We are really loosing the strings on what is acceptable in public.
I am at a loss on the daily from what I witness in public and in the news.
Our politicians, our friends, our movie stars.
It's all a mess.
Let's do better.
RedditorRealimTheanimalkingwanted to discuss the unfortunate acceptance of bad behavior. So they asked:
"What toxic behavior is, for some reason, becoming more accepted at this time?"
Treat your service workers with more respect! And tip accordingly!
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"Instant gratification in all things; politics, dating, job hunts, onboarding at a job, texting. Everything needs to be replied to immediately, you always need to be available. Some things take time for a reason, and I dread the shallow road society is going down."
The Love Search
"There's lots of bad dating advice out there on the internet for both men and women."
"Ah yes, the 'no need to put a label on it' leads to a lot of misunderstanding. If you don't want to actually be dating, say that. It's fine to be just hooking up, no strings, fwb. You both just need to be on the same page to be happy."
"A little out of left field but looks like all the big ones already addressed. People being either unwilling or too lazy to discipline their dogs , letting them get away with all kinds of bad behaviour when they're young because it's cute , then ending up with poor behaviour engrained. True also of children lol."
"Not admitting fault or guilt but instead trying to overpower people even when you're wrong; essentially extreme bluffing and bravado instead of, you know, behaving like an adult and understanding it's not a big deal to be wrong, at least when it's not the world at stake."
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"Glorification of trauma. My pain is worse than yours because this happened to me on a greater scale or something."
Oh I feel that last one. How are we in a pain competition? We need help.
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“'Because I had a bad day/ someone treated me badly, I get to treat you like crap.' This is my everyday life, please make it stop."
'Oh, wow, I hate you'
"Absurd baseless nonsense in political discussions."
"Even just shoving your bullcrap, uninformed political opinion in everyone's face. That used to be one of the off-limits topics of polite conversation (religion being the other one), but now people lead with their crazy a** politics in random discussions with strangers. Man, I just met you, I don't want to go from 'Hi' to 'Oh, wow, I hate you' in like three minutes."
"I knew a girl whose parents got her horse when it was a little baby, and she taught it to 'hug her' well guess what happens when 1 year later the baby is 700lbs? Total nightmare. And now the horse is 1100 lbs as an adult and lives alone in a field and they don't do anything with it because it's 'untrainable and dangerous' Like... we all saw that coming when you let IT behave badly, even other horses don't let foals that aren't their own climb on them."
"So called 'pranks.' If the other person isn't laughing or if you have to say 'chill out bro, it's just a prank' it's not a prank. It's just you being a straight up d**khead to get attention and make yourself feel better by demeaning others... otherwise known as bullying."
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"Freely disrupting whatever is going on because you have a personal need. For instance, the gym pool is dedicated 3 hours per week to an exercise class. In the middle of class, a swimmer comes in, stops the instructor, and demands to do laps - even though the pool has about 60 people in it."
"I see this all the time. People taking calls in the middle of meetings. People wandering in and out of church like they're watching TV. People behaving in traffic like they're the only one who needs to get somewhere and endangering people in the process. It's just basic disrespect for anything but their own needs."
Bad behavior is bad behavior. And everyone can do better. So shape up.
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Death is perhaps the world's greatest mystery.
As no one knows what happens after one takes their final breath.
The uncertainty of it all causes tremendous fear in many.
Others, however, don't fear death, on the belief that it is simply one of life's inevitable realities.
Redditor Animemesh was curious to hear a more in-depth explanation of why people aren't afraid of death, leading them to ask:
"People who aren’t scared of death, why?"
Seeing it happen helps you accept it.
"I’ve seen the faces and reactions of hundreds who are preparing for death."
"When you work in hospice, you can’t really be afraid of it."
"I’m by no means numb to it, but I’ve seen a number of what I would call beautiful deaths and I’ve seen the peace on patients’ faces after they have passed, when the physical exertions are gone."
"I have seen the mixture of emotional pain but also relief on the faces of family."
"So death isn’t something I’m afraid of."
"I just want to do what I can to make sure I and all those around me get to have good deaths."- PracticalLady18
It's just a given.
"It happens to everyone, and it happens every day."
"Death doesn’t scare me, it’s the dying part that scares me more."- smilewhenyouseethis_
"An estimated 70 billion humans have died since the beginning of the race."
"If they could do it, so can I."- Back2Bach
Coming face to face with it helps you prepare.
