People Share the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly After Quitting Social Media

Social media is both a blessing and a curse – it can help us feel more connected to others, especially if they live far away, or you know, there’s a pandemic that forces us all to stay in our homes for months on end, but it can also be a time suck, cause anxiety, and lead us to realize that maybe it’s better to not know your friends and family all that well in the first place.

These 13 people decided the bad outweighed the good and pulled the plug – but what happened next?

Well, you’re about to find out!

13. They don’t feel the need to show off.

Well, I am actually very happy that I left both Instagram and Facebook long ago. Although I still use Twitter as it provides latest info and some key instincts on various topics. Instagram and Facebook are kind of a show off place, and it makes you want unnecessary things just for the sake of likes and followers.

So I would not recommend using both the sites as it affects your mental health so f*cking bad that you’ll end up feeling left out or depressed. Although Twitter also has lots of negativity but if you are able to keep yourself away from the political debates then Twitter is very informative.

12. Like most things, it’s only hard at first.

It was hard at first, but now I honestly don’t even miss it. The constant urge to check for notifications has faded away too.

11. They only answer to themselves.

I no longer seek validation from anybody and it’s very liberating !

10. If it’s just not for you.

My partner is very, very into social media. She’s on Instagram… a lot. I don’t have any problem with it, but she said it was very important to her and wanted me to be involved so I gave it a solid effort.

Long story short, I hated how fake it was and the personalities we try to cultivate online. She’s still active online, and I’m not. I’ve been very happy since deleting it.

I’ll probably give it another shot somewhere down the line but it’ll be about things I love doing and not about trying to make my life out to be something it’s not.

9. They can read more books (I like the sound of that).

Only had FB. Deleted (well deactivated) it about 3 weeks ago now.

Honestly I feel better. I’m not a compulsive person. I’m not someone who pays much attention to adverts, fads, fashion trends or the like, but it’s alarming just how much FB can get under your skin.

You post a comment and check it for likes because even if only a little, you want it to be well received by you peers, just like you would in a conversation. Same for comments on others posts. If your phone pings, you feel compelled to answer it as soon as you can to keep up with the conversation.

All this and you have to mind how you might be interpreted. I’m not an argumentative guy. I can be flippant and have a very dry sense of humour and I always seem to put my foot in it and cause people to get the wrong vibe from what I’m saying. It got to the stage that I was so concerned with what I was saying that I would review it so much that I likely made it even worse.

Things came to a head and it was a ‘last straw’ moment when me commenting about a passion of mine was taken as me being selfish and shitty (even though I’d said I wasn’t trying to be shitty). I was just tired of it.

It was odd at first not checking it, but I realised just how much time I wasted on there and how I really didn’t miss it. I mean FB is mostly just shared internet links now, rather than mostly original comments by mates (As it used to be).

I feel happier and a little more mentally free. I also like that when I do chat to a friend I can we can catch up on what we’ve been up to, rather than sort of know what we’ve been up to by looking at FB.

I recommend it to everyone.

I would add that to make it EVEN BETTER, you need to realise just what a waste of time it is. When you leave you need to repurpose that time and not just shift the way you are wasting it. Have a list of 10-15 min jobs you want to get done and if you find yourself thinking of going on FB, do one of those jobs. Or just pick up one of those many books you bought but never read because ‘you don’t have time’.

8. Maybe that’s reason enough to do it.

Honestly one of the best decisions I made. People even tend to be shocked I (20F) don’t have social media.

7. No big changes.

The only changes is that I don’t have notifications like in 30 seconds and I say no when people ask me for that.

6. They just forget it’s a thing.

It’s extremely liberating (especially at first) and now I just honestly forget that social media exists until somebody tells me they saw something on Facebook.

The main benefit of not having socials is you no longer have that “fear of missing out” and don’t spend unnecessary time lurking profiles of people you barely know and don’t care at all about. In hindsight, that’s the biggest drawback/time waster of social media; it’s one thing to follow friends and people you care about, or even celebrities/influencers who motivate and inspire you.

But all those “hundreds” of friends you accumulate over the years who you met once and maybe have a couple of friends in common are just useless noise.

If you’ve had Facebook for awhile and are thinking of deleting it, I highly recommend spending some time going through old photos and downloading/saving the ones you like. I did that and am so glad I did!

5. No more distractions.

They were all just distractions at best. I don’t miss any of them.

I simply found more productive things to pass the time.

Hell, I often consider getting off of reddit too, but I can at least learn things from here and occasionally have interesting conversations or help others.

4. Just never got into it to begin with.

I personally never signed up for anything of it except this.

I think I had a Twitter to signed up for a This Old House raffle or something like 5 years ago.

Never went back to it.

Seems people get to wound up into that stuff.

3. Ummmm. No comment?

I stopped lusting over hot girls.

No I don’t miss it.

2. Because it will make you miserable.

I don’t miss it. In fact, I feel like a haze has been lifted from my eyes. I spend more time outside and doing things with my kids. I read more. Watch more things that I enjoy. I’ve picked up a couple more hobbies.

I’m also less stressed and less depressed. Whether you think you do or not, you compare your life against those around you, and when you’re constantly assaulted by shit on social media…. well, it will make you miserable.

1. They can focus more on life as it happens.

I deleted all my social media besides reddit. I was originally spending waayyy too much time on my phone and wanted to bring it down and actually experience life around me. I deleted Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

I’m a huge advocate now for deleting social media and I honestly didn’t realize how much it consumed my life. Instagram was especially bad for me. I used to follow people who just looked so gorgeous in their photos and get hundreds of likes, but when I posted (which was like once a year b/c I didn’t get many likes) I’d get like 50. Always seeing these people with the beautiful smiles and perfect hair and bodies, living what appear to be living lavish and incredible lives made me hate mine. I deleted Instagram and never once looked back. I’m no longer concerned with getting likes or seeing other people’s fake perfect lives. I support the demise of Instagram 110%.

Facebook and Twitter I didn’t have much of an issue with in terms of comparing my life with others, it was just a black hole that sucked up all my time.

I feel like I live in the moment now. I don’t take pictures for other people to see and like, but I take them for me to look back on and reminisce about the times I had for myself, and no one else. Not shoving my life down everyone’s throat is humbling, and not having everyone’s life thrown down mine is even better. I also feel like I am actually in the moment that I’m in and not sucked in my phone. For example, the other day, my boyfriend and I went wine tasting. While at this one winery, we saw this group of girls all sitting around a table, and every single one was just staring at their phone. Eventually the other 3 did put theirs down, but there was one girl who DID NOT PUT HER PHONE DOWN for the entire time we were there (over an hour). Literally. Meanwhile, both of our phones weren’t even in sight. Why get all dressed up, make the drive to a winery, be sitting in a beautiful and peaceful spot on an absolutely lovely day with your friends, and not get off your phone the whole time? You might as well stay home in your back yard and scroll.

