Now i know that this is a REALLY unpopular opinion because Elon Musk is a poster boy for zoomers because he posts and likes memes on twitter. Right at the start of the world pandemic he was posting on twitter how the panic is stupid and that people are panicking without a reason, even though people were falling and dying like flies into thousands of numbers, he belittled the virus and said how it was not that bad, and even compared it to a common flu, now he posts tweets to free the country and that people have lost their freedom, other than that he is praizing Texas on twitter for openning up stores and businesses, this is a great example of a billionaire that doesn't care about people and only cares about his money, i don't know how i feel about him at the moment, i am sad because he was one of the billionaires that were doing good for earth.. but this is just a big disappointment, i wonder where will he take this. What are your thoughts on this?
EDIT: i've changed my mind after lo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Title says it all, I am a pretty dark skinned latino (mom is Puerto Rican/dad is Mexican) and I do tan real easily. This persons heart is in a good place but I am starting to get messages from other friends saying "Why did you tell so and so you’re black".
UPDATE: We are good, I shot them a message with various forms of ideas you all sent. After they felt embarrassed, we set up a zoom meeting to chat about race/presumptions of heritage based on color and went super well. Did it solve racism, absolutely not but it did seem to help an overzealous activist in the making!
Update 2: since I’m not sure if folks are trying to make me guess my own race or just being assholes. Yes I have done 23 and me, no I am not Afro-Latino. All love for Afro-Latino’s but I am not one.
Edit:damn your vs you’re
Just to be clear, I'm a gun owner and a veteran. I also have an AR. I am not against responsible ownership of firearms. I am against stupid losers who use them as adornments.
Edit: Wow, this post just keeps on going. For those of you who commented that this wasn't an unpopular opinion and belongs elsewhere, my inbox would seem to disagree. There is apparently a very small, but vocal group who think that anything less than issuing an FA firearm to everyone upon birth is an affront to their human rights.
I found the 'gun grabber' accusations particularly hilarious. Under the right circumstances, guns can be fun, and cool, and useful. However, they are always potentially dangerous- there's no separating the two. There are some places they do not belong. Bringing a gun to a highly unpredictable and volatile situation like a protest, without an extremely good reason, would make me question anyone's judgement. Note: 'Because I want to' is not a good reason.
Also, for those of you try... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm always amazed how many people simply don't ask questions about others and just continue talking about themselves unless they are stopped.
We all like the feeling of the endorphin rush we get from talking about our passions and interests, but after a certain amount of time, if you never ask me how I'm doing or what I've been up to, talking with you just becomes an effort. It's not a conversation anymore, it's a duty to listen with no hope of reciprocation.
What makes a conversation enjoyable is when someone tells you a story or something from their life, not because they just want to hear themselves talk, but because they want to hear your opinion on what they've said and give you the chance to respond, or maybe share a similar story of your own.
A conversation should be entertaining. When you stimulate someone's interest, you need to pause and give them the chance to express their feelings about what you just said, that's the best part! Seeing how your words impacted the other p... keep reading on reddit ➡
They don't care about all life. Never have.
A teacher told the students, "The person who answers my next question correctly gets to leave class early."
Suddenly, a pen came flying across to room, practically hitting the teacher in the face.
"Who threw that?!" the teacher shouted angrily.
"Me!" piped up a voice from the back of the classroom. "Can I leave now?"
I (22f) have a prosthetic glass eye. This guy isn't my boyfriend, but we have gone on a few dates.
We were hanging out when this happened. I accidentally rubbed my eye wrong, and my prosthetic fell out. He screeched and jumped away. I didn't take offence - he didn't know and I could imagine being shocked seeing what looked like someone's actual eye fall of its socket.
I thought that would be the end of it, but he seemed pretty shaken up that I have a fake eye. He asks me why I didn't tell him on our first date, so he wouldn't have wasted his time. Stuff like this freak him out, and he never would have gone on dates with me had he known.
I was pretty hurt, but it wasn't like he was my boyfriend. We weren't even talking about "becoming official". So far, this was just a few casual dates.
Probably at least a third of all dashcam videos posted to /r/idiotsincars that involve a near-miss or crash could have been prevented if people had practiced defensive driving. As a note, defensive driving is not only following all road rules, but also accounting for the fact that other people are likely not going to follow them. While you can't prevent every accident, you can prevent a number of common accidents. As the common phrase goes, the cemetery is full of people who had the right-of-way.
Some defensive driving tips:
Before proceeding when the traffic light turns green, look both ways to make sure nobody is trying to run a red, even if it means waiting a full second after it turns green. When going through signals, if you can safely do so, try to at least glance at both directions to make sure nobody is approaching (this may not always be possible due to traffic or blind-spot reasons - your number one priority is keeping an eye on traffic and conditions on your roadway)
The amount of crashes you hear about where old people have accidentally planted the accelerator instead of the brake and ploughed into people/bulldings/vehicles, or are travelling at 20mph in a 40 and braking every slight corner, holding up the rest of the road.
I think every 2 years is a reasonable length of time to evaluate elderly people, and I also believe no one should drive over the age of 90. Reaction times are just too slow to be safe on the roads.
I was talking to one of my friends and she sent me a video of this girl thirst tweeting Dr. Phil. My friend then said this girl was "me irl" and that Dr. Phil was amazing. It seems a lot of people think that.
