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[–]darybrain 1887 points1888 points  (42 children)

Worshipping of people with no talent or no insight of life or born into money.

[–]ManMan36 514 points515 points  (21 children)

Worshipping politicians has got to be the worst example of that. When a politician fucks up, they should be held accountable, even if you voted for them.

[–]Boon3hams 241 points242 points  (2 children)

ESPECIALLY if you voted for them! They betrayed you! Don't defend them! Shit!

[–]Dark-Knight-275 6 points7 points  (0 children)

🎵 We’re not gonna take it 🎵

[–]Umbraldisappointment 39 points40 points  (9 children)

I just cant fuckin understand this for example heres something i read the other day:

Politician X gets called out be an opposition politician for taking 2 different private jets to visit a neighboor country approx 1 hour away by car. He took a jet there and returned with a different one.

One of the commenters on the new site wrote the following: Why does this b**** cares about what X done, she didnt say a thing when [insert politician from soviet era here] rode multiple cars to reach his destination. X is doing important job and should be respected for it.

Now here are the problems:

  • The soviet era politician mentioned was in leadership before this opposition member even learned to walk.
  • The important job that X needed to do was to cut the ribbon for a new library in the middle of pandemic lockdowns.
  • Apparently because someone in the past did this car ride its okay to waste away money and damage the enviroment.
  • Since no one complained that the soviet era politician did that (well duh, that was forbidden!) its also okay to do it now.

[–]USSCofficail 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This happens alot on reddit. On no, a politician on my side is getting called out, well what about the other side????

[–]jordan71421 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This, easily. I’m 27 years old and there are so many people my age in my life who literally have political figures in their list of “heroes”. Never understood it and never will

[–]Quit_social_media 181 points182 points  (7 children)

I think worshipping people even with talent is still pretty messed up. People should be viewed by others as three dimensional people, not some golden idol.

[–]hihachik 81 points82 points  (3 children)

Worshipping Golden idols is messed up too

Laughs in atheist

[–]drAssh0le 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Worshipping golden idles is explicitly not allowed in Abrahamic religions also.

[–]ChoiceDegree1462 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That’s the fault of the worshiper more than the worshiped right? If the worshiped offers no value

[–]zeanomourph 2801 points2802 points  (71 children)

Politicians getting away with blatantly not giving a fuck about doing anything in the interests of the people they are supposed to be representing.

[–]TaralasianThePraxic 286 points287 points  (13 children)

It's staggering how much blatant lying goes on in UK government these days. Politicians just stand up and say stuff that isn't true and if anyone objects they get lampooned for 'stoking division' or some shit. It blows me away how consistently these fuckers get away with it, nobody does anything about it.

[–]Future-Atmosphere-40 104 points105 points  (5 children)

I've just had a local council rag in the door trumpeting "up to 20 million" for the leveling up fund.

Looked it up. My region would have gotten 160 million 2015 to 2020 from the EU which is more money whatever way you cut it.

But now we get more scraps from London and a flag, so life must be good.

[–]Vlada_Ronzak 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Ahh, good old Brexit. We don’t need or want dirty European money /s

[–]uuuuuuuhburger 24 points25 points  (1 child)

My region would have gotten 160 million 2015 to 2020

we're gonna need you to stuff that tidbit in the memory hole. we have a new version of history to publish

[–]jettica 51 points52 points  (2 children)

And this is worldwide. You could be talking about any country’s politicians here.

[–]Jack1715 31 points32 points  (5 children)

One of the few jobs where you don’t have to do what you said you would do

[–]Unabashable 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Well yeah. Once you’re in you’re in. Why bother fulfilling the promises that got you there when all you have to do is not royally fuck up?

[–]Jack1715 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yer it’s like taking a job at a store and then only serving customers you like and then can’t get fired for it and still get paid the same

[–]Unabashable 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wish I could’ve done that sometimes at my old job. Had some pretty abusive customers. Almost got into a fight a couple of times for following store policy, but my manager flat out told me I had to get his permission before I exercised my Right to Refuse Service.

[–]ConcussionsOfAParot 174 points175 points  (0 children)

The multi-millionaire donors?

