What do you KNOW is true without evidence? What are you certain of, right down to your bones, without proof? – Askreddit

What do you KNOW is true without evidence? What are you certain of, right down to your bones, without proof? from r/AskReddit

shiftycornfeathers
Dejavu comes from previous dreams

koreanwings
My phone is listening to me, it’s simply not a coincidence any more how my targeted ads change directly related to and after a conversation. People say we are just more predictable than we think but I mention something I haven’t even thought about for years and there it is on Instagram.

NeighborhoodNerd0
There’s a travel agency that’s been around in my town for as long as I can remember. I wholeheartedly believe it’s a front for the mob.

DeshaundreWatkins
Flat earthers are just doing it for attention. They really don’t think the earth is flat.

spazmcgee1
Epstein didn’t kill himself

Locust627
McDonald’s coke hits different than any coke I’ve ever had.

covid-19survivor
Life exists outside of Earth. I can’t imagine a universe where we are the only life.

HeronBaron
Every generation after my own is fuuuuuuucked.

Skiigga
People with lower IQ’s are happier because they aren’t constantly overthinking, looking for self-transcendence, analyzing everything around them, and expecting too much of themselves

SandF
Gut bacterial imbalance can change a person fundamentally — physically, mentally, emotionally. One day they’re going to cure some impossibly vexing diseases and conditions when they figure out that it’s all connected to what lives in your guts.

What’s classy if you’re rich but trashy if you’re poor? AskReddit


What’s classy if you’re rich but trashy if you’re poor? from AskReddit

chowderneck
The most expensive thing you own is a really old car.

splonkFlooper
Having a lawyer’s business card in your wallet.

Spoonhorse
Being called Duke. Or Earl.

Itskevin91
Living at a hotel

audguy
Getting money from the government.

waleed2198
Showing up to a formal occasion in t-shirt and jeans.

Cocobean4
Substance abuse. Rich people are ‘troubled’ whereas poor people are just junkies.

CadetCovfefe
Also mental disorders. Howard Hughes locks himself in his room, doesn’t shower and starts pissing in bottles and he’s an eccentric genius that gets a movie made about him by Martin Scorsese. Dude down the block does it and he’s just a nut.

reddit

My take – Moving around. If you’re rich it means you travel and are jet set. If you’re poor it means your transient and rootless.

Straight men of Reddit, what is the strangest thing you have been told not to do because “that’s gay”?


Straight men of Reddit, what is the strangest thing you have been told not to do because "that’s gay"? from AskReddit

TheDeadGunslinger
I said I like it when it rains.

omgitzrick
Raining men?

justinduderino
Putting on sunscreen.

rubbleone
Somebody called me gay for doing that before too. I didn’t realize as a hetero I was supposed to die of skin cancer.

kindredflame
I’m gay and I wear sunscreen because skin cancer is for straight men.

mybustersword
One time a girl thought I was gay because I was attentive during sex. I’m not even joking

LoloXIV
Loving your girlfriend / wife and wanting her to feel good?
What kind of gay shit is this?

random_username_94
Eating at a sushi restaurant with another guy

irishamerican
At work I once complimented another man on his outfit. My male co-workers looked at me as if I had asked if he had naked photos of himself I could see.

Grumpel-Stiltskin
Broke a guy’s jaw in high school, sent him a get well card while he was in the hospital. He called me gay for sending the card

Collucin
80s kid here. Anything involving showing emotion is gay. Wearing any clothing that isn’t muted is gay. Stating that something is cute is gay. Getting excited about hobbies is gay. Calling your guy friends to talk is gay. Crying is gay. Airing grievances of everyday life is gay. Washing your butthole is gay. Using lotion other than jacking off is gay. Shaving anything other than your face and neck is gay.

beencaughtbuttering
I grew up in the 80’s too. My teenage son came along with me once to a get-together of some old high school friends of mine. I had a great time shooting the shit, playing cards, and having beers with those guys. Afterwards, my son remarked that it seemed like we didn’t actually like each other all that much – like there was an undertone of aggression to the whole night. I didn’t notice it at all, but watching him and his friends interact, it became clear to me why he would think that. He and his friends seem to always be genuinely kind to each other and supportive of one another and don’t make “jokes” at each other’s expense. That’s actually pretty cool. Kinda gay, but cool.

