Things People Brag About That They Really Shouldn't
It's never attractive to gloat.
Though every so often, we can't help boast about our accomplishments or the accomplishments of others.
Even so, it can get exhausting to hear others go on and on about a recent achievement.
Particularly if that achievement might not exactly be worth celebrating.
Indeed, some people are so inclined to brag about certain elements of their life, that they often don't stop to consider whether or not bringing attention to it is, in fact, a very good idea.
Redditor Left_eared_turtle was curious to hear the many things people mistakenly brag about to others, leading them to ask:
"What is something people brag about that they shouldn't?"
"How much xanax they took and posting it all over social media."
"So many people in my high school took xanax like it was candy and thought they were the sh*t."
"Like congrats, you're now a vegetable for a while."- slav_squat_98
"Treating people like sh*t."- thickredhead27
How Smart Are You?
"Their IQ, especially when they got it from an online IQ test."- captainmagictrousersJane Lynch You Are The Weakest Link GIF by NBCGiphy
"How much they hate their spouse yet stay together?"- holdmyicetea
"How little they sleep."- NoSexAppealNeil
"How trashed they get, every day/weekend."- King_Bean031Drunk Cbs GIF by Paramount+Giphy
"Going to work no matter how ill they are."- Reynoldssas
"Going back to work right away after having a baby."
"I had a boss that used to brag about not taking a day off even when each of his kids were born."
"I’ve met others that brag similarly."
"So, you are more dedicated to your job than your family?"
"Seems odd to me, but whatever."
"Do you."- Round-Goat-7452
"Not taking PTO on their jobs."
"Its kinda sad in my opinion."- juliani01·i feel sick flu GIFGiphy
But How Do You Really Feel?
“'I have no filter!'”
"I'm not talking about folks who, through no fault of their own, have difficulty with 'filtering'."
"This is about folks who are basically proclaiming that they're a**holes without saying that they're a**holes." - Reddit
If there's a trait anyone possesses which is most definitely brag worthy, it's having excellent self-awareness.
As they will know not to brag or boast about certain things.
But one should never expect those people to brag about anything.
They're too self-aware to do so.
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People Explain How They Feel About Parents Who Kick Their Kids Out At 18
We'd love it if all families could be these perfect images of unconditional love, but sometimes that isn't the case.
In fact, sometimes it feels like parents cannot wait for their kids to grow up enough to move out of the house.
Redditor zeg685 asked:
"What do you think of the parents that kick their kids out as soon as they have turned 18 years old?"
Not the Norm Everywhere
"They're not Italian, that's for sure."
"Here in Italy, when the 'child' is finally ready to leave the house at the age of 35, the family gets together to bid them a tearful goodbye... before they move one kilometer away from their parent's house."
The Ones Without Visitors
"I wonder how many parents realize their relationship with their kids is somewhat quid pro quo."
"It feels a bit sociopathic of me to say, but take care of your kids and invest in their futures and lives. Rewarding in itself, yes, but ultimately, one day, you're gonna be old and unable to wipe your own a**, and if your kid hates you, he's not going to do it."
"H**l, I love my parents, but I still am not looking forward to those times."
The Math Isn't Mathin'
"I still find it hard to understand why they kick them out at 18. They're barely out of school and most of them are not even prepared for the world."
"Do they magically mature and gain every skill needed to survive at 18? The animosity towards their own kids is just so appalling."
The Least They Could Do
"Even if you are that ready to get rid of them, why aren’t you letting them know that you are kicking them out so they better prepare to get their stuff In order before then? Why wait until the day they turn 18 to surprise them so they have absolutely no plans to move out? At the very least, give them a good heads-up and let them know you are serious. That is the least you could do."
When Karma Comes Around
"A girl from my class came home after our grad night party to find two garbage bags with her stuff in them. They didn't even tie it so when it rained that night it filled up the bags with water and destroyed her laptop, pictures, and clothing."
"Her parents showed up at her house last year on Independence Day because their house burned down from a firework mishap. I'm told the husband just asked them to leave. Oh, and I should add they didn't have insurance on the home so they were pretty much screwed."
"Once we were working full-time, if we were still at home, my Dad would charge a nominal rent to get us used to managing our money. He would just put it into an account and give it back upon moving out."
"Although if we did move back home, he'd no longer charge since we had experience and could save on our own."
From Generation to Generation
"I can’t imagine having to deal with some of the parents in this thread. My Dad lost a place to live at his parents’ house for the summer his last year of college and luckily my Mom’s parents let him stay in their basement. From what my parents told me my Dad was devastated by this."
