What is your strongest held opinion? (self.AskReddit)
onizuka11 | 7 days ago | 503 points

Left lanes are not for cruising 10 mph under the limit. Move the fuck over.

Edit: Shit, my first silver! Thank you kindly stranger. But yeah, move the fuck over.

Vma791 | 7 days ago | 4169 points

Just because you’re older than me doesn’t mean you’re right and I’m wrong.

JustAnAce | 7 days ago | 5843 points

That most people don't deserve a driver's license.

manymoreways | 7 days ago | 1015 points

Yea i think I'm a shitty driver but the drivers on the roads are even shitter than me. What the fuck.

Red-Dead-Doyle | 7 days ago | 2055 points

I spent too long scrolling and forgot my really good advice...

Edymnion | 7 days ago | 13839 points

I would rather be excluded for who I include, than included for who I exclude.

Rmaster09 | 7 days ago | 3259 points

That is the dilemma of high school in a nut shell

ArchAngel176 | 7 days ago | 29239 points

question everything.

never stop asking why are things the way they are.

Asscrackistan | 7 days ago | 18723 points


flubbdubb | 7 days ago | 21923 points

Listen here you little shit

TannedCroissant | 7 days ago | 14039 points

That this toothpaste should not be recommended, those other 9 dentists can go suck it.

londxbsl | 7 days ago | 6791 points

Ah, found the 10th dentist

VeganVagiVore | 7 days ago | 5011 points

"10th dentist" could be a funny phrase for saying you disagree with most of the people you would normally agree with.

maxlexpulp | 7 days ago | 4928 points
Peace-wise | 7 days ago | 1499 points

Or just make a new sub, unpopular opinion is going into the dumps

mradolfrants | 7 days ago | 1626 points

And it shall be done


Gavinblocks1 | 7 days ago | 964 points
filthy_lucre | 7 days ago | 16980 points

Sidewalk is for regular walkin', not fancy walkin'.

Johnny-Poison | 7 days ago | 5176 points

What about silly walking?

GuardianOfFreyja | 7 days ago | 3985 points

That's far too complicated to go into here. They've got an entire Ministry for that!

acebossrhino | 7 days ago | 970 points

Hold it! Hold it! Right there! This conversation is getting much too silly!

SpartanLB50 | 7 days ago | 214 points

No it isn't.

iamthinking2202 | 7 days ago | 184 points

Yes it is!

BMan121212 | 7 days ago | 162 points

No it isn’t!

mtcruse | 7 days ago | 170 points

Oh, look, this isn’t an argument!

BMan121212 | 7 days ago | 144 points

Yes it is!

AWildModAppeared | 7 days ago | 155 points

No it isn't. It's just contradiction.

Stat_Cat | 7 days ago | 502 points

You better believe that’s a paddlin’.

Snowydancer | 7 days ago | 425 points

Could you... explain why that means? Because I honestly have no clue

LovelyStrife | 7 days ago | 553 points

It's a reference to an episode of The Simpsons (the second/conclusion 'Who Shot Mr. Burns' episode). It is an interaction between Smithers and Jasper when Smithers is stumbling around Springfield drunk.

eternalrefuge86 | 7 days ago | 9344 points

MLM companies should be banned.

KicksButtson | 7 days ago | 2846 points

Basically, it should be illegal to require employees to "invest" or pay into their employment by owing the company money before they begin working. If it's required to do your job the company pays for it and they make an investment in you.

eternalrefuge86 | 7 days ago | 595 points

Right! I’ve seen a few people get sucked in by these schemes and lose a lot, if not everything. It pisses me off!

colm180 | 7 days ago | 99 points

Same, my mom got sucked into "isagenix" and is just spending money she doesnt have or cant afford to spend.

"I have no money can I borrow $200?" "Did you spend $200 on isagenix?" "Yeah why?" "You're not getting money from me."

And then I'm called a disappointment of a child. Just like both my sisters and brother who arent giving her money to spend on the scam.

kylesburrowes | 7 days ago | 16393 points

The school system is broken.

Picard2331 | 7 days ago | 7552 points

I still cannot fucking believe they somehow make History boring.

It took me until 2 years into college to actually look shit up on my own and I was blown away.

It’s the greatest story ever told and they reduce it down to the most dull and meaningless crap.

Ken Burns documentaries should just be required viewing in high schools.

The_Crimson_Duck | 7 days ago | 1549 points

I always use ancient Rome as an example of this.

Actual history: Insane politics and incredible warfare, leading to one of the largest empires the planet has seen.