Overall, my mental health has gotten better because I’m not constantly comparing myself to others. And, I actually experience the moment I’m in and not on my phone. Old people may be annoying and out of touch, but they really are right with the younger generations being engrossed by their phones. It’s amazing how much you realize this when you’re no longer doing it.

I’m not at all surprised and I wish I could find a way to cut back myself.

If you’ve ever cut it out, even for a while, what was your experience?

Tell us about it in the comments!

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People Share the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly After Quitting Social Media

Social media is both a blessing and a curse – it can help us feel more connected to others, especially if they live far away, or you know, there’s a pandemic that forces us all to stay in our homes for months on end, but it can also be a time suck, cause anxiety, and lead us to realize that maybe it’s better to not know your friends and family all that well in the first place.

These 13 people decided the bad outweighed the good and pulled the plug – but what happened next?

Well, you’re about to find out!

13. They don’t feel the need to show off.

Well, I am actually very happy that I left both Instagram and Facebook long ago. Although I still use Twitter as it provides latest info and some key instincts on various topics. Instagram and Facebook are kind of a show off place, and it makes you want unnecessary things just for the sake of likes and followers.

So I would not recommend using both the sites as it affects your mental health so f*cking bad that you’ll end up feeling left out or depressed. Although Twitter also has lots of negativity but if you are able to keep yourself away from the political debates then Twitter is very informative.

12. Like most things, it’s only hard at first.

It was hard at first, but now I honestly don’t even miss it. The constant urge to check for notifications has faded away too.

11. They only answer to themselves.

I no longer seek validation from anybody and it’s very liberating !

10. If it’s just not for you.

My partner is very, very into social media. She’s on Instagram… a lot. I don’t have any problem with it, but she said it was very important to her and wanted me to be involved so I gave it a solid effort.

Long story short, I hated how fake it was and the personalities we try to cultivate online. She’s still active online, and I’m not. I’ve been very happy since deleting it.

I’ll probably give it another shot somewhere down the line but it’ll be about things I love doing and not about trying to make my life out to be something it’s not.

9. They can read more books (I like the sound of that).

Only had FB. Deleted (well deactivated) it about 3 weeks ago now.

Honestly I feel better. I’m not a compulsive person. I’m not someone who pays much attention to adverts, fads, fashion trends or the like, but it’s alarming just how much FB can get under your skin.

You post a comment and check it for likes because even if only a little, you want it to be well received by you peers, just like you would in a conversation. Same for comments on others posts. If your phone pings, you feel compelled to answer it as soon as you can to keep up with the conversation.

All this and you have to mind how you might be interpreted. I’m not an argumentative guy. I can be flippant and have a very dry sense of humour and I always seem to put my foot in it and cause people to get the wrong vibe from what I’m saying. It got to the stage that I was so concerned with what I was saying that I would review it so much that I likely made it even worse.

Things came to a head and it was a ‘last straw’ moment when me commenting about a passion of mine was taken as me being selfish and shitty (even though I’d said I wasn’t trying to be shitty). I was just tired of it.

It was odd at first not checking it, but I realised just how much time I wasted on there and how I really didn’t miss it. I mean FB is mostly just shared internet links now, rather than mostly original comments by mates (As it used to be).

I feel happier and a little more mentally free. I also like that when I do chat to a friend I can we can catch up on what we’ve been up to, rather than sort of know what we’ve been up to by looking at FB.

I recommend it to everyone.

I would add that to make it EVEN BETTER, you need to realise just what a waste of time it is. When you leave you need to repurpose that time and not just shift the way you are wasting it. Have a list of 10-15 min jobs you want to get done and if you find yourself thinking of going on FB, do one of those jobs. Or just pick up one of those many books you bought but never read because ‘you don’t have time’.

8. Maybe that’s reason enough to do it.

Honestly one of the best decisions I made. People even tend to be shocked I (20F) don’t have social media.

7. No big changes.

The only changes is that I don’t have notifications like in 30 seconds and I say no when people ask me for that.

6. They just forget it’s a thing.

It’s extremely liberating (especially at first) and now I just honestly forget that social media exists until somebody tells me they saw something on Facebook.

The main benefit of not having socials is you no longer have that “fear of missing out” and don’t spend unnecessary time lurking profiles of people you barely know and don’t care at all about. In hindsight, that’s the biggest drawback/time waster of social media; it’s one thing to follow friends and people you care about, or even celebrities/influencers who motivate and inspire you.

But all those “hundreds” of friends you accumulate over the years who you met once and maybe have a couple of friends in common are just useless noise.

If you’ve had Facebook for awhile and are thinking of deleting it, I highly recommend spending some time going through old photos and downloading/saving the ones you like. I did that and am so glad I did!

5. No more distractions.

They were all just distractions at best. I don’t miss any of them.

I simply found more productive things to pass the time.

Hell, I often consider getting off of reddit too, but I can at least learn things from here and occasionally have interesting conversations or help others.

4. Just never got into it to begin with.

I personally never signed up for anything of it except this.

I think I had a Twitter to signed up for a This Old House raffle or something like 5 years ago.

Never went back to it.

Seems people get to wound up into that stuff.

3. Ummmm. No comment?

I stopped lusting over hot girls.

No I don’t miss it.

2. Because it will make you miserable.

I don’t miss it. In fact, I feel like a haze has been lifted from my eyes. I spend more time outside and doing things with my kids. I read more. Watch more things that I enjoy. I’ve picked up a couple more hobbies.

I’m also less stressed and less depressed. Whether you think you do or not, you compare your life against those around you, and when you’re constantly assaulted by shit on social media…. well, it will make you miserable.

1. They can focus more on life as it happens.

I deleted all my social media besides reddit. I was originally spending waayyy too much time on my phone and wanted to bring it down and actually experience life around me. I deleted Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

I’m a huge advocate now for deleting social media and I honestly didn’t realize how much it consumed my life. Instagram was especially bad for me. I used to follow people who just looked so gorgeous in their photos and get hundreds of likes, but when I posted (which was like once a year b/c I didn’t get many likes) I’d get like 50. Always seeing these people with the beautiful smiles and perfect hair and bodies, living what appear to be living lavish and incredible lives made me hate mine. I deleted Instagram and never once looked back. I’m no longer concerned with getting likes or seeing other people’s fake perfect lives. I support the demise of Instagram 110%.

Facebook and Twitter I didn’t have much of an issue with in terms of comparing my life with others, it was just a black hole that sucked up all my time.