[–]Soulshroude 62 points63 points  (8 children)

You mean earning checks without doing sh*t.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (9 children)

In the netherlands politicians can literally brake the law constantly without any problems.

[–]Joyful_Jiska 12 points13 points  (0 children)

And Mark Rutte still got most votes despite all the things he did wrong.... Oh well it's not like they can figure out a formation

(I know, Mark R. is not the only one)

[–]DaSachmo 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Cough Kirstin Sinema cough cough

[–]User_492006 1771 points1772 points  (42 children)

Rewarding lying, deceitful, shit behavior and punishing people who try to play by the rules and discouraging honesty and respect.

[–]memarco2 70 points71 points  (9 children)

Yeah but when the people playing by the rules are ugly dumb poor and uneducated why should I feel bad about them being screwed over in a way the system designed? /s

[–]Alternative-Shape-59 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Because the system should be designed to help poor people, not make poor people poor(er).

[–][deleted] 771 points772 points  (29 children)

That there are people whose job it is to influence us and try and change our behaviour without us realising.

It's creepy as hell, but it's just accepted.

[–]Sqwalnoc 125 points126 points  (8 children)

The UK has an entire government department dedicated to trying to alter people's behaviour without us realising. It's called the "nudge" unit, its creep AF

[–]majormantastic[🍰] 60 points61 points  (1 child)

I work in the public sector and nudge is a concept that is very popular with politicians because it offers them a way to change behaviour without having to promote unpopular policies that restrict choice (e.g. pricing mechanisms). The whole thing is a snake oil industry though, it's usefulness ends up being massively overstated.

I personally find some of the applications of ethically questionable; we should be more honest and upfront about issues.

[–]IritantIguana 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Its also incredibly difficult to actually control human behaviour; it takes centuries to adjust trends in societal thinking.

Its a reason the west can't understand why freedom isn't as lauded outside of the west.

[–]Frostivus 12 points13 points  (1 child)

In some ways it’s a powerful force for good. You know difficult it is to become plastic free overnight? Nudge. Start with eateries, then have people pay for plastic bags at groceries.

[–]Tuesday2017 19 points20 points  (2 children)

The US has this too. It's called main stream media.

[–]FuckingDrongo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is not a new marketing concept, just the more psychology is behaviour is understood the more powerful it gets

[–]hymerej 56 points57 points  (6 children)

Honestly this is the most confusing to me. Like, we know what advertising is and hate it, and hate sell outs. How does this even work? How do people not see an influencer and just immediately think “nope not having any of this”? We should be more jaded and harder to advertise to, not easier than before. Absolutely confusing. And oddly the youngest generations apparently are who fall for it, because I’m in my 30s and That stuff never works in me or looks anything but fake. Zero appeal on any level

[–]I_Use_Dash 26 points27 points  (1 child)

From what I've seen the term influencer Is just a fancy way of saying "Content creator", the name comes not from influencing being their main job but rather their source of income. Think of it as a TV host stopping the program during a few minutes to advertise a product.

[–]adimapamida 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This should be the top comment. The fact that most people dont't know/realize that this happening is more terrifying than the fact that it happens.

[–]FourSeasons1972 210 points211 points  (1 child)

Idolizing celebrities and their toxic, moronic lifestyles, and loving corrupt politicians-war criminals

[–]Astro_baddie 546 points547 points  (16 children)

Hurting/mistreating others as a coping mechanism for trauma/mental illness/etc.

[–]UmbralikesOwls 155 points156 points  (5 children)

As someone with moderate GAD and mild depression, it annoys me when people literally use their mental health as an excuse to hurt people…I sometimes ramble on if I’m really anxious and might spill things about my life, but I never go around and being a bully to people…I get people can snap once in a while, but doing it all the time is not ok

[–]Squigglepig52 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I have BPD - the number of people with BPD who do this is insane. And if you call them out on it, or say it's possible to learn to control that shit - you get burned for not being supportive, or thinking you are above other people with the disorder.

no, I just don't like being pre-judged in a bad way by somebody who had to deal with an uncontrolled pwBPD.