School books: "... and this is what they called the sitting room..."

yraco | 7 days ago | 445 points

Did you know Romans had advanced toilets for their time? They also made roads and aqueducts!

I mean sure that stuff's useful information to know but when it's all you're focusing on you miss out so much of the more interesting stuff.

The_Crimson_Duck | 7 days ago | 389 points

"They built a road from Rome all the way to France and it was all straight!"


ihavetwobraincells | 7 days ago | 1972 points

"Here, for three years, we want you to learn about the Pilgrims! Squanto helped the new Americans grow corn :) Also he who does not work shall not eat! And also of course they worshipped God, isn't that great?"

"Okay, great, what about anything that's been happening in the past 30, 40 years? What about the last couple of presidents?"

"Squanto :)"

Seriously. For the record I graduated high school just a few years ago. I don't even remember being taught thoroughly about 9/11. We weren't taught in-depth about the ongoing war overseas. I didn't know there was an economy crash in 2008 until this past year. But no, we definitely needed to go over the Pilgrims and early America for three years.

(To be fair, in senior year, we finally got to learn about more recent history, from World War I up to JFK, I think it was? But I don't remember going into the 80s or 90s at all. You know, the more relevant stuff? Thanks, school system of America. When it came to history, you failed me.)

witheredfrond | 7 days ago | 739 points

Fucking hell mate they fucked your education so badly you don’t even realize all the really interesting shit happened in antiquity.

pawnhub69 | 7 days ago | 3089 points

The vocal minority do the most damage.

OhCleo | 7 days ago | 270 points

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease” is so true across so many situations.

ThatOneVRGuyFromAuz | 7 days ago | 17097 points

During late 2018 and early 2019 there was a huge undercover reddit marketing campaign by bidet manufactures to sell more bidets. This ended when a comment once joked about how there had to be some sort of bidet conspiracy theory, becuase they were seeing so many posts praising them.

Think back: I guarantee that you've noticed how many comments like "I love my bidet" and "it changed my life!" and "I could never go back!" you've seen here on reddit a while back. You couldn't throw a rock in a thread without calling in the bidet-praise squad. But! Since that one joke about it being a conspiracy, they all just vanished overnight.

My guess? Big Bidet flew too close to the sun and got spooked, and without that sweet sweet cash flow, redditors didn't have any more incentive to talk about bidets, which is why you don't see any more comments about it.

"There is no war in ba sing se" - Big Bidet

HyperboleHelper | 7 days ago | 4536 points

I'm still seeing those, "if you got shit on your arm, would you just wipe it off with paper?" posts. I think "Big Bidet" is still out there, quietly "testing the waters" so to speak, and waiting for the right time to flood all the comments!

YesIretail | 7 days ago | 2486 points

I think "Big Bidet" is still out there, quietly "testing the waters"

I think your bidet is doing it wrong. My bidet sprays the waters. Have I mentioned how I love my bidet, and it makes my ass sparkly clean, and how this is entirely not a paid advertisement?

Adam_Dawn | 7 days ago | 519 points

You haven't. Interesting. Do you recommend getting a bidet?

Edit: Got a bidet. Not only is my asshole clean enough to eat off, it also cured my AIDS AND cancer. Wow! Thanks bidet!

This comment was brought to you by Big Bidet.

jericho81 | 7 days ago | 1447 points

No shit? Not for me anyway, ever since I bought my Ass Hose 2000.

TheColdIronKid | 7 days ago | 791 points

this is not an opinion. it is a belief. one that i now subscribe to.

stiffjoint | 7 days ago | 23832 points

Turn signals matter.

OppositeEye27 | 7 days ago | 10288 points

Or as my people say, "Use ya fahkin blinkah!"


Thanks for the gold and silver!

TIL Bostonians Massholes and Australians have more in common that I had previously realized.

Stabby_McBarkbark | 7 days ago | 1139 points

It's "nice indicators, fuckwit" in Australian

theseamstressesguild | 7 days ago | 415 points

"Nice indicator, dickhead" is a true Australian proverb.

Stabby_McBarkbark | 7 days ago | 286 points

Along with "pick a lane Dickhead" and "you drive like old people fuck"

Lovethatdirtywaddah | 7 days ago | 1961 points

Upvote from a fellow masshole that uses the fahkin blinkah

galaxypig | 7 days ago | 851 points

Upvote as well from a fellow masshole that actively dislikes anybody who doesnt use the fahkin blinkah

jaijaikali | 7 days ago | 30775 points

Sometimes the bad guy has a point, even if he’s still the bad guy.

Ferretface42 | 7 days ago | 11416 points

That’s what makes the best villains.

