Some people like to keep it low-key. Others are eager to spark some open-ended conversations. The remaining love diving deep into the burning zone where statements uttered are so controversial they get the discussion sizzling in no time.

And what for? Let’s say if you have a burning unpopular opinion, you’d know why. And there’s a safe corner of the internet known as the UnpopularOpinion subreddit that has had the most disputable points of view flowing since 2012. By disputable, I mean things like water with cereal is better, and clapping for healthcare workers who are only doing their job is cringy.

So let’s see what the community of a whopping 1.9M members is living for right below, and be sure to hit us in the comments in case you have an opinionated bomb to drop that will likely stir some reactions.

#1

Kids Who Succeed Academically Deserve Scholarships More Than Kids Who Are Good At Sports

Kids Who Succeed Academically Deserve Scholarships More Than Kids Who Are Good At Sports Like come on, people who work their assess off have to struggle more so than people who are good at a sport? It's just like how Doctors are paid less than NBA Players... one saves lives, the other plays basketball competitively.

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 month ago

Agreed. And football athletes shouldn’t have huge stipends compared to track athletes

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#2

Automakers Should Stop Replacing Buttons With Massive Touchscreens

Automakers Should Stop Replacing Buttons With Massive Touchscreens Yeah sure, it’s futuristic and all, but a lot of them are just becoming a hassle and a hazard. I shouldn’t have to spam tap a screen to change the climate controls, whereas a dial would be so much simpler and easy to use. The screens are basically impossible to use with gloves on if you live in a colder place. And frankly, most automakers just suck at making them. They are super laggy and hard to use. Cars can still look modern with a clean button and dial interior setup, and perhaps a smaller screen to display information. The infotainment system should not have to constantly take the drivers attention off the road.

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Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! I could change the time on the clock in my "old" car by turning one button. On my new car I have to access two menus and press multiple screens. I don't see how that's an improvement.

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#3

If A Police Chief Coordinates A “No Knock House Raid” And They Go The Wrong House, They Should Be Charged With Whatever Happens

If A Police Chief Coordinates A “No Knock House Raid” And They Go The Wrong House, They Should Be Charged With Whatever Happens Like breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, first degree murder, terrorism, etc... the coordinating police chief in charge of the raid should be held responsible for whatever happens.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

And the department should pay for any property damages. Just to avoid spending money they would be more careful

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#4

I Hate Restaurants/Companies That Only Have Facebook Pages Rather Than A Website

I Hate Restaurants/Companies That Only Have Facebook Pages Rather Than A Website I deleted Facebook in 2011 and since, never looked back and if anything so glad that I did.

The issue now, FB is so integrated into day to day life people only use that for advertising.

I hate getting emails about "Win this product" then you read how to enter and they say, Like Us/Follow Us and re post Us on Facebook to be entered.

Or a restaurant which is FB only and clicking the link you are greeted with a million log in screens and limited information.

IMO this is a rubbish way to get to your target audience and I avoid companies who solely use FB.

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too . Ugh

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#5

Telling A Guy To "Man Up" Is The Same As Telling A Woman To "Get Back In The Kitchen"

Telling A Guy To "Man Up" Is The Same As Telling A Woman To "Get Back In The Kitchen" I see a lot of posts on Reddit of people whom have gone through traumatic experiences in their lives; be it war, rape, suicide, depression, that sort of stuff.

Usually, 50% of a comment thread consists of 'man up' and 'X can't happen to men!'. It's annoying as all hell, and yeeah often those comments do get downvoted, but not enough to send them straight to the bottom of the list.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

100% true. It is pure sexism in both cases. And very harmful.

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#6

Screw You If You Record Yourself Giving Things To Homeless People

Screw You If You Record Yourself Giving Things To Homeless People You see it all over the internet these days, people recording themselves giving food or money or whatever to homeless people. All it is for these people is a personal boost, a way to get views on the internet and make themselves feel important. I think these actions should be shot down not praised and receive 10 million video views. If you’re really this good person you claim to be you would give to the homeless, give to shelters, help people and not tell anyone else about it, it’s that simple.

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

its not a good deed if the reason you do it is to blurt it out on social media

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#7

It Should Be Illegal For A Company To List An Entry Level Job As Requiring 3-5 Years Experience, The Very Definition Of An Entry Level Job Is No Experience Needed

It Should Be Illegal For A Company To List An Entry Level Job As Requiring 3-5 Years Experience, The Very Definition Of An Entry Level Job Is No Experience Needed Graduates and school leavers already have an extremely hard time finding work in todays economy, most of which are forced to do jobs that had nothing to do with their fields because companies are too lazy to train and too cheap to offer training, they always want some other company to train them. Also if you require 3-5 years experience then the salary of those jobs should be considerably higher and NOT the basic entry level salary, they just want more for less. So long as your qualifications meet the required job they should be considered.

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

I will agree to that 100%. Entry level jobs should not require previous experience.

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#8

If I Catch A Baseball At A Major League Game And You Send Your Kid Over, You're The As**ole, Not Me

If I Catch A Baseball At A Major League Game And You Send Your Kid Over, You're The As**ole, Not Me I've been going to baseball games my entire life. I have well over 1,000 games attended. One of my life long dreams is to catch a baseball in the stands. To me that is a chosen from the baseball gods moment. Lately I've been seeing more and more when someone catches the ball a parent will send a kid over to collect their prize. Everyone boos the person who caught the ball for not giving it to the kid. The person who caught the ball has likely been waiting since they were that kid's age to catch one and now they have an entire section if not stadium bullying them to give it to some little kid that will have 0 appreciation for it because they just did what their parents told them and went and asked for it.

Obviously if I ever catch a ball I will break it to the kid that inevitably gets sent over gently that no, I will not give them the ball AND I will take my boos. But to the parents who send their sex trophy over to collect something that they aren't entitled to, you are horrible parents/people and I don't feel bad that your kid is sad now, it's your fault.

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Parents should not expect other people to be their kids' providers. If they want their kid to have this ball, well, catch it yourself!

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#9

When I’m Old And Unable To Care For Myself, I Want To Be Taken Care Of By Professionals, Not Burden My Children Who Will Have Their Own Families To Care For

When I’m Old And Unable To Care For Myself, I Want To Be Taken Care Of By Professionals, Not Burden My Children Who Will Have Their Own Families To Care For Why on earth would ANY adult want to have their ass wiped by their children? I can think of nothing more humiliating or dehumanizing.

I never understood why nursing homes (pre pandemic) were always such an awful thing.

My bfs grandma would get up an wander around the neighborhood and forget where she was. She would trash the house. She would need to be bathed and fed by others because she couldn’t function. His aunt had to quit her job to look after her, all while having kids of her own. What mother would want that for their children?? What person would want their own health and safety in the hands of someone who is trying to juggle their own lives and children and work instead of a person who takes care of others as their chosen career?

