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People Are Sharing Things They're Convinced Everyone Is Pretending To Like, And These Are Some Hot Takes, Y'all

"TikTok...it's just YouTube with time restrictions."

You ever see a new trend and wonder, "Do people really like this or are we all just pretending?"

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Well, when redditor u/DionSinghLanda recently asked, "What’s something you’re sure everyone is just pretending to like?" fellow Reddit users gave tons of responses that are possibly very true — and also, very hilarious.

Here are some of the best ones:

1. "Shows like The Masked Singer and the like."

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2. "Flat Earth theory."

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"I don't believe you. You don't really think that. You're pretending for the sake of obstinacy."

u/EarthExile

3. "Employers' holiday parties."

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4. "'Like and share: 1 like = 1 prayer.'"

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"No, Rebecca, you don’t really care about this family/child/person! Stop pretending!"

u/Apprehensive_Tea8686

5. "Facebook."

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"Everyone who has quit it is happier."

u/EvitaPuppy

6. "Cake fondant."

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7. "Other people’s kids."

A woman looks annoyed as a kid kicks her seat on an airplane
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8. "Other people."

At a movie theater, two people look annoyed as someone passes by and spills popcorn on them
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9. "Vacationing with extended family."

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10. "Working a corporate job and using phrases like 'manage client expectations' and 'circle back.'"

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"And pretending to care about things that are absolutely irrelevant and meaningless to anything that actually matters in life."

u/Ambiguous-Insect

11. "Running."

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12. "Getting absolutely wasted to the point you pass out and lose all memory of it the next day."

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13. "Twitter."

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14. "People who like the classic Christmas fruitcake."

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15. "Waking up early in the morning to work out."

Someone sits on their bed and ties their sneakers, getting ready for a morning workout
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16. "Watching golf on TV."

A bowl of popcorn and a TV remote with golf playing in the background
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"Like, playing golf is fine, and I believe exhausted dads like having a reason to sit inside and zone out on the weekends. But outside of its role as a socially acceptable white noise delivery system, I refuse to believe anyone enjoys it."

u/Frank_Lloyd_Trite

17. "LaCroix."

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18. "Small talk."

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19. "TikTok."

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"...it's just YouTube with time restrictions. What is it bringing to the world?"

u/11111PieKitten111111

20. "Kombucha."

A glass of homemade kombucha next to Brittany Broski, the "Kombucha Girl," shocked after trying kombucha for the first time
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And finally...

21. "Hustle culture."

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"Overworking every day, in every aspect of life, has to burn you out. I think it gets to a point of vindictive 'I suffered and so must you,' as well as weird masochism. You can be successful while maintaining boundaries; erasing them just sets a new and unattainable 'normal.'"

u/miss_kimba

YIKES. What are some other things you think people just pretend to like? Let us know in the comments below!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.