"My parents’ rule was we would have a place to stay without paying rent as long as we were in school or after we graduated while we were getting our first job. I really appreciated their support and not needing to worry about housing during the summers while I was in college. Will be doing the same with my three kids."
What Relationship Were They Expecting?
"I got kicked out of my mom's house at 15 because my mom was a headcase, and my OCD went off the scale because of the mental abuse. Dad didn't want to take me in and told me so, but my stepmom forced his hand. The day I graduated HS, my stuff was on the lawn with the locks changed."
"Then I had to live with years of angry messages on the answering machine, 'How come you never call?!?! Why do you hate our family?!?!'"
"I even got accused last week by a family member that I made the whole thing up when she was trying to tell me that I'm a bad person for ignoring my mom. The level of the narcissism of some people is unbelievable."
You Can Stay If...
"I grew up with my mom constantly telling me that her retirement plan was for me to get rich and for her to move in with me."
"When I was well into adulthood and that was obviously not going to happen (and we were not getting along at all), I finally got it through her head that I was absolutely never going to be able to afford to support financially, and we'd kill each other if we lived together."
"Not long after that, she stopped talking to me. It was good to see that she only saw me as a potential pile of money and nothing else."
Sometimes White Lies Are Okay!
"My boyfriend got kicked out at 18, and his parents literally said to his face, 'Since you were an accident and we didn't mean to have you, we need you out of the house now so we can actually relax like we used to before you were born.'"
"Anyway, I think extremely badly of them."
Law-Abiding or Whatever
"Kicking out your kid as soon as you're legally allowed to do so tells me you wanted them out of the house even earlier and the only reason you didn't do it is because you didn't want to be arrested."
No Home, No Funeral
"My brother was out before 18 and I was out at 18, and my dad didn't even have a funeral."
"That should tell you about all you need to know about parents who kick their kids out as soon as possible."
What More Could They Want
"I graduated fifth in my class academically, placed in states in sports my junior and senior year, and held a part-time job on weekends. Sometimes I’d get home at midnight after a tournament and then work my job at 5 AM the next day."
"I was kicked out less than two weeks after turning 18, started college two months later after couch surfing, and now my parents and I rarely talk. They still can’t figure out why they don’t see their grandkids often."
"I mean, not being conceited, but what the f**k else was I suppose to be doing not to get kicked out?"
Break the Cycle
"I cut all ties after they kicked me out. They both died young. My life was rough for a while but it all turned out okay."
"And now I’m the adult, and my oldest is 20. He’s still at home rent-free while he pursues his career and education. I’ll do the same for the other four."
"We bought a new house when my oldest was 19 and we specifically made sure he had a room where he could feel comfortable to stay here and have his own space."
Send the Right Message
"Dad kicked me out at 16, and I haven’t spoken to him in like two and a half years. My mom and I text once every other month at the most. And I moved across the country the day I turned 18 and never looked back."
"If you are a parent and you want a relationship with your kids, they need to know they are safe with you and that they have a place in your home. Kicking them out won't teach them that."
It should be a bittersweet moment for parents when their children are old enough to move out and start lives of their own that are not created by their parents, but that shouldn't be the goal.
It seems like some parents cannot wait for the day when their kids will move out, forced or otherwise, and we cannot help but wonder what their motivations were in having children in the first place.
Film historians and cinephiles claim many Turner Classic Movies transcend time and perpetually prompt renewed interest through successive generations.
There are arguably classic films like The Wizard of Oz (1939), All About Eve (1950), Singin' in the Rain (1952), Sunset Blvd. (1950), and The Godfather (1972), that are still being revisited and validated as some of the best cinema to this day.
Some films, however, eventually fell out of favor among moviegoers despite initially receiving critical acclaim and prestigious film awards.
Curious to hear examples of outdated movies once heralded as an instant "classic," Redditor Chance_in_Pants asked:
"What is a movie that has aged poorly?"
Some concepts just don't work anymore.
Future End Date
"The movie about the world ending in 2012."
Kermit Tampers With History
"The 1990s (I think) Muppets movie where someone shows Kermit what the world would be like if Kermit was never born. I think it fast forwards to NYC 2002 and in the movie, the Twin Towers were still standing, so canonically Kermit being born somehow caused 9/11"
"The Last Exorcism. Made obsolete by The Last Exorcism 2."
"The new Jurassic world films already look more out of date than the original."
There are certain rom-com storylines that are now perceived as controversial.