I feel like I live in the moment now. I don’t take pictures for other people to see and like, but I take them for me to look back on and reminisce about the times I had for myself, and no one else. Not shoving my life down everyone’s throat is humbling, and not having everyone’s life thrown down mine is even better. I also feel like I am actually in the moment that I’m in and not sucked in my phone. For example, the other day, my boyfriend and I went wine tasting. While at this one winery, we saw this group of girls all sitting around a table, and every single one was just staring at their phone. Eventually the other 3 did put theirs down, but there was one girl who DID NOT PUT HER PHONE DOWN for the entire time we were there (over an hour). Literally. Meanwhile, both of our phones weren’t even in sight. Why get all dressed up, make the drive to a winery, be sitting in a beautiful and peaceful spot on an absolutely lovely day with your friends, and not get off your phone the whole time? You might as well stay home in your back yard and scroll.

Overall, my mental health has gotten better because I’m not constantly comparing myself to others. And, I actually experience the moment I’m in and not on my phone. Old people may be annoying and out of touch, but they really are right with the younger generations being engrossed by their phones. It’s amazing how much you realize this when you’re no longer doing it.

I’m not at all surprised and I wish I could find a way to cut back myself.

If you’ve ever cut it out, even for a while, what was your experience?

Tell us about it in the comments!

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Doctors Talk About the Different Excuses They’ve Heard From People With Objects Stuck in Their A**

Imagine walking into the emergency room and having to explain this kind of problem to a doctor…

That would be totally humiliating.

But it happens. A lot. Probably way more than any of us realize.

Let’s check out these TRUE stories from AskReddit users.

1. I slipped.

“My mom told me about this one when she was doing rounds in the ER.

Guy came in with a bottle of Worcestershire up his butt. Said he was making a sandwich in the shower and slipped and fell on it.”

2. Honesty…

“I have the worst, but possibly the most honest response I’ve gotten.

I was an EMT and ran a call at a methadone clinic. She was a 28 year old female who had possibly OD’d. When we got there she was sitting on the ground completely naked.

My captain asked what was up her ass to which I responded quickly as “trashbag sir” For some reason there was a contractor bag jammed right up her anus. My captain ordered me to remove it and it felt like I was a magician pulling a bunch of napkins out of a dove, or whatever magicians do.

She looks at me without a word. Until I asked her why there was a trash bag up her ass, at which point she responded ” we didn’t have a condom”

This was my second week on the job.”

3. Disgusting!

“I once had to take a guy to the OR to remove a cucumber from his rectum since it had migrated up further than could be extracted manually.

I don’t remember his excuse, but it had been in there for more than a week and when we took it out it had started to pickle…”

4. Air freshener.

“20 years ago, an ex was an ER nurse. A guy came in with a Magic Mushroom air freshener stuck up in there. He was embarrassed, and did not even attempt to explain it.

She said that when the doctor got it out, he said “Funny. It doesn’t smell pine fresh?” And everybody laughed. I am kind of surprised that didn’t lead to a lawsuit.”

5. Wow…

“RN here.

Had a Jehovahs Witness gentleman admitted to ICU with his bowels perforated. States he had constipation so he decided he needed a cleaning. He happens to do pipework so he hooked some pipes up to the hose then inserted the other end in his rectum to just give it the ol’ swish and dump.

Burst his colon from the pressure and/or the hard pipe crammed up his butt. Unfortunate thing was he needed a blood transfusion but oops, he’s a Jehovahs Witness so no go. I learned then that they actually send a group of people to the hospital to watch you and make sure you don’t stray from your faith.

I always wondered what he told them….”

6. Lost count…

“I’ve lost count how many rectal foreign bodies I’ve removed.

But there was this one kid, well teenager. He got a AA battery stuck up his butt. Told his mom that he had been experiencing constipation and thought his butthole was just too small for the poop to get through, so he was trying to dilate it with the battery.

Umm… yeah… OK.

The kicker was that his mom completely bought this story, and she’s there telling me how this whole thing happened to her precious, innocent son.”

7. Happy holidays!

“A Christmas tree.

Not a doctor, my dads coworker had to have an artificial Christmas tree removed from his ass. Getting decorations off the attic, floor fell through, and he crashed through the ceiling and straight onto the Christmas tree.

He had to be airlifted to the hospital. They said the pressure from his jeans getting rammed up there when he fell is probably what saved him from bleeding out. No I don’t know how far it went up there and I don’t want to ask.”

8. It was still on!

“Friend of mine was doing an ED rotation as a medical student and they had a guy come in around 8pm saying he’d internalized something and couldn’t get it out.

They did the triage and asked him to sit down in the waiting area until a doctor was available. For the next few minutes there’s a really strange humming sound every now and then – which they eventually figured out was because the vibrator was still on.

Turns out usually people wait for the batteries to die before coming to hospital, but this fellow had to pick his wife up from the airport at midnight and didn’t have time to wait.”

9. Let’s get to the truth.

“One claimed that he was assaulted and the perp stuck up a dildo up his behind after the attack. He wouldn’t admitted foul play until we were going to call police.

The second one claimed that “he accidentally fell on this candle cup stand (the most common excuse used by these people).”

10. Attached.

“I was a student at the time working in the ER when medics brought in a couple “attached” to each other.

According to them, they were at a pool party when 1) the lights went out 2) as they were swimming around in the dark, they both felt something “crawl” up their asses…Anal beads. One end in the female, the other in the male.

My friend thinks the reason behind this story is because BOTH their significant others were in the waiting room…”

11. Wasn’t paying attention…

“Not a physician yet – still in medical school. On a shadowing rotation, a young woman came into the ER with a cucumber up her butt. When prompted why and how it got there, she responded with “I wasn’t paying attention while I was cooking”.

Her boyfriend had a different story…”

12. Don’t do drugs.

“Mom worked in admitting for the ER.

Guy came in with flashlight stuck.

She asked why he had done it and he said “well, I was on drugs and it seemed like a good idea. Sober me disagrees”.”

13. I’m not buying that…

“Just last week, my patient said she swallowed a toothbrush as a teen, 20 years ago, when asked about the toothbrush in her colon.”

Now it’s your turn!

Have you ever had to admit something totally embarrassing to a doctor?

Or maybe you are a health professional and have heard some real doozies in your life?

Tell us all about it in the comments!

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Doctors Talk About the Different Excuses They’ve Heard From People With Objects Stuck in Their A**

Imagine walking into the emergency room and having to explain this kind of problem to a doctor…

That would be totally humiliating.

But it happens. A lot. Probably way more than any of us realize.

Let’s check out these TRUE stories from AskReddit users.

1. I slipped.

“My mom told me about this one when she was doing rounds in the ER.

Guy came in with a bottle of Worcestershire up his butt. Said he was making a sandwich in the shower and slipped and fell on it.”

2. Honesty…

“I have the worst, but possibly the most honest response I’ve gotten.

I was an EMT and ran a call at a methadone clinic. She was a 28 year old female who had possibly OD’d. When we got there she was sitting on the ground completely naked.