There is a HUGE difference between changing a 6 month old’s diaper and an 80 year old’s. And imo there is a HUGE difference between having a medical professional see you naked and clean you than your grown kids seeing you naked and cleaning you.

I would not want my children to remember me as an invalid who needed s*it wiped away from their vagina because of diapers.

As soon as a person is unable to function alone, they should be put in professional care and NOT be shamed for that decision.

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Bored Batgirl
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with this

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#10

Choosing To Terminate A Pregnancy Because The Child Would Be Handicapped Is Reasonable

Choosing To Terminate A Pregnancy Because The Child Would Be Handicapped Is Reasonable Firstly i want to mention that i have worked with both physically and mentally handicapped people and among them were the most lovable, loving and truly inspiring people I've met in my life. Albeit i don't think it's fair for parents to be required to sacrifice their chance of a normal life for their child. To those who do, whether by choice or not, give birth to handicapped children, you have my deepest respect and I don't doubt that parents will do anything in their power to provide the best life for their children and love them the way they are, but i don't think it's wrong to assume that such a life is more emotionally taxing than raising healthy children. As previously mentioned these people often exhibit a love for life most of us couldn't compare to. Still i don't think you should be required to give up your own life and sanity for someone else because of societies morals. Honestly i wouldn't be strong enough to handle such a situation.

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Dark Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

Or because you didn't want to get pregnant.

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#11

Dear Parents Whose Adult Children Don't Talk To Them - It's Always Your Fault

Dear Parents Whose Adult Children Don't Talk To Them - It's Always Your Fault You were the adult when they were a child. If their first instinct, as soon as they get out from under your thumb, is to completely ignore you forever, you need to own the fact that you messed up as a parent at several, consistent, points along the road throughout your child's upbringing. They hate you for a good reason, and they're probably better off without you in their lives.

There are a number of forms of abuse that range from over-parenting, to neglect, over-discipline to straight up negative enabling behavior.

I have friends who don't talk to their parents because the strictness was so suffocating, and friends who don't talk to their parents because they were lazy bums who never took an interest in their child's life. There are tons of other reasons kids abandon relationships with their folks, but the one thing that stays true through all of these experiences for me is that it's always the parents fault.

This is mostly about relationships that end as soon as the kid leaves the house, not necessarily relationships that break down during adulthood, although the same reasoning could be applied in a lot of these cases too.

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Joonscrab
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed! If kids feel the need to distance themselves completely after they grow up, something must have happened in their childhood that messed up their views towards them.

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#12

I'm Not Telling My Kids To Never Hit Girls

Got a call from the school saying my son punched a girl in his class. I was mad and ready to ground him when he got home when it occurred to me that I should ask why he hit her. The principal told me that the little girl pushed him and took his lunch money and continued to take her folder and smack him with it when he got fed up and punched her in the shoulder. Now, if they knew that the little girl had done all this and was continuing to do it, they should have intervened. They didn't so my son defended himself. Not in trouble.

When I told the principal that it seemed justified, she told me that I shouldn't make it seem okay to hit little girls. I let her know that my children know that it's not okay to hit anybody. But that it's also not okay to stand there and just be hit either. It's totally okay to defend yourself against anybody and everybody that is attacking you.

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

tell kids to be kind to everyone, not only a specific gender

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#13

Sleeping In Your Car Should Be Completely Legal And Never Looked Down Upon

Sleeping In Your Car Should Be Completely Legal And Never Looked Down Upon I don’t understand why it’s illegal in some places and under many circumstances to sleep in your car. Your car is your property and you should have the right to sleep in it without question. For any reason whatsoever. It could be that you can’t afford an apartment or you just decided not to drive home drunk and sleep in your car. Or any other damn reason. I understand if you park your car on someone’s property illegally and try to sleep in it you should be forced to find another spot but sleeping in your car should be legal. It’s property and no one should be telling me that I can’t sleep in it.

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Amy S
Community Member
1 month ago

I never knew there were parts of the world where this is illegal! That seems so unfair.

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#14

It Doesn't Matter How Much You Like His Music, Tekashi 69 Slept With A 13 Year Old And By Listening To His Music You Are Lining The Pockets Of A Rapist

It Doesn't Matter How Much You Like His Music, Tekashi 69 Slept With A 13 Year Old And By Listening To His Music You Are Lining The Pockets Of A Rapist No music is worth actively giving a rapist money no matter how much you like his songs. I can't understand the logic of continuing to support an artist that did something so terrible. He admitted to it in a court of law, how people still support this man is beyond me.

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Also Marilyn Manson and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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#15

Hiring A Stripper Before The Day Of Your Supposed To Be Married To The Love Of Your Life Is Disgusting, And Extremely Weird

Hiring A Stripper Before The Day Of Your Supposed To Be Married To The Love Of Your Life Is Disgusting, And Extremely Weird Now if you plan on having an open relationship, I don’t care, and disregard my title, but so many monogamous couples see this an opportunity to get their d**k wet one last time or a hot nude man to strip for them. Just saying this is unpopular, because it was on the front page of a relationship. I always thought my Eastern (cannot bring up which one because Bot thinks I’m racist) Wedding Traditions were unnecessarily long and padded out, but it’s better then hiring an escort to pleasure you on the last day your “single”. Why get married if you’re going to miss the life of casual hookups that much?

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that an unpopular opinion? Ok.

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#16

I Am Sick To Death Of Hearing About The United States Of America, I Couldnt Care Any Less About That Country

I Am Sick To Death Of Hearing About The United States Of America, I Couldnt Care Any Less About That Country Every time I open my phone, look at a newspaper, watch TV, or go onto my computer, all I see is news about the United States of America. I don't give a single s*it about that country, its infuriating. I couldn't care less about who is running the USA any more than I care who is running Zimbabwe or Denmark.

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Dark Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I like memes about the USA... Where else should I get my news from?

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#17

Making Fun Of Men Who Lose Their Hair Because Of Male Pattern Baldness Is Body Shaming

Making Fun Of Men Who Lose Their Hair Because Of Male Pattern Baldness Is Body Shaming Watching yourself lose all of your hair and not being able to do anything about it is an agonizing process and no one deserves to be made fun of for it. It is just as bad as any other form of body shaming and people who do it should be called out on it. If you think making fun of people who are fat, skinny, small, big etc etc is bad, but making fun of bald people is okay, then you are a hypocrite.

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BorPand8
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I've never heard people making fun of bald guys. Now comb-overs, that's another story... Y'know what though, I have heard something similar when he's hitting on a girl who's, like, 20 years younger than him. And in those cases, it's not about being bald, it's about being a pervy creep hitting on women young enough to be your daughter.

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#18

There Is Absolutely No Goddamn Reason Why You Should Have 10 Kids

Unless you’re adopting them, there’s no reason why you should have 10 kids. Especially if you’re struggling with your other kids.

Just absolutely no fu**ing reason why. Four kids(biological) should be the maximum and even that’s pushing it.

