As if life isn't difficult enough, why spend extra time being angry about the little things?
And this vitriol is pointed at all of the most random things. But when you think about it, this psychological behavior isn't new. It's easy to set a person off, always has been.
There are just so many things that are disliked, it makes no sense.
Redditoru/IntrovertedOutcast1wanted to understand why people are so fast to get irritated over every little thing, they asked:
What's something you think gets more hate than it deserves?
Teletubbies. I hate teletubbies, and I know I'm not alone. They're freakish and give me nightmares. Yes, I know they're merely toys.
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"Tourists taking photos. Not everyone taking a photo and posting it online is an "influencer!"
What's your point?
"Those ADD cheap toys. Remember digit spinners or now the pop boards. People hate on them and I don't know why."
"I don't hate them, I just find them mildly annoying. I understand, you need to fidget, but seriously? We have the clickers on pens for more reasons than one, y'know. "Oh but the pens get very loud and annoying." And? What's your point?"
"I know for a FACT that you don't have ADD, Veronica. Your reason? "Oh but they're fun to play with!" And a massive and loud distraction in class too for the people who actually have ADD. Even for the people who don't, it's still a pain. In conclusion, as a teacher, I would ban them unless the person has proof it actually focuses them."
"Vegetables. They can be delicious if they're cooked nicely and put with the right things."
"In the US we don't so much have a veggie grilling culture. I mean some people or regions might but in general grilling is all about the meat. My roommate is from South Africa and they do have a great veggie grilling culture, even sandwiches directly on grills. I've legit never tasted veggies in such a deliciously appealing way than grilled. Now every time i go to grill some chicken, eggplant steaks come right along with me."
"Spiders. They eat things you don't want in your house. Try and leave them alone."
"As someone who lives in Australia, we really can't afford to just "leave them alone". However, my family is also Buddhist so most of the time we just move them outside rather than kill them. But at one point we found 6 redbacks in our garage in one day, and one of them had laid eggs so we really didn't have much choice but to call an exterminator. General rule of thumb is that if it scurries, it's harmless. If it stays still or curls into a ball (edit: in general, doesn't back off) it's venomous."
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"Guy Fieri. He comes off as annoying but he does a lot of great charity work."
Oh, tourists, they are on the top of my lists. And Guy Fieri, who is he hurting? And spiders, they are the work of the devil!
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"Carbohydrates and fat. Your body literally would die without them."
"Pull up diapers. As someone who works in daycare with potty training children I am very well versed in diapers and all things potty. Despite all the marketing and ads the most common advice when potty training is, don't do pull ups. Now I generally agree with this advice."
"However, I work in daycare with an 8:1 toddler to adult ratio. Parents who tell me no pull ups sometimes want me to sit their child on the potty completely naked, distract them for upwards of 20 minutes, throw a damn parade, and repeat this every hour. With 8 toddlers this is impossible. So we inevitably have a ton of accidents. Which is fine."
"But when it's week 3 and this child has yet to pee in the potty and just keeps soaking themselves it's a problem. You know what solves this problem? Pull ups. Yet I have been yelled at, cursed at, one Mom put a dirty diaper in my car. They act like the child wearing a pull up is going to send this 2.5 year old back to infancy."
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Complex & Misunderstood
"Hyenas. They are not evil or dumb creatures, they are actually very smart, with a complex social life and not more aggressive or evil than other kinds of predators. Yes they kill lions occasionally, but so do the lions to them. And it might be subjective but hyenas are not ugly at all IMO."
It's not art!
"I wanna say emojis so bad just so Reddit destroys my account."
"Personally, I hate how hyperbolic and juvenile they are. A lot of times it's not just a simple smiley face, it's crying laughing face. A lot of times it's not just one emoji, but several in a row mixed in with others. I hate when people put emojis for a thing after typing the word for that thing, as if they're writing in hieroglyphics. It's like the modern equivalent of using a thousand exclamation points with 1s mixed in."
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"The word moist. I've been around people who have actually gagged when they heard it. Just... grow up. Besides, how else does one describe well-baked cake?"
"People in general. Everyone is so quick to go negative but I feel like most people want to do the right thing and just get by. But that doesn't generate clicks."
"My favorite conspiracy to believe is that there is no conspiracy and a lot of governments are just genuinely incompetent. Almost everything that's happened comes more from mess ups than ulterior motives."
"Pineapple on pizza. I don't like it either but people should chill a little."
"I'm convinced half those people secretly, shamefully, enjoy it. Personally, I think it's bomb when paired with the right ingredients. Pineapple, bacon, jalapeño and onion* = Spicy Hawaiian. It's dope, try it. *onion is optional."
Vaccinate your kids...
