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The world is a messed up place, fam. A lot of the stuff that we don't even realize is messed up is actually ridiculously sadistic. The horrors are everywhere, and they're inescapable.


So now that I've gotten you feeling depressed AF, here are some sad and sometimes gruesome examples of sadistic things we encounter every day. Thanks, Reddit. Thanks a lot.

AParable asked: What's way more sadistic than it seems?

Perhaps the most sadistic things are actually the ones that are well-intended.

Letting them go peacefully is better.

Making your 90 year old grandma/grandpa with end stage dementia a full code. CPR and defibrillation are violent and painful. We will break their ribs while doing CPR. Possibly all of them. It's just plain cruel. As a nurse it is the worst part of my job. Not the dying, not the blood, not the poop, it's the keeping someone alive by force.

I understand losing a loved one is painful and horrible, I've been there. But trust me, the kindest thing you could do for them is to let them die peacefully.

Lilrn14

And the fact that you're literally just delaying the inevitable for probably a fairly short time. It's just selfish.

HappyHappyUnbirthday

THIS.

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Class pets, especially rodents. They're almost never given appropriate care, they're put in unsuitable cages (think of all the class hamsters that get stuck and die in those colorful plastic tunnels), and they rarely live anything resembling their full lifespan.

If class pets are meant to teach kids about responsibility, teach them the proper requirements instead of subjecting the poor animals to awful conditions and the stress of little kids trying to grab and pet them.

An_ineffable_plan

Can confirm.

Expecting a smart child to continue that level of excellence, and essentially benchmarking their academic life based on them being above average during their formative years.

Kids are sponges, if something interests them, they will pick it up quickly, it doesn't remain that way for every single kid, one day they might like books, the next they like dinosaur toys, if you keep picking the dino toy out their hands, and shove a book in them, they won't like books anymore.

Drakeskulled_Reaper

​On that note, stop scarring children. That’s it, that’s my comment. Stop.

These are creepy af.

Family YouTube channels.

I don't think there is ever a healthy way to profit off your kids like that.

BETSYCHEDDAR

So there's a tiktok account of a person who was the child of a "mummy blog" I think they are in their early 20s now and they don't say who their mum is but apparently it was one of the first big ones. Anyway they does a lot of videos about how it affected them and how much they hated it.

There was one really sad video where they said when there mum would write about them being naughty they wasn't just being scolded by their mum but thousands of internet strangers as well. So sad.

Rubertine

Consent is always important, in every situation.

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Tickling. Especially when you tell them to stop and they don't.

Jessicaja

Tickling kids is a great way to teach them a lesson in consent. When they tell you to stop you stop, and tell them that you stopped because you respect them and their right to make decisions about their own body. With enough reinforcement, you'll raise a kid who values consent and respects other people

Dagrin666

Just let them pee.

Not letting kids leave class when they need the bathroom.

LoneOstrich

My parents told me when I was a kid that if I had to go to the bathroom and a teacher wouldn't let me, to just ignore them and go.

Only did it a couple times and nothing bad happened.

MSJDCAK

This is child abuse.

Scary or humiliating pranks, or public shaming for punishment, of young children.

Msty2k

I don't think actual pranks even exist anymore. Nowadays, people just film themselves doing horrible things to others, and then saying "chill bro, it's just a prank!". The pranking trend with social media really ruined it.

Nokittythatsmypie

​And of course, pets. Poor animals get some of the worst “well-intentioned” treatment out there.

Let the mice live.

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Glue traps for mice.

I used to share space for my business with a guy who used those traps. I would come in in the morning and there would be a high pitched screaming that would go on for hours.

When I realized what it was...

Warshok

So messed up.

Goldfish bowls

Your 1 year old stunted little goldfish didn't "live a long time," Felicia.

NotThatChar

Can't remember where I read it, but supposedly the whole goldfish-in-a-little-round-bowl thing came from Westerners seeing Asian fish on display in bowls. They didn't know that the fish actually lived in a pond and were just on display for the evening.

Axnu

Seriously needs to stop.

Breeding brachycephalic dogs. Pugs, English bulldogs, frenchies etc. It's a literal deformity that causes respiratory issues. Owners think it's "cute".

SorryMyCatsSaidNo

I think it's time the entire world had an overhaul. Maybe the end of times will be a good thing, considering all of the BS human beings put each other and other creatures through.

Be good to each other, y'all. And use your brains

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In the words of every millennial who was once on Tumblr, adulting is hard. I’ve been a legal adult for nine years now, and I still don’t fully understand taxes. I just let TurboTax do its thing and hope for the best. They REALLY need to teach that sh*t in schools.