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Dark Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

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#19

Caller Id Should Be Mandatory. No Person Or Organization Should Be Able To Hide Behind "Unknown Caller". If You Have Access To My Phone Number And Have Chosen To Contact Me, I Should Have A Right To Know Who You Are

Caller Id Should Be Mandatory. No Person Or Organization Should Be Able To Hide Behind "Unknown Caller". If You Have Access To My Phone Number And Have Chosen To Contact Me, I Should Have A Right To Know Who You Are I never answer my phone if its caller unknown and that could be a problem in an emergency. At the same time I can get up to 10 unknown calls a day from two separate numbers attached to a single device. If your calling me I should have a right to know who you are and yes that should influence if I will answer or not.

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Dark Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago

IKR. I keep getting a call from the most evil human being in the world, and she hides behind 'Private Number'. What a b***h!

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#20

Broccoli Is Freaking Delicious And I Don't Understand People Who Don't Like It

Broccoli Is Freaking Delicious And I Don't Understand People Who Don't Like It I am not American, but my country's tv channels play a lot of American shows and all these kids always complain about how utterly disgusting they find broccoli and how they would rather die than eat it.

Well if you're gonna salt and boil it, what else do you expect? Add some spices, red chilli powder, olive oil, turmeric or some sauces, and it tastes absolutely godly. Even without too much spice, it still tastes so good and I love gorging on them.

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Dark Pearl
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

You sound like CinemaSins sinning Inside Out XD! *Ding*

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#21

One Of The Biggest Failings Of Modern Education Is Managing To Convince A Whole Generation That Wikipedia Is An Unreliable Source

One Of The Biggest Failings Of Modern Education Is Managing To Convince A Whole Generation That Wikipedia Is An Unreliable Source Wikipedia is a practically unlimited source of free knowledge which is constantly being monitored by an army of nerds.

The fact that we do not have to pay for access is a miracle.

(Near enough) every article has a full and reliable list of references at the bottom.

I understand that students should be encouraged use the references at the bottom for true research but this is not taught. Students are simply told ‘Stay away from Wikipedia, anyone can change it, it’s completely unreliable’.

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
1 month ago

I do use it sometimes to get factual information that would generally be undisputed. However, I agree that everything should be double-checked if using the information for anything serious.

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#22

Nobody Should Have To Work 1/3rd Of Their Lives, For Over 40 Years, To Retire At ~60 Just To Finish Off Whatever Is Left Of Their Lives

Nobody Should Have To Work 1/3rd Of Their Lives, For Over 40 Years, To Retire At ~60 Just To Finish Off Whatever Is Left Of Their Lives As of right now I am 18 years old and looking into the future is depressing. I figure I’m gonna have to work 8 hours a day, sleep 8 hours a day and then have 8 hours a day to myself. This does not include things like getting ready for work, commute or shopping/cooking. At the end of the day I’m only going to have a few hours to do what I want... for over 40 years. It seems like my entire life is just preparing me to follow directions and then putting me into a factory where I’m a brick in a wall (reference intended). When I tell other people this, I get a response along the lines of: “That’s what everyone has to do,” or “That’s how its always been.” Why? Even if it is how life works. How it has to be to maintain quality for everyone. What is the point in living? This is existential crisis material. Thanks for reading.

tl;dr - People think I’m crazy for thinking working 1/3rd of your life is crazy.

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KKpp
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1 month ago

Find something you like to do and you won't consider it work

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#23

Most Soldiers Do Not “Fight For Our Rights” But Rather Fight For Money, A Career, Or By Compulsion From A Draft

Most Soldiers Do Not “Fight For Our Rights” But Rather Fight For Money, A Career, Or By Compulsion From A Draft The last war that was really about “our rights” was the civil war. Vietnam, WWI, II, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan were really about global power dynamics. The soldiers that fought in these wars were not defending our rights, because our rights were not really being threatened.

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Not Proud British
Community Member
1 month ago

They are usually fighting against an army that were once financed and backed by their government anyway. And if that war is won, the side the soldiers fought for, risked their lives for, could easily become the new enemy and they end up going back and fighting them again. It's pointless.

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#24

Racism Is Not Getting Worse... It's Getting Caught On Camera

Even with all this stuff going on. I don't believe that Racism is as bad as the early 1900s.

With the way technology is advancing today, we're able to see people for who they really are and called them out. Say what you want but atleast people from other races are fighting together. It isn't perfect, but I can say, atleast we're trying.

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I'm lay sheep in China
Community Member
1 month ago

Racism back in time was more worse since they slave u, Lynch u etc

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#25

If You Don't Want To Donate Your Organs After You Die; You Shouldn't Be Allowed To Receive Donated Organs

If You Don't Want To Donate Your Organs After You Die; You Shouldn't Be Allowed To Receive Donated Organs The only exception is if you cannot donate an organ for medical reasons, I've heard people say that they would accept a donated organ (but they wouldn't be happy to donate one) which is the height of selfishness in my opinion, letting people die so that a dead religious person can keep their organs (which will be cremated or buried) is insane.

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Wyn Williams
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Fully agree, where I live in Finland it's 'presumed consent' so you have to opt out, relatives may be consulted in certain circumstances but can't object because they don't like the idea. 90/95% of those needing transplants get them

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#26

I Would Rather Date Someone With No Social Media Presence Than Someone Who Posts Several Selfies A Day Across Multiple Social Media Platforms

I've found people with less social media presence tend to be less narcissistic and worlds more interesting. It seems like everyone wants to be an influencer nowadays or needs to feel validated for whatever reason. Don't even get me started on influencing. You can be a catch and not put yourself out there so much. Idk, maybe I just enjoy my privacy. I don't like having selfies of my spouse and I posted every day and to have my personal life plastered across the internet. I doubt I'm alone with this opinion.

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ch
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1 month ago

You are not alone in your opinion. It's true.

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#27

The Night Before A Day Off Work Is Way Better Then The Actual Day Off

The Night Before A Day Off Work Is Way Better Then The Actual Day Off Staying up late feeling like you got all the time in the world the night before a day off is 10x better than the actual day off where you need to be asleep by a certain time to get up for work the next day

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Bill Evs
Community Member
1 month ago

I've always felt like that too. Nothing better on a Sunday evening knowing you're off on the Monday.

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#28

Elon Musk Isn't A Good Person

Elon Musk Isn't A Good Person Now i know that this is a REALLY unpopular opinion because Elon Musk is a poster boy for zoomers because he posts and likes memes on twitter. Right at the start of the world pandemic he was posting on twitter how the panic is stupid and that people are panicking without a reason, even though people were falling and dying like flies into thousands of numbers, he belittled the virus and said how it was not that bad, and even compared it to a common flu, now he posts tweets to free the country and that people have lost their freedom, other than that he is praizing Texas on twitter for openning up stores and businesses, this is a great example of a billionaire that doesn't care about people and only cares about his money, i don't know how i feel about him at the moment, i am sad because he was one of the billionaires that were doing good for earth.. but this is just a big disappointment, i wonder where will he take this. What are your thoughts on this?