"A few months ago I was told I probably had a serious type of cancer but we’d know for sure with the biopsy results."
"I researched and found this cancer had about a 10% 1 year survival rate."
"I wasn’t afraid to die but I dreaded telling anyone so I didn’t."
"For 4 days I thought about all the things I needed to do to simplify things for my family after my death."
"The biopsy was negative."
"I’m still going to die one day, but probably not in the next few months."
"The lesson here is this: don’t waste time worrying about the inevitable."
"Prepare, then enjoy the time you have."- Expensive-Ferret-339
The better question is, what happens before life?
"'I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it'."-Mark Twain- IceClimbers_Main
No need to fear death after a life well lived
"I grew up poor, family didn't work and struggled with drug addiction."
"I dropped out of high school to get a job."
"My dad told me to never expect to succeed."
"That love is bullsh*t."
"That I am destined to be 'another worthless Mexican, just like your mother'."
"Got out of that situation."
"Went back to school and graduated college."
"I got out of minimum wage factory jobs and I have a well paying career."
"I came out and am now married to the man of my dreams."
"I take comfort in knowing that if I died today, I accomplished far more than I ever imagined possible."- JDefined
There are worse fears than death
"I was raised in an abusive, dysfunctional home."
"After that experience, it pretty much knocks the fright of death, and compassion and empathy, right out of you."
"I lived in fear of my mother, I lived in fear of other people, I lived in fear of what the day would bring."
"I feared living."
"I didn't live in fear of death."
"There were times when I would have welcomed death."- WallyPlumstead
Words of wisdom.
"Yoda taught me the following: "
"'Death is a natural part of life'."
"'Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force'."
"'Mourn them do not'."
"'Miss them do not'."
"'Attachment leads to jealousy'."
"'The shadow of greed that is'."- NoStep6061
No one knows what comes next.
But whether one fears death or not, there is only one thing we can all do until that inevitable moment comes.
Live our lives to the absolute fullest.
It's amazing how much power words can carry.
Sometimes, when you're feeling down, and having trouble getting motivated, all it takes is a few words of inspiration which can get you out of your funk.
Sometimes words can carry so much power, that they might even forever change the way you live your life.
Redditor KiT_KaT5 was curious to hear the quotes that changed people's outlook on life for the better, leading them to ask:
"What is a quote that changed your outlook on life?"
It's not where you start, it's where you finish.
"You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending."- DictionaryStomach
Happiness is in your control.
"You can't wait for life to not be hard anymore to start being happy."- DoctorDodger
Age is only a number
"Try not to regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."- berserkdemon1snl GIF by Saturday Night LiveGiphy
Without mistakes, how can you learn?
“A step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction."- Kurt Vonnegut- ClemofNazareth
Taking care of yourself is an overlooked priority!
"Someone once told me 'Hell is when on your last day on earth you meet the person you could have become'."
"Ever since hearing that quote it’s made me want to strive to be the best version of myself."
"I actually quit alcohol altogether off the back of that quote, and smoking!"- Aggravating-Flan8260·
Teamwork makes a dream work
"My Dad told me 'You don't need to be friends, you just have to work together'."
"It's made it a lot easier to work with difficult people."- Zacher19Happy Season 9 GIF by The OfficeGiphy
"Heal the world, make it a better place..."
"When I thought I was such a smart teenager, I thought I'd trip my parents up and asked 'What is the meaning of life?'
"Mom didn't bat an eye and said 'to leave the world in a better place than you found it'."
"And that has informed every major decision in my life since."- ApolloThunder
"Time is precious."
"'Time is a currency you can only spend once, so be careful how you spend it'."- Harmon Okinyo- Serious-Falcon-9678
It's ok to ask for help.
"'Do you consider yourself gracious?'"
"Then graciously accept my help'.-Grocery store lady"- terribleUsername18team usa help GIF by U.S. Figure SkatingGiphy
Your life is the one thing you should never take for granted
"'You live two lives'."
"'The second one begins when you realize you only have one'."- TheShoot141
Next time you feel unmotivated or depressed, try thinking of something you read somewhere, or something you heard someone say that made you feel good in the moment.
It might be all it takes to get you through the day.
Or even the rest of your life.
With so many shows to stream on all the various digital viewing platforms at our fingertips, it's a challenge trying to allocate enough time to pick and choose which shows to watch.
