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Sometimes I think back to a teacher I had when I was a kid who demanded to know whether any of us were "raised in a barn" in response to crappy behavior. Namely littering. She hated littering. Can you blame her? It's a horrible habit and some people do it with no sense of shame. She dedicated much of her time to telling students to pick up after themselves and dispose of things properly. For that, I'm thankful.

But why didn't anyone else get the memo? The trash I see on the streets is obscene.

People had lots of thoughts to share after Redditor SneakyStriedker876 asked the online community,

"What seemingly uncivilized thing is commonplace in society?"

"We delight..."

"We delight in the deaths of others as long as we feel it was justified. But when the reverse happens we act all high and mighty like we wouldn't engage in the same behavior."

shoe_assassin

"Slaughtering each other..."

"Slaughtering each other via warfare to solve political differences. It's standard policy worldwide."

Oryx

Indeed it is. And it seems impossible to stop.

"Especially..."

"Littering. Especially dropping cigarette butts on the ground/flicking them out the window.

The world is not your personal ashtray/garbage bin."

bright_morning_star

Every now and then I find new trash in my yard and I am constantly amazed by how nasty people can be.

"Mobbing someone..."

"Mobbing someone because of their opinion or for a comment they made a long time ago, even if that time was yesterday."

NoSoyPoll

"The fact..."

"Xenophobia. The fact that racism and racial violence still exist is an indicator that we're still tribal primates in fancy clothes."

theas

And it makes no sense! It's not based in reality. We are truly a tribal species.

"Shouting..."

"Shouting while arguing, refusing to listen to the opinions of others, basically the inability to debate and maintain proper communication."

PinkColoredEyes

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"Letting people die..."

"Letting people die of curable conditions simply because they can't afford healthcare."

emmennwhyy

Probably the biggest reason why much of the Western world looks at the United States with shame in their eyes.

"Parents forcing..."

"Parents forcing their kids to hug family/friends despite the kid being uncomfortable doing it. They feel uncomfortable for a reason."

redboy2122

"During the holiday season..."

"During the holiday season, customers take products off of our online fulfillment carts. Y'all have legs. Get your own."

ShadowUmbreon197

"Using phone speakers..."

"Using phone speakers in public. I don't care what you and your friend think about that restaurant, or how much that Spotify jam speaks to you. Nobody else wants to hear it."

aroneox

We truly need to stop all of these, don't you think?

Some?

No?

Okay then.

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