"Autism. You're either born with it or you're not. Many people manage quite well with it. You have probably passed many autistics on the streets and had no idea.Autism can be like a mountain of quirks that makes life a harder. Essentially, it's like playing life on hard mode. Yet autism is used as an insult and some people think it's better for their kids to be dead than to have autism. Vaccinate your kids. Vaccines does not cause autism (and if it did, it's better to be autistic than dead)."
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"Mayo and fries, babbyyyy looking at you chic-fil-a."
"My wife loves this combo and she says she picked it up when she studied abroad in Denmark. Don't think it's picked up much steam on this side of the Atlantic."
"Celebrities with opposing viewpoints from years ago Like why let what they think in the past bother you these days?"
"A lot of every day people probably do the exact same thing but don't get trashed for it since they aren't being quoted every time they go out in public. Make some political opinion or viewpoint/opinion in general that is not even political."
"Then over time (no specific amount of time) their viewpoints might evolve differently and they could say something completely different from their original viewpoint from the past. I personally have viewpoints different now from the view I had 15 years ago and I suspect a large portion of the population does as well."
Out of Control
"Children in public places. Not all parents and kids are perfect, some aren't so great, some are even terrible. The hatred for kids simply existing in public spaces is outrageous though. They are people in training, and at one time so were you."
"Makes me feel a combination of nostalgia for when my son was that size and schadenfreude at their misery. Plus they're adorable with all their rage and squinched up little faces! You know that all they need is a good nap, but they fight it tooth and nail! It's hilarious! From the outside at least."
"Owning a cat."
"Men owning cats is a big plus on dating sites. It demonstrates they can handle an independent housemate that's not as devoted to them as a dog. My personal bias and that of my friends is that cat guys make better partners."
"Not gonna lie, I hate cats but that's mainly because they keep crapping in my garden and coming into my house. I wouldn't harm one, but if I wanted to clear up poop and breakages in my home then I'd have my own damn pet."
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"Ed Sheeran. Not his biggest fan but I don't understand the hate he gets."
"And why they don't get the respect they deserve."
"Fun Facts - I used to have a different outlook, but have changed my view on them. I leave them alone now."
The scale tells me I should hate carbs, but that is a personal relationship. And moist is one of my favorite words. I find this entire topic moist.
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Oh, the beginning of the interwebs.
Those were the days.
We definitely did not see what was to come.
Maybe it should've stayed simple.
We'll never know.
Computers rule the world now.
Let's see where we are in another twenty years.
RedditorEzucraAaAa wanted to wax nostalgic about the good old days of technology and its humble beginnings.
"Redditors, what's something the internet was crazy about but is now forgotten?"
I miss the simplicity of not having a thousand apps. I'm simple.
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"Search engines before Google existed. Alta Vista, Lycos, Web Crawler..."
"Downloading custom cursors for your computer. I gave my family computer so many viruses back in the '00s trying to click things with a lightsaber."
"Amazing. I had totally forgotten about all the virusy stuff I downloaded to my home computer, purely so the cursor would disappear and reappear. My parents had zero knowhow with computers either, so likely had no idea wtf I was downloading. Cursors were cool though, despite all the malware."
"During the early days of the web, when most websites weren't plastered with advertising... Website view counters."
"Back in the day of counters, one day I went to my website and the counter was in the thousands. I just thought it malfunctioned and ignored it. Years later I learned that my website, which had a MIDI collection, was published in a newspaper in another country. I couldn't say for sure if that was true and whether it aligned with the counter change."
"Yea the internet was simpler too, layout style I mean. I like old style HTML webpage layouts. I personally don’t like hyper modern logos and designs on interfaces. Something about old slightly pixelated designs about them home screens and app logos really made them satisfying. I’ve even went as far as seeing if I could install some extensions that could change the layout of sites, make them feel older, give them that 2000’s html look."
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"I used to waste so much time with stumble upon."
What a strange and crazy place the internet was.
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"Poking on Facebook."
"I had a friend that poked me and I never noticed the notification. He died. I now have this unreturned poke as a reminder that I’ll never be able to poke them back."
"Many flash games are not dead. BEHOLD! The flashpoint project. They have saved thousands of the old flash games in a playable format. Go forth and relive your childhood Also paging u/The_Middler_is_Here"
I will find you...
"There was a rhythm game that I don't remember the name of that me and some friends would challenge each other in, and it had the song Guitar vs Piano 2 which introduced me to Envy, who was a pretty big newgrounds artist at the time. I wanna go check out their stuff again now, I'd completely forgot about them till now."
"Forums. There used to be so many, incredibly active and dedicated forums."
"A lot of the forums I visited were ruined by photobucket when they decided they wanted paid a lot of money from their users. So many build threads and tutorials ruined."
"IMDb had the best message boards back in the day. Chatting with your internet friends around the globe about every nuance in your fave movie. Man I miss that. Reddit is close, but nothing beats the olden days."
