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Sometimes I feel pretty damn stoked about living in this world. Other times, I find myself feeling depressed when I remind myself of some of the people in it.

This isn't to say that the world isn't an incredible place. I personally believe that most of the world is full of good people––it's just that bad people, annoying people, and others who seem to merely exist to waste our collective time make quicker headlines.

After Redditor asked "What is something you don't understand about humanity?" people went all in.


"How some people..."

How some people with bad habits and poor conditions still act like they are better than those around them.

ItalicizedScreaming

"You've all seen..."

Our (at least in America) odd desire to race to the bottom. Where people try to tear down others who are trying to better themselves.

You've all seen and maybe experienced it. Getting flack for going to the gym, for studying for tests, for reading a book, for going to the doctor's.

summonsays

"I will never understand..."

I will never understand why we try to live up to the expectations of others, even strangers.

irishamerican

"Giving birth to a child..."

How they perceive childbirth as a favour. Giving birth to a child and providing him/her the bare minimum to stay alive is not a favour on your offspring. Parenting is not as noble as people may think.

superhuman3000

"We just aren't inherently designed..."

How human beings lack empathy among ourselves. We just aren't inherently designed to understand and comprehend things that haven't happened to us, and it's disheartening and baffling that people don't make an effort to learn and help each other.

broadwaycade

"How we just allow..."

How we just allow the powers that be to commit the endless atrocities that they do, day in, day out, on a loop, forever.

cmwpost

"People's inability..."

People's inability to trust science especially when it's for something like I don't know, a global pandemic!

seesnawsnappy

"I know we work together..."

People separating into countries and not working together as a species. Even the term "globalism" is considered to be something objectively bad. I know we work together on some things, but I still feel like we are a lot more separated than we need to be.

A_Change_of_Seasons

"Quality of work goes down..."

Greed...

That 3% annual growth is not sustainable and cutting employees to make the revenue only causes more fatigue on the employees left to pick up the pieces. Quality of work goes down, corners get cut. Customers become unhappy with unsatisfactory wait times and quality, and in turn take their business elsewhere further cutting away from that 3% growth.

Pure1nsanity

"Why we spend billions..."

Why we spend billions looking for life on other planets while simultaneously destroying the life on this planet.

MrJ-YNWA

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