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Texting while driving. YOU ARE GOING TO HURT SOMEBODY!

I witnessed something like this before. Where I live, it's illegal to text and drive, but some people do it anyway.

Once, I was stopped at an intersection. There was a kid who was crossing the street when all of the sudden, this car is coming from the opposite direction. Except he was wasn't slowing down. The kid scrambled back just in time before the car lurched to a stop. The guy, unsurprisingly, was holding a phone in his hand.

Had the kid not moved at the last minute, he could've been injured, or killed. All because the driver thought it was important to send a message. I was pretty ticked off. I considered getting out to yell at him, but he looked guilty enough and the kid seemed alright. So yeah, don't text and drive.

Good for the kid keeping an eye on things. Yea the driver was wrong. But rule number one in life is assume everyone else is an idiot and not paying attention therefore you must pay extra attention. Car vs body; car wins every time. If you want to live watch out for larger, faster, stronger moving objects.

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My job requires a lot of traveling. You can always tell when people are on the phone. They swerve so much and then jerk the car back over when they realize they’re going into the other lane.

Edit: I went to a seminar within my company once where the guest speaker told us he scrolls through Facebook while driving. What the hell?!

Yeah, my family (with my kids in the back seat) was cut off horrendously by some idiot lady who was texting and driving. I wanted to call the police but I don’t know what good it would’ve done.

And they brake at weird or inappropriate times. I’ve noticed that it seems when people know they’re going to look down and away from the road, they put their foot on the brake.

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My dad was a ups driver so he was hammered about his driving habits. He would tell us "when you drive you drive, nothing else." it scares me that there are people out there endangering others because they can't put the phone down for a minute.

my brother always text and drive. I always tell him not to, especially when Im in the car, but he simply does not give a flying fuck. He says, it wont happened to him, hes a good driver, bla bla bla.

I love my brother but I find him very stupid to do that. Its something that drives me nuts. Its okay if you want to risk you own life, but not when you put others in danger.

It amazes me when people say this. It's been proven hy countless studies and that the human brain cannot handle driving and texting at the same time. The few times I've texted while driving, I noticed that my concentration on the road and control of the car dropped instantly.

yeah, well I come from a family where drinking and driving was a daily routine. My father would have us on his lap while he drinks and we were driving around town.

Haha, oh man, the things you wouldn't see today.

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hes a good driver

"But you're not a good driver. You're a bad driver. You're texting and driving. That's what bad drivers do!"

Take his phone and throw it in the back seat. Your brother is an asshole.

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You need to NEVER get in a car with him again. He has no respect for you.

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My mom had a habit of doing this. Thankfully, she stopped. I haven't told her this, but the main reason it pissed me if was cuz my dad died a few years earlier from a brain aneurysm (completely unpreventable), and I didn't wanna lose my only parent cuz of a reason as preventable and stupid as texting while driving.

If my friends are doing I take the phone and throw it on the back seat.

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Getting prescribed antibiotics and then not finishing them. Guess what - the antibiotics won't kill you, the now antibiotic resistant bacteria will!

Also insisting they need antibiotics prescribed when they have a cold.

Fucking Michelle. Your Doctor knows better what you need than you stupid bitch

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Oh shit just did this a month ago with my ear infection... nice knowing y'all

u/SCORE4 just doomed the entire human race

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Well, at least you know not to do it again. With any luck, your ear infection won't come back and everything will be fine.

Or it does come back and he dies a slow and painful death. No biggie...haha...

You actually don't only put your self at risk but all of us

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Actually, some antibiotics WILL kill me.

Alright Mr. Shyamalan

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Same. But people who aren't allergic should definitely finish their meds

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listening to your music in public places on speaker phone.

Fine I'll bring a speaker next time

No, go old school. Carry around a big boom-box with flashy lights, and wear a beanie and shades.

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Letting your kids watch shows in public spaces without headphones, with the speaker on. (bonus if it's a restaurant or a plane).

Even worse: watching videos on the phone at the airport full volume. Even worse: watching porn

People in my local Walmart have started doing this while shopping, while there's already music playing in the store...

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Everything. Just everybody fucking stop for one goddamn minute.

stops everything

Oh no, I'm dead now.

you mean oh yes

Me too thanks

Don't include me in the screenshot

Include me but crop him out

Crop out everything except for this.

See you on Reddit

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I think I remember saying this the first time I ever got fucked up.

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Hammer time?

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Failing to indicate.

