Image by beautifulrecovery from Pixabay

We all want to feel like we belong.

For some people, that entails jumping on the bandwagon and doing what everyone else is doing.


But how far are you willing to go?

There was a time when every kid in my neighborhood played Dungeons & Dragons, which, for the uninitiated was a fantasy role-playing game that was ideal for escapism.

I tried. I wanted to be cool, but I just was not into it. And that was when I realized I don't have to do what everyone else was doing and that marching to the beat of my own drum was much cooler.


Although I lost out on social opportunities with friends, I gained perspective by staying true to my convictions.

I don't knock others for the things they are into – whether it be tattoos or listening to the most commercially successful music group or artist, but I will seek them out on my own terms and not because they are trendy.

Redditor Mobslayer7 asked:

"What's a trend you refuse to get behind?"

Proof Of Philanthropy

"Filming myself doing a good deed."

"I'm not sure why this starting, but personally I find it takes all of the generosity out of the act. Ex. Filming yourself giving a homeless person food."

ecitruoc

Blowing Up Lips

"Lip injection."

ElEeEmEmLemon

"a-f'king-greed. Your lips have to fit your face. If you have naturally big lips, great! But if you don't, there's nothing wrong with having Tilda Swinton lips."

svenson_26

Time To Shut The "Gate"

"Adding 'gate' to the end of every controversy. It makes no sense!!! It was called the 'Watergate' scandal because that was the name of the hotel that was being broken into. But ever since then...ugh."

bottleneckgeek

Vine Replacement

"Tiktok. (Oddly enough, I miss vine!)"

googlefoam

"TikTok is poisonous."

Simple_Facade

Hey All You Cool Cats & Kittens

"Watching Tiger King. Still haven't."

The_Black_Knight_7

"There are no hero's in that show."

thingpaint

Music Video GIF Giphy

Quirks

"Purposely going against a trend for the sake of being qUIrkY!! Also hating people for following trends. And writing words in random uppercase and lowercase letters."

E1lySym

Bringing The Curtain Down

"Cancel culture."

Ultraviolet_Dreams

"This guy wants to cancel cancel culture! Let's cancel him!"

PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz

The Sweet Stuff

"Smoothie bowls. You're putting fruit on top of your blended fruit??"

"Also, those things are sugar bombs. It's a really weird way to start your morning—I'd crash within an hour."

bombasscheesypopcorn

Cancelling Fashion

"Wearing super expensive, popular clothes or shoes."

"Im part of the age group that does this and i think it is the stupidest thing, more so with shoes and the people who try to keep them clean all the time. Half the time the expensive sh*t dont even look that good."

KILO_APEX

Kids These Days, I Tell Ya

"Those weird 'emojis' as I'll call them that kids these days are using."

"OwO UwU whatever the hell those stupid ass things are."

Jazzlike-Region

"what👋is👋this👋 suppose👋to👋mean???"

"I f'king hate people that do this."

Caffeine_and_Alcohol

Let's Leave "Karen" Out Of It

"Using the name 'Karen' as an insult. You want to call someone an entitled b*tch, call them an entitled b*tch. Leave poor Karen out of it... none of the 'Karens' I've met were actually named Karen, and all of the people I know named Karen are lovely people... but they can't complain about their name being taken as an insult because to do so would get them immediately labeled as a 'Karen.'"

bandastalo

Showing Skin

"Torn jeans. They don't look cool they look like wasted jeans."

JimSalice

Political Mockery

"Trump bashing. It seems the thing to do on Reddit, but you will never hear me badmouth that orange, small handed, lift wearing, stroke denying, cheating, fraudulent piece of turd treason scumbag a**hole. Never."

gozba

They Say They're Comfy, But...

"Crocs."

Torch2326

Louis Hansel/Unsplash

Food is a totally subjective thing. What has one person drooling might leave another dry-heaving just thinking about.

Having said that, some stuff is just plain ... wrong.

Keep reading... Show less

Secrets, we all have them. Some will be spilled over time and some will go to the grave.

Mine are going to the grave. Just in case you were waiting for a truth sharing moment, there it is.

Others often feel the need to shed their secrets. Secrets can weigh on you.

So every once in awhile people start letting loose, because it's the only way to free yourself.

That's why you get a therapist, to share the most shocking, intimate details of your life. To spill and be free.

Or... naturally, you come to Reddit.

Redditor General-Pea2016 wanted see who would be willing to spill some tea about life, they asked:

"What have you never told anyone?"
Keep reading... Show less
Photo by Rosie Sun on Unsplash

Sometimes it's time to stop the world for a few minutes, relax, and unwind. Slip into a warm bath or have a nice glass of wine on the side to really drive that comfort and relaxation home.

We work ourselves to death most days without any acknowledgment for the absolute limit to which we are pushing our bodies. With the world constantly swirling around us as this happens, it can feel a little like there is no respite.

That's why we need to learn things that really comfort us. About the world, about other people, whatever. We need some comfort to take so that we can bring some stillness into our crazy world.

Keep reading... Show less
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Everyone has an opinion and apparently that opinion is golden advice. (Two different things)

You can give opinions, but know what you're saying and sharing.

Advice is more... heavy. It's definitive.

So beware and take "advice" with a grain of salt.

Redditor PsychedelicAirFusion wanted to hear about the times other people should've just stayed quiet with their opinions, by asking:

"What's the worst advice you have received?"
Keep reading... Show less