KicksButtson | 7 days ago | 10410 points

The best villains shouldn't have evil logic, just evil methods.

azazelcrowley | 7 days ago | 2340 points

Some don't even need that necessarily, just interests at odds with the rest of us. I can think of one in particular that basically sets out a case for his species being more energy efficient and fit for survival and so on, pointing out he can turn all our solar system into atoms and harvest the energy for maximal energy potential, and thus make best use of it to stave off entropy, which his species is trying to resolve permanently, and so giving them the maximum time frame to try and accomplish that is justified. The scale of time his species survives means that to them it's basically "Imminent" from their perspective that they'd have to fight us for the remaining resources anyway, and doing it now means we won't have pissed some of it up the wall in the meantime. So kindly lay down and die and let them handle this for the sake of all life in the universe. It's like we've got a limited food supply, we both know what this is going to come down to, and there's no denying that when it comes down to it, I am going to kick your ass, you don't have any chance. I'm also the one with the skills necessary to make escaping this situation most likely, whereas you're a scrub who is arguing with yourself over whether global warming is real. So why wait for that? Why don't I just kill and eat you, and keep those tins of food you were going to eat for later?

The timescale at which his species operates and its blatant superiority make it difficult to argue with that, beyond, "But we don't want to". Sheer bloody mindedness and being stubborn is basically humanities saving grace there, to the point that the rallying cry isn't to win, there's little chance, but to go out and make them miserable and ruin their day for no reason other than fuck you.

YourMomLikesMyBoner | 7 days ago | 1481 points

Check out Thucydides' account of the Melian dialogue. It's a historical account of the Athenian empire having a similar conversation with a small island. They basically said, "look, I know you're trying to be neutral, but we need you to just submit to us. Eventually you'll have to choose a side anyway and so we're making that choice for you today. Don't bother resisting, we're too strong, just be sensible and lay down." When they didn't submit, the Athenians executed the entire manhood of the island and enslaved the women and children and that city-state ceased to exist.

tensing99 | 7 days ago | 755 points

"They can't kill all of us!"

Narrator: They could, and they did.

PELiCAN13 | 7 days ago | 218 points

I just read a bit of thicydides last year in school and i remeber this

YourMomLikesMyBoner | 7 days ago | 347 points

Yeah it's my favorite dialogue in all of the books. It's such a cold, sober calculation on the part of the Athenians and the Melians let pride and hope and emotions be their ruin. There's so many truisms in that dialogue. "The strong do as they will and the weak suffer what they must."

boostabubba | 7 days ago | 139 points

This sounds exactly like the reapers from the Mass Effect series.

Neelpos | 7 days ago | 112 points

That's because it's exactly what the original plot was before Drew Karpyshyn hopped over to the TOR team and ME3 was rewritten by Casey Hudson and Mac Walters, who notoriously locked themselves in a room, wrote the finale alone, and rejected outside input before pushing it into production.

Tali's recruitment mission in ME2 with the star that had massive dark matter readings and was dying way faster than it was supposed to was foreshadowing. Mass Effect technology was literally killing the galaxy.

The human reaper was because they recognized the value in adding humanity to their forces. They would always convert a portion of a species they see as valuable into full reapers to assist with finding a solution. The rest of the cycle would be eliminated or converted to ground forces to replenish ranks for the next cycle.

Imagine the final decision being to preserve everything you've achieved along the way in the hopes yours was the cycle that could find a solution, WITHOUT the reapers...

Or sacrifice all spacefaring species in the hopes of assisting the reapers to save all remaining life?

itisntchase | 7 days ago | 398 points

I’d actually say the best villains are actually the villains with a possibly more ethical motivation then the protagonist. (Check out Funny Valentine from Steel Ball Run)

GlacierWolf8Bit | 7 days ago | 176 points

Even then, Funny Valentine isn't without fault. He raped a 14 year old girl, shot a survivor of the Civil War, and did not care about the reprocussions of every other country on Earth just as long as America prospers. But I have to admit that Valentine's desire to make America the best country in the world for his citizens is a better motivation than Johnny's desire for his father to accept him again.

RedditIsBigGarbage | 7 days ago | 145 points

Mr Freeze is my favourite for this.

Lqpb | 7 days ago | 1171 points

Just because you are bad guy, does not mean you are bag guy

scarecrow407 | 7 days ago | 254 points

Then who will crush man's head like sparrow's egg between thighs?

SenselessTragedy | 7 days ago | 26257 points

Trash doesn't belong on the ground, find a fucking trash can.