My captain asked what was up her ass to which I responded quickly as “trashbag sir” For some reason there was a contractor bag jammed right up her anus. My captain ordered me to remove it and it felt like I was a magician pulling a bunch of napkins out of a dove, or whatever magicians do.

She looks at me without a word. Until I asked her why there was a trash bag up her ass, at which point she responded ” we didn’t have a condom”

This was my second week on the job.”

3. Disgusting!

“I once had to take a guy to the OR to remove a cucumber from his rectum since it had migrated up further than could be extracted manually.

I don’t remember his excuse, but it had been in there for more than a week and when we took it out it had started to pickle…”

4. Air freshener.

“20 years ago, an ex was an ER nurse. A guy came in with a Magic Mushroom air freshener stuck up in there. He was embarrassed, and did not even attempt to explain it.

She said that when the doctor got it out, he said “Funny. It doesn’t smell pine fresh?” And everybody laughed. I am kind of surprised that didn’t lead to a lawsuit.”

5. Wow…

“RN here.

Had a Jehovahs Witness gentleman admitted to ICU with his bowels perforated. States he had constipation so he decided he needed a cleaning. He happens to do pipework so he hooked some pipes up to the hose then inserted the other end in his rectum to just give it the ol’ swish and dump.

Burst his colon from the pressure and/or the hard pipe crammed up his butt. Unfortunate thing was he needed a blood transfusion but oops, he’s a Jehovahs Witness so no go. I learned then that they actually send a group of people to the hospital to watch you and make sure you don’t stray from your faith.

I always wondered what he told them….”

6. Lost count…

“I’ve lost count how many rectal foreign bodies I’ve removed.

But there was this one kid, well teenager. He got a AA battery stuck up his butt. Told his mom that he had been experiencing constipation and thought his butthole was just too small for the poop to get through, so he was trying to dilate it with the battery.

Umm… yeah… OK.

The kicker was that his mom completely bought this story, and she’s there telling me how this whole thing happened to her precious, innocent son.”

7. Happy holidays!

“A Christmas tree.

Not a doctor, my dads coworker had to have an artificial Christmas tree removed from his ass. Getting decorations off the attic, floor fell through, and he crashed through the ceiling and straight onto the Christmas tree.

He had to be airlifted to the hospital. They said the pressure from his jeans getting rammed up there when he fell is probably what saved him from bleeding out. No I don’t know how far it went up there and I don’t want to ask.”

8. It was still on!

“Friend of mine was doing an ED rotation as a medical student and they had a guy come in around 8pm saying he’d internalized something and couldn’t get it out.

They did the triage and asked him to sit down in the waiting area until a doctor was available. For the next few minutes there’s a really strange humming sound every now and then – which they eventually figured out was because the vibrator was still on.

Turns out usually people wait for the batteries to die before coming to hospital, but this fellow had to pick his wife up from the airport at midnight and didn’t have time to wait.”

9. Let’s get to the truth.

“One claimed that he was assaulted and the perp stuck up a dildo up his behind after the attack. He wouldn’t admitted foul play until we were going to call police.

The second one claimed that “he accidentally fell on this candle cup stand (the most common excuse used by these people).”

10. Attached.

“I was a student at the time working in the ER when medics brought in a couple “attached” to each other.

According to them, they were at a pool party when 1) the lights went out 2) as they were swimming around in the dark, they both felt something “crawl” up their asses…Anal beads. One end in the female, the other in the male.

My friend thinks the reason behind this story is because BOTH their significant others were in the waiting room…”

11. Wasn’t paying attention…

“Not a physician yet – still in medical school. On a shadowing rotation, a young woman came into the ER with a cucumber up her butt. When prompted why and how it got there, she responded with “I wasn’t paying attention while I was cooking”.

Her boyfriend had a different story…”

12. Don’t do drugs.

“Mom worked in admitting for the ER.

Guy came in with flashlight stuck.

She asked why he had done it and he said “well, I was on drugs and it seemed like a good idea. Sober me disagrees”.”

13. I’m not buying that…

“Just last week, my patient said she swallowed a toothbrush as a teen, 20 years ago, when asked about the toothbrush in her colon.”

Now it’s your turn!

Have you ever had to admit something totally embarrassing to a doctor?

Or maybe you are a health professional and have heard some real doozies in your life?

Tell us all about it in the comments!

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Health Care Professionals Talk About People Who Came in With Objects Stuck in Their Butts

That was a terrible accident!

I don’t know how that got there!

Where am I?

Doctors hear all kinds of bogus excuses and stories, particularly when it comes to things that ARE STUCK IN SOMEONE’S ASS.

And yes, these things apparently happen all the time.

Are you ready to be entertained?

Let’s take a look at these stories from folks on AskReddit.

1. OH MY GOD.

“A college friend who is an OR nurse said the best thing she ever witnessed was a small snow globe with the message “World’s Greatest Dad” on the inside.”

2. Love triangle.

“Saw someone with a remote control stuck way up in their colon. She said she was “getting herself ready,” for anal sex with her boyfriend and then it got stuck.

The kicker was that she showed up to the hospital with her boyfriend AND her husband in tow!”

3. Mom!

“My ex is a ER nurse.

One night she sent me a pic of her computer of what she was working on. 16yo male brought in by his mother. Shoved a sausage up his ass and “lost” it. Imagine the embarrassment of telling mom … hey mom. I lost a sausage in my ass. Can you take me to the ER.

Fuckin kids.”

4. Come on, buddy…

“Had one guy tell me he slipped on a banana peel and landed on the upright vase on the floor.

He then proceeded to produce a banana peel for good measure.”

5. Holy sh*t.

“When I was a student working in an ER a guy came in with an unraveled wire hanger stuck and hooked up there.

He said he was trying to fish out the vibrator he lost.”

6. Hello?

“Guy came in with a cordless phone up his ass, like one of the old-school ones from 15 years ago.

He said that when he was in the kitchen bending over opening the oven door, someone threw it through his open window and it just went right up.”

7. An accident.

“It always boils down to the person “accidentally” sat on it.

The best my dad saw – a former emergency doctor – was a young guy who “accidentally” sat on a giant tub of vaseline. Accidentally.

I asked how doctors record that in their patient files, and the common way to do so is to say “the patient claims to have sat on x object.””

8. Don’t do that anymore, sir.

“Had this elderly guy come in with a cucumber up there. First month of residency, so my attending asks why did you put that up there? Guy, dead normal, says “well it was just like every Tuesday. I woke up, made some coffee, and sat on a cucumber.”

Stifling laughter my attending just said, “sir you shouldn’t do that anymore.”

He says “ok.” We removed it and never saw him again.”

9. That’s messed up.

“ER nurse: “I tried to dig something out of my ass with a BBQ skewer.”

