Took another stroll through r/popular and I feel gross. The most upvoted posts around certain current events seem to be incapable of any perspective. There's a reason why watching too much news can be depressing and I try not to pay too much attention at the best of times. But now? There's pretty much no genuine discussion to be found, which can be fine when people aren't taking themselves too seriously. But there's a lot of hate, in response to real hate and perceived hate, and no matter what 'side' you're on it isn't good for anyone.
I used to think Reddit was fun, but the fun is now limited to niche corners of the site. I may come back when this all blows over, but I doubt it.
My opinion, justifying myself by the following points:
Freedom of speech doesn't exist there. Respectfully counterarguing on an issue directly sentences you to people's toxicity. Edit: I explained this wrong here and I put freedom of speech because my bad understanding of that. My point here is that everything you counter-argue, much of the answers are toxicities (memes mocking your argument, meaningless fancams, among others). It is a very small percentage of people who counter-argue based on good sources.
Due to toxicity, one leaves that social network with downcast spirits.
Everyone is offended by everyone and everything.
For them, the "only people who are right" are the ones with the most likes. Pathetic.
Cancellation culture, the worst of that social network. Literally all of those cancellations are about fandoms on fire for tiny and insignificant details that they don't like, or just wanting to cancel anything for no reason.
In conclusion, deleting Twitter is heal... keep reading on reddit ➡
I was first diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the tear gland in 2016 and my right eye was removed, I recovered well but in 2018 it relapsed locally and I had further surgery and radiotherapy. I then recovered again and believed I was clear for a second time, however this year I have been told its metastasized to my lungs, the layer of fat under my skin, bones around my ribs and spine, liver and, after several seizures this month, I have been told its in also in my brain in several areas. It has spread so fast and so far it is unlikely to be possible for anything to work in the way of a treatment however I am having chemo in an attempt to hold it off. Coronavirus had stopped the opportunity for me to get access to a trial so I am just holding onto what I can control. I am grateful for the opportunity to prepare as many people do not get this especially at a young age and I am making the most of what time I have left, sending gifts to friends and family, taking plenty of photos for the ch... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (21m) have a son who just turned 1, his mum who was my girlfriend died in labour along with the other baby she was carrying. I was diagnosed with terminal cancer 3 months ago and I don't have very long left (two months at most) I have accepted that I'm going to die but now I have to think about what's best for my son.
I had to decide who my boy would go to and I thought my mother(55) naturally but then I started to think of her situation as my older(29) lives with her along with his 5 kids all aged under 5 and I decided not to as mum works and my brother tbh isn't really raising his kids, more dragging them up and can be neglectful. I wasn't going to put my son in that environment as I want someone to actually care for him. So I then thought of my aunt(33) on my dads side. she is a good mother and her husband a good father to their 3 girls and I know they could provide for my son. I asked them and they agreed.
My mother however found out that I wasn't leaving my son with her and sh... keep reading on reddit ➡
I often see articles about breakthroughs in eradicating cancer, only to never hear about them again after the initial excitement. I have a few questions:
Is it exaggeration or misunderstanding on the part of the scientists about the drugs’ effectiveness, or something else? It makes me skeptical about new developments and the validity of the media’s excitement. It can seem as though the media is using people’s hopes for a cure to get revenue.
While I know there have been great strides in the past few decades, how can we discern what is legitimate and what is superficial when we see these stories?
What are the major hurdles to actually “curing” cancer universally?
Here are a few examples of “breakthrough” articles and research going back to 2009, if you’re interested:
2017: https://www.google.com/amp/s/time.com/4895010/cancers-newes... keep reading on reddit ➡
I literally cannot believe I’m writing this, but here goes.
I (17F) was diagnosed with “stage 4” ALL as a kid. Wasn’t supposed to live. Parents decided to put me through chemotherapy to extend my life for a few months. I ended up surviving and it’s been about a decade since my initial diagnosis. I’m cancer-free now.
My parents own 2 houses. For one, they hire people to clean it, and for the other, we take care of it. My parents are pretty well-off, but they believe in hardworking values and want my brother and I to know how to care for ourselves and our future houses, which I think is great.
The last time we were at the second house (the one we care for), we had an all-day cleaning of the whole house and yard. I wanted to call my friends later in the day, so I decided to get up early and do my end of the chores first so that I would have time to talk with my friends. There was a list of chores on the table. I spent a few hours doing half of the chores on the list. To reiterate: I di... keep reading on reddit ➡
Or is it all steady/decreasing over the years?
I was diagnosed terminal a few weeks again. I’ve been battling stage 4 testicular cancer for about a year and half now. Unfortunately the cancer has went to my brain and numerous tumors keep growing. I started high dose chemo but to do stop.
Anyway, I only have about $8,000 in my 401k and I’m thinking about withdrawing the money. I’m not exactly sure how to go about it, it I even can, and what the taxes might be. It’s through Fidelity.
Could use some advice. I’m only 25 and opened this 401k for about a year into my employment (I’ve been working for about 3 years now right out of college but I’m still learning these things).
Had it was more money, I’d probably keep it closed and let it go to my beneficiaries but I could the money right now for myself.
Update: Thank you ALL for your well wishes. I didn’t expect it. 💜🤛🏼
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This year has been the worst for many people, including me. But fuck you 2020, my ol Man ain't give a fuck about your bullshit.