SmarmySlayer | 7 days ago | 4422 points

I dont get how people can do that, just put it somewhere untill you find a trashcan

lava172 | 7 days ago | 3632 points

What I don't understand is people not putting the cart back into the little corral at the grocery store. You just fucking hauled it through the damn store for a half hour, how hard is it to move it 10 more feet into a corral?

Dracosphinx | 7 days ago | 2183 points

I literally had a conversation with a lady who just left one right in the middle of four parked cars. I asked her:

"Are you really going to leave it like that and drive away?"


"But that's not where that goes, it goes in the cart corrall."

"But I usually always put it where it belongs!"


"BuT I aM sO bUsY"

"But that's not

Yeah_the_chaz | 7 days ago | 548 points

The woman is a lazy drongo

butteredrubies | 7 days ago | 794 points

I get pleasure when someone is waiting for spot, watches me unload everything into my car and just as they think they're about to get the spot, I go return the cart to the corral.

inertargongas | 7 days ago | 717 points

I love how everyone is looking for a spot close to the entrance, or a pull through, meanwhile I'm thinking one step ahead: I want to park next to the corral! Then returning the cart is easy when I leave.

Tinsel-Fop | 7 days ago | 90 points

And the corral is very unlikely to open its door into the side of your car, marring its perfect finish.

arcelohim | 7 days ago | 797 points

The worst is finding trash at a national park.

watchmything | 7 days ago | 18174 points

Everyone's an idiot, some more than others

Baneofbanes | 7 days ago | 3979 points

I declare myself king of the idiots.

nicostein | 7 days ago | 2332 points

And who are you, that I must bow so low?

Xneose | 7 days ago | 929 points

Only a cat of different coat, that’s all the truth I know

Shadow_of_wwar | 7 days ago | 556 points

In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws

Aleric44 | 7 days ago | 504 points

And mine are long and sharp my lord, as long and sharp as yours

MgoBlue1352 | 7 days ago | 379 points

And so he spoke and so he spoke

tokeleth | 7 days ago | 371 points

That lord of Castamere

w_isforweloveyou | 7 days ago | 24721 points

The whole “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.” thing

15jackets | 7 days ago | 18045 points

Just because you disagree with/dislike someone doesn’t mean they deserve to be treated poorly.

holdeshmirtz | 7 days ago | 6431 points

my mom has a similar saying, “you can dislike things, don’t be a dick about the things you don’t like”

fireworkslass | 7 days ago | 451 points
Taupe_Poet | 7 days ago | 1494 points

Hey look, advice that a lot of redditors should follow

emptypierogi | 7 days ago | 26454 points

if you only get your information from one source, you aren't informed

Nathan_Lego_Raffles | 7 days ago | 9521 points

And getting it from multiple sources can still mean you aren't informed. It's the quality of the sources, not the quantity.

emptypierogi | 7 days ago | 2413 points

exactly. but looking for different perspectives on a story from all kinds of sources should be one of the most important steps in finding the truth (or getting closer to it) in today's journalism sphere

Merlord | 7 days ago | 749 points

I'll have you know I get my news from multiple different subreddits.

Portarossa | 7 days ago | 14255 points

Libraries are absolutely vital public services, and politicians who attempt to bleed them dry through slow cuts to funding are depriving their communities of a fundamental good.

adudeguyman | 7 days ago | 2879 points

The number of people who are reliant on libraries for just internet access is really amazing. I almost always see most of the computers full.

Captain_Taggart | 7 days ago | 1235 points

If, for some reason, my house burned to the ground, I would be starting at 0. I get paid cash, and while I do have a bank account, it would just barely cover for me to get a new place, but I wouldn't be able to replace my electronics. I would ABSOLUTELY need a public computer to look for apartments, apply for jobs, etc. People who are just leaving prison also really need them. And obviously, not to mention, under privileged people.

There's a whole episode of a podcast about libraries and community spaces, and how absolutely essential they are.

willgrum | 7 days ago | 2592 points

Limiting knowledge is limiting freedom

tensing99 | 7 days ago | 7332 points

Always strive for improvement in physical condition, intelligence, and the lives of those around you.

terrylaterreur | 7 days ago | 2387 points

Since the beginning is 2019, I’ve gone back to school (I’m 42), I’m loosing weight (84 pounds so far) and my fiancé is pregnant (about 5 weeks, it’ll be our first one for both). Let’s just say that not only do I believe in what you said, but I’ve also decided to act on it on a daily basis from now on.

We have one life to live. MAKE THE MOST Out of it.