Acts of Kindness, examples


What’s a small act of kindness you were once shown, that you’ll never forget? from AskReddit

plantlifer
I missed my train to go home for Christmas from uni due to a crash near the station. I was completely broke and knew I wouldn’t be able to afford another ticket. Life just got on top of me knowing I’d have to spend Christmas alone in my shitty student house and not being about to see my grandad who was in rapidly declining health. I was bawling my eyes out on the platfrom when a janitor(?) appeared out of a hidden stock room under a stair well and brought me some tissues.

He found out why I was so upset and said leave it to me. Took me to the customer service desk and got them to reissue me a ticket for the next train home. I was so thankful I started bawling again and he went on his way. Then just before I was about to get my train he found me on the platform and gave me some snacks and a can of coke and its just the nicest thing anyones ever done for it.

Mads_83
I broke my foot and was trying to limp my way across campus with crutches in the pouring rain. Someone ran over with their umbrella and walked across campus with me so I wouldn’t get rained on.

COBNYC
I was in NYC taking a lunch break at a job I absolutely hated. I was sitting eating alone at a McD’s and after about 15 minutes this man in his 40’s or 50’s (I’m a 28 yr old male at the time) goes up to me and says something like “Hey man, you look really sad. Things will get better.” and just shook my hand. Takes a lot for one adult man to offer that up to another strange man. Really cheered me up.

cranberryboggle
After my Dad passed away my depression kicked into over drive. I went to the Doctor and got a prescription for anti depressants. While I was picking up my prescription I started crying. When I apologized to the pharmacist for crying like a child the pharmacist said, ” You don’t have to apologize. You recognize you have a problem and you are trying to fix it. That is a brave thing.” It changed my perspective on treating my mental illness.

PhreedomPhighter
At work I was complaining about heartburn once. I was still pretty new to the job. Didnt really have any work friends. Felt like an outsider. My life outside of work was pretty shit as well.

The bartender on shift overheard me and ran to a nearby coffee shop to get me a chocolate milk. It definitely made the heartburn go away but it was such a needlessly kind act. I dont think ill ever forget it. 2 years later we’re still friends and she is definitely one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.

Girls who took notes using 50 different colored pens, where are you now? Do you still continue to write using all those colors?

Girls who took notes using 50 different colored pens, where are you now? Do you still continue to write using all those colors? from r/AskReddit

Novachey
Unfortunately not allowed in the line of work i chose. So now i use 50 different colored Post-It notes. Improvise, adapt and overcome.

SixtySaints
If I may ask, what line of work are you in that prohibits the choice to use different colored pens?

Novachey
I work in an office, so it’s sort of a silly rule. However, it does look more professional, and blue/black ink is just better for scanning/printing purposes.

whtbrd
I used to work for a CPA/professional auditor who advised me to keep purple pens on hand for original signatures. She did.
She said you’ll always be able to tell at a glance if you’re really the one who signed it, since almost no-one will have a purple pen around to fudge your signature. and no-one will kick up a fuss since it’s basically a blue pen.

Boob-on-Boob-Action
Unless my grandma decides to go on a fraud spree. Purple’s her favorite color and the ONLY color she ever writes with.. so beware

What do Americans think is normal for everyone, but actually it’s not normal for anyone but Americans? – AskReddit

What do Americans think is normal for everyone, but actually it’s not normal for anyone but Americans? from r/AskReddit

throwawaysmetoo
Cash bail.

With the discussions going on about changes to bail I’ve seen a few people saying things like “oh so you’re just going to drop cash bail, just gonna decide whether to release people, people are just going to show up to court without the money threat?????!?!?!”

Uh yeah…..as I understand it that’s how it works in places all over the world already….

I’ve been released on cash bail before. I didn’t show up to court because of the cash bail, I showed up because warrants are annoying.

TitanicBeta
Not putting the final price on the tag. I’m not sure whether it’s still like this, but a few years ago one never knew whether the $1.00 item in McDonald’s or Burger King is actually $1.00 or maybe $1.08.

WuuutWuuut
This one is more on the positive side, because I think we could learn some from it.

Talking and sharing your life with complete strangers. I have met quite a few americans so it seems the norm that you share and engage with strangers in public. The bus, train, parks etc. And then you go on your way.

In Denmark you’d be a “freak” if you did that.

LampsLookingatyou
I’ve heard someone say that we are the only ones who drink out of Solo Cups

smurfcock
Canadians do too, and in Europe when some younger people play beer pong they get them for “authenticity”. Other than that. Yes, north americans are the only ones as far as i know.

