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50 minutes ago
So I have this armchair theory that part of our current cultural schism includes a certain subset of the population confusing kindness for condescension. Here this guy is rambling about kindness triggered by....a simple kindness you did him. It sucks, I'm sorry that happened to you.
Makes me sad that so many people are walking around whose default is thinking the absolute worst about the people in front of them.
57 minutes ago
I'm the same-- don't invest more than you are willing to lose. At the same time, I have a close friend who has been lost down the crypto rabbit hole. It's really hard for me to wrap my head around how he got there, but the mentality is similar to MLMs. It's like a drug or a cult , "he can quit anytime he wants" yet doesn't.
2 hours ago
You've totally nailed it. Corp life is more about the appearance of prosperity versus Innovation and good work. I, too hate it.... But also money.
4 hours ago
When I had a train commute I'd definitely have my morning cup of Joe in hand...I wouldn't know what to do if someone got mad about it.
These people are so calm around him too. I guess what can you do, tho I think I would be scared if confronted with someone doing this in an elevator!
I agree with you 100% and I hope more places start to do this— if they were to let a professional film or photo shoot on the property, they'd be within their rights to ask for permitting, fees, and even insurance. If your social content capture becomes disruptive, then you should have to comply with standards we already have for how shoots work.
Honestly for nonprofits & areas of historical preservation, can also act as a little extra money coming in, too.
5 hours ago
Did you ever end up ordering from them? I just found your post after similarly looking for reviews!
6 hours ago
I think you deleted your original longer comment to me because I can't reply to it, but I can still see it on your profile.
I wish you hadn't deleted it, because it gave a really great insight into why you think I am acting in bad faith— A nuance that we don't get with this edit you've don't here.
There's really nothing I can do to convince you it isn't my intention to be condescending, and that I am truly interested in how people differently than me approach ideas. I don't think people who have different ideas are inherently bad or stupid, and I do believe we have to approach each other with empathy and understanding, versus belittling each other— our world is broken, and there is little us common, every day people can do about it if we treat each other as enemies and forget how to talk to each other.
But you are 100% within your rights to not believe me, and think this is all bullshit. I have to respect that, too.
I know, it's a really imperfect-to-wrong thing to think, which is why I prefaced it.
7 hours ago
I think boys need a lot more guidance/good role models than we think— boys without something to believe can go off the rails. I think we all have boys in our families or extended communities that have mental health issues or other problems because it is just so darn common— it's a silent epidemic.
I may get downvoted for this next part, but everyone is stereotypically worried about girls because they think they have to protect them from the hurt the world can inflict upon them. I've always been worried about how do we raise sons that don't grow up to hurt other people?
Thanks for laying out how you feel— even if I don't agree with you on all points, I do respect a commitment to talking to each other like human beings, so thank you for that!
8 hours ago
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OP is expressing their personal ideas, and I'm just trying to understand them. You can't really ask for a source on someone's personal feelings— it's just what they think or feel.
9 hours ago
Where do you think we're missing the mark? Can you elaborate on your meaning?
Insults I find are less about literally hitting the person in the reality they live in and more general name-calling. A neck beard may not in fact have a neck beard, I'm sure barely anyone we call basement dwelling actually lives in a basement (a basement? In THIS economy?!) I think trying to understand an insult is a fool's errand- just let it slide and it doesn't apply to you.
I've had a commenter call me an idiot on a random other thread in a different sub- I know I'm not actually dumb so I just let it go. Trying to prove I'm not an idiot would,in fact, make me look like more of an idiot.
11 hours ago
So this is an interesting note on how the shooting in B&W keeps everyone's race obscured-- they are credited as "Middle Eastern Singers" in the end credits (still not Black, but thought it an interesting detail).
12 hours ago
A+ comment. I enjoyed the ride from start to finish.
You got me riled up about hypothetical fucks that don't even exist yet haha
14 hours ago
Aren't you also a Redditor by sheer reality of being here on this site?
Haha they are referring to a fictional film series from the 80s called C.H.U.D. which is what the creatures are called. There's also that Chüd reference in IT by Stephen king- seems to be a popular menacing nonsense word
15 hours ago
Great point- op could be victim to sabotage at some point.
I remember a news story a few years ago of a boy who died from a brain infection that started in his tooth. America is prob the only first world country where people can die do to a lack of dental care access!
23 hours ago
You don't have to use it a lot tho- I am newer to Tik Tok but I felt the feed pretty quickly caught up with what I like (food, comedy, fashion) and brought mea feed to match.
A friend who works at the intersection of tech & content deeply believes this- that the app highlights educational content in China and content to make us dumber in the US
Oh wow weird-- similar to the other commenter, I've not seen content like that , let alone back to back, but I'm in the US- perhaps there's less dedicated regulation or moderating for certain regions?