What is the most disturbing thing that society accepts as a normal behaviour?

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  • TooDamnSweet
    TooDamnSweet Posts: 63 Member
    People who eat their french fries with a fork.

    Except for Poutine! 😊
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,282 Member
    Analog_Kid wrote: »
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    People creating their own set of "facts"...not everything is opinion and just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's not factually true or factually false.

    One of the reasons I love math is that it is absolute and there is no opinion...there is only one correct answer and you can't have an opinion on that.

    Have you been to a public school lately? Children today are taught there are no absolutes. Everything is relative. The only correct answer is the one that doesn't offend them.

    My kids are in public school, and nothing could be further from the truth. I'm talking about grown men and women who are more concerned with thinking they're right than actually knowing a truth.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,282 Member
    iMago wrote: »
    Automatic transmissions, they are the work of Satan.

    kinda agree- i think they def make people more complacent when driving and gives em too much time to start texting and stuff

    i been driving stick for a while now and its not bad unless i head into a big city with a lot of stop and go traffic and then its annoying

    but also on the plus side- it didn't cost all that much to replace my clutch or master/slave cylinders this past year either. and also its a lot less likely my truck would ever get stolen because so many people just don't know how to drive them anymore.

    I miss my manual, but I had to go automatic when I started commuting. My city isn't even all that big, but it's bumper to bumper stop and go for an hour each way and I couldn't take it anymore. Pretty sure that's where the tendinitis in my foot came from.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,282 Member
    Parents avoiding any conversation about puberty, menstruation, bodily changes, sex, etc, with their children until years too late.

    I know this still happens, and that's what I'm referring to.

    But I hope it happens less than in my day (Gen X). Seriously had to explain all this stuff to 80% of my female friends when we were in middle school, and let my mom fill in the gaps because all of their moms were horrified to even mention childbirth or using pads. Ridiculous.

    Also Gen X...my dad gave me a book and then I had to write a report about the subject matter to show my understanding...that was my talk.
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 12,993 Member
    1sphere wrote: »
    chopping down trees for 5G

    In my neighborhood they make them disguise the cell towers as trees. 🙈
  • BZAH10
    BZAH10 Posts: 5,601 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    Parents avoiding any conversation about puberty, menstruation, bodily changes, sex, etc, with their children until years too late.

    I know this still happens, and that's what I'm referring to.

    But I hope it happens less than in my day (Gen X). Seriously had to explain all this stuff to 80% of my female friends when we were in middle school, and let my mom fill in the gaps because all of their moms were horrified to even mention childbirth or using pads. Ridiculous.

    Also Gen X...my dad gave me a book and then I had to write a report about the subject matter to show my understanding...that was my talk.

    Oh no, really? Did he save it? I bet it would be entertaining to read now.
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 12,993 Member
    That there is still stigma around mental health.

    We all have mental health and it doesnt discriminate. Anyone, at anytime, could suffer from poor mental health. For a variety of reasons. Some people it could be genetic or an unexpected life event or a traumatic experience. I just hope all those people who discriminate against people who suffer never have to go through it themselves. Maybe then they wouldn't be so quick to point fingers and pass judgement.

    Agree. ❤️
  • Mr_Healthy_Habits
    Mr_Healthy_Habits Posts: 12,587 Member
    FastTrack is a scam and I would vote for anyone who is willing to abolish it...

    The rates are ridiculous, and why the hell do I have to pay to drive in a lane that we already freaking paid to build in the first place...

    Those lanes should have stayed commuter lanes...

    The worst part is that the company collecting the money is not even located in California... It's in freaking Arizona, wtf?
  • 777Gemma888
    777Gemma888 Posts: 9,580 Member
    losnmymind wrote: »
    Using Alexa or Google Home...knowing "they" are always listening. It creeps me out.

    Friends have them ... I switch to Pacific dialectic languages, just to ensure there is a semblance of privacy, were I to say something to my sister that needed to stay between us.
  • MonaLisainCT
    MonaLisainCT Posts: 41 Member
    losnmymind wrote: »
    Using Alexa or Google Home...knowing "they" are always listening. It creeps me out.

    I'm a caregiver, so if they're listening, they mostly hear, "Are you gonna poop?", "Are you pooping?", and "Are you done pooping yet?".

    Pretty sure they have us on a 'Don't Bother' list by now. :D
  • mattig89ch
    mattig89ch Posts: 2,648 Member
    losnmymind wrote: »
    Using Alexa or Google Home...knowing "they" are always listening. It creeps me out.

    Thank you! I feel the same way, but my mother loves her echo.

  • TwitchyMacGee
    TwitchyMacGee Posts: 3,120 Member
    Dootzy1 wrote: »
    Parents who want to be "friends" with their children --instead of assuming a parental role.

    I just want to parent all my friends
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,459 Member
    That there is still stigma around mental health.

    We all have mental health and it doesnt discriminate. Anyone, at anytime, could suffer from poor mental health. For a variety of reasons. Some people it could be genetic or an unexpected life event or a traumatic experience. I just hope all those people who discriminate against people who suffer never have to go through it themselves. Maybe then they wouldn't be so quick to point fingers and pass judgement.

    Edit to add - the recent suicide of tv presenter Caroline flack in UK really touched my heart. I felt heart broken. She said before her death "in a world where you can be anything, be kind." So true. I spoke to my younger brother about it and he said, like so many people think, "Oh she was a celebrity, they know what they are signing up for."

    No. They are human beings. Not even celebrities are immune to mental health issues. Wealth can't protect you. Words are so powerful so use yours to build others up, don't tear them down. It can end with someone ending thier life. Be kind. ❤

    @FeelinFooFoo

    Mad Re5pext

    This post really hit close to home; it damn sure did.
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 12,993 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    Dootzy1 wrote: »
    Parents who want to be "friends" with their children --instead of assuming a parental role.

    I just want to parent all my friends

    I have a different action verb for what I want to do to my friends....

    I hope that verb is hug....otherwise, you getting us shut down here too!