But I’m not the only adult who still feels like a child! I think a lot of us can relate to that. And to be honest, we can be very unprepared for what life throws at us.

U/cracksandcrevices asked: What is an adult problem that nobody prepared you for?

The worst part is the cruel awakening that we actually have to, you know, do stuff on our own.​

Choosing things is hard.

Having to not only make important decisions by myself (I expected that much) but also having to do so in a timely fashion uninhibited by indecision.

Kurenai_zera

Having to make decisions is such a big thing for me. Intellectually, of course I knew I'd have to make decisions. I just want ready too make them without knowing the consequences and at the speed of life.

Billionai1

Errands eat up sooo much time.

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How much time you spend just doing stuff.

"Oh need to replace my tire and that's over by the store, so while I replace the tire I can do some errands and I'll save time and be home in no time" three hours later "Okay just one more errand before I head home"

Also how putting off a small task just a couple days in a row can quickly amount to a longer chore/responsibility later. "Eh I can just leave this in the sink, get to it later before bed" x 2 days "Why is this grime caked onto this plate still I've been scrubbing for 10 minutes straight!"

WhyImcalledqueen

That’s what delivery is for.

Being sick and having to care for yourself. Like when you were younger your parents would get the medicine, or the medicine cabinet would just be stocked all the time, etc. But here I am with a cold having to build up the energy to go to the supermarket to buy some asprin and throat lozenges all by myself.

Niwawhahatuira

Underwear gnomes are the true pests.

The endless cleaning. I had chores when I was a kid, but I had zero clue how much actual work went into keeping house. I cleaned my house this morning and by midweek it'll be a war zone of pet hair, crumbs, and dust. I don't even have kids wtf it's like the underpants gnomes show up when I'm asleep and mess my house up.

Sn00dlerr

Another sh*tty thing is the crushing loneliness that comes with adulthood. Why didn’t they tell us that we would have no friends after the age of 25?

The only thing I miss about school.

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A lack of community. Growing up you have your elementary school. Each day you see your friends and participate in activities together. Sometimes they move away and sometimes you do, but it largely stays the same through high school and middle school. Flash forward to adulthood and you're just alone. You want to make friends IRL, but have no idea how to go about doing it without seeming creepy, desperate, or god knows what.

This is really hard when you are not overtly religious so you cannot join a religious community. My friend and I talk about this from time to time, it's arguably the hardest thing to deal with in life. It gets worse the longer you live, as you know you are outliving your generation.

Nevek_Green

The reason why I have cats.

You can go days on end without having to speak to a single person, at first it's a dream come true, after about 2 months you start talking to your toaster to pad the silence while waiting for your toast.

Austinape9

I literally haven't spoken to someone beyond saying thank you/no when buying groceries in months. At first it felt kind of freeing and now it's just kinda sad.

Peachesnplumsmf

Ditto on this advice.

The inevitably of your parents dying. My dad just passed away and I'm 25...no one could have prepared me I guess.

Mkg1995

I feel you. Mine passed away back in August when I was 28. There's nothing you can do to prepare for it, and I'm afraid I have no magic words to make it better. Just know you're not alone. I'll never say it gets "better," but it eventually starts to suck less and your hard days get a little less frequent. I'm so, so sorry.

Ginger_pale_1805

​The sad fact is, you have to start fending for yourself with no one to help you. And that’s terrifying.

Saving money is hard for this reason alone.

Basic home maintenance: when to change air filters, smoke alarm batteries, timing of lawn care, how often do you clean the gutters, are you supposed to clean under the stove, what is edging, how do you recycle, how to change locks, etc.

Ctsom

Not to mention the random costs that spring up. Trying to save up money? Good for you. Except your sink just sprung a leak so you need to pay a plumber to fix that. Now you can save money agai... Nope, car needs servicing. Okay, your can definitely save money now.... Wait, that leaky sink sprouted mold so now your bathroom needs to be gutted and redone.

TechyDad

We are all Squidward.

Being absolutely exhausted most of the time. I never thought I'd be the 'I hate everyone' guy. But I am and everyone can f*ck off.

Tuvasbien

We all become Squidward after hitting a certain age.

KvltDrummer

You either die a SpongeBob or live long enough to become a Squidward.

Me? I'm Patrick. F*ck your rat race.

Poopsicle_88

As someone who has lost a parent, I can tell you that sometimes you will never be prepared for certain events in your adult life. Everyone’s experience is different, and sometimes adulthood just means figuring it out for yourself.

You got this, grown-ups of the internet. I believe in you

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