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ch
Community Member
1 month ago

He's an idiot.

Tiredpossum
Community Member
1 month ago

Zoomer here. I don't really get how people are obsessed with him. TBH I find it cringey how he's trying to behave like a teen on social media like sit down you have 7 kids that need to be taken care of. I don't give two craps about what you did yesterday. (IDC if I get downvoted)

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

He is a terribly unstable and irresponsible boss. I have a close friend that worked for Tesla (but as selfemployed). His employees are terrified of him because he pretends to be "cool" and mingles with the workers but if you disagree with him or dont answer as he wants he fires you.

Doubleheader
Community Member
1 month ago

"How are you doing, fellow kids?"

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree. Elon Musk is a POS.

DC
Community Member
1 month ago

He wasn't dping good for the earth. He was doing good for Mr. Musk, alone and only Mr. Musk.

Scyth
Community Member
1 month ago

Well duh, he is a billionaire. All billionaires are like that, else they wouldn't be that rich.

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Alex Luiz
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

He also alienated the whole caving community by providing an ineffective device to rescue the trapped Thai football team, and then acting like a toddler when an experienced cave diver explained why it wouldn't work, and THEN calling that cave diver names on social media. What a t****r.

Timmy
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Most people with the best ideas were not great human beings. Steve Jobs, Thomas Jefferson, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander the Great. I do disagree that Elon only cares about money, though. Someone doesn't create a space program because they care about money. They do it because they want to achieve a goal. Whether it's a personal goal or a goal for the human race.

Jeanette Noble
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1 month ago

For Elon, it’s called ego, and it’s nothing to applaud.

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Radek Suski
Community Member
1 month ago

He seems to have serious issues

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 month ago

Like most billionaires, he's eccentric-as-f**k. Probably not a guy I would want to have dinner with. This is a case where we should consider "separating the art from the artist" because he has driven tremendous positive change in multiple industries.

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Col BatGuano
Community Member
1 month ago

Henry Ford was innovative, rich and a terrible person. Too.

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

He literally supported the Nazis. Musk comes from South African Aparthied money so I guess it is similar.

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sxnshine--
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry I'll get downvoted for this, but I hate it when people diss about other people they hear about on the internet, you can't say someone is a bad person if they haven't actually done anything bad. "actions speak louder than words"- he didn't do anything wrong. Side Note: You can't say he doesn't care about something... because your not him... just FYI

An Honest Merchant
Community Member
1 month ago

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/18/tesla-workers-factory-conditions-elon-musk He's a bad person

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SCP-096
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think that he is the second coming of christ and he will save us all, but i also don't think that he is an absolute asshole who is the antichrist and he will eat your unborn baby. Sure, he can be an asshole, and he can have controversial opinions, but everybody has their flaws! Downvote me all you want, but this is my opinion, you have yours. No need to get angry at everybody for having a different opinion.

David Retsler
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1 month ago

No need to get angry for different opinions? You're new to BP, aren't you?

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Vera
Community Member
1 month ago

He is clearly a very unusual and talented person who continuously breaks society's norms and assumptions. People like him make life interesting. He is not an idiot nor a genius, and he is likely neither a bad person nor a particularly good one. You also don't have to love him or hate him.

An Honest Merchant
Community Member
1 month ago

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/18/tesla-workers-factory-conditions-elon-musk Nah he's a bad person who doesn't care about his workers.

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Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

Does anything think he's a good person? I recognize and appreciate his drive as a businessman and engineer to drive solutions forward in a way that many people could not. But I don't think he's a good person and wouldn't want to be his friend.

Russell Tilling
Community Member
1 month ago

You don't compete globally by spending your weekends working for charity and helping your fellow man. So if that's your definition of a nice person then no he is not

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Karl Baxter
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s a clever rich arsehole.

Combine Elite Soldier
Community Member
1 month ago

I like him for the technological advancements he has made, but I hate him for his reaction to the virus. It's like a 50/50 split.

Maul!
Community Member
1 month ago

he isn't doing good for the earth! he is planning to take the resources from the earth to mars so that he could build accommodation for rich people!! this is in no way good for the envoirnment.

Duncan Ash
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah honestly nobody likes him anymore

Hedonism Bot
Community Member
1 month ago

He's a flawed human being, but we desperately need at least most of what he's working on. Tesla Motors is essentially the only reason the mainstream auto industry even pretends to care about electric cars, Starlink is our best hope for getting not-crappy internet to rural areas, and Neuralink has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Mike Ward
Community Member
1 month ago

the problem here is your standards are too high. Yes, Elon is being a d**k with his response to covid, and no I don't agree with him on that at all... but, his car company is still pushing and popularizing electric cars, his solar panels are still generating green electricity, his powerwall is still lessening demand from the grid in peak times... there is still good there. Don't paint with such a broad brush, people, even billionaires, are complex and there are right and wrong about all sorts of things. If you need a person to be 100% infallible then you're in for a rough time, I'm sure, even without meeting you, that there have been things you have said and done that you were wrong about. Perfection shouldn't be the standard.

Russell Tilling
Community Member
1 month ago

totally agree Mike. I'm sure many of us play down Covid in the early stages. However when you have such a high profile it's splashed all over the Internet to come back and bite you. Maybe he will keep his opinions closer to his chest in the future and support government policy hopefully

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sylvie stylinson
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1 month ago

im a zoomer but i dont know anyone who likes him.

markthomasc
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1 month ago

He's a snake oil salesman. Smart but no values. There's a reason that he got fired from the first two companies that he started. He also "dated" Amber Heard while she was married to Depp so...

Piper McLean
Community Member
1 month ago

I also feel bad for his son. Why would someone name their child that?

Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

What's wrong w "Oxcart"? That was the name for the armed A12. The SR 71 was the unarmed variant

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Step Twirl
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1 month ago

Im not convinced and frankly not a fan

Aria Singh
Community Member
1 month ago

Im in Texas and they are lifting the mask mandate. I told my mother to still wear a mask.

sylvie stylinson
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1 month ago

please still wear one!

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Coleonema
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1 month ago (edited)

Probably gonna get hate for this: The virus actually isnt that bad, and people are not dropping like flies. 2020 wasnt that bad. Just because of social media and all the complaining did it seem worse. If your government didnt handle it well, then your country would have it worse. In some variations, yes, the virus is a type of the flu. But people shouldnt use that to belittle the virus, it is very seriuse and people are dying. There is no excuse for not wearing a face mask and taking the preventive measures to help stop the spread. Ebola, for instance, is worse than corona and is a deadly disease on the Continent of Africa. Its like if Corona went to the gym. You die from organ failure and blood loss. If it reaches your lungs you may even drown in your own blood. I'm just trying to say that don't belittle the virus it is extremly seriouse, but I'm tired at the same time of hearing how "Its the worst thing in the world" and "2020 is the worst year!" 2020 wasn't the worst year.

