Life's biggest and most confusing question is "WHY?" The answer to why is what we most want to know. 

And for the most part we'll NEVER understand the whys. Why wouldn't you do things that way or this way? WHY are you posting that when you're asking for privacy? 

Questioning is exhausting.


Redditor gamedemon24 asked a very similar and intriguing question. 

What makes absolutely 0% sense to you?

The responses were EPIC! AND... very telling. For example :

Why wouldn't you take LIFE SAVING meds?

I work in Fire and EMS. When patients quit taking their blood pressure medication because they don't have high blood pressure anymore. That's because it's working nitwit! Or seizure medication. Or diabetes medication.  214bouncyballs

Why aren't teeth as important as a bladder?

I don't understand why dental care is not considered actual health care and it treated like a sidecar benefit. bodhilady


Don't do things only Beyonce can do! 

A girl I once knew put up maternity pictures of herself on facebook. One of the pics was of her in a white lacy dress in a bathtub filled with milk and flowers. I just don't understand why.  VirginArnoldPalmer


To be fair... Google knows alot!

How easily people can convince themselves they know more about a topic than an expert, who has devoted their life to a topic, after a 10 minute google search. Logic512

Now tacos are 24 hours! That's a law right?

I tried to go through the Taco Bell drive-thru on a Friday night, and they had closed at 10pm.

What business do you think you are in? CEDWAR22


There are taco bells that close at 10 pm? What madness is this? typhonist

A valid question!

The DMV has some pertinent questions too.

People wanting flying cars. With as many bad drivers as there are on the ground, why would you want that in the sky?Jaebird0388


Get ready... a hurricane is coming!

I currently live in Texas. The fact that I'm on standby for going into work during this weather is baffling. My store still hasn't officially closed. Whoever is attempting to shop at a clothing store during a hurricane make no sense. Awshiznitz

We're not mind readers!

Menus without prices, or just selling anything without a price on it. If you don't tell me how much something is until it's time to pay for it then I'm just not going to buy anything at all. Early_

Finally we're ready to put Emily Post in here place. 

Why there are certain foods for breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Why is cereal a breakfast item? Why is it not normal to eat it for dinner?

Why are chicken biscuits a breakfast item? Can't I have those for dinner? Seems appetizing for dinner.

Pizza for breakfast is the best, why is it frowned upon? youssefprime


Appreciating humanity is important!

Consciousness. Not in comparison to being unconscious. But out of the trillions of animals on Earth, how did I end up in this body? I could have been born a slave in some ancient culture. I could have been a cat, bird, or some insect that lived for 4 days. Why me? Why now? My egg could have split in the womb and I could have been a twin. What happened to his consciousness? I have 3 kids. My wife lost a pregnancy between kid #2 and #3. I don't know if it was a girl or a boy. We could have had a kid #4, #5, and so on, but we chose to stop. What about them? What would they have been like? How many great (or mediocre) people were never born? It seems that the set of possible conscious beings would be HUGE and the VAST majority of them never have a being to walk around in. How the hell did I (or we) end up so damn lucky? dog_superiority

Food for thought.


Somethings are eternally boggling. 

Reddit's search function.  BBW_Crew_Johnny 

What came first? The chicken, the egg or... time?

Time. I will never be able to wrap my head around time.It must have started at some point. But, what was there before time? And was there anything before that, and before that?One day there was nothing, the next day we have a massive universe.

I can't comprehend it no matter how hard I try.your_gal_pal


Remember it's 'til death do us part.

That my spouse can not close anything completely. Everything is halfway screwed on or has the top just sitting on it. So many things spilled and broken.  kowzzzz 


Isn't eternal life the hope?

The concept of forever. It makes my head hurt to even think too hard about it. catsxmaru 


Some questions are forever! No matter how many times it's explained to you. Not everyone is always going to get it.

I still have no idea how phones and computers work. I've had it explained so many times but I'm totally fine just being in awe of how cool it all is.  averysmallbear2

Very sexy. Magic!

How a camera is able to capture what I see.  tictacfender


The list of answers for 'WHY' is endless. No matter how many answers you have. 


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Life is hard. It's a miracle to make it through with some semblance of sanity. We are all plagued by grief and trauma. More and more people of all backgrounds are opening up about personal trauma and its origins. Finally! For far too long we've been too silent on this topic. And with so many people unable to afford mental health care, the outcomes can be damaging.

All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

Redditor u/nthn_thms wanted to see who was willing to share about things they'd probably rather forget, by asking:

What's the most traumatizing thing you experienced as a child?
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Being single can be fun. In fact, in this time of COVID, being single can save lives. But the heart is a fickle creature.

And being alone can really suck in times of turmoil. None of us are perfect and it feels like that's all anyone is looking for... perfect.

Now that doesn't mean that all of us are making it difficult to partner up. Sure, some people are too picky and mean-spirited, but some of the rest of us are crazy and too much to handle. So one has to be sure.

The truth is, being single is confusing, no matter how much we try to match. So let's try to understand...

Redditor u/Mcxyn wanted to discuss some truths about love and our own issues, by asking:

Why are you single?
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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!

What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."


"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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As part of the learning process, children often do embarrassing things before they learn a little more about the world and all the different implications therein. While the inappropriate moment is usually minor and ends in laugher some instances are truly mortifying.

One such instance involved a little sister who was around 6 at the time. It was the 90s and at the height of the youth-focused PSAs (think the frying egg representing your brain). One type was a safety PSA about stranger danger. The speaker would remind the children that if a stranger tried to take you anywhere to yell “Stop, you're not my mommy/daddy" to raise the alarm.

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