Failing to indicate what?

That's what British people say when they're trying to talk about not using turn signals.

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Having their location in their Facebook posts.

First off, that's a huge security risk. For younger Redditors, someone could come find you. For older Redditors, the further you are from home, the easier you are to be robbed. Save your vacation photos for AFTER your vacation, too!

Second, how the hell are you gonna lie that grandma's in the hospital when your annoying friend is messaging you?!

Your use of the word 'Redditors' in this context tickles me.

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Drunk driving

And driving while high. Some people think it's not as dangerous but it is.

Source: Pothead.

The stat about it being "less dangerous" is just that less people do it.

I mean, how many times do you feel like going for a drive when you're stoned?

People drive stoned all day every day (at least in California). When I was in high school, the only place to get away from parents to get stoned was in the car. Everyone I smoked with grew up driving stoned, and many still do. I have been in cars where the driver was ripping a bong on the 405 at 60mph. I'm not saying this is okay, but it happens, a LOT. You don't hear about it because they don't get caught, and if they do they are RARELY charged with DUIs. Although, I think they are beginning to crack down on stoned driving now that weed became legal for recreational use earlier this month.

I know that’s a lie cuz no one has ever gone 60mph on the 405. /s

That's not what the stat is, stoned drivers perform much better than drunk drivers on tests.

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I feel like the people who think it's not dangerous take like one hit and say "Whoa man, I'm a pot head, lol"I'm pretty sure a good portion of potheads know not to smoke and drive. Like, you don't become senseless like you do when you are drunk. You are still aware of what you are capable of.If anything, smoking makes you not want to drive.

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Along a similar vein, driving while really tired. Just because we don't focus on it as much as drunk driving doesn't mean it's not dangerous as hell.

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Living beyond their means. Like, why is that even considered as an option for adulting? It's not an option, if you have any sense of responsibility whatsoever. Leveraging yourself to the hilt will never lead to wealth or happiness.

It often isn't a decision that is knowingly made. Expenses creep up, and with inflation and unexpected expenses, living paycheque to paycheque ends up being living beyond your means.

The constant needs to keep up with the Jones's doesn't help either. Both of you are mortgaged to the hilt, but he's got that brand new riding mower...

I will oppose your opinion with something I found. I was struggling to make ends meet, so I created a spreadsheet to help me track my spending. I will be 100% debt free 12 months from now (student loan notwithstanding) due to being very conscious of how much I have available to spend and tracking that amount well.

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Worrying. It doesn't change anything that has happened or will happen it just messes up this moment...and this one...andddddd this one...

This one too. Stop worrying. Seriously.

Easier said than done.

Practice makes better. :)

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The way I did this was just pretend I wasn't worrying about stuff and eventually I wasn't

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"My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice."

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You have a problem, Can you do something about it?

Yes - great, what are you worried about?

No - well there's nothing to worry about then.

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but you won't get anywhere.

but maybe if you think really hard there will be some magical solution that would allow you to do something about it.

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Eating tide pods

I thought this was one of those ironic suicidal memes. Are people actually doing it?

You KNOW that someone’s doing it.

Well that's natural selection at work I guess...

Human. At the top of the food chain, man has conquered basically every kind of animal, insect, or whatever. However, a greater enemy remains..................................

TIDE PODS

Read your comment while listening to this, and when the music gets quiet, say "tide pods". Epic.

https://youtu.be/zoyiRis_-ds?t=34

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It's gonna be called the pods challenge and a bunch of 12 year olds will be at poison centers for eating laundry detergent

It already is, and they already are.

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There was one kid who ate a bowl of em and as he was being put in the ambulance he said “I don’t regret it”

Are you referencing the collegehumor skit about tide pods or is the sketch referencing someone that actually did this?

Someone actually did this....

Christ, kids are dumb

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Yes. Started out as an ironic joke, but some people were too stupid to understand the "ironic" bit and are actually eating them.

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According to Snopes:

A spokesperson for the American Association of Poison Control Centers told us that in the first 11 days of 2018, there had been 40 reported exposures to liquid laundry detergent pods by 13- to 19-year-olds. That figure represents 20 percent of the total number of similar incidents in all of 2017. (i.e. about 2.5 months in 2017)

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Kinda there are videos of people putting them in their mouths, taking a bite to Pierce the plastic, then spitting it out

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I saw a video of a kid putting the tide into a dab rig and smoke it. HE SMOKED TIDE PODS. Kids these days are so bored. What happened to smoking banana peels and bible pages???

