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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3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
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3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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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Micah Patchen
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Im an American and am sick to death of hearing about Americans. I hate that America is so uppity. America is like way down in the list Of wonderful places to live. For America to be such a developed country, we have a lot of undeveloped areas, forgotten people, poverty, homelessness. America is the wizard of Oz, don't Look behind the curtain because it's s**t

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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
3 months 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
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3 months ago

Upvote x Infinity

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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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
Community Member
3 months ago

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

Tracy
Community Member
3 months ago

Disagree. I like my job. It's still work.

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Amy S
Community Member
3 months ago

Agreed, the retirement age is 67 where I am (and it keeps rising) so by the time I retire I probably won't be in good enough health to do the things I enjoy.

Gyro Pilot
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3 months ago

This is why it's important to find and make beauty in every day. It's not always easy but it must be done.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

60, that’s lucky. It’s 66 in Australia and they are thinking of upping it to 70. One of the biggest problems is the government don’t consider people doing physically demanding jobs. There is absolutely no way my hubby will make it to that age working the job he has. We are just drones for the government. We go to school from the age of 4-5 then leave school and go study at uni or Tafe or get a job and work til your almost dead.

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. When I was able to work I was an animal caregiver in a shelter. It was my dream job but its really hard. You cannot do it at 50 and least 67.

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Daria B
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I agree and used to think the same. Now that I'm 31 and have a full time job, yes, I do wish we had more time for ourselves, but it's also true that this life isn't as no life as it seemed back then. You eventually get to experience a not so miserable life, and you do get the off-work personal/family quality time as well. Unless you end up in a toxic working environment with abusive rules. And that happens to many people, so be careful out there.

Gyro Pilot
Community Member
3 months ago

Unless your profession is as a laborer in a gulag camp there is always the choice to seek a different emploer or even career.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

The 8 on-8 off-8 sleep you mention is a concept that’s only a little over 100 years old—-and is now the norm only because of unionization! There actually is talk right now of a shortened work week, as people generally have about 6 good hours of work in them before they become mentally exhausted, physically exhausted even before then. Take that up as a cause, get your friends to do the same, and maybe your generation won’t have to spend 40, 50, 60 or more hours per week on the hamster wheel. It’s the duty of each generation to question the status quo, and change the world for the better. I have faith in you that you will succeed.

KiwiBubbles
Community Member
3 months ago

I know there are people saying that this sounds "lazy" or "entitled", but I agree with you!! If we could just for a second stop considering the very engrained idea that "this is the way it's always been, the way it has to be, and the way it always will be" I feel like a lot more people would see that there are problems with it. (Perspective: I live in America (and I know I've seen people around the internet and on this site commenting on the unhealthy workaholic culture in the USA) so that's where I'm coming from...) Surely there are ways we could improve it?! Because it seems like the importance of things like happiness and mental healthiness is no match for just getting up before the sun and going to work all day and then coming home and possibly having even more work to do. (So maybe some of the commenters are from countries where it's a little better? I don't know, I just feel like the aspect of different perspectives is coming into play here.)

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 months ago

It really is a crazy mindset, the "you work most of your life" mindset. Because as more and more things becomes automated and there is not enough work to go around, we should be *happy* and everyone should be able to work a little less. Instead, anyone who doesn't work "full time" is degraded and those who can't find work are assumed to be lazy. WE DON'T NEED TO BE DOING THIS ANY MORE. Living wages + normalized shorter work weeks would solve a *lot* of problems.

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DogMom
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Preach kid. I couldn’t agree more. I’m in my mid 30s and already over this sh!t. Will eventually need to find a side hustle that I could hopefully parlay into some kind of financial freedom before capitalism breaks me.

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
3 months ago

You don't "have to" do anything, however, if you wish to have money and have some control over your own destiny, you need to do something you get paid for. What exactly do you think should be offered in place of work? That you play video games all day and some random entity pays you for doing nothing? Or we create a money-less society where all basic needs are met by the government? That's been tried, it doesn't work.

Ripley
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone still needs to grow the food, build the trucks that get the food to places, build the equipment that cooks the food, build the houses for the people to live in, and the clothes people wear. Even just covering the absolute basic necessities means that people have to work.