Manipulating The Teacher
"Never Been Kissed."
"drew barrymore posing as a teenager and having a relationship w the teacher who gets MAD when he finds out shes not a teenager and is his age, then we're just supposed to smooth it over at the end."
Creeps Always Win
"The entire sub-genre of romantic comedy that can be described as 'stalker gets the girl.'"
Waking Sleeping Beauty
"Passengers fits this description 100%"
"I know this is said a lot, but that film would’ve been the perfect horror movie if you followed Jennifer Lawrence’s perspective from the start."
"40 days and 40 Nights."
"No one lives like that in San Francisco or works at a tech firm designing websites to make money like that..."
"But most importantly, that ending would not fly."
The following examples would never work today.
A celebrity's personal indiscretions or controversial political views can potentially dissuade bothered viewers from ever watching their films again.
In that sense, who knows if and when canceled actors Mandalorian star Gina Carano and disgraced comedians like Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr will ever find themselves back in the spotlight or appear in future films.
I used to be a huge fan of the latter two comedians in their respective TV shows, but now I find it difficult to want to revisit their earlier work without thinking of their past remarks made at the expense of marginalized communities.
People Reveal Which Professions They Hate The Most
Deep down, nearly all parents dream of at least one of their children becoming a doctor, lawyer, or high-earning professional.
This doesn't mean they aren't still proud of their children if they enter a profession that doesn't exactly make them rich but brings them joy and also brings joy and happiness to others.
Even if it doesn't stop others from passing judgment on their career of choice.
In fact, there are some careers that are almost universally viewed as a hindrance, if not a threat, to modern society.
Jobs that might cause harm to the environment, or jobs that barely qualify as jobs, which no one should actually be paid to do.
"What is the most bullshit profession that actually exists?"
Why Celebrities Have No Privacy
"Professional stalking/harassment."- __TenguDruid__
Those Pesky Fees...
"NYC apartment brokers."
"I hate having a middleman."
"The only way it would make sense to me is if they were there to negotiate on my behalf, but instead they are incentivized to do the very opposite."- RamenTheory
Charisma Can Get You Far...
"'Let me tell you how I became successful charging you $10,000 to speak how I get $10,000!'"- mattosxDance Kiss GIF by ZEE TVGiphy
Always Be Careful With Your Investments...
"Anyone who says they have an 'investing strategy'.''
"100% makes money from selling this bullsh*t and couldn't make money investing in a million years."- BCS24
One Only Hopes Someone Isn't Paying them To Do This...
"Whatever the person who's in charge of making the malware and annoying redirect ads is called."- iamhumi
Oh, The American Healthcare System...
"The jerk at insurance companies who gets to choose if a medical procedure is covered."- BigBiggity
"Pharmacy benefits manager."- FarOrganization8267drugs pharmacy GIF by South Park Giphy
When In Doubt, Buy From The Source...
"'Ticket broker' and 'Console broker'."
"AKA Ticket scalper and console scalper."
"Add no value to the transaction, just needlessly insert themselves to profit."
"F*ck 'em."- Srslywhyumadbro
"See The Pyramids Along The Way..."
"Anyone who sells MLM garbage."
"No, I don’t want to buy your average at-best makeup."- Toasty825
Be Wary Of Those Who Claim They're Fluent In Barking...
"Yes we have these in my country, and there’s this famous internet joke:"
"Communicator: 'Your pet wants to be pet more often."
"Owner: 'He is a fish'."- wildcat5566dog whisperer running GIF by South Park Giphy
Doesn't Take ESP To Figure This Out...
"Any kind, especially those who prey on people mourning the dead and convincing them they are speaking."- galacticracedonkey
Taylor Swift Probably Agrees
"The entirety of Ticketmaster."
"If they had to compete on a level playing field, your concerts would cost half of what they do."- VSM1951AG
Why You Should Never Answer A Number You Don't Recognize...
"Phone/text/email solicitations for anything."
"If I wanted to buy something or sell you my house I would contact you."
"F*ck off."- randomcanyon
Before we pass judgment, we should always remember that some people simply need to earn a living, and don't think any more fondly of these professions than we do.
Even if it doesn't make calls from telemarketers any less frustrating...
"Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back".
"If you make too many funny faces, they'll eventually get stuck."
"Watching too much TV can make your eyes fall out."
Three of the many superstitions parents, teachers, and other authoritative adults tell children in hopes of getting them to behave.
It doesn't take long for children to realize that these are all merely myths.
This doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of well-educated adults who still believe silly myths like these.
In spite of bountiful scientific evidence, not to mention common sense, some people remain convinced that superstitions and folklore, no doubt meant to frighten or entertain, are actually based in reality.
"What's the dumbest myth people today believe?"
With A Few Deep Breaths, You Can Get Away With Anything
"'Lie detectors' as a literal thing."
"There's a reason they aren't admissible as evidence in court in most places."- bitew41489test homer GIFGiphy
How Would That Even Work?...
"My dad had this guy helping him out, think Big Box store DIY curb ready helper, who told him 'If you sleep with your hair wet, you will bleed out of your mouth'."
"And he was 110% sure that was fact."
"We were both just confused and bewildered at this statement."
"What the hell had this guy witnessed?!"- bitew41489
Purely For Dramatic Effect
"There are dumber ones out there, but the one I, as an estate lawyer, deal with constantly is the idea that there needs to be a 'reading' of the will, where the family all gather and the lawyer reads it aloud to them for the first time."
"We don't do that, we just mail everyone their own copy if they want it."
"It's a really stubbornly persistent one because people continue to see scenes of it in movies and TV shows, where it's used for some big dramatic reveal."
"I've even had irate beneficiaries insist that the administration of the estate can't be 'official' until there's a reading."
"Way, way back, like 150 years ago or so, I believe we used to do something like that at times because you couldn't exactly presume literacy on the part of the beneficiaries, but now we feel it's a pretty safe bet that you can either read it or find someone who can."- PigHaggerty
Shouldn't They Also Have To Register Their Legs?
"Black belts have to register their fists as weapons."
"I can't believe I was dumb enough to fall for that."- gorox47927
...Still Best Not To Try It...
"If you drop a penny off a skyscraper, it will eventually fall fast enough to puncture someone’s skull."
"By that logic, raindrops would hurt or straight up kill you."
"Not to mention hail."- UnvwevweOsasTyler Labine Penny GIF by HULUGiphy
A Balanced Diet Is All It Takes...
"Detox drinks."- Ok-Relief-723
Though We Should Believe This One...
"Tear here to open."- TheDarkSide2187
You Never Know What Your Good Luck Is...
"It is believed in Indian culture that keeping your unibrow means 'good luck'."
"I kept my unibrow for 20 years thinking it is my 'good luck' until I got stage 5th of kidney failure and I did my eyebrows after that because who gives a f*ck about luck anymore."
"Now my eyebrows look cute af."- Full_Sector_1606miranda sings eyes GIFGiphy
The Reason Everyone Sleeps With Their Mouths Closed
"That you eat spiders in your sleep."
"Spiders will not knowingly walk into a preditor's mouth."
"They can sense both the heartbeat, heat and noise from humans."
"All things that would alert them not to go into our mouth."- messeboy
If Anything, It Might Actually Come Out Faster...
"I remember the myth that gum takes 7 YEARS to fully pass through your digestive system."- QuandiliusDinglebop
You Shouldn't Wait 48 Seconds!
"You have to wait 48 hours to report someone missing."- loxisi5751
No Two Bodies Are The Same
"When I had cancer a few years back and was doing chemotherapy I had people who constantly questioned that I actually 'had cancer' due to the fact that my hair didn't fall out until I was actually in remission."
"Had been off chemo for about 2-3 weeks when my hair started gradually thinning and falling out."
"It's a complete myth that every single person's hair will have the same reaction to chemo."
"Some people lose hair right away, some don't."
"Everybody is different."- DorothyGMilne
Once A Genius, Always a Genius
"That Einstein failed his grade school math class."
"It was the subject of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not column in 1935 and Einstein himself refuted the article."
"In primary school, he had been at the top of the class and by 15 he had mastered differential and integral calculus."- rolis20544albert einstein GIFGiphy
Always Make Sure That Lid Is On Tightly
"Not sure if this fits here exactly, but the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit being a frivolous case filed by a money hungry customer."
"That poor lady was a real victim who suffered legitimate injuries who only wanted her medical costs covered."- deneto1043
Always Check With Your Doctor First...
"That magnetic jewelry / healing will cure just about anything."
"A dude named Mesmer the 1780 came up with the idea, and it has been debunked many times."
"Yet it’s still a billion dollar industry."
"Fun fact - the word 'mesmerized' is related to him."- rolis20544
Be it watching too much TV will make your eyes fall out or Windex can clear up any ailment, some people will truly believe anything.
And no amount of convincing will ever change their mind.