EDIT: https://youtu.be/0KsJlbTnMwY that's the video I saw.

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I just watched a compilation video of people putting them in their mouths and chewing (most spit the liquid out, but there was one dude that i'm pretty sure swallowed it, it was also produced really well??) some people were frying them in pans as a joke, but yea.... people are really chewing on Tide Pods for a meme.

Someone smoked one in a bong then proceeded to bite into one like a sandwich

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What's that subreddit about things that look good but you shouldn't eat?

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If Rob Gronkowski is telling you not to do something, you really shouldn't be doing it.

What the fuck is a tide pod?

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Snap chatting literally every thing you do

"haha I'm taking a dump! 💩" 10 second video... with sound.

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Holding pee.

But that's my fetish...unless, that is, you decide to stop holding it while you're laying on me ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)whichisalsomyfetish

Who are you

I like to inagine the the author of the comment is a well-respected celebrity. Makes it funnier.You keep doing you.... whoever you may be....

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I'm yourself but stronger.

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I learned this as a kid. I'd hold my piss until after school let out, and it never felt good.Now, I take a piss as soon as possible. Working? No problem, the moment a coworker is available I excuse myself.Driving home? First thing I do when I get in the door, not get undressed, not eat my food, not get a drink. Sometimes I'll even stop on the side of the road if it's really pushing it (preferably at a rest stop, but my area has a lot of dirt roads so).

Don't hold your piss, people. You're doing more harm to yourself than you think.

Curious, what kind of damage does holding your pee do or could do?

It can cause urinary tract infection, and I believe (not 100% sure) kidney stones.

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Holding in your pee for long durations causes the muscle to stop working normally. I went hours and hours at times holding it and developed two problems, and it's taken a decade to retrain it to work normally again

One: my urethral tract widened out such that it only empties fully if I press on my taint/prostate area. If I forget to do this, I have to deal with moist undies. Doctor told me it's because it would slowly fill with urine after my bladder became too full, though there's another "valve" further along the tract that still held it in. It acted like a second bladder almost, and probably would hold almost 30ml on my worst days.

Two: if I held my pee too long, even an hour if it's urgent, the muscle sort of weakened or something over time and it would instead slowly leak. Apparently it's what our muscles do naturally to relieve pressure on the bladder, which absolutely has to empty regularly since the body needs to avoid ketosis by having the kidneys constantly working. The muscles say "well, gotta still make urine to avoid dying, so we'll dribble it out a drop at a time instead" and the more often this happens, the more often they'll default to the slow leak option

These days it's much better, I literally spent 10 years of my life exercising good bathroom habits as best as I could to retrain the muscle that's in the prostate. Nowadays I rarely have an issue but if I were to go to sleep while needing to urinate and refusing it, I'll wake up the next morning with ever so slightly damp underwear.

TL;DR Pee when you need to, not when you want to, or you'll end up peeing when you don't want to more and more often.

Edit: I will add that I had at one point a very persistent and very painful (sometimes odorous) urinary tract infection that wouldnt go away for a year or so as well. It was terrible. 0/10 would not go through it again.

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Stop being in the way all the time. Have a tiny bit of self-awareness.

posting questions about ballistic missiles. Crime

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Polluting. Like right now.

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that made me want to launch myself into space

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brb while I forcibly stop my cells from producing CO2.

That's not pollution, if you stopped all CO2 sources in the whole world, we'd be in a bigger problem than today's pollution.

I... Didn't think that through very well...

  • Ghost Me

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rape, i mean seriously stop

Even after being sexually assaulted, it's mind boggling for me that people rape. Just keep your genitals away from other people's genitals unless they want you to. That's it.

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Also, blaming the rape victim for the rape.

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Yeah unfortunately there’s certain parts of the world (I’ll let you guess) where rape isn’t considered wrong. Those fuckers will rape a woman/child and put about as much thought into it as we do when we take out the garbage bags.

I don't why you got downvoted. What you said is true because in some parts of the world people (such as gangs) do rape and think its no problem. They are evil monsters (just look at what happened in Pakistan recently).

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God I hate when everybody rapes me

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Using your phone while in bed.

Or for that matter, dont do anything in your bed besides sleep and sex or masturbation. Trust me, you will sleep so, so much better.

I’m trying to do this and it’s so much harder than I thought.