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The_tattered_hippie
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3 months ago

And this is why me, my husband and my boys live and travel in a bus around the country full time. We were tired of being on the hamster wheel, paying a mortgage and feeling stuck. So we sold pretty much everything we own and now, we work enough to sustain this lifestyle (which is minimal) and we live life. We’ve learned not to measure our success by the side of our house, number or make of our cars or the “acceptable” amount of credit card debt. It’s glorious

Nora
Community Member
3 months ago

Few people in history have had the luxury of being able to do "what they want" for several hours a day, stone age people had to work all day hunting and gathering. Most animals spend all their lives "working" to provide for themselves and their young. That is just life. You wouldn't be happy anyway if you didn't have a purpose and a reason to get out of bed. That being said, I know there are a lot of shitty jobs and a lot of people who are practically enslaved, having to work more than 12 hours a day. You having 8 hours to do "what you want" every day is a luxury to a lot of people.

Marylen
Community Member
3 months ago

I was thinking the same as you do. Then I understood that the narrative that we repeat in our mind is the one that will become true to you. Don't waste your life finding reasons why life is not worth it. There are plenty. Take time to find reasons why life is worth it. There are plenty. Then repeat the one that are positive in meditation. Solidifying your neural pathways. You will become happier, and be happy to pay the price of what is unpleasant to get to the juicy stuff in life. When you will have happy chemicals in your brain, you will look back finding silly that you kept focussing on the negative...

Melanie King
Community Member
3 months ago

Yea me and my mom, dad, and sister were talking about chores, and right now me and my sister switch chores every night, but my parents want to make it where we do the same thing all week, and i said i didn't want to because that just sounded boring and repetative, and my dad said, "Thats how life is. When you're an adult and have a job, you wake up, go to work, get home, eat, go to bed, repeat" and i'm just like, BUT WHY THOUGH

Ripley
Community Member
3 months ago

How to you think the world will work? The days are all kinda the same - you still need to eat, sleep, s**t, and shower. Even if you had all your needs met and didn't need to work, food needs to be prepared, things need to be cleaned and cared for, everything needs to be paid for. Who's going to do that if not you?

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Gurnox
Community Member
3 months ago

I think we've got the week and weekend the wrong way around when it comes to work.....

Gwyn
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

It's a fact of life that you have to work to live a daily life... Food doesn't grow itself and magically appear on the table. We're actually very lucky to be able to retire. Most people around the world do some kind of work (even if it's domestic, supporting family) for their entire lives.

Karin Jansen
Community Member
3 months ago

It's still weird to think about the fact that hundreds of years ago, an evarage family had to farm full time to feed themselves and sell a little on the side. Now we have come so far with our technology, that one farmer can feed a village. Why aren't we working less? We've come up with hundreds of bull s**t jobs as "managers" and "marketing", started wanting stuff we don't need. If we'd all stick to what we need, we could all manage with working just two days a week. But unfortunately, the profits of robotics have gone to the lucky few while the rest of us need to find new ways to make ourselves and our labour of value.

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Konpat
Community Member
3 months ago

So who pays for your early retirement then? Why would people who can work perfectly well in an older age (60 is rediculously young) be allowed to do nothing? Especially in the western world, too few kids are born to provide for all the elders. Who is going to do all the necessary work? This is a structural problem more than an ethical one. We could of course import young workers from abroad, as has been done before. That's a different challenge, though.

Jessica Aubé
Community Member
3 months ago

You do You put money into savings for your retirement . 60 isn’t ridiculously young especially when you factor in declining health as you age . I don’t think anyone is talking about people retiring for someone else to take care of them They are just talking about having a life to live

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3 months ago

I remember when I graduated high school(2000) there was a commercial where I graduate says something along the lines of "I've looked into my options. I'm liking retirement." I'm not sure I've ever agreed more with a commercial.

Brittany
Community Member
3 months ago

I like my job sometimes but I agree, I don't want to be there all the time! I want to do things I enjoy! After working, I have to have down time because I'm exhausted. So I sleep most of my "free" time away. By the time I retire, the retirement age will be 80. Who in the hell wants to work that long?

Nadine Lynch
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I am happy that I live in the 21st century and not in the past, where every waking hour was spent just struggling to survive!