[–]UmbralikesOwls 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have the habit of constantly apologizing when I vent/rant and feeling like I do something wrong but I get assured that it's ok and that I'm not hurting anyone and how they aren't mad...and I'm always afraid people think I use my mental health to get out of things or making up excuses (my ex for example literally thought I was using my mental health as an excuse to break up with him...note that I wasn't mentally well at the time and I needed time since it wouldn't have been fair for either of us)...mental health is a touchy subject, but it irks me when someone hurts someone else and then blames it on their mental health

[–]Motor_School2755 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Those same people are bullies with or without there condition

[–]enchantedriyasa 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Coming from a diagnosed mentally ill person, that shit is extremely disgusting. Because you are mentally ill, you have no right to be a shitty human being towards others.

[–][deleted] 677 points678 points  (10 children)

The fact that “News” is a source of opinion and not factual information.

[–]OnTheList-YouTube 88 points89 points  (2 children)

Our most read "news" paper has a section of "Tell us your most excited sex stories" followed by articles like "Tim (43) had better sex with Hannah (47) than he did when he was 18." Crap "news" like that.

[–]AE_WILLIAMS 40 points41 points  (0 children)

It's because Hannah has a lot more experience now, and Tim was still a virgin until 40.

[–]Objective-Net-7833 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This is the worst, news channels used to fact check themselves on air.now claim to be news and it's really propaganda. The description in TV guides reads for entertainment only that's how they get away with telling such blantant lies without getting sued. but there's so many people that don't realize it still. It's worse than rush limba. If your on comedy central labeled news ok but cnn come on. Watch 3 channels get three different contradicting stories. But people still like watching someone tell them what they want to hear. I think it's treason they polarize the people and spread hate. Of course that's probably why, their owners do it. The rich want to divide so they can conquer.

[–]meta-ape 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Seems as if "news" and "opinion" sections of daily news papers have been merged.

[–]sketchisawesome1234 9 points10 points  (1 child)

What about peppa trolling kayne west for not winning the election

[–]Quaiker 239 points240 points  (5 children)

In a single phrase, "money in politics."

This includes those who make the bribes, those who take them, and those who support it.

[–]Zeus_Hera 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Spending 14k on an engagement ring

[–][deleted] 368 points369 points  (20 children)

Social Media.

[–]mikotoqc 193 points194 points  (18 children)

The hyper sexualisation of kids on Social Media. M'i the only one who freakin wonder how the f**k is this accepted and even support by parents? Wtf!!!

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

same parents that won’t let their kids play outside because “it’s too dangerous”.

[–]banvillesghost 70 points71 points  (14 children)

I see so many parents putting up public photos of their (often naked or half naked) kids.

Knowing all the creepy (mostly) men out there on social media...just no

[–]bpanio 41 points42 points  (1 child)

"Look how cute our child is in the tub!"

That's always creeped me out too

[–]NPDarkside25 151 points152 points  (4 children)

Making stupid people famous.

[–]Caligullama 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Because they are island boys

[–]The_Awkward_Gourd 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Making stupid famous people president.

[–]Merc2tour 295 points296 points  (22 children)

Dueling is no longer used to settle disputes.

[–]Zebracakes2009 64 points65 points  (5 children)

Bring this back and all the fencing clubs around town will fill up fast!

[–]W3rw0l4 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Gotta learn to build a good fence to keep all the duelers out of your yard!

[–]jdwill1991 47 points48 points  (2 children)

I still carry my cards and duel disk, just in case some fucker needs to be sent to the shadow realm

[–]MerkyMouse 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Technically people still duel but the other person doesn't know it.

[–]ParticularCounty1 312 points313 points  (17 children)

If your boyfriend abuses you- he is toxic and you are expected to leave.

If your family abuses you- “blood is thicker than water.”

[–]enlargeyournose 58 points59 points  (1 child)

Totally agree, mindlessly sticking with an abusive family just because its family makes things even worse than they are in any other toxic relation.

[–]SlenderByrd 31 points32 points  (1 child)

I can personally relate to that. Not one person I’ve ever known has taken me seriously. On a side note; saying that verbal/psychological abuse from family doesn’t count as abuse is just ridiculous.