Skewer got stuck. Ripped a hole in his intestines. He waited so long to come in he was septic. One STAT OR visit and an ICU stay later, “please don’t call my mom”.

Guy was tripping hard on LSD.”

10. Still telling jokes!

“Guy puts a vibrator (one of the massive cordless wand types) waaaaay up there, like a mega seed, and it gets sucked into the sigmoid colon.

When he gets to me in the ER I ask him how he was feeling. He answered, “well doc, I’m way better since the batteries died.”

Made my night.”

11. Honestly is the best policy.

“”I stuck it up there on purpose and now it’s stuck. Please help”

It was a perfectly honest and valid reason for have something stuck up your ass, and we helped. No further questions needed.”

12. I went to investigate.

“Presented at ER in Sydney with carrot stuck in the arse. Doctor: “What happened?”

Patient: ” I heard a noise in the garden. Went to investigate. Slipped and fell over. Carrot went up my bum.”

Doctor: “Carrots grow upside-down out your way huh?””

13. Naked gardening.

“Mostly bottles or vegetables. The aubergine was the biggest but potatoes and carrots seem to be popular.

Ketchup, mayo and glass cola bottles were common at one point. Also one butt plug and a toilet brush.

The last two were honest and very distraught. Others all had naked gardening stories.

There’s an even worse question you haven’t asked which is for things people have shoved up their urethras, only men in my experience.”

Okay, now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us about some embarrassing medical stories that either happened to you or that you know about.

Please and thank you!

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What Did You Learn Too Late in Life? Here’s What People Said.

Even when people say “I have no regrets”, I have a feeling that they at least have a few…I know I do.

But you can’t beat yourself up about that kind of stuff or you’ll never get out of that “woe is me” thinking that plagues a lot of people. We all go through that from time to time but you have to always keep moving forward and looking to improve.

The question posed to people was “What did you learn too late in life?”

Here are some interesting, personal stories from folks on AskReddit.

1. Helicopter parenting.

“Eventually helicopter parents will need to be cut off if you want to live your life.

This shit never ends. Not at 20, or 25, or 30.”

2. Always the victim.

“Stay away from people who always see themselves as the victim in situations.

Especially when they are family and you feel obligated to deal with their drama for the sake of family.”

3. A tough one to learn.

“Your parents aren’t right all the time.

I feel like if kids realized this earlier in life, maybe they wouldn’t hold their parents to unrealistically high standards.”

4. Be good to yourself.

“That my own happiness is the thing I need to focus on.

Doing stuff alone is OK, and actually gratifying.”

5. Very true.

“That being alone is better than being with the wrong person.

Red flags  should not be ignored and you can’t change a person by loving them.”

6. Workin’ hard.

“Hard work doesn’t sell itself.

And hard work doesn’t necessarily mean success or reward.

Some of the hardest workers in the world are broke and joyless.”

7. Brush and floss!

“To take care of my teeth.

It’s costly and headache inducing right now.”

8. Take care of your body.

“I’m in my early 30’s and I realized a few years ago that this is the only body I’ll get so I need to take care of it.

I’ve always been overweight and I’ve lost 76 lbs in the last year and a half. I’ve also been taking better care of my teeth and my skin and I’ve been much happier since I started taking better care of myself.

Only 10 more pounds to go before my BMI is under 25!”

9. Do it yourself.

“Nothing will change on its own, you have to change it yourself and no one coming to help you unless you help yourself before.”

10. Loneliness.

“Being lonely for any reason – not enough friends, not enough good friends, moving to a new situation and leaving old friends behind – can lead you to make some pretty foolish social decisions.

Even people who are normally quite confident and good at picking up on social cues will find themselves acting oversensitive, desperate, and/or falling into some pretty ill-advised infatuations.”

11. Reading is LIFE!

“It’s embarrassing for me, but reading.

But reading naturally, not forcing myself to do it. I’m 24, and 3 years ago I finished my first chapter book. I was so happy.

I have since thought myself how to read complex literature. But yeah, definitely how to read well.”

12. Don’t worry about it too much.

“It’s OK not to have a romantic relationship in high school or even college.

I started wigging-out about it when I was like 13, I can’t believe how much energy and stress I expended on a situation that was totally fine and normal.

I was definitely not ready to have a relationship in high school or probably even college, I just wasn’t mature enough or in the right place.

I completely over-romanticized (pardon the pun) the whole concept. It solves a lot of problems, but it brings a whole host of new ones.

I also didn’t realize how much my friends and others I saw were exaggerating or even outright lying about how great it was to be with someone, all the sex they were having, and how perfect and happy they were.

As it turns out, making people believe you are a happy couple is way easier than being one.

My single days were the times when I grew the most and followed my dreams the most effectively. Being in love and partnered is great, but it’s a trade-off.”

13. It feels good!

“Getting things done feels much better than doing nothing.

We all need to relax, but being lazy gets you nowhere. Pick up a creative hobby and make something; exercise, volunteer. Spend the majority of your time being active, and then rest when you need to. The world is much more interesting than your couch.

Took me a very long time to realize this.”

14. Exercise is important!

“It’s easier to stay in shape than to get back in shape.

Learning this the hard way at 22 after a few years of not taking care of myself.”

Now we’d like to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us about the lessons you think you learned too late in life.

Please and thank you!

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People Open up About What They Learned Too Late in Life

I think it’s never too late to learn anything, but there is definitely a feeling of guilt and even stupidity when you realize you should have known something for years.

But hey, that’s life!

And you can’t dwell on those things for too long or you’re bound to get really depressed. Know what I’m saying?

Let’s see what people on AskReddit had to say about the things they learned too late in life.

1. No big deal.

“It’s ok to be single at any point in your life.

There’s more pressure as you get older to find someone, and loneliness is definitely powerful and can be crushing at times, but you should definitely be happy with yourself, and it sucks people and society can make you feel like you are doing something wrong just because you are single.”

2. It works!

“That if you take care of yourself, work on your social skills and just learn from mistakes you will be attractive to the majority of women, especially after 25.”

3. You gotta start somewhere.

“Wouldn’t exactly say too late, but now I’m 32 I’m actually learning how to eat properly and manage to stop binge eating as much.

I’m still fat but slowly losing weight.”

4. One small mistake…

“One small mistake can lead to a life time of regrets and misery.

I told myself to pull over when I was driving late at night but ignored it and I crashed head on in the freeway.

I am now crippled and almost cost my family the entire wealth because of the lawsuit (which the guy dropped thank God) and we were approved for medical (thank God for that too).”

5. Love yourself.

“That self esteem is what brings you inner peace and happiness.

Nothing external will if you don’t have inherent self worth and love yourself.”

