget, these tech companies are potentially alienating swathes of their target market who are missing limbs, have neurological issues that preclude motion detection, etc.

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#44

What Do You Prefer ?

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Walter Brameld
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7 months ago (edited)

Yup. I've been a passenger while the driver just drove around and around waiting for one of the "good" spots to become available. Finally I said, "If we had just parked in one of the far spots right away, we would have been inside the store by now."

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#45

Do You Know People Who Say This Often ?

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Veronica Sjöberg
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