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"Do you guys remember those egg things that hatched little creatures after a while? You'd put one on your website and then the artist would update the source url with images of it hatching? There were all kinds of little fun things like that."
Those were the days!
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Not all television and movies are loved by all.
A story and its characters have to appeal to you in order for you to be engaged.
It can take next to nothing for us to lose interest and let the screen go black.
Redditor BarooTangClan wanted to compare notes on all the entertainment we've said "that's enough" to.
"What will make you instantly stop watching a movie or show and why?"
I hate bad acting, writing, storytelling... I hate bad anything.
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"Fight scenes with a million visual cuts. Gives me motion sickness. Contrast the absolutely masterful work in John Wick. long cuts, realistic use of weapons (mostly), 100% skill."
"When the actors whisper the whole movie and you have to crank the volume to hear what's being said - but the soundtrack or some other misc noise starts blaring at a higher volume directly after."
"I basically had to watch Stranger Things up in my attic with the windows and doors closed. I was worried the neighbors would think something was wrong or be annoyed if I watched it downstairs in my single family home. It was ridiculous."
"spice things up"
"Love triangles out of no where in a second or third season to 'spice things up' because studio writers are hacks and their idea of relationship drama is 'potential infidelity' at all times. It's the most tired trope on the go**amn planet and the second I see it rear its head I dip right the hell out."
"The whole concept of a love triangle to begin with an incredibly juvenile. Any healthy functioning adult who found themselves in a love triangle would soon choose to find themselves single."
Save your lips...
"When couples in a movie/show have a fight and one of them instantly goes to a friend and end up kissing her/him after talking for 5 minutes. I cringe so hard i turn it off and never watch it again."
"This pissed me off so much in Manifest. Girl is desperate to get back her ex-fiancé, he finally breaks up with his wife to get back with her and she's like 'nah, it's not fair to your wife, let me do this other dude I just met through a calling and be pissed at you for being jealous.' Michaela was the worst and everyone acted as if she were a saint the entire time."
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"Shows where a single polite conversation could fix everything."
We are going overboard with the witty repartee. Talk normal...
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"Annoying main character, especially if it's a kid."
"Kids who have a quippy, sassy retort to everything, and everyone just kind of crumbles before their wit."
"Shows where kids in high school talk like they are 30 years olds who have done everything, been everywhere, know it all and use a ridiculously flowery and extensive vocabulary in every conversation. Like, have any of these writers ever been to high school? Literally no one talks like that. Even worse is when, in addition to this, all the adults talk normal or are just plain stupid, like so weird parallel universe."
"If the movie is too dark. Not graphic, just literally dark. I lose all sense of intensity in dark scenes and I'm not straining my damn eyes trying to figure out what the hell is going on."
"I've seen about 10 percent of all DC movies recently. I've seen all of the individual films in full, just actually saw 10% of each of them."
"Movies in the late 80s had a lot of dark but you could see the depth because of different shooting techniques. Now you cant see crap because its a CGI fest drowned in black color so you can't see crap because you have no depth in a scene. Compare night scenes in dark alleys in 80's movies and movies now. Utter crap show in the new ones."
Pay Attention Storytellers
"Bad editing would be a big one. A lot of modern horror movies can't help but edit the movies like they're trailers, with added noises to scare the audience because they are afraid the script alone isn't enough to keep people watching."
"I remember this is where the first transformers movie lost me. When the transformers are fighting at the end, it's all a big, jumbled mess of metal and I can barely tell what's going on or who is who."
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"When they go straight to relationship drama right away when it wasn't the selling point of the show."
Do better, Hollywood. It's not that hard.
I fear death.
I wake up in cold sweats dreaming about it.
I think about it in my waking hours.
It's an obsession and clearly, I'm not alone.
But there are more preferred ways to exit.
All we can do is hope to be lucky enough to skip the mercilessly awful.
Please just let me go quick and in my sleep.
RedditorCallMehRiverwanted to hear about all the ways none of us what to leave this life.
"What Do You Think Would Be The Worst Death Imaginable?"
My list of the worst deaths is long. My imagination runs amok.
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"For me? Being trapped in a small tube or cave (like the ones you have to wiggle through) and getting stuck to where you can’t move your arms. And all you can do is wait to die. I’m getting chills just thinking about it."
"The more I hear about cavers that get stuck, the more I think that's a crap way to go."
"There’s a great YouTube channel called Ask a Mortician and this was her #1 worse way to die. I can’t remember the exact details or their names, but two well-known divers went into an underwater cave."
"One of them became entangled and died. Years later, his friend dives back down there to try and retrieve his body, the body itself is rotten and his head comes off and the other guy also becomes tangled and dies. Really sad."