6. Take care of your body.

“If you wonder why you don’t feel great and full of energy and happiness like when you where a kid, it’s not that you’re just older. It’s because you’re not sober, not eating well, and not exercising. I just turned 44 on Thursday and feel like I’m 21.

Two years ago I felt like I was 75. I got dead sober, and forced myself to start jogging every evening. At first I could barely run down the block and back. Now I can run for miles and not even be tired, just sweaty. Once I started running my body started craving good food and not junk.

I got serious about my diet and now can fit back in same jeans I wore in college.

It’s worth it man, and it’s not even hard.”

7. Do it today!

“That time goes by fast.

If you want to really do something, don’t wait till tomorrow.”

8. Ask for help if you need it.

“It doesn’t make you weak to ask for help. In my case this relates to my clinical depression. For a long time I thought that depression was just feeling suicidal.

Depression can be a lot of things for lots of different people. In my case I just felt lethargic and completely unmotivated. After seeking help from doctors and attending therapy and getting medication I feel much better now.

If you feel like you need help, ask for it. On average I think most people are kinder than you think if you take the time to explain your situation.”

9. Be smart with your money.

“Budgeting and Saving.

Treating your monthly salary as your target spend each month is terrifying, and I’m now tethered by debt and only just now coming out of it (well…. Making progress).

If I could do one thing differently, it’s just plan my money. Even something small like 1 or 2 less nights out a month might have made all the difference in later life now.”

10. Words of wisdom.

“Here’s the list ya’ll:

Nothing good happens after midnight, just go to bed

Always double down on an 11 in Blackjack

Get the right tools for the job

Always have a backup plan

A closed mouth gathers no foot.”

11. Life is hard.

“Hardship and being an adult.

I was sheltered from anything remotely hard and got everything handed to me, but i was not spoiled. I didn’t get everything i wanted, that i had to work for, but everything i needed was provided.

example: taxes, paying bills, writing / reading / signing contracts, how to cook, and similar things.

I also didn’t learn how the world worked, I’m past 30, and its not long ago that I realised that companies exist to make money, and if you cant increase the revenue for the company, you wont get a job.

So, I’m not prepared for adult life, and I’ve been an adult for way longer than I was mentally prepared for.”

12. Investing is good.

“Invest in what you use.

That is, buy shares in companies that provide services you use. Assuming you use them because they are good, so will other people, and that will help with their success.

I was a Netflix customer when they were doing DVD by mail. I had a Gmail account by invitation. I did all my Christmas shopping online at Amazon in 2001. I bought pet food at pets.com (ok, not a perfect system). I’ve been a Costco member for 20 years.

My portfolio would be a lot richer if I invested in businesses I use.”

13. Don’t even worry about it.

“Don’t waste ANY time worrying about what people think of you.

Their perception of you is always a reflection of themselves.”

14. Be your own best friend.

“You should do what’s the best decision for yourself, not for everyone else.

You are your best friend and the only one who will always and forever on your side.”

15. Take responsibility.

“I spent lots of time being angry and upset that I didn’t have a silver spoon until I realized how easy life gets when you take responsibility for your own damn self. It wasn’t THAT late, but late enough.

Once I got it together and figured out that I could do whatever I set my mind to doing, within reason, it’s gotten so much better.

Always remember, life owes you nothing, it actually depends on you. You owe everything to your future life. You cannot control destiny or the past but you can prepare for that which you cannot control.

Get busy.”

What do you think?

Do you have any regrets about learning things too late in life?

If so, tell us about it in the comments.

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People Discuss What Big Scams Folks Out There Still Fall Prey To

It always breaks my heart when I hear about vulnerable people getting scammed and losing a ton of money.

I feel like this happens to older people quite a bit and you have to question what kind of evil people do these kinds of things.

But, the sad fact is that scams are everywhere and you have to be careful.

AskReddit users weighed in on what big scams people still fall for.

1. They have whole offices?

“Those Microsoft scam calls.

It works so well that they have offices.”

2. A total scam.

“The Sauna Slim Belt was a thing in my country for almost a decade.

People never lost an inch of fat, only got marks from the heat which the belt produced.

Pure Scam.”

3. Pyramid schemes.

“Not gonna lie, I attended one of those pyramid scheme meetings at my friend’s insistence and man it was filled with low-income people and the whole thing was clearly targeted at them.

Felt really bad seeing how they were being sold dreams of earning a lot of money and stuff. Such a scam.”

4. Charlatans!

“Online charlatans that will share their “secrets” if you buy their course.”

5. You won!

“These Facebook posts imitating real companies saying you’d win whatever they’re offering, despite the page being created hours ago and the only post being said giveaway.

The comments are always tragic to read.”

6. Don’t fall for it!

“Those phone calls that claim your social security number is suspended due to criminal activity.

My own mom fell for this unfortunately.

Tips to avoid this kind of scam (if you live in the US):

Your SSN will never get suspended.

SSA/FBI/IRS will contact you directly through mail not by phone.

Scammers are experts on phone spoofing; the phone numbers may look legit but they’re not calling from them.

Don’t panic if a scammer does have your information; it was all obtained through hacking a website where you filled out a form. Be sure to clear auto form fill data. Always have strong, hard to guess passwords

Never confirm any personal data even if it’s 100% correct over the phone (they want you to verify this)

Pay attention to unusual background noise. (Our scammer played a blaring siren noise after transferring the call to the “police” during the entire conversation. My mom only figured out it was a scam when she heard background noises of an Indian street)

No one will call saying you’re going to be arrested. Arrests only happen in person with an arrest warrant signed by a judge.

Government agencies do not take payments through gift cards nor ask for the codes and pins when you deposit money on them.

Gov agencies won’t stay on the line with you the entire time you’re withdrawing and depositing money especially past business hours. At all.

Always have antivirus software; viruses are the common way to steal your data and scam you.”

7. So strange…

“Mobile games which are designed to be bad so they can frustrate you enough to buy their currency.

Failing that, the game will feature spam-clicking until you run out of energy, which will spawn a “buy more energy” pop-up, hoping you will buy lots of it by accident.”

8. Tricksters.

“I have several clients that fell for the scam where when you do a password reset on a bank web site and they text you a code to complete the password reset and the scammer calls you for the code.

If you receive a code via text, never tell it to someone else.”

9. People fall for this?

“You’ll get a job at X organisation if you pay X amount.

It’s always a scam!

You never have to pay someone to work for them.”

10. Everywhere.

“Nigerian Prince emails.

I can’t believe people still fall for them, but apparently it’s a multimillion dollar industry.”

11. Lose weight now!

“Weight loss pills and weight loss tea.

And in this vein: detoxifying teas, shakes, etc. that claim to clear years of sludge and fecal build up out of your intestines which will boost weight loss.

If you had fecal matter building up in your GI tract you’d know about it and your pants size would be the least of your concerns!”