Doubleheader
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1 month ago

It is similar to the flu in symptoms and how it spreads, but it definitely has a higher rate of spreading. Because of 2020's precautions, flu cases have dropped dramatically, and yet COVID-19 has such high numbers. The other big issue is due to higher population rates (coupled with people being forced to live in close quarters) causing more mutations to rapidly appear. It is serious, and I don't like to see it being downplayed. People should be treating all diseases with more concern IMO.

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Mark Kelly
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3 weeks ago

Plus he's a leech off taxpayers though I blame government more than him.

Jackie Porter
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Not an unpopular opinion

Ericka Hokkanen
Community Member
1 month ago

He is rich and well liked. WHAT did he have to worry about.... not a damn thing. Just like the other folks who thought it would be over when they thought it would be over in a few weeks or that people wouldn't die from the virus. Clueless is as clueless acts

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
1 month ago

He's what happens when you give that stoner in the corner with all the weird ideas all the money in the world.

Eric Jorgensen
Community Member
1 month ago

There's things not to like about everyone, especially celebrities, but it is hard to argue that Elon is not directly having a profound and lasting effect on technologies that will matter most to the coming generations of humans. Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla have already jumpstarted languishing bureaucratic industries, Boring Company is just getting started, and Neuralink will probably be more important than all of them put together. Your life will be directly and vastly improved by what Elon is choosing to do right now.

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't know enough to have an opinion, BUT commas are NOT periods. This was the craziest run on sentence ever. I'm not saying you have to have perfect grammar and punctuation, I know I do not. But dang. Please breath and start a new sentence.

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Same category with trump and Bezos...complete assholes and morons

Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 month ago

He moved his company to Texas. Watch this space - he will be ramping up his at home solar energy kits, and other alternate energy stuff, especially after this last storm.

ravina nimje
Community Member
1 month ago

If he is a good person, he won't be a billionaire.

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

I think a huge number of people think he's a twat

Barry Parker
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I disagree. Many people misunderstand this and try to conflate people dying with his points. His points aren't that people are dying and he's not saying that its not a problem, the point is the lockdowns were unnecessary and harmful themselves. What should have happened and been enforced was masks and social distancing which was somehow turned into a debate. The virus has infected a dozen people I know, all of them have been fine and actually did get over it like it was just a flu. The issue is it is deadly to a specific group of people, not all of us and the reaction to it was a bit over the top. Humanity as a whole kind of dropped the ball on responding in a smart, methodical way.

Russell Tilling
Community Member
1 month ago

it sounds to me more like Elon has hundreds of managers under him and a few of them go too far.

Gary French
Community Member
1 month ago

The reality is he employs intelligent people to work for him and come up with the ideas and soultions.

David Harkness
Community Member
1 month ago

He also called one of the brave Thai cave rescue divers a paedophile.

Gogubaci
Community Member
1 month ago

the only thing this pompous a** did good was for his bank account

Lia Hamilton
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t know anything about him really other than the memes. But if that’s true it’s incredibly irresponsible of him to say that! He’s putting lives at risk, and for what?

Robert Persson
Community Member
1 month ago

Musk's image as a visionary maverick is manufactured. It is just marketing. The fact is that Musk got a head start in life because his parents made a big stash exploiting diamond miners under apartheid.

Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed! While he does throw money around for good causes on occasion, he is mostly a narcissistic ass. He forced his employees to go back to work during the pandemic because he felt it was nothing. He moved his business to Texas for better taxes leaving who knows how many people out of a job just so he could keep more money for himself. Have no use for this man.

Russell Tilling
Community Member
1 month ago

None of his companies make any money yet. They are all in the red, so saving on taxes when you have borrowed everything is quite important. SpaceX only survives by NASA giving it money regularly for example.

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Something
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think he is a good person or a bad person. Most people are somewhere in between.

Kate J
Community Member
1 month ago

No s**t

NaruTheCollective
Community Member
1 month ago

He's a selfish, egotistical retard that only cares for himself and his bank account. He has obviously lost touch with reality. I'm sad he's a celebrity and that people think that someone who launches expensive cars into space should be listened to on things like disease and law. He is not a virologist or epidemiologist or even a certified, licensed medical healthcare worker.

Michael Se
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1 month ago

I have never understood the deification of this guy

Awangutann
Community Member
1 month ago

every1 has some wacko opinions inside of them....can't blame

Simon Cataudo
Community Member
1 month ago

Can’t stand the conceited bastard.

Sentinel
Community Member
1 month ago

He’s good in my book because he called bezos a puppet master when talking to wapo. Hahaha

Batwench
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t like him either, there is just something about him that sets off my alarm bells.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 month ago

Huh I did not know that. I've always thought he was intelligent.

Judith Isles
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1 month ago

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Ray Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

Let's face it, the world would be a much, much better place if the top wealthiest 1% were just rounded up and shot.

Lara Verne
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm 30 years old, healthy. And this "flu" almost killed me.

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
1 month ago

Creep with a god complex.

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with you so much!

Malakai
Community Member
1 month ago

He's a horrible person--are we so quick to forget how he called a rescue coordinator a pedophile for refusing his help, which he only offered to plug his tech and make that incident where those boys were trapped in that cave about him? He's a sh*tty, stupid narcissistic piece of trash and should be thrown into the nearest compactor

Debbie Lavender
Community Member
1 month ago

i do not care one fig about who tweets what.

Rudiger Kintzel
Community Member
1 month ago

He is the kind of con man Americans love - because cons and lies have made him a Billionaire. That's all that counts.

Caroline Seguin
Community Member
1 month ago

He is not in touch with reality. He should go visit a hospital and see all of the doctors and nurses fighting and working to save everyone. What a moron

Bonnie Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

Elon is one of the biggest disappointments of my life. Granted, he has a brilliant mind and he is doing a lot for the greater good, even with selfish intentions. That doesn't make him a good person, though.

Melvin Dragvelk
Community Member
1 month ago

What says he has to be a good person?

D. Pitbull
Community Member
1 month ago

I've always perceived him as an amusing sociopath... definitely not a "good" person though.

Cara Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

Who thought he was?

J. F.
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn't know that as I never follow celebrities - I think he's an idiot for "Starlink", 42.000 satellites to provide world wide internet. If something goes wrong he could deny us access to space forever (Kessler syndrome)

Mangelo Il Fumatori
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Elon Musk is a supervillian.

d bradley
Community Member
1 month ago

pandemic is not a hoax but the people locking people down are making it a lot worse than it is. the flu, by the way, is none existent this year... wonder why. if you look at the normal yearly numbers for the flu IT IS ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE COVID. so maybe this guy that is such a disappointment ain't so far off

Jocelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

he's also not a co-founder of tesla. he invested and became chairman of the board of directors. after aggressive litigation, he "won" the right to call himself a "retroactive co-founder". he's a douchebag that just takes credit for other peoples good ideas and hard work because he has money.