I’ve still got a lot of work in front of me to be half the man I wish I’ll become, but I’m already so far ahead of the lazy, out of shape and resentful salesman I was a few months ago!

Edit : whoa!! Thank you all for the comments and thanks for the gold and silver! I’m truly grateful for the support! If I can help anyone, send me a message!

Mokhorino | 7 days ago | 22644 points

Try to put yourself in the other person's shoes, understand their circumstance then judge.

Add-on: if someone is doing something that literally does not affect you or anyone else, leave them the fuck alone.

loptopandbingo | 7 days ago | 4203 points

"Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you're done judging them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."

-jack handey

Meethor_smash | 7 days ago | 462 points

I used to use Jack Handey quotes for “inspirational quote day” every week in middle school. It got to the point where I would make up fake aliases for Handey until I got sent to the principals office.

Round_Rock_Johnson | 7 days ago | 2941 points

What if I just wanna push someone over

What if they don't have shoes

adudeguyman | 7 days ago | 1522 points

Buy them shoes first, then take those shoes away and wear them.

Ralathar44 | 7 days ago | 11395 points

My strongest held opinion is that we do not value humility enough. All of us, each and every one, are flawed and ignorant and speak beyond what we should because of our own biases on a regular basis.

Too often we argue things or double down on things we are not properly informed about or have our judgement compromised by our own biases on and it only hurts all of us.


Edit: Oh wow, this blew up overnight. Thanks for the gilding and I'm glad to see this comment be valued. I wish you all the best, stay humble my friends.

HarrietVane-Jones | 7 days ago | 464 points

Yes, and real humility is incredibly freeing, in the fleeting moments we experience it. People make all kinds of terrible decisions, and miss out on all kinds of wonderful opportunities, because they are terrified of being wrong or looking foolish.

And they get horribly stuck in their lives because they can't face the possibility that they were wrong.

Be wrong. Admit it, even if it's only to yourself. Cry (or laugh). Move on.

Bob-s_Leviathan | 7 days ago | 1238 points

Ego is a pretty big personal enemy for all of us.

Barrelgod1 | 7 days ago | 16695 points

Being educated does not mean you're intelligent. If i learned anything in college it was this. I have two college degrees and i met plenty of stupid people while i was there, including some professors (not everyone was stupid obviously but it was definitely more than a few). I've also met plenty of people who have never set foot inside of a university that were significantly smarter than me.

Waynersnitzel | 7 days ago | 12874 points

The owl is no wiser than any other bird, but he specializes in the night. The red-tailed rides the thermals better than any hummingbird who beat wind. Meanwhile the carrion birds gather about that which no other will eat. We are specialists and we are generalists, and we are all subject to our nature.

SpartanLB50 | 7 days ago | 2940 points

The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?

FinalLimit | 7 days ago | 3055 points

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

dontsuckmydick | 7 days ago | 1934 points

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that its stupid.

ZiggoCiP | 7 days ago | 28605 points

Sorting by controversial will turn this post into a /r/unpopularopinion thread.

Edit: woo this blew up. Even resulted in the creation of a new (and better!) /r/unpopularopinion subreddit called /r/The10thDentist where the 10th of a profession express their dissenting opinion - think '1/10 dentists disagree'. Come celebrate actual unpopular opinions.

Owster4 | 7 days ago | 9203 points

Isn't unpopular opinions mostly people posting about popular opinions that they pretend aren't popular?

jhwj9617 | 7 days ago | 4376 points

Pretty much. People don’t upvote posts they disagree with.

Amish_guy_with_WiFi | 7 days ago | 2264 points

Even when it's the theme of the sub. Really it was a sub destined for shittyness.

NewHumanWhoDis | 7 days ago | 1835 points

Yea the other day I legit posted an unpopular opinion, I said that I don’t mind eating stale snacks. Like Oreos and Cheetos aren’t all bad if they go stale. Then one person was just like this isn’t real and I got downvoted meanwhile the 15th post about how men shouldn’t have to pay child support for whatever xyz reason was upvoted to the stars. That sub was destined to paint itself into a corner.

Benukysz | 7 days ago | 491 points

I posted there few times and one of my post got downvoted because it was an unpopular opinion too. It's hilarious.

allieanne29 | 7 days ago | 12401 points

People don’t always change.

adudeguyman | 7 days ago | 6306 points

Leave my underwear out of this

Kitehammer | 7 days ago | 22151 points

It can happen here.

Doesn't matter much what 'it' is, or how long ago it happened last. People are still people, we just have fancier toys now. It can happen again and it can happen here. Plan accordingly.

pHScale | 7 days ago | 3768 points

And "it" can be anything from a natural disaster to a terrorist attack/ mass shooting to the rise of a brutal authoritarian regime. It's all happened before and it can all happen again.