Allan Breum
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol, 60? My country recently adjusted the retirement age because we live longer on average. I can retire IF I live to 74...

Izzy_
Community Member
3 months ago

Even though my self-employment was seriously impacted by COVID, I wouldn't have it any other way. I started my business after being laid-off (from my dream job). Self-employment is not always stable, but man! I love the freedom

Liz
Community Member
3 months ago

I completely agree with this sentiment.

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
3 months ago

1/3? lol... you wish it was only a third... *cries while dying inside*

sxnshine--
Community Member
3 months ago

You have to find a job you would enjoy, that you would want to work at every day, also it's kind of needed, if everyone stopped working than you wouldn't have anymore of anything. Any people that work for T.V or the food industry. Plus the reason why people work at all is to make money, with money you can buy anything you want... if you want the product, people have to make the product and it's a cycle.

WildHoneyPie
Community Member
3 months ago

Best not to over think it, you'll never leave your house.

Elizabeth Newton
Community Member
3 months ago

We're all slaves to a system that throws shiny, useless things at us to keep us oblivious to the fact that our lives are, for the most part, pointless unless we keep the system running.

Maciej Zajaczkowski
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, excellent, never take That’s how its always been as a reason - it is not an explanation, it is a negative view on life combined with lack of problem solving abilities

Diane Hare
Community Member
3 months ago

I am retired from 40+ years working but I was lucky and worked a job I loved - helping people who have disabilities. It was a good fit for me and I don't regret a day of it, but my advice to you is take any crappy job you can to get the money you need, and then travel. Travel as much as you can and go as far as possible. Anything can open to you and with luck you will find what gives your life meaning.

Martha Murphy
Community Member
3 months ago

Why should people be able to retire at all, if not to give young people a chance to have a job?

El Dee
Community Member
3 months ago

The retirement age from my Civil Service job was 60. I hadn't worked enough years though to get a big enough pension. Currently the state retirement age is 67 and it's going up to 70 in the next few years. If you are a manual worker it's VERY likely that you will become too unwell to work and what time you have left will not be enjoyed..

Alex Luiz
Community Member
3 months ago

After not having to work during lockdown I actually really appreciate it. I'm much happier when I have structure and purpose and I'm not great at making it for myself. Although I agree that we shouldn't have to do quite so much. I think 4 day weeks would be ideal.

PANDAS
Community Member
3 months ago

thank you!!!!

Curry on...
Community Member
3 months ago

Most people continue working because they like food, shelter and clothing, (or something to keep them occupied) and don't have unlimited savings or retirement funds that would make it unnecessary to work.

Jenifer Riggs
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I also disagree with the idea that getting a job right away is "the way things are". Also, it is not easy to "find a job you love so it doesn't feel like work" Not everyone enters or graduates from college knowing exactly what they want to do afterwards, they don't have a job they really want to do. Many don't have any idea what they really have a passion for until much later. Sometimes it takes years for someone to discover their true passion, and yet somehow they're expected to immediately jump into the workforce and do a job they may never find to be fulfilling.

Katherine Boag
Community Member
3 months ago

Automation was supposed to let us do LESS work.

Dynein
Community Member
3 months ago

It could, if people were willing to go back to the living standards of earlier times and consume only as much as was consumed back then. We could easily achieve that with a fraction of the work that was necessary previously. But the work time that was freed up by automation has largely been invested into higher throughput and increased complexity.

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BonnieBlueButler
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3 months ago

My dad bought a small apartment complex when my sis and I were in high school. It was our job to do all of the yard work and make empty apts. ready for new tenants. Worked two jobs to get through college. Got my first "real" job thinking I deserved a CEO salary and perks. Woke up, found a job that would allow me to work my ass off for 15 years...weekends, evenings, whatever it too. Still took time to travel. Retired with a paid-for house and two paid-for cars at 50-years old. So, now what? All of my friends work or have families, I didn't take time to develop hobbies (beyond travel)

BonnieBlueButler
Community Member
3 months ago

Difference? I never married or had children. It was my choice and, while I certainly enjoy so much freedom, I miss daily interactions with people and the feeling of purpose (yes, I volunteer). Lockdown has not helped. But it's all about choices.

