People Explain Which Things Need To Stop Being Put Up On A Pedestal
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Humans have a tendency of going along with a trending moment, and the person, moment, or thing that is being glorified gets overhyped.


But if one ever takes a step back from all the hype and really examines what is actually being revered, they may discover it was not anything worthy of praise, to begin with.
This shows that many people are easily influenced and go with the crowd without analyzation.

Curious to explore this phenomenon, Redditor A_Bit_Drunk asked strangers on the internet:

"What needs to stop being put on a 'pedestal?'"

The people we look up to shouldn't really think they are above everyone else.

An Act Of Cruelty

"I realized one of the most unkind things I can do to someone is to put them on a pedestal because, inevitably, they're going to do something that's going to knock them off it. Then I am going to have a trouble with it because I needed them to be something else and that's inhumane."

tool2281

High-Profile Individuals

"Politicians."

"They're selected for a job, and a lot of them do it poorly, but are still treated like celebrities."

"Also celebrities shouldn't be put on a pedestal either."

Shy_Poke

Influencers

"There are tens of thousands of people that are social media famous that I have no idea who they are and am very happy about it."

OwenFart69

Back To When

"In a way it's a return to old times, but in a very different way."

"Modern celebrities required (relatively) modern media for mass distribution to achieve their wide reach. TV and radio turned "the best singer in the village" into 'an international phenomenon.'"

"Now with internet media, we still have the same wide international reach, but because everyone has theoretically equal access to that broad reach, we are back in small communities. But instead of it being the local celebrity of your town, it's the minor celebrity of your tiny-yet-global niche interest."

maneo

The following people believe we should work to live rather than live for work.

Dedication To A Job

"Giving all and everything to a job. The reality is very few places truly care about employees. Your job is a transactional relationship. You owe them nothing except the hours you work and the jobs you must accomplish during that time. Don't give up your sick days, work for free, or feel you 'owe' them."

- selantra

Raising The Bar

"Giving your all to a job sound like a good way to work yourself to death, if you are aways giving 100% every single day that creates expectations, so chances are, when you inevitably get tired and start to fall back, people will get disappointed."

averydepressedcrab

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Working To The Limit

"Working to the point of burn out."

oceanchica13

"Unfortunately my husband is like this. He's too much of a perfectionist and picks up other people's slack and shortstaffing. It's compounded by the fact that he works with animals, so he's more likely to work himself to death than let anything happen to them."

"Except for maybe Terry the tarantula, according to my husband he's a bit of an a**hole."

DVeagle74

The Sacrifices Made

"Sacrificing physical and mental health, leisure, and interpersonal relationships for the sake of work."

GeoffreyTaucer

Certain behaviors and attitudes were deemed worthy of knocking off a pedestal.

Excessive Drinking

"Getting drunk. Binge Drinking."

"The more you drink, the tougher you are. Taking shots just to prove to others how much you can handle. All to wake up with a nasty hangover the next day."

LOA4SC

Covering Up Rudeness

"Masking rudeness as 'honesty', and when they say something that hurts someone they are 'just calling a spade a spade'."

HerbivorousDinosuar

Viewing The Disabled

"People treating disabled people like human beings with unique personalities, interests, and aspirations."

"Newsflash! That should be the standard!"

museumlad

I have to agree with many on the thread who said working too hard was something that shouldn't be on a pedestal.

Sure, work integrity and dedication can get you a promotion or a raise, but in my humble opinion, I believe using all of your extra time and vitality towards impressing the bosses can be detrimental to one's mental well-being.

I have friends in real estate who are very driven. With each closing on a deal, the immediate high only makes them want to push harder for more successful deals.

They would forgo vacations in favor of having more sales under their belt rather than getting stamps on a passport.

At the end of the day, my hard-working friends may be financially well off, but I often wonder what life experiences they would have to show for all the time spent on the field.

But who am I, really, to have such a concern about people's work ethic?

If my friends can say they are "happy" with their life as it is – not having seen the world (outside the pandemic, of course), or spending more time with clients without occasional quality time with family and friends – then we just have different interpretations of whatever happiness means.

And I hope my sentiment didn't come off as someone who is above it all.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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