People Explain Which Ideas Seem Complicated But Are Actually Dead Simple
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We tend to overthink things when we are presented with a problem.


Whether it's worrying about the future or regretting the past, the common behavior causes so much stress and anxiety in our lives, and yet, most of us continue to be over analytical.

But if we stop and take a breath, we may find that some things in life are a lot simpler than we thought.

Curious to hear some examples, Redditor Worried_pet_Potato asked:
"What seems complicated but is actually dead simple?"

The Power Of A Theorem

"The number of things in physics that are basically The Pythagorean theorem applied is always gratifying."

fallon_borden

Authoritative Search Engine

"Using google to answer simple questions."

"For example, I am not an IT professional but I am good at fixing computers because I can 'speak google'. 90% of the time when a friend or family member asks me for tech support, I just google the question."

Sirhc978

It's Not Always About Excelling

"When you truly get over the fear of failure of perfectionism, you might be surprised how much you are capable of."

ActivityEven7591

When it comes to basic interactions with people, these Redditors seemed to have hit the nail on the head.

Staying In Your Lane

"Minding your own business."

NothingMatterAnymor

"Kind of goes hand in hand with shutting the f'k up. Simpler than most people would make it appear."

flipping_birds

Not Said Enough

"Telling people you love them when you actually do."

drDjausdr

Mature Discussions

"Having a disagreement without getting angry and shouting."

aDrunkSailor82

Amateur Chef

"My roommate once said reheating his food in the oven because our microwave was broken took too much work. I wrapped his sh*t in tinfoil and took it out in 10 minutes and the guy thought I was gordon ramsey. Heat plus food equals hot food idiot."

figfondler15

English grammar breaks a lot of rules, but there are some basic rules people should always be cognizant of.

Keep It Simple

"Semicolons. Just have a complete sentence on both sides."

Terpsichorean_Wombat

Knowing The Difference

"Their, They're. A, An Your, You're Than, Then."

IsAlwaysTired

Common Mistake

"Could have, should have. It drives me insane when I see somebody saying could of or should of."

Creepus_Explodus

I don't get people who litter. Is it really that hard to walk your empty water bottle to a recycle bin or toss your candy wrapper in the trash?

Apparently so.

News flash: it's not that difficult to get rid of trash.

Don't overthink it. Just leave your empty soda cans and Starbucks coffee cups off the street, because most of us appreciate cleanliness.

What's impressive to me is how clean the city of Tokyo is in comparison to many metropolitan areas in the U.S.

The baffling part is, there generally are no trash cans in the streets of Tokyo, and yet, the city is in pristine condition because the citizens respect common public areas.

People there carry their trash with them until they find a convenience store with garbage receptacles or get home so they can get rid of trash there.

People Imagine How They'd React If Someone Offered Them $50K For Their Pet
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I've got a decent amount of animals - some fish, turtles, dogs, etc. - but out of all of them, Optimus Prime is definitely *my* pet.

He's kind of a jerk to everyone else, but a with me he's a the biggest bestest beefaroni boy.

That is an outright lie, this dog is awfully behaved and taught himself how to open doors so he stays letting mosquitos in the house and air conditioning all of South Florida instead of just my living room. I just have a soft spot for him.

But here's the thing - soft spot or not, if someone offered me $50k for this dog, my reaction wouldn't be horror because I just love my "shmoopies" and even can't imagine. I'm not that privileged.

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People Explain How They Got Their Scars
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Two years ago I steamed a hole in my belly with a hot water bottle that was slightly open.

I didn't feel myself literally cooking because I have nerve damage in the area, but I still have a quarter-sized circular scar as proof!

I've got lots of scars, but my lobster steam stamp is one of my newer additions so it's kind of a fan favorite right now.

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People Explain Which Professions They Have Absolutely No Respect For
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Have you ever heard of a certain job that people call a career and thought... "PEOPLE PAY YOU FOR THAT?!?!"

All hard, honest work is good work.

And then there is just trash work.

And I don't mean garbage collection, that is honest work.

I don't know how some people live with themselves.

Redditor MrTuxedo1 wanted to discuss the careers they don't believe people should chase. They asked:

"What job do you have no respect for?"
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The nose is constantly being attacked by odors of the world.

Going through one day without having to hold my breath during a certain point, is a miracle.

Of course, I'm a New Yorker, so I maybe exaggerating for people in the countryside.

What's funnier is odors that are pleasant, that shouldn't be.

Have you ever looked and something and thought... "yuck."

But then you smelled it and it was like... "oh lovely,"

Redditor HappQueue wanted to know what aromas are arousing to the senses that may come as a surprise to many. They asked:

"What smells good but shouldn't?"
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