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Bored Panda Poland
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah, the world owes me everything because I am so precious.

SirWriteALot
Community Member
3 months ago

I decided to only get jobs where I work 30h/week. That leaves me plenty of time for other stuff ... ideal work life balance.

Jackie Porter
Community Member
3 months ago

It could be worse, you could work 12 hours a day like I do.

Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

Depends what you do: I work every day... 7 days a week. But I'm having a lot of fun doing what I do and some days I work 12 hours, some days 1 or 2 hours. I've many friends that are passionate about their work as well and enjoy it. You need to find and learn to do something you like. If you learn skills that are very valuable and difficult to attain, expect to be treated fantastically by the businesses that need you.

Tim Haight
Community Member
3 months ago

Its work. I am an IT specialist. What does my day consist of? Sitting in a window less office behind a desk wiht 3 monitors and a computer. Behind my desk is a book shelf. I constantly get bombarded with phone calls, text from MS Teams, and emails from dumbasses who should not have a computer. Asking if the power is on wehn they say the computer is not working is a valid question. Many times it is actually powered off. A lot of people are working from home. I get calls seveal times a month that the VPN disconnected. I have no control over their home wifi. That is the source of the outage, no the company VPN. Prior being stuck in the 3rd level of hell (the the help desk) I wrote code. Coding is OK until you have to deal with the customers. I had one person who wanted a change, then a month later have the change removed. Trying to control scope creep is a major concern. Why do I do it? I have a mortgate to pay, I need medical insurance. Other bills to pay. Guess what. Life sucks

David Brannigan
Community Member
3 months ago

Ummm, hate to break it to you, but it is over 50 years of work nowadays.

Autumn
Community Member
3 months ago

I get this. Sometimes I wonder why the world is this way. With jobs and money and greed and all off our current problems. I get that it's a system but sometimes I wonder if it's the right system. I don't know nearly enough to judge though.

Ben Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

All that means is that you're not passionate about anything....yet, hopefully.

Sara Radtke
Community Member
3 months ago

a wheel that rests rusts. I'm 41, just quit a long term job to find happiness. I still don't know what I want to be when I grown up, but starting a business in August and hope for the best

Parker Kinsey
Community Member
3 months ago

Find work you don’t hate!

Orichinals
Community Member
3 months ago

You're spoiled in the wealth of yours and the western economy. There are economies where lives goes a very different way. You can choose your way in freedom, but that's not everybody choice in this world. There are parts where humans live their life, to try and provide theirselves from foot and not knowing if there is any food to eat at all that day. And by saying that's not my fault, or saying they have choices too! Make sure you have looked good enough at the world and place you live your life. Wanking over your depression over your future view, make me laugh and wish you the toughest time in life, to teach you anything about life itself. Just a kind way to make you understand in the world you live in and what the history it has. Your history was made to make your life a little bit easier, than anytime before and all you do is wank about your future view. You made my day.

Toni Sin
Community Member
3 months ago

check out the FIRE movement

Andy Harding
Community Member
3 months ago

I suggest more time working on Math(s) if you expect 40 years to be 1/3 of your life.

Grady'sRaider
Community Member
3 months ago

Word of advice - Aim to retire in your mid fifties. I have seen a lot of experienced people kicked to the curb then, to be replaced by younger staff with new skills. And ... don't expect your employer to keep you up to date on your job skills. It's cheaper for them to hire new and move on.

Isidien Gudmundsdottir
Community Member
3 months ago

I used to work until I made my hobby my "work", now I get paid for hobbying.

Olivia Payne-Alatsari
Community Member
3 months ago

The joys of living in a pod society. Money makes the world go round and by working you add to the cogs that make society turn. I hate working, I've hated working ever since I started but unless you can set up your own business where you can choose how many hours you work a day and accept the consequences or live in the middle of nowhere as if there's no society, I'm afraid it's the price you pay for having all the comforts that cone with living in a society. Everytime I think it sucks going to work and being so tired with not enough time to do what I want I think at least its better than it was 100 years ago; who knows, maybe one day I'll have my own business or I'll get a job that pays more and then reduce my hours. There are other creative ways of not working full time if you're willing to get the skills needed or find a clever way of working around full time work. Working a 1/3rd of your life is pretty crazy though.