12. It has to work!

“Penis enlargement pills.

“They do sell a lot of weird things in sex shops. They have this stuff called Mr. Big Cream. It says, “Rub it on your dick and your dick gets bigger.” Great. Wouldn’t your hands get bigger too?”

RIP Robert Schimmel.”

13. The gift card scam.

“”I’ll pay in gift cards… is that ok?”

Remember: if they don’t want to use Paypal (goods and services only), Venmo, or even cash face to face, you’re probably being scammed.”

14. Timeshares.

“Buying a timeshare.

My friend let me use his timeshare but i had to attend a meeting (to sell me one) but i would receive a free gift for the 1.5 hour meeting. I had to meet someone first before the bigger meeting, they asked how much i make.

I said 20k a year.. they said that’s not even enough for the free gift, you don’t have to attend.”

15. Big money.

“Expensive coffins, diamond rings, bottled water, timeshare promos.

What the fuck is up with coffins? Hell the whole funeral thing is expensive and your guilted into it bc “it was a love one and you want to honor them right”.

I remember when my bfs uncle died and the family went down to the funeral parlor and his grandmother (mother of the deceased) was just bawling as the officiant went through their options and “packages”.

The grandmother just kept saying over and over in tears “I don’t want you to think we didn’t love him or anything we just don’t got a whole lot of money.”

Made me really bitter toward the whole thing.”

16. This one.

“Hey babe! ❤❤🙋

I’ve just come into some really 💕great💕 opportunities with this amazing team of women, and since that opportunity is still available of course I thought of you 😉 They’re looking for hard working ladies💪💁 who want to empower each other by starting their own businesses! 😮

I know that sounds scary but just wait until you see the paycheck at the end of it 😍💲💲😍 You can be your 👏own👏boss👏 and take control of YOUR finan- lol just kidding could you imagine 🙊💓💞💕💓💖💝♥💘

Now we want to hear from you!

What are some scams that you think people still fall for?

Talk to us in the comments!

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People Share the Biggest Scams That Folks Still Fall For

People still get scammed ALL THE TIME.

Whether it’s by fake emails or texts or the old-fashioned way of someone knocking on your door to swindle you out of money, these scammers are EVERYWHERE.

So it’s best to be informed about what the hell they’re up to, right?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about scams that people still fall for.

1. Amway.

“I got caught up in Amway when I was a teenager. I was waiting tables and this super charismatic guy started working there. He got a bunch of us to go meet with his mentor and the guy had a house on the beach, which he was probably renting, and I remember him showing us this stupid model car saying he was going to get a real one some day by believing he would.

Well, I bought the little $75 starter kit, the one they sell you to demonstrate the products and use them yourself. They actually weren’t horrible. I even went to a meeting. It was at the meeting that I went “WTF did I get myself into?”

They were truly like a cult. It was scary. I think that experience is part of why I’m so antisocial and don’t like going to group things… I just have flashbacks to this cultish Amway meeting. All they needed was the summoning circle and robes, I swear.

So I just stopped going to meetings and didn’t contact them again. The guy and his mentor both harassed me for months with threatening phone calls.

Telling me I owed them money if I quit because the $75 was just a down payment on the products they gave me. I just ignored them and they finally went away.

First and last time getting into some mess like that.”

2. Praise the Lord!

“Jim Fucking Bakker.

A couple months back, Jim Bakker got sued by the state of Missouri for trying to sell a fake coronavirus cure. I guess stealing millions from his own church 30 years ago just wasn’t enough…

My nephew, who is around 22 or 23 now is a youth minister, when he first started doing minister training or whatever it’s called he went to a camp that Jim Bakker and his son own and trained there for like a year.

He’s so young that he probably hadn’t even heard of what the Bakkers are most famous for (being con artist pieces of shit) and I never talked about them around him because he was an adult choosing his own path. But man did I hate it.

To this day he’s still good friends with Jim’s son.”

3. Aggravating.

“I was in the insurance industry as an auto damages appraiser. The biggest one is the anti-insurance body shop that will “fight for you.” or that pans itself as “a quick fix shop” or that “pays your deductible”

No, they wont. Every one of those places is going to fuck you in the ass. Collision repair centers are absolutely, 100% in a symbiotic relationship with insurance companies, because SO FUCKING MUCH of their business comes form insurance jobs.

If the shop claims to hate insurance companies, run the fuck way, because if you use them, your life will get very aggravating, very quickly.”

4. This sounds great!

“Online reviews.

A huge percentage of them are written but the seller (if good) or by a competitor (if not).”

5. Total scammers.

“Door-to-door magazine sales. No that kid is not getting sent on a camping trip if you will just buy subscriptions to Boys Life and Wine Aficionado. Most of the time they are a traveling troop that goes city-to-city, pulling the same scam each time.

Honestly, just door-to-door sales in general are usually a scam. Don’t trust the guy trying to sell you a new roof, or a driveway resurface, or a spanking new Hoover vacuum at your front door. Need a new roof or driveway? Call your insurance company and get a list of reputable companies.

Even if you aren’t filing an insurance claim, they will happily give you the name of several companies that can be trusted.”

6. Poor guy.

“Had an older coworker who you just couldn’t believe. Have many stories to tell, but this is just one for this thread.

Coworker in his late 60’s fell for dating app scams SO MANY FUCKING TIMES. These women always needed money for something and he obliged. Then when they’d come “meet” him something else would come up.

He never talked to one of these women on the phone. Always text. Best excuse was “she has a text only phone” So a beeper? NO! A text only phone!

Anyways he sent one scammer 4 $500 Amazon gift cards during a shift.

Another one got $500 transferred, said she lost it, then got another $500 and he called her stupid.

Thought he was talking to a porn star and getting special pictures which he showed us. Other coworker looked her up, and found that same picture on google images. Guy getting scammed, got mad, found the actual porn star and messaged her. Then demanded he gets actual special pics, she has no clue wtf he’s talking about since he’s been talking to a scammer.

Wire transferred insane amounts of money once a week, from $5,000 – $7,000. Bank would say sir, you’re getting scammed. He’d tell em fucking send it or he’d take his business elsewhere.

Once he was finally broke and got nothing in return he found out he was getting scammed and called the FBI. Which reported it to our higher ups, which in turn got him fired for being a security risk.

While we don’t know the actual amounts our best guess placed it somewhere between $50,000 – $100,000.

We told him he was being scammed for months before this point.”

7. Very odd.

“Diamond rings.

You waste thousands of dollars just for the ring, and if you don’t, the idea is that you “don’t think she’s worth anything”. Annoys me so much. (This is coming from a 22 year old female).”

8. It’s a miracle!

“Faith healing.

Where people are suddenly cured from cancer, blindness, and can walk again through the power of God.”

