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Everywhere you look, there are people navigating life, pressing on through it despite massive gaps in understanding. And sure, things can still chug along and steamroll through the far-reaching oversights.


But how wonderful it would be if we could just shake people by the shoulders and explain a few key concepts to make so many people become better humans.

A recent Reddit thread called for users far and wide to contribute the one topic or concept that they feel more people need to understand better. The subjects spanned science, the law, public health, and the good old fashioned human values.

Medicalkush asked, "What do you wish more people understood?"

We're Getting There, But We Have So Much Work to Do

"The importance of mental health. I wish it was viewed to be equally important as physical health by more people." -- not-a-real_username

"i find everyone's so quick to talk about supporting those who are struggling until they actually have to deal with a person who's struggling."

"then you're hit with the ignorant comments that do nothing but make you realize why everyone chooses to suffer in silence, including yourself." -- urbanlulu

Get Off Your High, Present-Day Horse

"History and it's repetition" -- K-pop_

"This. People tend to think that people who lived hundreds of years before us were stupid because they didn't have our technology and were superstitious. Humanity has always been the same."

"In the words of Mark Twain, 'History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes'" -- fingers621

The Changing Landscape of Work and Life

"Not being available 24/7 despite being reachable 24/7 is not a crime" -- trendz19

"Seriously. I've gotten semi chewed out by a PM before after he called me on a Saturday evening to update some documents and I was like 'uhh, you don't want me to do that, I'm pretty drunk.'"

"Sorry I'm f***ing drunk. It's Saturday and I'm watching hockey, I can be drunk. Leave me alone." -- stickyWithWhiskey

Respect the Instrument!

"Even if they're not used, pianos should be tuned at least once per year."

"Otherwise, the strings can become brittle and their ability to be flexible for tuning purposes compromised."

"Likewise, the tuning pins in the 'pinblock' can become resistant to change and not hold the strings steady once they've been tuned."

-- Back2Bach

Grey Areas

"Just because there is a law allowing you to do something doesn't mean its right. Just because something is against the law doesn't make it wrong" -- SaharanDessert

Listen to Others

"Just because you haven't seen or experienced something first hand does not mean that it doesn't exist." -- Manic-Digression

"Tell that to my Dad who always told me I couldn't be tired from stress" -- Son_of_Belgarath

"Likewise, just because you've seen or experienced something, it doesn't mean it's common or statistically significant." -- TigerNuts1980

The Fuel of False Confidence

"Confirmation bias." -- KingGorilla

"I used to deal blackjack in a casino and had to give up trying to explain it. People wanted to be f***in Yugioh and believe in the heart of the cards."

"But of course when they lost it was my fault." -- Active_Phone

Advocating for Honesty 

"That it's ok to say 'i don't know' to something they don't know instead of guessing and pretending like they know" -- Canty_Amy20

"Unsurprisingly enough, this is the result of teacher/tutor asking you to take a guess when you said you don't know."

"It's f***ing annoying. If I don't know then I don't know, I don't want to make some stupid guesses." -- Yasutsuna96

Timely...

"How to read and interpret basic maps and graphs. A lot of garbage information gets spread because people don't understand how to look at them properly." -- E_Zuk

"Or worse, the ideas of percents, ratios, and absolute vs relative." -- fd1Jeff

"Kind of along the same lines, correlation vs. causality. There's a correlation between being born early and lower grades... but there's also a correlation between drinking while pregnant and giving birth early."

"Guess which one is the actual causality. So much misinformation is spread because people mix them." -- captainminnow

Ironing Out Values

"Money, prestige, etc. do not make you happy. In my opinion, time and lack of stress are worth more than money and prestige any day."

"I just left a job with a fancy law firm to work with a nonprofit in June. My salary was cut 22%, and I went from a supervising associate to the bottom of the ladder. And I would do it again in a heartbeat."

"The time I spent at the office or stressed out beyond belief was so taxing on me. I work a little more than half the hours I used to work, and I believe in my organization's mission and work. There's a lot to be said for those things."

-- Panama_Scoot


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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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