Simon Cataudo
Community Member
3 months ago

Depends on the lifestyle you want. If work doesn’t appeal to you, try and get into politics - those useless twats wouldn’t know work if it smacked them in the face.

Sathe Wesker
Community Member
3 months ago

Then go live off grid. Something I've considered.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

Newsflash Snowflake: Every animal works for their living. Lions have to hunt. Gophers have to dig to find food. Rabbits, wolves, EVERYTHING works..... even you, Princess.

Marcia Cash
Community Member
3 months ago

First Law of Money: do what you love, and if it's a good idea, the Universe won't let you starve. Second Law: treat it like your day job, don't be a bad boss to yourself. Third Law: remember to keep good account books (that's the hard one for me).

Elizabeth Tennant
Community Member
3 months ago

I think the idea should be that you have to offer the world something of value, in return for valued resources you use to live. Maybe technology will create enough abundance that we won’t have to do that, if we share it around enough. But I think it’s still good to keep the ideal of contribution in mind.

Whatshername
Community Member
3 months ago

We're a family of 4 in western Europe. My husband works independently for 30-50 hrs a week. I do 20 and take care of kids+house. We have 2day weekends, some national holidays and I have an additional 5wks (100hrs) off each year. Whenever someone (in my country, that is) complains about working full time (40hrs) but has no kids, I always ask them why they aren't working part time. It's unfortunately still frowned upon but we don't exist just to work! I love my job but need time for myself (and my family) too.

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
3 months ago

I wish it were different

Lara Mig
Community Member
3 months ago

Find a lucrative enough occupation that you can work part-time and still make a living, or learn to live on very little money and work part-time and make a living. It can be done. I haven't worked full time in years.

Ray Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

Forty years is a third of my life? I worked for more than 45 years, but I'm pleased to hear I'll be living until I'm 120!

Nick
Community Member
3 months ago

We wouldn't have to work so much if we didn't waste so much.

Bonnie Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

Your life is longer than 40 years. You will not be working the same job all of that time, usually. You can educate and prepare yourself to do something that is meaningful to you, as well. There are days off and holidays. You meet many people at work that are probably higher quality than most you meet in bars. The way you put it looks so dreary, I don't blame you for balking, but it really isn't like that. Make your life something you can be proud of.

Kristie Yuill
Community Member
3 months ago

I've always said this, and I've always gotten the same response. It's so wild to me that people think it's perfectly normal and acceptable just because it's what has always been done. I think someday in the distant future people will look back on the way we used to live our lives and be shocked.

Lori Reese
Community Member
3 months ago

Survival? Taking care of yourself? Not expecting someone else to feed and clothe you? Yeah, every body goes through this but who are you going to mooch off for the rest of your life?

Hollysmom
Community Member
3 months ago

The biggest cop out response to anything is "that's how it's always been". Well,change it!

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 months ago

First, you won't be working 8 hours a day, you will have weekends or a couple of days off in between. There are things called vacations you occasionally get to take. And lastly, it all depends on your profession. If you do nothing but make or deliver pizzas day in and day out, you're probably going to be working more each day to afford living on your own. If you take the time to go to school and get a degree, you may still work long hours to prove yourself, but at better pay and with a possible earlier retirement depending on what you do. Lastly, you don't have to follow any "plan." Be a bachelor all your life..share a 2-bedroom apartment with 3 other people and split costs. Then you can work part time and spend the rest of your time goofing off. If they can do it in Japan...hey...

Giancarlo Chicco
Community Member
3 months ago

you expect to live to 120 years old?

Susan Russell
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked for 42 rs as a nurse. 30 of those were at one job so I could get a retirement as social security will not sustain you. Now my Medicare payments have gone up. My copayments on meds have gone up. Insulin is now $ 216.00 co payment a month !!! It is a bitch to get old.

Obimomkenobi
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah but put this statement with "parents should be put in a home" and you have a comnnumdrum.

dev mehta
Community Member
3 months ago

Learn basics of personal finances and you could retire at age 40. It is easier that you think. Google 'retire early'

Mary Hunt Peret
Community Member
3 months ago

Work can be very rewarding for many people; others might need to find a way to adjust their lifestyle in order to not need to work.