My friends and I often recommend the TV series we're currently obsessed with every time we catch up, and even though we take mental notes of the shows we just "have to watch," it's nearly impossible to get to all of the recommendations.
But we all have our guilty pleasures when it comes to familiar TV shows that we have no problem revisiting–even though we know every plot twist and how all our beloved characters complete their journies.
Curious to hear about people's comfort TV shows, Redditor makosh22 asked:
"What series you can re-watch again and again?"
Screwball comedies are reliable for repeated laughter.
"Currently I have been rewatching episodes of What We Do in The Shadows, and I think this is a modern classic."
Gotta Love The Bluth Family
"Arrested Development, but only the original run. That show is a work of art and the newer seasons could never measure up to 1-3."
Dysfunctional And Loveable
"Malcolm in the middle."
Hanging Out With The Degenerates Of Philly
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
"Yes!" To Leslie Knope
"Parks and Recreation ❤️"
Cartoons are a go-to for many to revisit.
Returning To Springfield
"Seasons 3 to 9 of the Simpsons, and Seasons 1 to 3 of SpongeBob."
Zany Look At What's Ahead
"I've pavloved myself into only being able to fall asleep if a Futurama episode is on."
For others, serious drama is their cup of tea.
How HBO Does Procedurals
"Watching it for the first time, just finished S01. I'm actually glad I waited for so long... it would've ruined any other shows that I was watching."
War Time Drama
"Band Of Brothers."
"Once a year, usually in the spring."
"Season 1 of True Detective and Hannibal."
The Truth Is Out There
"I love x files but it always cracks me up how skeptical skully remains after all the stuff they go through."
As a kid, I remember they would run Twilight Zone marathons on holidays like July 4th.
While my parents entertained guests visiting our BBQ cookout and pool party, I would sit on the couch and watch all the re-runs, hoping my favorite episodes would be making the rounds at some point.
That show, to this day, is classic television for me, and hearing Uncle Serling introducing each episode brings me so much comfort.
My favorites episodes of note were, "To Serve Man," "It's A Good Life," "The Masks," and "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street."
There are tons of other great episodes to mention.
Which is yours?
Sometimes being naked isn't the sexiest look there is.
Certain articles of clothing were designed to accentuate all of our gifts.
The mystery a fantastic piece of clothing can create can also heighten the mood.
That's why lingerie is a billion-dollar industry.
Sexy cloth. Can lead to sexy time.
Redditor Great-Tiger6307 wanted to get into the sexy of it all when it comes to choices in fashion.They asked:
"What clothes worn are sexier than being naked?"
I love a tightly fitted tee. It speaks volumes on the right body.
"Skirt, thigh highs and a bra."
"And with a garter belt and matching panties. Can’t leave those out."
"A long dress with a naked back (and no bra under) bonus point if there is a side split."
"I just love how it's the perfect blend of sexiness and elegance."
"Every Bond movie will force an event where the girl is able to wear a dress like that, for this obvious reason."
"According to my old school, anything that revealed a shoulder or a kneepad."
"As a guy who was once a teenager, an exposed shoulder was legit enough to distract for the length of the entire class, and then some. Still 100% bullcrap to demand that the girls cover them so onlookers don't get distracted, though. Teach your kids self discipline and we'll be all good."
"Women in red dresses."
"Thigh-highs and panties and girls in red dresses. Flannel and T-shirts and mostly-kempt tresses. Garters and chokers, all tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things"
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"Buff man wearing flannel."
"Ah. The Plaiddy Daddy."
Work that flannel and a Bounty paper towel roll.
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"Buff man in a kilt."
"Lol. “DUFFMAN… can’t breathe… oh no."
"A Clone Trooper Phase II armor."
"'Yes honey, you can leave the helmet on tonight.'“
"Mini skirt and thigh highs."
"Sheer white thigh highs with no lace pattern at the top."
"Seen that a lot XD I honestly also just gotta say thigh highs are one the most comfiest pieces of clothing I could wear."
"Any clothing that's provocative enough is sexier than being naked in my opinion."
"I've always held the firm belief that being clothed is sexier than being nude. Nudism is beauty, it's art. Lingerie, pushup bras, and tight underwear accentuate the curves. It doesn't just hide and tease you; it gives you a perfect frame. Do you understand? Now put on the clown shoes."
Sometimes a little bit of clothes can make for a little more magic.