Bolts_and_Nuts
Yeah we use them for beer pong here in Europe (mostly knock-offs though) but that’s just because the standard here is like 0,2L plastic cups, which are way harder to throw ping pong balls into. Generally you can’t buy them as disposable cups in the supermarket though and you have to buy some sort of beer pong set.

NateNateBoBate
I was in Germany for the 4th of July about 10 years ago. The stores had big Solo cup displays with “American Party!!” advertisements and everyone wearing red, white, and blue clothes. Brought a tear to my eye.

smezra12
And they say us Americans have no culture smh

Meemesfourdayz
Ambulance rides costing money seems pretty absurd to people from other countries

kirbyateme3433
I’ve heard of people getting Ubers instead of getting an ambulance because it costs so much

RoxanneBarton
Yeah, my roommate was really sick once. I got an Uber and took her to the hospital because an ambulance would’ve cost $1000 instead of $15.

NotsoNewtoGermany
Which reasonably priced state do you live in? It’s usually 3 – 5K

Big-Operation
Yep. I’m still paying off debt from an ambulance ride that cost me $3,500. I went like two miles. And I have amazing health insurance by US standards.

Dorkyporkypoo
When I went to New York I was flabbergasted by the amount of people just loitering on the streets or having phone conversations that everyone can hear on the train like npcs from GTA.

People outside of the USA don’t hang out in public or let other people into their business on public transport.

I managed to hear a woman talk about how her baby daddy wasn’t going to her daughters birthday party and I started to pick side’s in her personal life, while walking through Central Park I heard two friends with a substantial age gap talk about everyone in their friend group having mistresses and they were trading information on the mistress facts each of them knew for their respective friends, I got invested in that one so I folliwed them for a while (pretending I wasn’t) because I wanted the tea.

Things that seem easy but aren’t

MiloAlbertsky
Dancing. I wouldn’t say it looks “easy”, but when I see people do it, they’re so good at it and it flows so well it looks easy. But damn, I just CANNOT get my body to do anything more than a bop and maybe some stupid arm moves.
I’m 25 and dance like a 50 year old at a reunion.
Dancers are so delicate and make it look so easy, it’s honestly amazing. It’s just hilarious when I try to do literally anything and fail horribly.

Chipitz
All smoke and mirrors, friends. As a dance teacher, I can tell you confidently that it feels absolutely silly until you just start to sell it.
90% confidence, 10% squats.
Having fun is step #1. Fake it til you make it!

SimplySolstice
Whistling with your fingers.

KayGlo
Drawing something from memory. Like a bird or something.
In mind – yep that’s a bird
On paper – that’s… a bird?

Peptuck
Coding.
Watching tutorial: Oh, this is easy.
Writing code: WHERE IS THE FUCKING MISSING SEMICOLON? WHERE?

NoobSov
Being in your 20’s. As a clueless kid I thought by now I’d have everything figured out and my life on track. I’m still clueless but now I also have depression.

The_Highest_Five
In my 30s. Still clueless.

jim10040
In my 50s. Not completely clueless, but I sure wish my older generation were still around to bounce ideas with.

reddit

What looks easy peasy lemon squeezy but is actually difficult difficult lemon difficult?

What is something about yourself that sounds totally made up but is 100 Percent real? – AskReddit

What is something about yourself that sounds totally made up but is 100% real? from AskReddit

Game_of_Jobrones
I’ve published four peer-reviewed scientific papers on hamster testicles.

Arteragorn
I was the best man on both sides of a lesbian wedding because I had dated both the bride and the bride, stayed close friends and introduced them to each other after our breakups.

accidentallatte
When my mom was in grad school she took several labs where she worked with cadavers. Because my dad worked nights she often had to take me to class with her, and she’d usually just plonk me down on the table with the cadaver while she worked on it.
dlordjr
“Can I go to work with you?”
“Over my dead body.”

ShinzoAbeFroman
I met the guy who invented the Blue Light Special at Kmart. He said his boss told him to find a way to get rid of a cart full of stuff. So he went to the police auction and bought a used blue light. Bam!

ecofreckle
My dad’s name is Luigi and my uncle’s name is Mario. They are brothers.
ETA: I forgot to add that my dad is also a plumber.

Sirnando138
I bought a guitar amp from Brad Whitford, of Aerosmith, when I was 17. He and Steven Tyler served up cheeseburgers for me and my friends.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/fruade/what_is_something_about_yourself_that_sounds