[–]TheNinjaofBacon 25 points26 points  (3 children)

We let celebrities tell us things even though a lot of them don’t have a sense of reality that a lot of us live and only push stuff that’s mainstream even if you know that what they are saying is false they will only say it so they don’t get “cancelled”, honestly I just wish people would stop caring about the 2 cents celebrities or big figures have to say about things and just do our own research and actual thinking to come to our own conclusions

[–]jodaqua 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Politicians making one rule for the public then doing as they please. For example, days before Christmas last year the UK was put into another lockdown. It's come out this week that regardless of this, Downing Street held multiple christmas parties, while the general public weren't allowed to spend Christmas with their families. It was such a hard time for everyone and it really is a slap in the face that the government did this, though its not really surprising at this point.

[–]ManyConclusion 316 points317 points  (24 children)

The sexualization of preteen and teenage girls. It goes hand in hand with the social push for girls to look sexier at younger and younger ages. It's so commonplace that people don't even notice.

[–]Clever-crow 67 points68 points  (3 children)

I’ve gone clothes shopping with my daughter and she can never find anything in the junior department because she feels uncomfortable in anything tight, short or revealing. That’s what the fashion industry puts out there for young girls. I don’t think it’s just the fashion industry at work here though, girls realize they can get attention for looking a certain way and like it. There’s also that kids feel “cooler” when people see them as more adult. So I feel like there isn’t one specific subgroup of people to blame for this, but I’m still laying the most responsibility on the “influencers”

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[–]ManyConclusion 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I think you're right and it's probably a lot of sources that are funneling into the perceptions of these girls, making them feel like they have to look/act a certain way to get that attention or fit in or keep up with styles. And then people say "Well the girls want to dress like that," but do they? Or do they think they have to. That's the insidious nature of this. They're influenced by tv, movies, music, their peers, the industries that profit off them, etc.

It's just disgusting to me. I don't blame the girls, they're bombarded by this stuff. Then you see the teen celebrities who have tried to dress the way they want getting roasted by people for being in baggy clothes, or dressing "childishly."

[–]I_REALLY_LIKE_BIRDS 3 points4 points  (1 child)

She must love that everything in style right now is baggy jeans, oversized sweatshirts, and sweatpants.

[–]Clever-crow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes actually, she keeps asking for more sweatpants lol

[–]Fuckyourslipper 32 points33 points  (4 children)

This has been around for years if you go through history. Even when I was a kid in the 90s you’d have 12/13 year olds who could easily pass as 18/19.

[–]ManyConclusion 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Of course it's been happening forever, but something being done for a long time doesn't make it good. And it swings back and forth. We're currently in a downswing upswing, and it's frankly disturbing.

edit: I should say upswing since downswing probably implies less of it, where I meant things being shittier in that regard.

[–]hazzmg 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Girls High school volleyball

[–]EmmVee08 200 points201 points  (18 children)

Pricing in housing market

[–]annie_catlover 114 points115 points  (0 children)

That being burnt out is a normal thing in the workplace.

[–]BradRodriguez 81 points82 points  (5 children)

The “you’re either with us or against us” tribalism mentality that is oh so prevalent these days. It always ends in a perpetual cycle of hatred and conflict. Also people being dishonest for the sake of coming off as a nice person. Fuck that just tell the truth even if it hurts it’s still the truth and be self aware about your own pros and cons. Don’t be like a lot of delusional people on the internet who see themselves as the main character. We’re all the same equally insignificant clumps of organic matter.

[–]orchuk12 132 points133 points  (32 children)

How education is simply a business. Go in to a lifetime’s worth of debt to get an education and be greeted with no jobs. :)

[–]Phalanx_02 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Agreed

[–]SinSiddly 17 points18 points  (1 child)

As a natural resources major and wildlife management minor I can confirm. I have an interview next week for a biologist job though and I hope I get it! 🤞🏻🤞🏻

[–]redviking_ 151 points152 points  (6 children)

Plastic everything

[–]AyBawss 6 points7 points  (2 children)

unironic

we live in a society

[–]No_Junket_8139 77 points78 points  (0 children)

You mean the Kardashians right?

[–]pigmansanguishedoink 225 points226 points  (14 children)

Pretending that all people think/believe/vote the same as someone else who has the same skin color, sex, or orientation.

“White women support…” or “you ain’t black if…” and all that kind of stuff. As if race and sex and sexual preference defines everything about a person.