That's the post, hope all of you guys lives get a little brighter like mine did today.
Edit: thank you all for the kind words, pretty nice of a thing to wake up to.
Second edit: holy shit there's so many comments now. Thank you all, I wish all of you the best. My old man is also grateful for the positive responses. You giluys are great.
Edit: I’ve uploaded some photos of my dad and my family to my Instagram for those of you who would like to see him. I’m under the same username there.
I am truly hoping that this will be a N-A-H situation, but I fear there is a very really real possibility that I am the AH, therefore I am asking the public to weigh in. I (34F) found out about 7 months ago that I have breast cancer. No family history. No preexisting conditions. No concerns about breast cancer until I happened upon a lump during a routine self exam. I immediately told/showed my husband (39M) the lump and I made an appointment with my primary care physician (PCP) who then referred me to an oncologist, and long story short, I have stage 3 breast cancer and roughly 5+ years to live. After taking some time to seek out a counselor and join a support group (and accept my prognosis), my husband and I notified our families who were understandably DEVASTATED. Our families (both of our parents are still together and each of us have a brother) immediately began asking us about treatment plans regarding chemo and radiation and my husband I explained that I plan on pursing any an... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: Thankyou so much for all the love! I didn’t think I’d get so much I really appreciate it! It has put such a big smile on my face!:)
When I was 15 I was diagnosed with lymphoma, and the amount of times I heard/saw this being said still pisses me off.
Saying "you kicked its ass woohoo" is to imply that somehow other people didnt. That they just weren't strong enough to beat cancer. It's ridiculous. You lay down and get pumped with various chemicals and you live or die. I got lucky and had a treatable diagnosis. That's it. Other people, young children especially, get worse diagnosis and go through years of struggle only to pass.
How happy or positive you are during treatment doesnt matter. Its fucking cancer, its brutal and doesnt give a damn about the smile on your face. Stop belittling those who died, who tried their best to remain in good spirits, by praising those who got lucky enough to live and being strong enough to "beat" it.
I just recently moved out of state. I knew her time was coming, and I would have waited if I’d known it would be so soon. I kept my distance for weeks for obvious reasons. Now I’ll never see her again. I just need to talk about it. Everyone is too in shock to be much comfort at the moment. My husband tries, but he doesn’t know how to help. My children don’t understand why I’m so sad.
Third time posting. Thanks for making this so much harder to post, reddit.
My dad didn’t beat cancer
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My eldest sister is 30 (I’ll call her Kate) and my middle sister is 25 (I’ll call her Ava). I am 23. My middle sister and I are closer because my eldest sister is generally uptight, a bit of a narcissist, and thinks she’s more important because she’s the oldest. This is how it’s always been, even before any health issues.
Kate, over the two years, has been trying to have a baby and has fertility issues. My family has been very supportive, and has made sure to not talk about this person and that person getting pregnant, and when we watch tv we don’t watch like, shows that involve birthing. Because the truth is, these issues have turned Kate into an absolute lunatic. Which I understand, because it’s a sad, frustrating and depressing experience, and I empathize with her and always have. But one time, she completely snapped at me when she overheard me telling my mother my weekend plans that involved babysitting. “I don’t want to hear about people’s children!”
Anyway. About six months a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Aside from a few celebrities, especially today, I say more than a majority (the really famous ones) have a negative influence on society. Sure they are incredible athletes, actors/actresses and musicians, but having opinions on things that have nothing to do with their field is what I’m talking about. A majority of them follow the regular scrips on what to say, always on the side of the popular opinion and seem to believe they are saying something revolutionary. The thing that bothers me most is when uneducated celebrities have opinions on things that they have no information on. We as a society always seem to follow the ideas they present over the majority of the scientific community who dedicate their life to a specific field.
Today I made a cake because I miss him and also it’s my cake day
Here is a photo of the cake I made myself
Social medias are the number 1 reason of exponencial growth of anxiety, depression, bipolarism and everything else related.
We are the guinea pig generation, the lab animal, the testers of this unprecedented form of interaction and communication. We are facing the consequences of it and many years from now this very thing I said will be considered as a true fact by the media and health institutes in general.
The excess of interaction and global visibility we're able to get comes with a devastating psychological price that includes many of child/pre-teen/teen/adult's mental issues.
1-Social media is the place where your subconscious compares YOUR life with other peoples lives, creating a constant feeling of unhappines and unsatisfaction towards your own reality and circunstances. You may not realize it, but its happening.
2-Social media is the place where actual mental diseases are romanticized to the point of creating a collective unconscious state where everyone who's a little sad... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just as the title says, my own mother blames me for her breast cancer. She was diagnosed around two years ago and has been making a strong recovery, but she still blames me. We do not have the best relationship and many fights have caused stress, but to say that I am the cause is really heartbreaking.
The worst part about all of this is that she has been heavily smoking for as long as I (22) could remember. There was not a time I don't remember us not smoking at the smoke shop whenever we go out, and even though she's in remission, she still smokes about half a pack a day. And yet, she blames me for her breast cancer.
It got so bad that she even lies to our doctor about it. (We still go to the same family doctor). One time, when I was alone in the room with my doctor, she asked if my mother was still smoking. My mother would come into the office reeking of cigarettes, so it was pretty obvious that she was still smoking regardless of cancer. When I told my doctor the truth, she confr... keep reading on reddit ➡