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

A smart rich asshole

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 month ago

My respect for him went up slightly when he quit working for Trump. But then the pandemic came along and all that respect is...well...*Sound of toilet flushing

Hollysmom
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree

Diane Hare
Community Member
1 month ago

He's an asshole.

Jeanette McKell
Community Member
1 month ago

I tend to agree after reading about him on different platforms.

Beezel Palomar
Community Member
1 month ago

Say it louder!

Thomas Register
Community Member
1 month ago

That's an unpopular opinion? I thought everyone had that opinion.

Don't Look
Community Member
1 month ago

who said he was?

TooManyFandoms
Community Member
1 month ago

he's doing good in the stereotypical way, like giving money to charity, but he isn't actually a good person just because of that.

Imposmate
Community Member
1 month ago

He ain't good

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not sure that's an unpopular opinion? He's is a terrible human being and that should be obvious from the lack of care he has for those who work for him..

HarperTheCentaur (they/them)
Community Member
1 month ago

i wouldn't say he's a poster boy for zoomers, i'm gen z and everyone i know either hates his guts or has never heard of him. idk maybe it's just the fact that me and all my friends are obsessed with penelope scott lol

Celeste Grant
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed. He is a very strange individual.

Doubleheader
Community Member
1 month ago

THANK YOU!!!!!!

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
1 month ago

I lost any respect I had for him when he started tweeting like a trumper.

Dooberman
Community Member
1 month ago

Tho, the flu had a higher severity rate

Chich
Community Member
1 month ago

I used to like him but that is fading away every time he opens his mouth.

Silas O'Connell
Community Member
1 month ago

My friend named her corgi Elon back when everyone thought he was a good person...she regrets it now.

JESSE REED
Community Member
1 month ago

people were not and are still not falling and dying like flies.

Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think he pushes those things because of money, but because he's not as smart as he thinks and doesn't understand sh*t about medicine and epidemiology.

Lindakay Bailey Robertson
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm grateful that we all have differing opinions. But I have to question: you think this man isn't a good person because you don't agree with his opinions??

Lindakay Bailey Robertson
Community Member
1 month ago

So, he isn't a good person because you don't agree with him????

Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

He isn't a good person because he does things like call a cave diver that's working to save children a "pedo guy" because he told Musk that his cave capsule would not work.

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MikeyWaveOven He/Him
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, he's transphobic, a lowkey fascist (as soon as they started dating Grimes took "anti-imperialist" out of her twitter bio, do with that what you will), and he recently helped stage an illegal, immoral coup, while tweeting transphobic things to cover it up.

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

Dumbass

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

Never been an Elon fan. Not gonna be. The ability to market and make money does not mean someone is "good" (or "bad"), and does not make them an expert in much of anything, except making money and marketing, IMHO.

Mando
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg I agree 1000%

RoseTheMad
Community Member
1 month ago

Honestly just wish Elon Musk would fall into a lava pit or something tbh. He's an egoistical moron who thinks he's the smartest man on earth.

Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

He's the one person advancing technology to get the world off of fossil fuels.

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EQXL
Community Member
1 month ago

This is your whole reason. He was out of touch during the pandemic? He's controversial, he does a lot of good s**t and he does a lot of bad/dumb s**t. Not sure which one favours the other now or in the end. Time will tell

TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank f**k, I thought there was something wrong with me. I actually think there is something truly evil about him

KombatBunni
Community Member
1 month ago

The guy is a d*ck and his wife is no better.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

The Hyperloop is just f*cking stupid.

Anna McHugh
Community Member
1 month ago

I am completely against the exploration and settlement of other planets - we've ruined our own planet and are leaving trash on the other planets we now visit. We absolutely MUST limit ourselves.

Rebecca
Community Member
1 month ago

Also consider how much materials he waste he is producing with SpaceX. How about we stop burning money on space programs and start dealing with the rock we live on now.

Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

Space exploration is only a waste of money if you think science in general is a waste of money. There have been many science and engineering breakthroughs that came about from the space program that are used here on earth.

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#29

True Gender Equality Will Be Marked By Nonchalance Towards, Not Celebration Of Gender

If true gender equality comes to fruition, then what it will mean is that people will stop giving a f*ck about one another's gender. Everyone would have equal opportunity, treatment, respect and appreciation, while being judged based on character, ability, personality and other proper grounds based on the situation. There would be no need for gender-based celebrations, since all related hurdles would have already been crossed.

What will be celebrated though, is mankind coming one step closer to overall human equality.

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Daria Z
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1 month ago

This! Finally.

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#30

Math Is Awesome And The Only Reason People Don't Like It Is That Schools Are Bad At Teaching It

Math Is Awesome And The Only Reason People Don't Like It Is That Schools Are Bad At Teaching It In my opinion, math is the most beautiful of any "traditional school subject," but the thing is schools are set up in a way that encourages teaching math as a bunch of formulas to memorize. And real math is seldom about memorization. I heard a friend describe math as "the most useful game humanity has ever created" and I have to say I agree with that. Math is like a game, it's a playground where you try to extrapolate truths from a set of rules. I will now spend the rest of this post explaining parts of math that are ignored in schools but are super interesting to me. My explanations don't use any technical math terms, but some of the videos linked will require some thinking.

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago

My teachers are good at teaching it, actually.

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#31

Once Someone Agrees With You And Acknowledges Their Mistake, That's Your Cue To Shut Up

This one makes me rage sometimes. So there you are, having made some sort of mistake.

For hypotheticals lets pretend you forgot to put your mask on before going into Walmart. (This isn't about masks dont make it about masks, just using an example).

"Sir you need to have a mask on." (Acceptable)

"Why yes here it is, I'm so sorry I forgot. You're right." (Puts on mask)

We are officially done here.

"Well you see theres a pandemic going on....." (wrong. The conversation is over)

"Yeah, you're right I'm sorry man." (Acknowledged twice now, problem corrected! We are done now.)

"When you dont have a mask on you can infect other people...." (why the hell are you still talking)

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Combine Elite Soldier
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1 month ago

This is waht i need!

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#32

Men’s Mental Health Is A Joke To Everyone And It’s Really Disheartening As A Mom To Two Boys

Men’s Mental Health Is A Joke To Everyone And It’s Really Disheartening As A Mom To Two Boys My words might be all over the place, just trying to gather my thoughts.

It’s crazy to me how in this day and age we advocate for women’s mental health, we advocate for people to be understanding of women’s needs. But i noticed with the whole Will smith debacle (His wife jada was sleeping with someone while they were still married but taking a break) anyways in the video he looks really sad and like he’d been crying - might’ve just been tired but nevertheless, the internet wouldn’t stop with the jokes. If the shoe were on the other foot it would be people banding together calling others insensitive. I know that it’s popular right now to say “men are trash” and i just think if people went around saying “women are trash” everyone would be up in arms. We should be advocating for good mental health for ALL people. I know statistically speaking men commit more crimes and stuff like that, and it’s more of a reason to lift men up and advocate for their mental health.