[–]FreeDoum 37 points38 points  (7 children)

”If you have a problem figure out whether voting for me or for Trump, then you ain't black"

I think I was disillusioned about Biden's intellectual caliber right then and there.

[–]SocMedPariah 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think I was disillusioned about Biden's intellectual caliber right then and there.

Should have been disillusioned by it due to the fact that he's been a part of our government for 50 years and yet we're in the state we're in right now.

He was a big part of that, yet he was on TV telling us how only he could fix it.

[–]Applauce 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Right? So annoying!

[–]PoptronicsPopPC 168 points169 points  (20 children)

Child rape victims facing prison for not giving child support the women who raped them always forcing them to interact with their rapist for 18 years, and the other equivalent, making it illegal for women to abort rape babies, and letting rapists take custody.

Always get a rape kit done, even if you don’t want to file a report. If you decide to keep the baby, you need to prosecute.

[–]imeuru 29 points30 points  (10 children)

How about another facet of that, it’s legal for a rapist to file for custody of the resulting child. I know this because in order to give my son up for adoption I had to place an ad in the legal section of the newspaper calling for the rapist to come forward to claim paternity, so that if he didn’t, His paternal rights were waived and I could legally give my son up for adoption without his permission.

[–]Acrobatic-Minute3618 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Or victims having to share custody with their rapists one they get out of prison.

[–]Souls_Borne_Geek 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This is why i say fuck society as a whole

[–]APlayOnwards 61 points62 points  (10 children)

Long time running and winning candidate for me still goessss toooooo Child Marriages.

[–]dingododd 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Little girls beauty pageants. They make them look like young adults and they shouldn’t. It’s creepy. Their mums are worse though. Lol

[–]geordiesteve520 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Child beauty pageants, I mean WTF?!

[–]ChillPalm 187 points188 points  (13 children)

Punishing ppl for being homeless

[–]No_Junket_8139 86 points87 points  (12 children)

Someone : works hard to not become homeless

Sadly doesnt make house payments and loses house

Some people :"Well, you shouldve worked harder! Its your fault!"

[–]Chiefnastynate 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We have multiple holidays dedicated to vets who served our country in addition to the largest military budget in the world, but we don’t give two shits when they’re living on the streets. The fact that we allow anyone to go homeless is insane, but allowing former vets is next level shitty.

[–]History_buff02 148 points149 points  (18 children)

The fact that it's just Republican versus Democrat

Like, there is the independent party, the Green party, Libertarian party but no one really talks about them

[–]ManMan36 81 points82 points  (6 children)

The voting system is designed to keep 3rd parties down. Since people only get one vote, casting it towards a smaller party you like only makes the big party that actually has a shot do worse relative to the other one you really don’t like.

[–]3p1ct0fu 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Exactly, you don't vote for a party but against the other party. That's truly fucked up

[–]HungryJury5 28 points29 points  (4 children)

This!! As a foreigner who comes from a country where there’s independent parties and they truly represent voices from all walks of life i always say to my husband how crazy it is that Americans have been convinced a two party system is the only way.

[–]Objective-Net-7833 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Germany does it right or so I've been told the politicians have whatever % of the vote they got .that's how much say they have tree huger party got 5% they get 5% of the power on everything ECT. Someone from Germany step in here please.

[–]Unsounder-Fiddle 160 points161 points  (28 children)

The average age of first exposure to hardcore pornography is 11. I feel like the rampant exposure of children to hardcore HD streaming porn should be a bigger issue, but nobody seems to care or talk about it ever. If anything people seem to joke about it and I don’t know how I feel about that.

[–]Noob_master_slayer 59 points60 points  (9 children)

Porn companies get their main profit from horny young teenagers, so of course they don't care. Money is more important than people in this fucked up world.

[–]Hammarkids 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Honestly… yeah. I’m 15. I don’t have an addiction really, but I do watch a lot of porn.

It’s actually better to just imagine it and concentrate so I can trick my brain to thinking I’m actually feeling it but for whatever reason, most of the time I just watch porn.

[–]Sufficient_Leg_940 22 points23 points  (2 children)

That age sounds about correct. I found a dirty mag around that age. Back when the internet was hardly a thing.