Enamelcamel
Community Member
3 months ago

Ummmmm ... what's bad about working? I've had jobs I couldn't wait to get to every day ... some other ones, too ... but I quit those ones ... ???

Johnny
Community Member
3 months ago

There's a couple other options - find a job that you love, and then spending 40 years doing it is not so bad. Or find a job that you don't love, that pays well and live frugally and you can retire before age 60.

JESSE REED
Community Member
3 months ago

How do you think you should be able to eat, live, dress and care for others. Is food going to be handed to you, will clothes be bought for you. Even before the modern work culture, you still had to spend "1/3" of your life or more, surviving, gathering food, building shelter etc. There never has been a time where you didn't have to work to provide. Man Up!

Keith Wollenberg
Community Member
3 months ago

No. Studies of extant hunter-gather cultures indicate that they typically "work" about 20-25 hours per week.

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Kevin Beard
Community Member
3 months ago

18 years old is the perfect time to start your FIRE journey. It is one of sacrifice though.

Julie
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

When I was 18, I couldn't wait to join the working world. In fact I had part time jobs since I was 14. I felt accomplished, able, and responsible making my own money, supporting myself...and I have a wonderful life. I have traveled, had mad love affairs, written a movie, and had a child. It is life, so live it. Besides its your choice, if you don't want to work, live off the grid. Not working for the man, will prove harder I suspect . Many people live, providing for themselves on pennies a day. Say goodbye to your cellphone tho. Thoreau, called it civil disobedience, he did it and became renowned.

Megzymonsta
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm pretty sure I won't live to retire. Life really is ridiculously overtaken with work. You start school at the age of 5 to train for working the rest of your adult life and then you're stuck learning, working or both until you retire. None of my grandparents lived much past their early 70s.

Synsepalum
Community Member
3 months ago

I love what I do and hope to do it as long as possible

Gyro Pilot
Community Member
3 months ago

Much better for your happiness if you go on the dole and i go to work to fund your benefit?

Aubrey Oleandereie
Community Member
3 months ago

Well we all have to eat and need certain level of comfort at home. Being unemployed for a year some time ago with two kids I know having job is being pretty much lucky. The win is to find job you enjoy.

Amanda Reicha
Community Member
3 months ago

I wish I could work. I'm on disability for active seizures and I have time. It's boring. My last job "let me go" due to my condition. I did work and I enjoyed it. Now I can't work or I lose my Medicare insurance witch is essential. I'm 40, my last job was when I was 23. I don't have the money for special trips and neither will anyone who doesn't work. What life gives you is what you have and it almost never is the expectations you think you'll get.

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3 months ago

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Jane Alexander
Community Member
3 months ago

Our ancestors worked a hell of a lot more than that snowflake.

Mark Heston
Community Member
3 months ago

Your'e freakin' nuts. Just how long do you think you should work. Do you think society should support you for most of your life. You know what you should do is get a good well paying job, save your money then you can retire at 50, or is it that you just wsant to philosophize your wshole life away, while others do the work to support you.

Iusedtobecute
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh baby, if you only work 8 hours a day, you're pretty lucky. The average person in the US works about 10 hours a day.

Mike Ward
Community Member
3 months ago

your looking at it backwards, it's not "work for 40years then go and enjoy what's left", it's "live for 40 years and then put your feet up when your older and weaker and working is too hard." a life without work has very little meaning, you don't find too many references to historical figures that read "then he sat on the couch and did nothing for decades". The secret is to find a job that lets you do the work you enjoy, that allows you to feel fulfilled.

Barbara Skolly
Community Member
3 months ago

We all play a roll i society. If OP doesn't feel it necessary to work then who will create the things OP needs for survival?

