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Have you ever stopped to question when something became "normal" that should never have been?


There are many occurrences that are damaging but nobody thinks twice about it due to its frequency – until now.

This year, a major global health crisis certainly brought about changes in our daily lives where situations like remote learning has become the "new normal," even though it is out of necessity for our safety.

When it comes to social conduct, there are plenty of annoying examples – like people inundating your social media feeds with endless posts to seek validation.

If something happens a lot, it is considered normal, and that isn't always a good thing.

Redditor purpleplum456 sought input from askReddit by asking:

"What's something that needs to stop being normalized?"

Among some of the responses were spreading misinformation and over-exercising.

Which of the following could you relate to?

Overtime

"Requiring every employee to work overtime, often unpaid."

ChompyTM

"If you're not salary that's illegal. Document it and inform your local Wage And Hour dept in your local gov. It might be called something different in your town. Do it anonymously and keep after it. After a few fines they won't do it any more."

ripyurballsoff

Misinformation

"Weaponized mis-information."

"We, as a society, function better when we're well informed, not when our news and blogs and podcasters lie to us."

CedarWolf

Exercise

"Working yourself to a burn out."

astralrig96

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Vlogging

"FAMILY VLOGGERS/INFLUENCERS ETC!!"

"This is the hill I will die on."

"I think their children should be entitled to privacy and not to mention...they're basically exploiting their kids for money. If your child can consent to have their lives broadcast on the Internet...go for it! But babies, toddlers, etc. shouldn't have that decision made for them. I understand it's 'their kids' but their kids are also their own person and might look back one day and say 'hey maybe I wasn't chill with you documenting my entire childhood (the good, bad and ugly) for the world to see.'"

"Cough Arielle Charnas filming her daughter's private therapy session and posting it to her Instagram stories."

SnooSprouts1899

No Free Time

"Judging our worth based on how busy we are."

Meowta_This_World

"Me and a friend both opened buissneses and he thinks he is the sh*t, he recently criticized me for having a free time. As free time means lazy and losing oppurtinities. Im like ok you go sleep at your desk while I finish at 4 to chill with my gf and flight new microsoft simulator :). Don't get such people. Or all those people that told me that now that I opened my buisness I will not finish at 4 but always working. Like it's necessity or something to aspire. Bullsh*t. I plan my work right, finish at 4, have results. Hate work talking on free time. Im not my work."

kowal89

Mind Your Own Business

"Worrying about other people's business. Or even worse, trying to make laws concerning other people's business."

"Is it illegal? Is it dangerous to others? Is it causing societal collapse or wars to break out? Oh, you just don't like it/don't agree? Mind your own business."

"There are so many issues that fall under this blanket. If you just put your head down and worried about your own life, everyone's lives would improve."

RidiculouslyPicky

Disagreeing To Disagree

"Demonizing those who disagree with you. Even if you are right and even if they are being a**holes, demonizing others only strengthens their resolve and makes any sort of common ground that might have existed before impossible."

SassyGumsquatch

Kid Pageants

"Any kind of beauty-type pageant for really little kids, including young kid drag shows."

"At 'best', it's parents essentially taking advantage of their children, at worst it facilitates incredibly unhealthy behaviors regarding children and a lot of creepers."

TheKingofHats007

On Having Children

"Two things: 1) asking people who don't have children why they don't have children and when they'll be trying, and 2) touching pregnant women's bellies without asking first."

TinyDancer301

Over-Sharing

"Parents posting massive amounts of pics of their kids on all their social media sites. I do not like or believe in that, at all."

llcucf80

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