I used to be the person that read in bed before falling asleep or spent a half an hour in the morning reading (a book, I mean, nothing to do with my phone). Now I reach for my phone to read things or check up on people and it bothers me.

I KNOW nothing crazy exciting is going on in people’s lives. I know reading that book or spending quality personal time with my dog or my fiancé is way better for me, but I get the weirdest urge to just check things.

Honestly, I should probably stop being tied to my phone for a thousand reasons, the most important of which being I miss how much more fun the world was when I was presently invested in it rather than it being the side chick to Facebook/Reddit/Snapchat/etc.

Have you considered uninstalling those from your phone? Leave them on your tablet, laptop, etc but just not having it on your phone can reduce the distraction.

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But like, where else would I go? My room is small so I don't have a desk, or a chair, or anything besides a bed and tv stand. Gaming, tv, phone, all from my bed

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This is my dream. I want a bed room. Like a room with a bed. For sleeping. I do not want anything electric, buzzing, beeping lights, nothing... unless it has something to do with the aforementioned masturbating.

So a Nap n' Fap Room?

I need a sign that says Nap n’ Fap Only on my door now

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But I watch porn on my phone to masturbate

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Reading buzzfeed (and other) top 10 articles. Seriously, we are rotting our society with this crap. The other day I swear I saw one that said 10 pictures of Disney princesses drawn if they were paperclips.

OMG yes. So many people getting paid to shovel pure shit every day just to generate clicks and ad revenue, regardless of whether they have anything important to say. End result is that the important shit goes unheard as it drowns in a sea of meaningless garbage. What's more? Nobody EVER gets that time back.

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Running onto the goddamn elevator without even looking to see if people are getting off first. I’m about to just start mowing people down I’m so tired of this.

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Being an asshole

Not gonna happen,bitch

Calm down there, Pinkman.

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Looking at your phone. Pay attention to your kids you shitty parents.

Now the kids are on their phones too.

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Being mean to others

No fuck u

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Being offended over every single little thing. Doesn't this kind of stuff get exhausting?

Wow, okay. I see how it is.

Wtf he’s just trying to post a comment I am so offended right now.

Don't you use that foul language in front of me.

Don’t insult my language you hypocrite!!!!!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡(this is what angry offended people do right?)

I read a good quote on here the other day that I'm going to try to remember. "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Maybe this is a dickish way of thinking, but maybe it can make a person less likely to take offense to everything if he/she just considers that a lot of people are just dumb, & they really don't know any better.

This is just a chicken and egg scenario. "Every little thing" to u/nt96 is obviously not "every little thing" to some people out there. Everyone has some kind of personal threshhold or standard, and if someone can articulate a good reason for why they're pissed off, and it's clear that it's something that pisses other people off too, maybe it's worth listening to.

The offender and offended learn nothing about eachother if they can't communicate with eachother constructively. And on an internet forum where your conversations have almost no impact on your life other than to express yourself, it's just pain for both sides if they don't talk in good faith.

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While sometimes people are over sensitive or get offended on behalf of others, some people definitely use it as an excuse just to be an arsehole.

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Slouching. You're probably doin' it right now.

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using social media. People would become way more self aware and would prob use their time better

YES!!!!

I deleted Facebook and Snapchat off of my phone before Christmas and I feel like my mental health is in a better place. Yes, I might be “missing out” but honestly I think the fear of missing out is worse than actually missing out. Everyone makes it look like they are living perfect lives, when in reality, they aren’t.

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This is interesting. I think everyone should be moderating their use of social media, but I can't agree with stopping it completely. There are certainly some benefits.

There are, but it's out of control. I wonder what would happen if it was wiped away today. People would lose their minds. That's a really sad thought.

I think many people have stopped, at least with Facebook because it makes them feel like crap. That’s why they changed their algorithm again but may be a bit too late for some to want to go back.

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I agree, particularly with Facebook. I got a replacement phone in December, & I didn't install Facebook. I haven't missed it one bit. I now realize that I was getting jealous, disgusted, depressed, etc while viewing everyone's highlights. I'm in a difficult period of life, which I know is temporary, but I have very little free time and hardly any opportunity to spend time with friends and family, besides my 1- and 3-year-old kids. I was also judging people on Facebook a lot, trying to mentally put them down, because I was jealous of the good times they were posting about. It was weird and twisted, but at least I realized it, and I'm happy that I cut the Facebook cord.