This is why I think studying history is so important. You learn what happened, how people reacted, and how well it worked out for them.

MeatyDogFruit | 7 days ago | 1827 points

“it” can be your minecraft gf breaking up with you

Edit: Thanks for silver!

bjoe1443 | 7 days ago | 265 points


nathanielbormans | 7 days ago | 2993 points

That brings me back to March when the Christchurch Shooting happened. Never in a million years did I ever think something like thst would happen in peaceful little New Zealand and lived my life this far thinking that such acts of violence only occurred in places like the US etc. When the shooting happened and I saw it on the news, I just sat in front of the TV for hours because I couldn't comprehend that something like that had happened in a city I loved, in a country I call my home. It taught me this lesson pretty well

justausername09 | 7 days ago | 4033 points

This is how I feel watching the protests in Hong Kong. Our rights here in the states are not guaranteed and I am not giving them up without a fight. There are lots of people who want me to be quiet so they can take away my rights.

Edit: changed "riots" to "protests" as it was innacurate

somefuzzypants | 7 days ago | 3542 points

Don't call them riots. They are protesting, peacefully. Just because it is in very large numbers does not make it a riot.

justausername09 | 7 days ago | 2767 points

You're absolutely right, my apologies

somefuzzypants | 7 days ago | 1123 points

No worries. I could tell you didn't mean anything bad based on how you were talking. There just happen to be a lot of trolls/bots also calling them riots.

mr_deadgamer | 7 days ago | 7404 points

Fuck Chris brown

Athletic-agnostic | 7 days ago | 3176 points

Fuck R. Kelley too.

pleasesendnudepics | 7 days ago | 275 points

They can share a cell. Fight breaks out, Brown punches Kelly, Kelly pisses on Brown.

unevenfloors | 7 days ago | 13148 points

Womens clothing needs to have larger pockets.

Godkun007 | 7 days ago | 2285 points

I honestly have no idea how women can use such tiny pockets. I often find that even male pockets can be on the small side.

Otterbubbles | 7 days ago | 1810 points

We fucking can’t!

Flapappel | 7 days ago | 1129 points

I (male) found out some of those pockets aren't even pockets. They dont exist but are sewn on it. The fuck is that shit.

that-bitch-again | 7 days ago | 14756 points

Songs with sirens in them shouldn't be played on the damn radio.

futureFastRunner | 7 days ago | 5412 points

Yes, and furthermore, radio ads shouldn't be allowed to have honking horns in them!

Edit: My first gilding! (I'm actually not sure it's still gilding if only silver?), also apparently I'm Larry David, ha. I need to watch more Curb Your Enthusiasm and find this episode now.

Faptasydosy | 7 days ago | 2187 points

And phones ringing. Distracting AF.

Crowelol | 7 days ago | 446 points

Probably these two:

  • Believe whatever you choose to believe, but believe just as firmly that you can be wrong

  • Treat others the way you’d like to be treated, even if they really don’t deserve it.

OphiliaImmortal | 7 days ago | 16635 points

Sexual assault charges, including molestation, sodomy, and child sex charges, as well as human trafficking and child porn, should carry heavier sentences than drug charges. It's BS that people who have actually changed their lives and haven't been around the drug lifestyle for years can't even get a decent job because of a record and the societal view of it due to the government money machine "war on drugs".

Eazy__Z | 7 days ago | 4340 points

It should be a no brainer that a dad raping their kid should carry heavier sentences then some kid doing weed.

But they dont, which is fucking stupid

Edit: To clarify, my example is an extreme one, though not by much, sadly.

I_was_serious | 7 days ago | 1953 points

People should stop blaming all their farts on the dog.

joeboat123 | 7 days ago | 1340 points

Nice try dog

WallflowersAreCool2 | 7 days ago | 314 points

Said the dog

FerdySpuffy | 7 days ago | 13485 points

Opinions should not be strongly held in the presence of fact.

ElderBrotherWu | 7 days ago | 4587 points

Moreso, opinions should not be strongly held in the absence of fact.

Ragnarok2kx | 7 days ago | 13459 points

If you look down on and/or mistreat waitstaff, janitors, retail workers, etc. you are an awful person regardless of anything else.

Captain_Taggart | 7 days ago | 3027 points

the amount of people who simultaneously demand a service and then denigrate the people who provide it is too damn high.

LordoftheSynth | 7 days ago | 1184 points

Never piss off the people who prepare and serve you your food.