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Isolde Leeuwen
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1 month ago

Double standards due to sexism are a loss for all sexes, no matter who seems to profit at first glance

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#33

It's So F**ked Up That Talking To Kids Is Now Taboo

This is something I seriously want people's opinions on. I saw a post of Leo DiCaprio taking a selfie with a young fangirl (looked like 12yo or something) at the US Open and just sitting there chatting to her. The first comment I see is "Idk this makes me uncomfortable"

I can't tell you how much it pissed me off. Someone in my eyes doing something so fu**ing cool as giving a fan the time of day and chatting to them can INSTANTLY be associated with pedophilia. It makes me sick. And then we call out celebrities when they don't want to take a selfie with us?

I love kids. I love listening to them, I love escaping reality with them, I love teaching them, I love watching them grow. How does someone see that and think "Well then you must love having sex with them too"

How fu**ing disturbed are you as a person for your mind to take that route? In this picture Leo isn't touching the girl, he's not sniffing the girl or doing some other creepy ass s*it. How is talking to a young person instantly associated with pedophilia?

We desperately need to change this attitude, because the people protecting and making young kids feel comfortable are being shamed and wrongfully accused of pedophilia.

By all means, at all times be wary. But don't just jump to pedophilia. That is f**ked up and we need to change that mindset.

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Cynner
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1 month ago (edited)

I agree! I have a soccer play field in front of my house and sometimes i see old men watching the kids (all ages) play soccer. I always melt, thinking of my father who loved soccer when he was Young and played in the street he grew up in. He also loves to watch the kids play and make a chat. I know the men that are watching the kids are remeniscing their fond memories, but i can't help to think that i hope the kids know that too and that it's not a Creep watching them.. hate it that it always Comes to mind.

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#34

Backstories Should Not Be Allowed On America's Got Talent And Other Similar Shows

I think backstories influences the judges' decision unfairly. Who would you rather choose, a kid who got cancer or an actually talented person but has had a good life. It's called America's Got Talent for a reason. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not some sympathy-less person. I certainly feel bad for them and do hope they have a better life in the future. I just feel like talent shows should be judged on actual talent.

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Zoe
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1 month ago

Agree. They're totally irrelevant

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#35

News Should Be A Dry Recitation Of Facts. If It Isn't, Then It's An Opinion Intended To Stir Your Emotions Into Clouding Your Judgement

News Should Be A Dry Recitation Of Facts. If It Isn't, Then It's An Opinion Intended To Stir Your Emotions Into Clouding Your Judgement It's so hard to find a news outlet that will just present the information without spin. Without trying to push you one way or another. I just want to know what happened so I can decide whether I like it or not. Why is that so hard to find? Quit telling me what to think.

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Margot Piasecka
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1 month ago

Especially in the US. In most European countries we don't have this problem. luckily

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#36

You Don’t Need To Love Your Career. You Just Need To Be Able To Tolerate It So You Can Finance Doing What You Love

You Don’t Need To Love Your Career. You Just Need To Be Able To Tolerate It So You Can Finance Doing What You Love Don’t find fulfillment in your career. Find fulfillment in the hobbies you have, adventures you go on, and people you help because you have the financial freedom to do so. If you love your job that’s awesome, but this isn’t realistic for many people.

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Wyn Williams
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1 month ago

Pretty much, I had a well paid career I was not particularly happy in but it paid the bills and allowed me to support family and friends

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#37

I’m So Freaking Tired Of Being Forced To Care About Everything All At Once

I’m So Freaking Tired Of Being Forced To Care About Everything All At Once I’m just one guy. I try to be a good person; I try to treat everyone equally; I try to be kind and compassionate; I try to be a force of good.

But I’m just one guy. I have problems of my own. I have a life of my own. I shouldn’t be expected to constantly wade through the s*it that is the political and societal hellscape of 2020. I’m not a racist because you don’t think I’m angry enough. I’m not uneducated because I don’t pour through hours of toxic political commentary. I’m not privileged for wanting to distance myself from hatred.

I’m so sick of being alternatively mocked and hated for not living up to other people’s freedom fighter fantasy. I’m trying my best but I’m just one guy.

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago

IKR. It is so annoying when people expect you to give a flying duck about their nonsense.

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#38

Amazon Could Really Use A "Filter Out Chinese Sellers" Option

Amazon Could Really Use A "Filter Out Chinese Sellers" Option It is so frustrating to shop on Amazon with the Chinese sellers and manufacturers on the site.

The fake reviews are overwhelming (think 50-90% fake reviews on FakeSpot or ReviewMeta), plus the products are cheap and break and when you go back to the manufacturer, most of them don't exist after 1-2 years. I would assume it's the same group of people making crappy merchandise and cycling their names over and over again and buying the same fake reviews.

Beyond this, I'm always worried that they've put some pollutant or carcinogen into the manufacturing process because their regulations are so lax. The examples in the media are countless--toothpaste with diethylene glycol, pet food that kills our dogs and cats, toys with lead paint, make up with lead, beryllium, bacterial contamination, cheap hardware that self destructs after a year.

And it can be so hard to tell because they often manufacture for companies like Mattel and Nestle so you think you're getting American or European.

This has been going on for decades and we just turn a blind eye to it because they're cheaper. Business ethics wise, they're about where the US was in the 1920s. This is an example of how capitalism can result in deadly consequences without strong governmental regulation.

Please feel free to downvote me into oblivion, whatever, I don't care, I'm just sick of the nonsense.

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ch
Community Member
1 month ago

Everything is from China and yes the fake reviews are horrible. It shouldn't be allowed. I reported some fake reviews and nothing was done. You get to where you don't trust any of them.

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#39

Not Learning (Or Worse, Not Teaching Your Kids) To Swim Is One Of The Absolute Stupidest Things You Could Do

Swimming is like walking, but for water. It's part of the few basic means of movement we, humans, have at our disposal, along with running, crawling and climbing. Not knowing how to swim puts you at a HUGE disadvantage, as you pretty much can't avoid water. Any mildly interesting / fun activity might turn into a potentially lethal one, should you not know how to swim. Going fishing? Better not fall into the water... It's like permadeath for video games: instead of ending up wet, and maybe slightly (or very) cold, you just friggin' die if you fall into deep water. I know, swimmers can drown too, but if you can't swim, you're guaranteed to have to be rescued.

On another note, it's so weird to see healthy people being incapable of performing the most basic human activities: I've seen grown men injure themselves trying to climb over a 3 feet fence (not drunk), women twisting their ankles and tearing tendons when running towards a bus stop, etc. Now, I'm not saying that everybody needs to be a world-class climber like Adam Ondra or swimmer, like Michael Phelps. But learning how to... I don't know, not die when navigating anything but flat terrain seems like it should be part of being a grown human.