Debby B
Community Member
3 months ago

If you can figure out how to put a roof over your head, food on the table, see a doctor when needed and the million of other pieces that make a life manageable until you die without working for most of your life, please let us know!😊

Erik Huisman
Community Member
3 months ago

Life does seem shorter when you spend your free time complaining about how unfair life is. It's your life, you're responsible for it. You need a job and you need to budget. If you choose to look at it like you're wasting your life, that's on you (also stupid)

Erik Huisman
Community Member
3 months ago

It's your life, you're responsible for it, if you can't find a way to enjoy your life while working that's your problem. It seems like you have no time when you spend it all complaining

David Retsler
Community Member
3 months ago

It's your fault if you limit your view to this nightmare scenario. Your generation has an almost infinite number of possibilities my generation didn't have. Learn to code and you can work anywhere in the world you want and whatever ours you want. Read Tim Ferris' 4 Hour Workweek to get ideas. There are hundreds of articles on the Medium website that lay out step by step how to set your self up for online work and side hustles. If you're stuck in the 40 hrs/ week work paradigm, it's your own fault.

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

Try really hard to get uber rich and then you won’t ever have to work.

Anne Mitchell
Community Member
3 months ago

Metal maturity of a 12 year old. Get an education which will help you fill your days with employment you enjoy and thus contribute to society instead of expecting others do do the contributing for you.

Morgan Carpenter
Community Member
3 months ago

I have a Master's degree and I work a tech job I hate because I can't get hired into my field of study. This kid has no choice but he's right to be bummed about it.

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James
Community Member
3 months ago

This has got to be a wind-up. Even the wokest of snowflakes isn't this dumb and the Pink Floyd reference gives the OP away as an older person with a low opinion of today's youth

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm also 18 and was raised on Pink Floyd...

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Melvin Dragvelk
Community Member
3 months ago

Well you can always end your life early. Or did you think you should only have to work a couple of years and retire at 24?

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
3 months ago

Work can be awesome; find one you love!

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 months ago

You'd rather live with Mommy and have her take care of you like an infant?

The Dave
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry, you have to work to pay for things, that's just how it is. If you don't like it, don't work and be homeless. It's pretty simple.

Johnnee
Community Member
3 months ago

Sure you don't have to work. Just don't expect to live off welfare and everyone else like it.

Markus Holstein
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3 months ago

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Well, unpopular opinion: If you don't want to, don't work. But don't expect me to feed and clothe you

Pamela24
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3 months ago

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I can see how that can be depressing but I agree with the others - it for sure used to be much worse. We have way more free time than we used to even decades ago (it's not been that long since the concept of a weekend didn't exist). It might be useful to talk this through in therapy and I'd say the best way to fight this feeling is to find a job you actually enjoy.

Col BatGuano
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3 months ago

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Live simply, save your money and retire at 50. In nature, animals work through their last minute of life.

Full of Giggles
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Because a wild animal doesn’t have the stress of a mortgage, a nagging spouse, 3 ungrateful teen children, a job that makes them contemplate suicide each morning, and a boss doing everything in his asshole power to get them to quit so there’s money for the raise he doesn’t deserve.

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Bill
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3 months ago

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If you want things you have to work for them.we have failed raising this generation.

Bill
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3 months ago

We are teaching our kids to think like this.

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Not Proud British
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3 months ago

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You get a job that adds something to society. Makes a difference. If you see work as just a way to pay the bills, nothing wrong with that but you ain't gonna be happy. Also, your job defines you, it gives you confidence and helps you to feel you are part of society. When you are unemployed and sat at home watching re-runs of Knight Rider you will soon realise how lucky you were to have a job a reason to get up in the mornings.

Ozacoter
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3 months ago

Because it is so easy to find a paid job in a field that helps others or that you love...

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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
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3 months 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
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3 months 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
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3 months 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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3 months 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
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3 months 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
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3 months ago

He's an idiot.

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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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months ago (edited)

Especially visible in the US. In most European countries we don't have this problem - at least not to the same dramatic extent. At least there are some strict regulations and guidelines. Luckily. Also the more parties in a country the bigger the spectrum of information. Checking international media also helps to get a broader understanding.

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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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3 months 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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3 months 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
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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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Ozacoter
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3 months ago

Cheating is always bad no matter who does it. Mocking a heartbroken person is really terrible.

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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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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Luther von Wolfen
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3 months ago

This is spot on. People experience attraction before they act on it. It is possible for a person to experience attraction to children and seek treatment. Shame and stigma prevent people from getting help.

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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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3 months ago

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

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