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We're living in a time where you don't have to lie to yourself.

Don't want to do something? Don't do soemthing. The world is way too big and interesting to have to pretend to want to go to a party or visit some supposedly "fun" vacation spot.

Still, doesn't stop people from pretending.

Reddit user, u/DionSinghLanda, wanted to get real people's honest opinion when they asked:

What's something you're sure everyone is just pretending to like?

There's things we're forced to do, inescapable you might say, where the thing isn't at all enjoyable. For one reason or another, you hate it.

You Buying?

"Employer's holiday parties"


"If open bar, it's a good time. If not? Yeah, don't get that."


It's Fine Line Of Love And Hate

"Other people's kids"


"I definitely don't pretend to like other people's kids."

"I dunno know why being around other peoples kids weirds me out. Like, I have a daughter and I love spending time with her but I want nothing to do with anybody else's kids."



"Bars or restaurants where nobody can hear each other"

"I can't understand why people put up with that. Also as a foreigner it's 10x worse. Evenings like that just depress me."


It Could Be Anyone Under There!

"Shows like masked singer and the like"


"it might be fun if there was like a condensed version or something. they just spend too long blabbing on about who it might be and just name dropping countless celebs inbetween performances."


Sometimes you keep doing something without really knowing the reason why. You used to enjoy it, perhaps, or maybe you were tricked into believing something. However stop for one moment, think, and you might find yourself doubting what you're doing.

People Who Took It Too Far

"Flat Earth Theory. I don't believe you. You don't really think that. You're pretending for the sake of obstinacy."


"I'm fairly certain that is did start as a joke and was picked up and spread by others, especially the discordians. Unfortunately theres ended up being more than a few who took it seriously."


To Each Their Own?

"The injected lips trend. People don't really like this right..?"


Do People Enjoy Being Angry All The Time?

"Outrage. Social media has turned pretended outrage into a spectator sport, and we don't seem to be able to look away. And yet, if you actually get any two people in a room together, without an audience to play to, just about anyone will get along with anyone. I make exceptions for actual psychopaths, but those are far, far less common than what Twitter would lead us to believe."


Permission will be given here to anyone who wants it: You don't have to share chain mail on your social media.

It's fine.

You're not going to be punished for not sharing a picture of an overstuffed wallet in the hopes of getting paid.

Wow, They're Not Messing Around

"Like and share - 1 like = 1 prayer"

"No Rebecca - you don't really care about this family/child/person etc.! Stop pretending!"


"If you don't like and share little Timmy's sympathy post, Jesus Christ himself will come down from Heaven and personally obliterate Timmy and his family."


"Jesus on his computer like "well sorry little Billy, that Facebook post didn't get enough likes so you're dying today"


Hustle, All Day, Every Day

"Hustle culture."

"Overworking every day, in every aspect of life, has to burn you out. I think it gets to a point of vindictive "I suffered and so must you", as well as weird masochism. You can be successful while maintaining boundaries, erasing them just sets a new and unattainable "normal".

"...To anyone out there busting your butt working three jobs to survive, this isn't directed at you! I'm talking about people who are relatively comfy, but throw their entire identity into work martyrdom. And bosses who use those people to work the rest of us to death."


It's Technological Hullabaloo



"NFTs were the moment I realized that I was old. I still don't exactly get what the f-ck they are? Or what they're for? Or why people spend what appears to be tons of money on them? No amount of googling has helped lol"


Stop, think, be critical but constructive of what you're doing, and maybe you'll find you enjoy your days a lot more.

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