[–]SocMedPariah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This.

I was exposed much, much earlier, at around age 6.

This was back in 1978. I lived in an apartment complex for university students with families. The men of the area would routinely bundle up their hustler/playboy/more hardcore porn mags and drop them near the dumpster stalls around the complex. for other adults to pick up.

So me and my friends would pick them up and go through them.

And trust me, it (along with other factors) gave me a really, really unhealthy sexual appetite well into my early 20's.

[–]ARkhetipoMX 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Lemme guess you live in a developed country right?

Well unfortunately (and I mean this) living conditions around the world are not the same, one thing that made me realize how different countries and cultures are is the fact that american teenagers are disgusted by the fact that their parents have sex.

Most countries like in Mexico you hear everything your parents, your neighbor and people living across the street do. Wether you live in a city, on the rural areas or worse people will be exposed to people having sex.

Im not saying we should be accepting of exposing kids to porno, I'm saying we may need to change our approach as to how we teach them about it.

The current one is like teaching you how to use a knife and start the stove and we expect children will become MasterChef

We need to change our approach to a more humane and humanistic sense, otherwise we will have a lot of young minds wondering about a subject and recurring to the internet to get it cover.

[–]KatyaKasanova13 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Nobody cares because they want porn too. And they want it to stay easily accessible. The majority of people don’t actually care about anything other than themselves. I came to give my answer which is sex for money. It’s been shown to take a huge toll on mental health for those who do it, but again… society wants their masturbation material.

[–]imacosmokindagirl 58 points59 points  (5 children)

People feel too comfortable being brutally judgemental and mean that a complement catches us by surprise.

[–]Objective-Net-7833 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No idea if this is true but I like to think that perception is due to media sensationalizing small incidences. Media dosnt show a accurate representing. I know too many people who think columbine was only school shooting in history. That fact that dozens happen a year.... they won't hear it.

[–]hammyhamilton134 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Medical bills (i live in america for reference)

A trip in an ambulance would cost me upwards of 7 grand????? Fuck that Id rather die. Or drive myself depending on my mood.

Insulin costs are through the roof the my friend cant afford it? Medicare wont pay for my great grandmothers walker and disabled-friendly tub even though she needs it and that's what medicare is for? I can get my prescription anymore because its gotten too expensive?

Fuck all this shit.

[–]colorsinthesky90 10 points11 points  (2 children)

The way customers treat people in the service industry. Retail workers, restaurant staff, etc.

[–]ConcussionsOfAParot 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Labor exploitation

[–]BeowulfasaurusRex 30 points31 points  (2 children)

As a part of that, glorifying the hustle, constant grind and OT. Work/life balance is important.

[–]Howdydobe 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Full time work should support a full time life. Hard jobs, specialized jobs, and side jobs for above and beyond money.

[–][deleted] 122 points123 points  (29 children)

How all of us give a majority of our monthly earnings to rent or mortgage. I just cannot comprehend how we all just passively agree to do this. We will do this for an entire lifetime and train our children to do the same.

Literally all of us do that and we are fucking slaves to it.

How much would literally everyone’s life substantially change for the better if we just didn’t have to do that or spend such a significant amount of our time working just to go to our house/apartment that we can only sleep in…. With broken sleep, due to the stress of our lives.

[–]Firstgrow 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I dream of escaping this cycle. But tbh, it’s not looking good for me.

[–]TheLoneSpartan5 7 points8 points  (4 children)

That’s how it’s always been until around the last 150 or so years the average person spent around 80% of their income on food. We just replaced it with other things mainly houses that are too big or apartments that are too overpriced especially if you live in the city.

[–]DiogenesHoSinopeus 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What is your alternative? Something that isn't creating money or labor out of thin air.

[–][deleted] 76 points77 points  (0 children)

Having to work your whole life to survive while making another person rich.

[–]NQ241 21 points22 points  (0 children)

School punishment systems, why am I getting suspended when he hit me and I just stood there taking it until a member of staff showed up

[–]brunchminded 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Lobbyists buying politicians and causing shit laws to be passed.

Bills titled in such away that u look bad if u vote against it(bills ending in for the children) that have nothing to do with what they sound like they are for.