Here's the thing though. He isn't amazing. He hasn't even been a licenced medical professional since 2006. He got his licence taken away because, and I quote, "McGraw has been involved in several controversies which put his license to practice at risk. He was brought up on ethics charges for having an inappropriate non-physical relationship with a patient in Texas in January 1989 and had a formal criminal complaint filed against him in California in 2008 for practicing psychology without a professional license or certification and violating doctor-patient confidentiality in connection with an incident with Britney Spears in 2008. "
Even so, he still has his TV show, Dr. Phil, which is allegedly meant for entertainment and not actual medical advice. But, if you've ever seen his... keep reading on reddit ➡
I understand that the new person may be just as qualified if not more so, But I find it to be a hollow gesture that does nothing more but pat your company on the back for being “progressive”.
I am a transgender man. I am nineteen. I am an idiot on the internet with literally NOTHING to offer the world. I work full time, I’m not going to college, I’m a food service worker. I am politically centre.
I offer nothing, and yet the shithole that is twitter tells me I am better than people, that I am better than other men because I wasn’t born one.
“You’re trans therefore you get oppression points and we like you.” “You’re trans, if someone says something to disagree with you they’re transphobic!”
No!!!! I hate that people speak like this. I’ve seen it to much. I’m not better because I experience gender dysphoria. I’m not better because of a fuck up in my biology or my brain or whatever the Fuck it is that made me like this.
I’m a human person. I am a human person with nothing to offer such a big fucking world
Don’t belittle others just to bring other people up. Doing that doesn’t create equality.
This has been bothering me for so long.
I'm 20, mid college, gay, and have wanted to be a cop ever since I was little.
I've done everything to prepare myself for a career in law enforcement. I've always wanted to help people. My motivations to become a cop are to help people. I've befriended the people of the department I want to work for, they all seem to be such nice and caring people.
I've always held the view that just like there are bad people in every profession, there are bad people in the policing profession. However over the past couple of weeks... I can't get the videos of so many cops doing so many horrible things to people who are being peaceful. None of it makes any sense to me. That's not what I know their training to be.
I want to help people. I'm white and male, but I know how discrimination feels because of my sexuality. I don't want people to hate me because I wear a badge. I just want to help people and keep them safe. What should I do? It's like my entire life leading up to this has become shattered.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: the person shits instantly the first time, then it’s normal diarrhea. The cool down is 24 hours from last use. It does Not stack. You can use it on anyone as long as you know their first and last name and have a mental image of them. The diarrhea is non lethal and acts like normal, everyday diarrhea
Edit 2: why do so many people pick trump, and why do so many people want me to make it a shit note
Hey all! I am currently working as a property manager in a mid-sized city and have been for a couple of years. One thing I always thought was interesting is how many people approach rental housing with a lot of the same questions and not a lot of common sense. As such, I thought I would present a couple of tips that I want to pass along to fellow humans to hopefully make your next rental a smooth process. Obviously not all situations are the same so I will try to make this as genuinely broad as possible but take everything as you will.
>Under his character name, he wrote, “Thankful for the POTUS (Trump) we have ! God bless America. Built of freedom. Forgotten No More."
>The last line was part of the team’s catch phrase, although both Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler, the other members of the team, responded negatively to the tweet.
>According to one person high up in the company, the belief is that Lail can’t be fired for expressing freedom of speech, but that the locker room is fuming at him.
>One person suggested that after what happened this week, the actual gimmick they were portraying even had Ryker not said it, would be tough to continue.
When you’re good looking, people are generally nicer to you. It’s so much easier to reciprocate kindness when you’re receiving it all the time.
For an unattractive person who is constantly ignored or treated like shit, being kind takes so much more energy. Imagine trying to be polite to someone who is being rude to you, or being a good listener when no one listens to you, or saying happy birthday to someone else on your own birthday when no one remembered to say it to you.
To all the not classically beautiful but kindhearted individuals out there: you rock
Edit: thank you for opening my eyes to your perspectives. Kindhearted people rock, regardless of whether or not they are attractive (though I still believe it takes a litttttle bit more effort when one is not)
For example, when I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers I instantly hate that person. Doesn’t matter if I agree with the messages. I hate that person and know they are the worst kind of person.
It’s stupid and I admit it.
EDIT: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve posted on Reddit thinking “oh, I bet this will get some good conversation. I’m sure people can relate” and it gets no responses. I can’t believe it took all the things we hate to unite us. Keep hating! Enjoy your weekend.
Edit: Whoever it is, thank you very much for the silver! This the first award I've recieved on Reddit! I love you!
Edit: Whoever gave me the gold... You're a legend! You're a fucking legend!! Thanks a lot Redditor!! It means a lot!
I just want to go one week without somehow getting it stuck in my head
I am a loving person.
Everyday, I wake up. I help my 10-year-old daughter get ready for school, then prepare breakfast for both of us. After that, we will walk, hand-in hand, to her school. At her school, I will kiss her goodbye, pat her back, and tell her I love her. I will wait at the gate, waving at my daughter, until she disappears behind that corridor.
I am a kind person.
After sending my daughter to school, I begin walking to work. I smile at people I pass, giving them small encouragements as I walk on by. On the way to work, I also see many, too many, homeless people along the road. Out of the kindness in my heart, I never fail to dig out some loose change in my pockets to give to them, hoping to bring some relief to their suffering.
I am a helpful person.
During work, there will always be those few people, who don't quite seem to understand some simple things. But it's alright. No matter what kind of problems they face, from printer problems to Excel problems, I will alwa... keep reading on reddit ➡