9. Then, the real fun starts…

“Self Publishing.

It’s a vanity press with a new name. Everyone would love to get their name on a book, but instead of having to go through the process of finding a publisher who will sign you and pay you to print your books, they’ll just have you fork over the money to get published.

And then, the real fun starts. There’s a book fair in city X, and every major book publisher is going to be there. It’ll only cost you another $1500 to have your books on the table.

And a film studio might be interested. $5,000 to get them really interested.

Oh, and this guy will interview you on the radio. For $1600.

By the way, they won’t sell your books. That’s also your job.

They’re all scummy companies. Don’t ever hand money over to Xlibris or any other self publishing company. Your name might look nice in print, but it’s going to cost you a lot more than you’ll ever get from it.”

10. No need for it.

“Getting a new phone every year for 1200$ to then use it for the same 5 apps that everyone uses, which run perfectly fine on 200$ phones.”

11. These places are everywhere.

“Title loans/payday loans.

Please, just fucking don’t. Read the WHOLE DAMN THING if you’re really desperate. I’d rather just eat rice and beans for a week. Or just go to a credit union/bank/whatever and get cash advance on a new credit card and pay that bitch off before a month goes by.

You might fuck up your credit if you don’t pay, but you won’t get your car taken.”

12. Thoughts on this?

“The Mormon Church has $100 Billion despite being totally debunked over a century ago.

The whole religion is predicated under the notion that Joseph Smith Jr was able to translate the “Reformed Egyptian” on the plates. Now the plates themselves were (conveniently) lost, but we do have an example of the language itself thanks to the papyrus from which the Book of Abraham is supposed to have been translated from.

Unfortunately for the church, we have the Rosetta Stone, which instead reveals said papyrus to have nothing to do with Abraham, instead being a pagan funeral rite. What this means in practice is that Joseph Smith did not have the ability to translate said “reformed egyptian” and thus could not have translated the plates from which the Book of Mormon came.

This leads us to a few possible avenues, none of which prevent the religion from being false.

He genuinely found plates, but was unable to translate them, and either made up the translation or had delusions that he could.

The plates didn’t exist, which is my personal belief due to his character.”

13. This should get people talking.

“That raising children is a ‘joy’. Sure it’s necessary for our species to survive, but spending all your money to take care of you and someone else, spending the remaining time you have to help them turn into well adjusted human beings and ‘giving’ them everything to meet social expectations of what a good parent is, just so they can become adults and leave your exhausted mind and body in the socially sanctioned prison we call an ‘old age home’ to die REALLY DOES NOT SOUND LIKE A JOYFUL LIFE.”

14. That old classic.

“The old pyramid scheme still works despite being old and every trait of it being widely known.

Sometimes you can’t beat a classic.”

What do you think?

What are the big scams that people still fall for?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know what you think!

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What’s Your Favorite Paradox? Here’s What People Said.

The definition of a paradox: “a situation, person, or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities.”

Whether you realize it or not, you use them all the time and you hear them and read them all the time, too!

So we’re about to see all kinds of paradoxes!

Let’s have some fun with folks on AskReddit!

1. Hmmm…

“No one goes there because it’s too crowded.”

2. Sure ain’t.

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

3. This drives me nuts.

“Entry level position requiring 5+ years of experience.”

4. You see this one quite a bit.

“I hate myself, but I think I’m better than everyone.”

5. Huh?

“Trust me when I say this, trust no one…”

6. A head-scratcher.

“The Paradox of Tolerance.

“In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.””

7. Dammit!

“Nothing is impossible.

If nothing is impossible it’s possible for something to be impossible.”

8. Deeeeep thoughts.

“If you enjoy being taken out of your comfort zone, you can’t be.”

9. I think I might be stupid…

“Berry Paradox: here’s a version from Wikipedia “The smallest positive integer not definable in under sixty letters” (which contains 57 letters) so haven’t you just defined that integer?

I find it interesting because I wrote a paper on parallels between it, compression, incompressibility, and Kolmogorov complexity. Language and symbolic representations are weird.”

10. Heaps of sand.

“The heap of sand one.

If you have what you agree to be a “heap” of sand, and remove one grain, then it’s still a heap, right?

So if a heap -1 is still a heap, you should logically be able to keep going until you have a “heap” of 1 grain of sand.”

11. Zeno’s Paradox.

“Zeno’s Paradox.

If you want to reach a wall and you’re 10 meters away, then travel half the distance. Then, travel half of THAT distance, and do it again, and again, and again.

Mathematically, you will never reach 0, thus you will never reach the wall, but physically, you will.”

12. Cannabis.

“The cannabis paradox.

Back in the early 20th century, when they were pushing to make cannabis illegal, the primary reason was to go after people of color. So they made a law stating that in order to legally possess cannabis (which they called marijuana for purely racist reasons), they had to have a valid license of ownership. In order to be able to apply for that license, they had to have cannabis in their possession.

So people of color, wanting to stay within the realm of the law, would go to the police station, with cannabis in their possession, acting in good faith to apply for a license to carry cannabis. And then they would subsequently be arrested for being in possession without a license.

I can’t say this is my favorite paradox, but it’s by far the most chilling example of how logic plays ZERO factor in institutionalized racism, and it never will.”

13. I’m freakin’ out!

“The grandfather paradox – if you travel back in time and kill your grandfather then you wouldn’t have been born.

But if you weren’t born then you couldn’t kill your grandfather  which means you did get born, etc…”

14. Swimming lessons.

“You shouldn’t go in the water till you know how to swim, but you cant learn to swim without going in the water.”

15. Let’s talk about Rick Astley.

“The Astley Paradox.

If you ask him to give you the movie UP, and he declines the offer, he will have let you down, but if he accepts, he has gave you up.”

16. Think about that one.

“Schrödinger’s immigrants.

Immigrants who are somehow lazy and leeching off social services while simultaneously stealing all all the jobs.”

17. Interesting…

“The Fermi Paradox is one of my all time favorites!

The Fermi paradox, named after Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations and various high estimates for their probability (such as some optimistic estimates for the Drake equation).

The following are some of the facts that together serve to highlight the apparent contradiction:

There are billions of stars in the Milky Way similar to the Sun.

With high probability, some of these stars have Earth-like planets.

Many of these stars, and hence their planets, are much older than the sun. If the Earth is typical, some may have developed intelligent life long ago.

Some of these civilizations may have developed interstellar travel, a step humans are investigating now.

Even at the slow pace of currently envisioned interstellar travel, the Milky Way galaxy could be completely traversed in a few million years.

And since many of the stars similar to the Sun are billions of years older, the Earth should have already been visited by extraterrestrial civilizations, or at least their probes.

However, there is no convincing evidence that this has happened.”

You know the drill…

Now it’s your turn!

Tell us your favorite paradox in the comments!

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