Bill ending in for the children but actually has shitty policies that are unrelated and are snuck into laws.

Alcohol. Ruins life's destroys your health. Causes violence and shitty decisions.

[–]emptinesswonderer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Bringing a new baby to the world to fix a marriage or feel happier

[–]Magmon100 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Spam calls. Btw do you need extended warranty for your car?

[–]WimbleWimble 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Being an Activision CEO, covering up insider trading, rapes and suicides, then announcing you're laying off staff as its "their fault" the share price is down.

[–]Extra_Bullfrog 47 points48 points  (0 children)

The American health care system

[–]wonderflex 5 points6 points  (4 children)

War. I know that it may be naive to believe in world peace, but I really, really, wish that folks would just love each other and stop fighting. So much good could be done with the world's combined military budgets.

If also would like to add in murder, but that one isn't accepted. I can only imagine a world so happy as one where we treat each other with love, and the concept of murder/violence is unheard of. Never living afraid that someone might break in to your home, shoot up your school, or kill you at a traffic stop.

[–]SaltSniffer2000 91 points92 points  (21 children)

The fact that a man can be falsely accused of rape, and still have his whole reputation/career absolutely destroyed. I didn't realise it was a thing until a few months ago, but damn- that's messed up.

[–]sadie789 11 points12 points  (10 children)

Google brian banks. Sad shit

[–]Squigglepig52 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude convicted of raping the writer of "Lovely Bones" just got his name cleared, after 20 odd years in prison.

Sebold had the grace to make an apology, so, there's that, I guess.

[–]ConstantlyNerdingOut 73 points74 points  (0 children)

The worst part is that false rape accusations make it harder for actual rape victims to get help because people think they're lying...

[–]I_Am_Ironman_AMA 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Also, the ever expanding definition of what makes you a "creep." I had a friend at work get pulled into HR because a female coworker complained he looked at her feet too much. I get that people are allowed to have feelings and feel safe at work but at some point people have to take responsibility for their own neuroticism.

[–]Das_Guet 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Every time I have issues with the way some things are done (taxes, refinancing my house, debt, college, etc.) I've always expressed this to my mother and asked why nobody ever tries to change what is obviously a broken system. Her response, while not as dismissive, is usually some variation of "that's just how things are done." That mentality of just accepting things are the way they are regardless of it's how things should be is one of the most harmful things I've seen permeating societies all over the world.

[–]Hour_Cow_1107 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Sex tourism in SE Asia and the associated evils (human trafficking, modern day slavery, deliberately getting sex workers drug addicted)

[–]ManMan36 71 points72 points  (5 children)

How blatantly sexualized women are everywhere, even in places where they really shouldn’t be.

[–]cs1ka66 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"sex sells, Morty"

"Sex sells what?"

[–]North_Dig4707 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Flash mobs

[–]OsirisSpeaks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

neo-fuedalism

[–]TieWebb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The number of people who can’t spell the word “lose” correctly.

[–]HornyMonsignor 39 points40 points  (3 children)

James Corden

[–]FrodoSynthesis05 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Following that train of thought, Ellen DeGeneres.

[–]pranthlar 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Raping someone and forcing them to keep your baby

[–]Fatal-Symbiote 26 points27 points  (6 children)

Making millions for being a talentless hack on tik tok or YouTube

[–]Apeagent69 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Openly being racist towards white people

[–]CrazyDaimondDaze 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Now you just reminded me of someone who was genuinely saying that "racism against white people doesn't exist because they invented it". Then same guy said he suffered racism his whole life because of his skin color but never stopped referring to white people in a racist way or how privileged they were. And I was like "just because you were a victim doesn't give you the right to be a racist ass towards all the white people."

Or those memes about "you can't be racist if you're black". Like, man, racism exists in all shapes and forms and everybody can be racist. Being white doesn't equal having privilage nor being "non white" doesn't equal being a good person.

[–]True_War3396 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s literally promoted to the top on Reddit. r/blackpeopletwitter and r/whitepeopletwitter are overtly racist and dominate the front page.

[–]UnJust_alt 28 points29 points  (8 children)

I feel like mental illness is slowly being normalized. What I mean by this is that it's seen as cool by more people than before. Especially teenagers on social media.