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(Reddit is a social media)

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When you’re in the hospital with your child, be with your child in the hospital. (Not on FB posting about being with your child in the hospital)

My friend broke up with his gf because she couldn't break the habit of texting and driving. It was so bizarre. She was genuinely in love with him, but could not put her phone in the back seat to save their relationship.

Bullying

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Holding phones in front of your face at live events. You went there to see it with your own eyes, not through a lense and a 5 inch screen. Also nobody is the slightest bit interested in the footage you get.

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Stop attributing malevolence to an act or belief which can adequately be explained by ignorance

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Dabbing...please just stop

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Thinking with the "me vs them" mentality. So many people refuse to accept that they aren't "special" or "unique" and that they're different from everyone else who does X, says Y or likes Z, etc. The majority of your sense of individuality comes from your own thoughts rather than outward actions, and many people just can't comprehend that they're just one of dozens, even hundreds of people that any certain individual would react to that way.

I started trying to intentionally view myself from the perspective of outside my head as an excersise to combat anxiety, separating logic and fact from emotion. Assessing everything from a strictly factual basis and THEN analyzing your own thoughts instead of doing them simultaneously can really help intrusive thoughts in people with BPD or anyone else who feels like people are out to get them / the world is against them.

I know! Fuck the 'us-vs-them' people.

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listening to people on reddit

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forcing your own beliefs on other people.

Go ahead and get off Reddit, you have something to do

No I don't. I'm at work and there is no work.

I have to sleep

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Xanax, fuck xanax.

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Having so many kids they can't afford to do anything other than pay bills and feed them.

Wish I had sports etc when I was a kid I would have probably turned out way different.

Littering

Pooping. I been sitting on this toilet for an hour now browsing through Reddit..

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Living off someone’s else’s money. Do something you lazy bastard.

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Stop getting offended at things that aren't offensive

Don't tell me what to do.

That's offensive.

Based on whose definition of "offensive?"

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Buying bottled water.

Should say stop needlessly buying bottled water. Bottled water does serve a purpose.. But most people aren't buying it for that purpose.

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Tell that to people in Flint Michigan, and that's just the location that got national attention there are plenty of other places in the USA that have toxic water supplies.

My university banned the sale of bottled water on campus because plastic. Now you have to buy coke or something else with a ton of sugar in it - and also comes in a fucking plastic bottle.

Do the buildings have water fountains in them?

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Saying what a "real man"' does.

I saw this subject come up once. Guy 1 was being a totally over the top alpha male ass, and guy 2 got tired of it

Guy 1: a real man wouldn’t do that

Guy 2: a real man does whatever the fuck he wants!

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Ten Things You Should Stop Doing Now! You'll Be Surprised At #5!

Breeding.

Could you imagine what would happen if everyone all over the world suddenly became infertile? It'd be like an apocalypse without any real catastrophe. Slowly we'd all just grow older and eventually be gone.

Have you ever seen Children of Men?

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I'm already way ahead of you there!

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Using plastic bags. Bring your own goddamn reusable shopping bag.

Edit. Lots of people are suggesting the use of plastic bags for garbage. That's a great idea to reuse the bag. My main issue with them was using the bag once and then throwing them away. But it'd still be great if we could use the reusable bag and minimize plastic bag use!

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But what if I reuse the plastic bags for cat poop later?

Edit: I’m illiterate and words hard.

I reuse mine in the small garbage bins in my house.

I reuse mine to suffocate my victims put my recycling in.

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Soft drinks. Its a perfect recipe for wreking havoc on your health and teeth

Calling people who are bisexual "unsure" or "confused" about their sexuality.

sucking my dick

please stop sucking my dick, everyone

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Borrowing more than you're able to, there really isn't a reason that the average person in many places spends more than they earn. I understand that there are people in genuine financial hardship, but there are so many more that could cut back on things. Do you NEED that vacation? Do you NEED that brand new iPhone? Do you NEED that new car? Do you NEED to have a pet? Just stop. Build up your finances and live those dreams when you can afford them.

Washing their hair everyday. At most, you should wash your hair every other day.

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Eating fast food and similar garbage. Just stop and eat something healthy instead. It’s easier than you think and you’ll feel so much better.

Assuming that everyone on Reddit/the Internet is male and located in the US. It gets old fast.

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*stop treating anyone poorly

If people want to smoke, then they should be allowed to. Drinking and smoking weed is bad too, but you aren’t complaining about it. You should be able to do what you want.

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Social media

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