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Aroace tiger
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1 month ago

I used to go to swimming lessons for years. Still can't swim

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#40

Digital Copies Of Games Should Be Far Cheaper Than Physical Copies

Digital Copies Of Games Should Be Far Cheaper Than Physical Copies The company is avoiding the following costs by selling digitally:

Sourcing materials

Manufacturing

Shipping

Shelf space

Employee wages

YET IT STILL costs the same price as a digital copy. Anyone who buys digital is absolutely being scammed.

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

How is this an unpopular opinion?

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#41

If Will Smith Had Cheated On Jada The Internet Would Crucify Him, But Since It Was The Other Way Around People Are Making Fun Of Him

If Will Smith Had Cheated On Jada The Internet Would Crucify Him, But Since It Was The Other Way Around People Are Making Fun Of Him It is disgusting. If Will had cheated on Jada the entire internet would turn on him and crucify him. Except because he is a man he is the one being mocked and memed.

Firstly, we don't have a reason to be involved in their relationship, and if they choose to make it work then good on them.

However, that doesn't mean Jada should be proud of her actions. She abused the trust of a great man. I'm kinda surprised the internet isn't backing Will on this to be honest.

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I'm lay sheep in China
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1 month ago

Not sure if it's true but isn't that he cheated on his first wife w/ jada? Plus, Will is really good hearted man to forgive his wife

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#42

Vanilla Is Not “Plain.” It Is A Flavor, And It’s A Damn Good One Too

Vanilla Is Not “Plain.” It Is A Flavor, And It’s A Damn Good One Too I hate always being teased for ordering vanilla ice cream or buying a vanilla cake. No, vanilla is not plain. It is a flavor, and there is such thing as plain ice cream (nasty btw). If anything, chocolate is more plain than vanilla since literally everything can be chocolate.

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Ozacoter
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1 month ago

A good vanilla icecream (with real eggs and so) it probably the best flavour that I ever tried. I usually ask chocolate, nugat or coffee but if there is homemade vanilla it is really better.

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#43

I'm 100% Ok With Homeless People Using My Money For Booze And Cigarettes

Most people I've talked to say they avoid giving money to homeless folks because they think they will use it for beer, cigarettes, and/or drugs. They would rather give them food or some other tangible item to help them out. While I understand the thinking behind it I'm also not naive enough to think that my $5 is going to magically get this person off the streets and back on their feet. These people are already down on their luck and have enough to worry about. If my $5 helps get them a pack of cigarettes or a beer and that's what they need to get through another day with the sh**ty hand they've been dealt then i'm OK with that.

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Luther von Wolfen
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1 month ago

Thank you. I am, at his moment, doing an overnight shift at a homeless shelter. Most of our guests are alcoholics or addicts. Right now, it is 25 F outside. Maybe some of our guests will get clean/sober someday; maybe they won't. Either way, they aren't freezing on the street tonight.

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#44

As A Healthcare Worker, I Find Clapping Extremely Cringy. This Is Literally Our Job. Stop Glorifying Us

As A Healthcare Worker, I Find Clapping Extremely Cringy. This Is Literally Our Job. Stop Glorifying Us As the title says. I’m so sick of this virtue signaling on social media and cities where everyone is clapping and praising us. When you apply to medical school you apply to these terms and it’a just our job. Sure, it’s tiresome and the situation isn’t really great but still. A lot of my coworkers are pumping their ego with this and enjoy the attention. I don’t

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Pamela24
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1 month ago

I can understand why you don't want it but I think in this case, the pumped-up egos might help your coworkers with the motivation and strength that they need for working (especially nowadays with the pandemic) and I don't see anything wrong with that. If they enjoy the attention and it gives them more energy...? What's the harm.

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#45

The Buff Teenagers Played By Twenty Year Olds Are Incredibly Detrimental To Teenager’s Self Esteem

It’s impossible to watch something nowadays that’s aimed towards teens without these portrayals. This is creating massive delusions for young teenagers in terms of what they think they will look like or should look like and it’s terrible. It should be banned. They are designed to be idolised or even sexualised and displayed as desired so what do think it does to a person who doesn’t look like that.

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Suzanne Clark
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1 month ago

Very irritating. The worst example I've seen of that was in "The Birdcage" (one of my favorite movies) where Robin Williams son was supposed to be 19 and he looked 30.

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#46

People Are Always Concerned About The Planet We're Leaving For Our Kids, But Nobody Cares About What Kind Of Kids We're Leaving For The Planet

Every single day we are getting away from being human, what we've learned in thousands of years..... We are getting more and more just materialistic beings........ I don't see a bright future here ....... Well, not too optimistic.

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago

I didn't realise my mum had Bored Panda (joke).

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#47

The Way Americans Talk About "The Founding Fathers" As If They're Some Sacred Gods Who Had It All Figured Out 200 Years Ago Is Very Weird And Cringey

The Way Americans Talk About "The Founding Fathers" As If They're Some Sacred Gods Who Had It All Figured Out 200 Years Ago Is Very Weird And Cringey I get that they are historically important, but some people think these guys from 200 years ago were incredible at predicting the future. As a non American, this always seems weird to me.

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Víctor Alfonso García Olmo
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1 month ago

And, the today-us-citizens don´t remember don Bernardo de Galvez. Check the Wikipedia ;-D

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#48

It’s Totally Ok To Play Video Games On The Easiest Setting To Enjoy The Story Line.

I have been getting so much grief from my gamer friends for playing games on easy mode. They are calling me “not a true gamer” because I don’t play on hard mode. I just want to enjoy a game for the story line and not get frustrated dying endless times not being able to defeat a boss or making a simple mistake. Does that make me less of a gamer?

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago

It doesn't make you less of a gamer, my friend.

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#49

Pedophiles Who Are Trying To Get Help Are Brave

It takes a lot of balls to admit that you're attracted to children. If they are trying to get help, they shouldn't be attacked by people for being a bad person. A pedophile is not a bad person until they actually commit an offence.

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Dark Pearl
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1 month ago (edited)

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If anyone admitted to me they were attracted to minors, they wouldn't HAVE balls/boobs!

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#50

Restaurants That Have Pictures Of Their Dishes On The Menu Are Awesome And Should Be Totally Normalized

Restaurants That Have Pictures Of Their Dishes On The Menu Are Awesome And Should Be Totally Normalized Whenever I hear someone talk about a restaurant where the menus have pictures of the food on them, they talk about it as if it’s a red flag. Bullsh*t!! I want to see pictures of what the food I am going to order looks like!! It’s so much easier to decide what you want to eat that way. Oh and I don’t understand how people can think it’s tacky then look at the food at the table next to them and be like “oh that looks good”, then ask the other table what they ordered so they can order the same thing. I don’t care if it makes me seem like a dumb small minded person. I wanna see more pictures of food. It rules!!

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

But crushing disappointment follows when your meal looks nothing like the picture.

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