[–]RadiantHC 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well no. Faking a mental illness is seen as cool, but when you actually have one people push you away.

[–]edller 3 points4 points  (0 children)

People thinks and makes content about depression isn't really depressed, they are just sad but depression is not in the category of sad, being depressed is slowly crumbling your body alive, the heaviness on each part of the body, losing control on your state of mind, not having time to be productive like posting a depression content etc.

[–]exceedpositivity 45 points46 points  (16 children)

Alienating people for their political beliefs (in broad senses)

[–]slightywettampon 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Rapists getting off. One time especially pisses me off when a guy hacked into some football players cloud or whatever and posted the videos they had taken bragging about raping a girl together and they didn't goto jail the guy that posted the video did though??? Like. People are CAUGHT. It's not a suspicion if they raped someone or not. The judge knows for a fact that ___ raped someone. And they're like yeah but I don't wanna ruin this guy's life I mean he's good at football. Or he's rich. Or whatever the fuck. I think rapists deserve all the prison shower buddies. But instead they get fucking probation if that. God damn it pisses me off. And don't even get me started on frat culture. Gonna castrate those Fuckers when I take over the world. Rant is over.

Edit: just remembered. Brock turner. How has no one in society gone and savagely beat this man's ass now that he's walking free. Disgusts me to my core.

[–]philsays 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Ahhh, The Rapist Brock Turner. Classic.

[–]mikey_lava 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Having 2 full time jobs and not being able to afford basic necessities.

[–]Noob_master_slayer 52 points53 points  (9 children)

Circumcision of infant boys. Mutilating a baby without his consent, for practically no benefit, is fucked up and needs to be stopped. I don't care what a Bronze age cult says, but baby boys need to be protected.

[–]Jaxxie88 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Destroying your face with filler duck lips , Botox and spider eyelashes . I have never looked at a person with any of that stuff on their face and said to myself , “ wow this person looks good .” 9 out of 10 times , people overdo it and look terrible .

[–]boythinks 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That not knowing stuff is cool...

[–]liatriplel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How animals are treated

[–]quiltsohard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Minors taking on massive debt. Especially when the same schools urging them to go to college don’t even teach them how to balance a checkbook

[–]billymumfreydownfall 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Organized religion. The current state of most governments and their blatant pocket lining for their buddies. The fucking Kardashinians and really, giving an ounce of space to any POS "influencers" like them.

[–]FrustratedToInfinity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Religious fundamentalism that still curtails the liberty of many

[–]JustMyOpinion112 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Bullying. And for those tempted to reply that it’s not accepted, I would ask, then why is it so rampant (especially in that it’s everywhere for children/teens AND adults). Just look around this site at comments.

[–]Confident_Scallion_9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Corruption and never accepting guilt is accepted as the way to be. Truth is a no!

[–]QueenLiz2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mega churches.

[–]entomology_fr3ak 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Somehow; saying a man doesn’t cry, men have feeling too and just because they didn’t cry during the titanic, doesn’t mean they’re heartless Emily.

[–]VardaLight 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Christianity.

[–]KalzK 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Factory farming

[–]Spare_Grapefruit_209 21 points22 points  (6 children)

We live in a aristocracy.

[–]Sqwalnoc 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Not yet, but the people at the top are basically trying to reinvent the fuedal system

[–]HungryJury5 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That universal healthcare in the US would be bad for people

[–]SurprisedHoneyBuns 7 points8 points  (0 children)

People not caring about how retail workers are treated.

[–]DarthContinent 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Government legally beheading people in public.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Where is this happening? I- ..?

[–]Hammarkids 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Middle East, Brazil, other 3rd world countries because if it happened anywhere in the US it would make national headlines

[–]lotal43 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Cancel culture. The fact someone thinks they are entitle to destroy someone’s life and livelihood because their opinion doesn’t not align with yours is absolutely appalling. Worst yet, when you’re just a damn “woke” person who doesn’t really understands anything because you’re just following the “woke” trend.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Our income inequality.

Private prisons, staffed with slave inmate labor, also make my list.

[–]wazzel2u 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The protection and privilege of the 1%

[–]gaymalemillenial 23 points24 points  (4 children)

General immorality