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 Describe The Exact Moment They Realized Their Friends Were A-Holes
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Everyone has friends who you become less and less close to with each passing year.

This isn't always by choice, though, but simply by circumstance, when your lives both take different directions.

In some cases, however, we do find ourselves making a very conscious decision to stop spending time with certain friends.

Owing to the fact that these people might not be our friends after all.

In certain cases, the communication ends as the result of one specific moment.

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People Break Down The Greatest TV Theme Songs Of All-Time
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We all have songs that we can't get out of our heads, resulting in our randomly humming them while walking down the street.

Among the most infectious songs are theme songs to TV shows.

Be it from tuning in every week to catch up with Friends who will always" be there for [us]", or being "stuck in the middle" of a Grace And Frankie binge, we often find ourselves humming the theme songs of our favorite shows more often than we find ourselves quoting the best lines.

Even if it means humming an infectious melody to a wordless piece of music (Will & Grace or Seinfeld anyone?)

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People Explain Which Bits Of Common Knowledge They Learned Way Too Late In Life
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Who hasn't had a moment when they learned what they thought was a revelatory piece of information, ran to share it with their friends, and were then greeted by a barrage of stone faces?

Owing to the fact that what we only just learned a few minutes ago, was apparently common knowledge.

These include your favorite movie star was in fact the offspring of another movie star, what gelatin is actually made of, or little tricks and strategies which make certain experiences so much more pleasurable.

For no particular reason, some people learn these things far later than just about everyone else.

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I'm a simple person when it comes to video games.

I prefer to go with nostalgia.

All of these fancy deals put me on sensory overload.

But my goodness the technology really has come a long way.

And there are actual storylines and drama.

Good for y'all gamers.

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