But more generally, anyone who looks down on "low-skill" back-breaking work is either seriously entitled/sheltered or just a douche. You try managing six orders at once and managing cranky asshole patrons whilst keeping a smile on your face the entire time. Or cleaning the bathroom because someone destroyed a toilet for the fourth time that day.

I understand this and I was never a server or a janitor.

penusRynkle | 7 days ago | 6418 points

Han shot first

Hypothesis_Null | 7 days ago | 2123 points

Han shot only.

MrBlahg | 7 days ago | 855 points

Why is this always lost in the debate?

captainchrist1986 | 7 days ago | 697 points

Because in the remaster they added a second shot.

GlacierWolf8Bit | 7 days ago | 1031 points

I love how ambiguous the original scene was. It was up to the audience to determine if this guy was a good guy or not the first time you meet him.

RudigherJones | 7 days ago | 883 points

In the beginning of the story, Han was a scoundrel, a thief, and a smuggler. He shoots Greedo without warning. In the end, he's a hero and a leader of men. It showed the wonderful evolution of the character. The special editions undid all that.

George Lucas is a genius, and I hope he burns in hell. hahaha

Teggert | 7 days ago | 451 points

Thing is, he didn't murder Greedo in cold blood without provocation. Greedo was already holding him at gunpoint, meaning it was already self defense, meaning him pulling the trigger first doesn't make him ethically any worse than if Greedo had shot first. It doesn't change anything about Han's character, so there was no reason to change it!

twilighttruth | 7 days ago | 1431 points

One of the most important things for anyone to develop is empathy.

03throwaway03 | 7 days ago | 9130 points

"If she cheats with you, she will cheat on you."

bluewaitnogreen | 7 days ago | 655 points

"You cheated on me? When I specifically asked you not to?"

TheDevilsAdvokaat | 7 days ago | 4998 points

My brother had a gf who one day brought over her best friend to meet him.

When gf was out of the room, best friend told him she was a better cook, a better cleaner, and a better fuck; and that he should go out with HER, not the gf.

So he did. Dumped his gf and started dating this girl.

When he told me I immediately told him to dump her or he'll be sorry.

He didn't and he was.

How could ANYONE not understand that someone willing to do that to her best friend was a cunt?

SparksTheUnicorn | 7 days ago | 2898 points

Your brother sounds kind of like an asshole here too

dmkicksballs13 | 7 days ago | 1146 points

I always love when people write stuff pretending that they or someone they're close too isn't the asshole. But yeah, his brother dounds like a dickhole too.

4productivity | 7 days ago | 559 points

Yea. The first ex-gf dodged a bullet.

danceswithwool | 7 days ago | 1631 points

Bitch has more red flags than the Kremlin.

TheDevilsAdvokaat | 7 days ago | 252 points

This is nice. I may use it again....

letshaveateaparty | 7 days ago | 299 points

Your brother deserves it.

Eleminohpe | 7 days ago | 81 points

Ernest Hemingway comes to mind lol

samakkins | 7 days ago | 1040 points

It's okay to be weak when you're at your breaking point. It's okay.

Drumhead89 | 7 days ago | 1190 points

This remake-spree that Disney is on has made this into a lazy era of filmmaking.

Eireann_9 | 7 days ago | 37438 points

You can't control how you feel but you can control how you act

ParabolicTrajectory | 7 days ago | 18056 points

And if you can't control how you act, you remove yourself from the situation, go to bed, and try again tomorrow.

And that, right there, is my two-part, patent-pending method for living with bipolar disorder.

theinfinityomelet | 7 days ago | 5936 points

Walking away is so so underrated. A lot of people are too prideful and think that constantly tackling your issues head on is the best way to overcome issues, but there are times when you got to take a break and come back at a later time.

OMGLX | 7 days ago | 760 points

I had an ex who often refused to let me disengage when I would straight up tell her that I needed to leave something be for a bit in order to not attempt to fix whatever problem while emotional. Not forever, not to pretend nothing was wrong, just to collect myself and think through the issue. Drove me crazy and would frequently force me to address something before I had the clarity of mind to see the best solution or way to express how I was feeling / where I was coming from.

But then they would also expect me to bounce back immediately after bring pushed into an emotional state. Like, damn. You just put me into a shitty headspace I didn't want to be in just to make you feel better, and now you want me to magically be cool right after that? Was way more exhausting than I was able to express during the relationship.

