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
Community Member
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Community Member
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
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3 months 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
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

Joonscrab
Community Member
3 months ago

Thanks for your service! I hope those homeless people aren't homeless anymore someday :')

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

I used to have this thinking until I started learning more about homelessness and discovered the complexities that come along with it. I used to think a lot of people that were homeless were that way because they were druggies or alcoholics but the fact is many people who are homeless are that way due to mental health, family breakdowns and unfortunate circumstances. Many homeless people turn to drugs and alcohol after they become homeless as a way to deal with their situation. I got schooled.

Ross Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

It was actually my mother who once told me "Well if you were homeless, you'd want a f*cking drink too." and I just stopped and thought about it, and I'm like "Yeah, I would."

VeryDarkMatter
Community Member
3 months ago

Many people use this for an convenient excuse to not have to give anything. Like a collegue once told me that she does not give money to any kind of animal - shelter or animal-rescue fund because there are so many poor/sick/abused children on earth who need help first. The thing is - she doesn't give to them too. All mouth.. no actions. Hypocrites!

Caroline Seguin
Community Member
3 months ago

when you give someone money, it's none of your business what they do with it.

Theoretical Empiricist
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, they should spend it on what they need, even if it's a brief respite from their woes or an ebbing of their pain.

Nadine
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah I used to think homelessness was avoidable but that's not the case at all, when family fail, mental health fail, social security fail what else can you do

christie lowe
Community Member
3 months ago

I could not agree more. If i were living on the street, the last thing i would want is to be sober

Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

At this point, I’m only interested in hearing what people who have been through homelessness think we should give. I’ve given cash but then I saw someone say they had been homeless and that they’d rather see people donating to or volunteering at shelters. It made me wonder what else is just speculation on the part of people who’ve never been homeless (I’ve also seen homeless people saying that they can’t be choosers when it comes to the narcissists with the cameras, although I think it’s still harmless to refuse to give the camera toters attention.)

Javiera Gotelli
Community Member
3 months ago

If I give money to someone, anyone, I can't tell them what to use that money for. I would never do that. If they need it and I can help, that's it. It's none of my business if they want to eat, drink or do whatever they want.

Gurnox
Community Member
3 months ago

100% agree. Walk a mile in their shoes and then tell them what they can and can't spend money on.

Sarah O'Dwyer
Community Member
3 months ago

I remember one time, I had a guy come up asking for change. He was straight with me and said "I'm not gonna lie, it's for alcohol" and I simply replied with "If I had any, I would give it to you, for your honesty" (I had just bought lunch with my last bit of cash) but at least he was honest.

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

And I 100% disagree with you--but you do you, boo

Lia Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

Me feckin too. I was homeless for a bit. It’s hard. Luckily I’m doing better now but people don’t realize how taxing it is on you. Sometimes an escape is all you can think About.

Karen Loftus
Community Member
3 months ago

100% agree. Give and forget. Receive and remember. Not up to me to judge or moralize; otherwise, what’s the point of ‘giving’?

Bonnie Harris
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree. I just give them what I can. What they do with it is on them. But I believe it helps to know that people do care, even if they cannot do much. That may help them a lot.

Requiem
Community Member
3 months ago

Who am I to tell this guy what to do, Thats what I was going to do with it

Yo Momma
Community Member
3 months ago

SAME!!!

Gwyn
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe if we as a society actually helped people they could have some real hope of a better life and wouldn't need to drown out their despair with cigarettes and alcohol (or worse).

Mark Kelly
Community Member
3 months ago

but that money could go toward something better.

Brandy Grote
Community Member
3 months ago

Truly, I'd probably spend that money on booze and smokes too, so if it comforts the comfortless, yay.

John Montgomery
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't care what they use it on. I only care if their appreciative of what I give them. If I can only afford to give a dollar or two, and they balk at it, I'll regret giving it.

Parker Kinsey
Community Member
3 months ago

Me too! Let people do what they need to do to tolerate being homeless!

Keyy
Community Member
3 months ago

i 100% feel this and agree

Iron Eddy
Community Member
3 months ago

THISTHISTHISTHIS. THX!

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
3 months ago

A homeless guy asked me for a light, and I didn't have one so I went and bought him a lighter. I told my mother about it and she mildly scolded me, saying why encourage the guy to smoke? I said look, he's got it bad enough as it is, so why take away something he enjoys?

NaruTheCollective
Community Member
3 months ago

Then you have people who are NOT homeless or poor that beg for money on the streets and some that downright harass you when you go in and out of a store or restaurant. Sometimes they even get violent. Never assume someone is homeless just because they dress dirty and beg for money.

Hope in Jesus with Olivia
Community Member
3 months ago

Same. I don't give a crap what they use it on. I've been homeless and i know how it goes.

Debby B
Community Member
3 months ago

FOR SURE!

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
3 months ago

If it makes you happy for a minute, go for it.

Sathe Wesker
Community Member
3 months ago

Yup. I man I've known my entire life, was friends with my dad, fell on some serious hard times and damaged the hell out of his brain with numerous substances. If I'm going to the mall and see him around I just buy a beer or two and give it to him. I know that's what he wants. Other times I have offered food and then give both. You don't know what a person's been through.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

If I were homeless I'd need a drink, too.

Nora
Community Member
3 months ago

At the main central station in Copenhagen, there used to be a homeless guy with a sign saying: "I collect money for beer". I always gave him whatever change I had in my pocket.

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
3 months ago

While that makes sense I don't think they need five dollars, they need bigger actual help

Lara Mig
Community Member
3 months ago

Yup. Homelessness is so hard that self-medicating with whatever one can find is pretty much the only way to survive. I don't begrudge a homeless person whatever little bit of comfort they can get.

Mimi777
Community Member
3 months ago

Completely agree!

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. People are entitled to their small pleasures.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

As long as it’s not used for drugs or alcohol (or any of the really cheap alternatives, like mouthwash, cough syrup, Aqua Velva, or Sterno—-and yes I have heard of all these being used), it’s not really my business if they buy food or cigarettes with it, or even pool resources with another homeless person and maybe get a cheap motel room for a night, just to be inside, out of the cold or heat, take a shower, maybe wash clothes if there are laundry facilities, and sleep in a bed once in a while—-to have a sense of dignity and feel “normal” again.

Ulrike Sponagel
Community Member
3 months ago

If an addict uses your kind gift to get relief from withdrawal, that’s ok too.

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Hollysmom
Community Member
3 months ago

I am always told the same thing about giving the homeless money. I give out of compassion. What they so with the money is their business.

Karl Baxter
Community Member
3 months ago

The way I see it, whichever method they use to cope with life and keep warm is fine by me.

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I’m not. A lot of them are addicts

Sushi Monster
Community Member
3 months ago

I think the best thing to do is give them food, mainly because smoking and alcohol arn´t just a coping mechanism. It could affect thier physical health.

Tantalum_Radium
Community Member
3 months ago

I understand your point in providing food, my preference is always to give food and cash but what they then do with that money is up to them to decide, I’m not in a position to judge and I’m not going to tell anyone else how they should live their lives. Also if I were living on the streets I’d probably want to be as spaced out as possible.

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Melvin Dragvelk
Community Member
3 months ago

Then you are a moron.

Dooberman
Community Member
3 months ago

I still don't really agree, but, okay

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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
3 months ago

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

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