A Long Process
"Believed to be in a coma but coherent through the whole 20 year process until they pull the plug."
"Oh man this just reminded me of a story I read on here about a guy who lost the ability to move and speak but was completely conscious. Had to just lay there and be awake but trapped in a useless body. His family thought he was brain dead or something and he couldn’t communicate to them that he was 'all there.' Crazy"
Slow & Steady
"Being slowly impaled by a growing bamboo. It was a form of torture probably used by the japanese during WW2 against Allied prisoners."
"The scariest part is that once you have symptoms, you 100% will die. A 100% mortality rate has to be a psychological torture in itself."
"Not only that, you feel irrational fear. Your brain is literally being eaten apart by the virus and it fu*ks up everything on it. You can't drink water because it hurts you. You feel dizzy, present a fever, excessively salivate, everything hurts and it only gets worse. I'd rather take a bullet and die when the symptoms are still tolerable."
Why can't we all just go engulfed in calm and quiet?
"Some pulpy sci-fi book I read a while back had one of the best deaths of this real piece of crap bad guy. Left to die in a drowning sea lab under the Antarctic ice, he freezes himself in a state of the art suspended animation pod with some kind cold fusion power source that would keep it running for millions of years."
"But he forgot to inject himself with the drug that would put him to sleep. So basically he is in suspended animation at the bottom of the Antarctic ocean while his mind is perfectly awake and conscious in a near unbreakable machine that won't run out of power for millions of years and nobody knows about it."
"As an RN I have always thought that the worst way to die (natural process) is ALS. Lou Gehrig's Disease."
"My mom and grandmother have Huntington's disease, which is essentially ALS, Alzheimer's, and Dementia combined into one really messed up genetic disease. I have a 50% chance of inheriting it and if I hit 40 and there's still no cure I can't promise I'll feel like continuing on with my life because that disease is absolutely freaking miserable."
"The fact your chromosomes can be so destroyed your body basically lost it's genetic code and with it the ability to make any new cells. It's literally a 'dead man walking' and you slowly rot away in agony. Stuff is so unimaginably f**ked up."
"What's also bad about radiation is that it affects your nerves and brain cells last, so you have everything in place to feel all the pain of the rest of your cells being destroyed."
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"I want to believe anything that slowly kills you painfully to be the worst. Such as slowly being crushed or something where the pain is beyond compare and yet not enough to throw you into shock or unconsciousness."
"Alternatively, being rapidly crushed into goo would probably be the least painful. I'm talking one of those massive industrial hammers they use for large steel work. Basically smooshed before the nerve signals make it to the brain."
Now I'll never sleep again without nightmares of death.
If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
Most Americans think nothing of their humdrum daily activities or amenities available to them.
However, others with a different perspective might romanticize the things that are otherwise commonplace ideas and concepts for US citizens, like going to a diner or riding the school bus.
One Redditor looked to foreigners to hear of their American desires to respond to the following:
"Non-Americans of Reddit: what is an American thing you have always wanted to try?"
The things depicted in film really captivated foreign audiences.
"To visit a diner like in the movies. In the middle of the night, it’s raining and just a few people there with great music from a jukebox."
Iconic Student Transport
"Ride a yellow school bus even if I'm too old. Growing up I always loved seeing them on TV."
Just Like The Ones We Used To Know
"A white Christmas."
"Living in an Australian state where I've never even seen snow in our winter, let alone experiencing that classic Hallmark movie moment of waking up to a street full of it and sitting around a fireplace while opening gifts/preparing a feast."
"Guess it's not strictly American, but the imagery and trope is something I've only really seen from American Films."
They may be ubiquitous for us, but they sure seem to be novel ideas to foreigners.
Let's Be Frank
"One of the hotdogs from those little street cart things."
"A friend of mine from Indonesia said, 'the food chewer in the sink.'"
"Apple Pie made by white-haired grandma, placed near window, who says 'oh dear...' as I levitate towards it."
"Proper tailgating before a ball game, the kind where there's ribs and stuff."
"Deep fried foods at a state fair. I'm from Scotland and we love to deep fry everything and I wanna know if it's just as good or better."
There are places to see!
Places To See
"America’s greatest invention!"
Backpacking In Nature
"I always wanted to hike The Appalachian Trail if that counts. Or see Yellowstone."
"Being able to start a whole new life 'elsewhere' without having to leave my country and going through an arduous immigration process."
My cousin told me she looks forward to visiting a Trader Joe's someday when she visits America for the first time.
Her bucket list option was hardly surprising. My parents used to bring treats from TJs as a novelty souvenir gift item, and my relatives ate it up. Literally.
Let's face it. The snacks at TJs rocks.
Even store locations in New York City would have ridiculously long lines during busy hours because the West-coast-based grocer was a novelty on the East Coast.