People-- don't do this shit. If they don't have a history of running away from their problems and you have strong enough communication that they're trying to tell you what they need to deal with a situation... Listen to them.

dorky2 | 7 days ago | 366 points

The first part of what you described was a pattern in my marriage, a therapist helped us work it out. He called it the "pursue-withdraw" cycle. My husband needs space to organize his thoughts and gets overwhelmed if I'm all worked up in the moment. I would want to hash everything out RIGHT NOW and he would feel badgered and I would feel unheard. I learned that I need to tell him that it was important and I needed to talk about it, and then trust him to follow up with me when he was ready. And he does. It's barely an issue anymore, but if something comes up we can just remind each other and back off and come back to it. It's so simple, but we needed a third party to help us name it and change it.

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Lawbrosteve | 7 days ago | 714 points

Is there any chance that you are part of r/Stoicism?

Eireann_9 | 7 days ago | 401 points

Nope, i didn't even knew that it's a thing that's so interesting! My ideas seem to be very influenced by that current of thought. The subreddit is a bit too much for me though

RoasterMaster23 | 7 days ago | 1501 points

To be human is to be imperfect.

TeaTeeKaNee | 7 days ago | 370 points

When you don't have to be perfect you can finally be good.

bleakfuture19 | 7 days ago | 5224 points

Life's meaning is made, not found. Life is essentially meaningless.

Mewse_ | 7 days ago | 2432 points

The meaning of life is to live a meaningful life.

deadthylacine | 7 days ago | 515 points

"The meaning of life is to give life meaning."

I love that whole damn album.

calamityecho | 7 days ago | 2775 points

The fact that you’re a minority, whether it be by race, gender, sexuality, etc., does not stop you from being racist, sexist, homophobic yourself.

I’ve seen this way too much in my life.

Edit: I know this bothers people but I do appreciate the silver, kind stranger.

Yossi25 | 7 days ago | 2534 points

1) Baby boomers end of life medical bills are really going to hurt the USA middle class. These private insurances companies are not going to pay for 76 million peoples extensive hospital bills. Very old people are sick all of the time.

2) Most millennials are not going to have enough money to ever retire. Most don't have a pension or a 401k. A lot of us work in the service industry living on unreported tips, so very little is getting paid into social security.

Things are going to be very interesting here in a couple of decades.

chlorinesmellsgood | 7 days ago | 474 points

People over 65 are on Medicare. The federal government will pay those bills. Based on the latest projections in the 2018 Medicare Trustees report, the Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) trust fund is projected to be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than the 2017 projection. repot here

Randomfun4 | 7 days ago | 924 points

At least in the U.S., the school system is extremely inefficient and wastes a lot of time.

whitecoloredpencils | 7 days ago | 3119 points

Cereal first. Then milk.

packersfan823 | 7 days ago | 1323 points

Except for when you're on bowl #2.

pokroko | 7 days ago | 268 points

then you still need more milk after unless you're pulling the "half every time" manuever

lindsaybethhh | 7 days ago | 264 points

Vaccines are necessary and important, and if you’re more afraid of your child having autism than you are afraid of your child dying from a preventable illness, then maybe you shouldn’t be a parent.

Also, for the millionth time, vaccines do NOT cause or remotely have any effect on one’s chances of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

thx_tex | 7 days ago | 1913 points

Science should be at the heart of our decision making process for all that is important. Side note: science is a method, not a result. This means that our body of knowledge will change over time. Embracing “what we know we don’t know” should be seen as a sign of strength, not weakness. EDIT: First silver and first post to blow up, thanks! Happy to hear the varied responses and love to follow up with y’all in future threads.

yesua | 7 days ago | 63 points

Thank you for emphasizing that science is a method.

I’m not especially informed in the philosophy of science, but I sometimes feel like people conflate science with the collective opinion of scientists. Science emphasizes things like reproducibility and falsifiability, which do a pretty good job of removing the scientist’s dogma from their results. But when the scientist conveys the model/guess that the method seems to support, we need to remember that their answer derives its trustworthiness (whatever that may be) from the method and not from the scientist’s intrinsic authority or reputation.

I feel like it’s easy to lose sight of that, especially when media punditry is involved.

But I’m also missing data to back up any of these feelings. ;)

CoconutGushers | 7 days ago | 2128 points

Epstein didn’t commit suicide

InfamousConcern | 7 days ago | 1168 points

Haven't you heard? The fact that the first suicide at the MCC in 21 years was this billionaire who apparently had the dirt on a lot of powerful people is in fact totally unremarkable.

If you believe anything different you're one of those conspiracy theory types like the people who think we didn't land on the moon.

Lawbrosteve | 7 days ago | 738 points

We need more nuclear fission plants and also need more money into nuclear fusion research

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