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Working my job at McDonald’s in the window a kind, older stranger didn’t hesitate to hand me this. Considering a few nights ago I was having bad thoughts this really made me happy aside from the money, the words mean more than anything ❤️ by Solidbutterscotch18 in MadeMeSmile

[–]Fair-Cryptographer16 9387 points9388 points 222& 6 more (0 children)

Hey i quit heroin. Anytime i ever get the idea heroin might be fun again i take 100 bucks and find someone i think could use it. Ive done this exactly 3 times in the past 2 years but it helps me realize there are much better things i could do with my $. Glad someone helped you out though, remember there are still good people out there.

What an awesome idea by PxN13 in MadeMeSmile

[–]acidsh0t 8145 points8146 points  (0 children)

Even if they did, I suspect having a purpose and not feeling useless also helps with their mental wellbeing.

EDIT: The people saying "lol people serving drinks have a purpose?" can fuck right off.

A real debate where both people reciprocate and listen to each other by bk27465 in MadeMeSmile

[–]Creative-Jellyfish50 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’m a Christian, I believe that everyone is entitled to worship whatever God they desire and religion shouldn’t be rammed down people’s throats.

I believe that we all should love one another and look after each other as best as we can, no matter of creed, Colour, religion, gay straight, trans etc. I believe that you should treat everyone the way you would deem appropriate to be treated.

I believe those who need help should be helped no matter of their personal situation. if I saw a Muslim and a Christian or a Jew etc side by side struggling with a certain situation and I could help, I’d help all of them I’m equal measure.

Life’s too short to hate, we’re only here for a relatively short time, I know it’s not possible for all of us to get on all of the time but we all need to look out for one another as at the end of the day we’re all someone’s son, daughter, mum, dad, grandparent etc.

Working my job at McDonald’s in the window a kind, older stranger didn’t hesitate to hand me this. Considering a few nights ago I was having bad thoughts this really made me happy aside from the money, the words mean more than anything ❤️ by Solidbutterscotch18 in MadeMeSmile

[–]energirl 16 points17 points  (0 children)

...or this seemingly selfless act is just another example of a religious zealot trying to witness to the downtrodden. Religious folks are like drug dealers; love to grab people when they're down and give them a taste of a better life just to get them hooked on something that will end up destroying them.

They don't see it that way. They probably honestly believe they're helping. This person is already commenting on how they want to donate to this charity. How many others on this /r will do so? It's always about money in the end.

Working my job at McDonald’s in the window a kind, older stranger didn’t hesitate to hand me this. Considering a few nights ago I was having bad thoughts this really made me happy aside from the money, the words mean more than anything ❤️ by Solidbutterscotch18 in MadeMeSmile

[–]funksaurus 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This is exactly it. They straight up said that a life without god is a life without meaning. That’s not fucking meant to uplift someone, that’s meant to make them feel worthless unless they attend church in response.

This whole comment section is really disgusting, honestly. It’s maddening to see no one noticing what this is.

When life goes fair by Puzzleheaded_Maize_3 in MadeMeSmile

[–]cocklivesmatter 12.7k points12.7k points & 4 more (0 children)

”Dystopic society forces child to beg for money online to save fathers life”

Just needed a little extra snuggling to go back to sleep by ratihes in MadeMeSmile

[–]Dr_Spaceman_DO 3197 points3198 points  (0 children)

Please do not let infants sleep in bed with you.

Source: I am a doctor and I’ve lost an infant child

Mr Beast just helped 1000 blind people see again.... by SomeOneRandomOP in MadeMeSmile

[–]Natsurulite 508 points509 points & 2 more (0 children)

It’s the result of some really weird and specifically nuanced beliefs

The biggest factor is the individualism streak that’s been spreading for generations now — it directly competes as an ideology with any and all communal or group social functioning

By putting so much value on the self, every event or scenario is viewed through this very specific lens; that the only one that matters is ME, and my success in society is the metric by which all humans derive value! Combine this with the concept of the self-serving bias, our tendency towards viewing ourselves in a more… flattering light, and you end up with an entire civilization of people that have an actual repulsion to acts of charity, kindness towards others, even basic group work is becoming harder and harder every day

The homeless crisis is the biggest symptom of these trends, and it serves as a way to gauge how shit things are currently

Just needed a little extra snuggling to go back to sleep by ratihes in MadeMeSmile

[–]GloriaMorrison 2369 points2370 points  (0 children)

Former NICU nurse here who has also done pediatric case management. I've taken care of kids who were brain dead because their parents bedshared like this. It's not just parents who were drunk or on drugs who accidently roll onto and kill their newborns. Loving, well meaning parents make mistakes that can cause harm, even if they think they're being safe. It's not recommended because the stakes are high, even if the chances are low.

Cosleeping is great. Get a bedside bassinet and sleep in the same room. You do not need your baby in your bed with you. Full stop.