Recently, Reddit user u/magicfeistybitcoin asked people to chime in with the things they think should be de-normalized in our society. And my oh my, nothing was held back.
Here are some of the most poignant responses:
1. "Always needing to be busy with something. Sometimes, you just wanna do you and relax."
2. "Lack of sleep. It damages your body and mind way more than people think it does."
4. "Expecting you to constantly be connected to your phone. I hate all the implicit social rules about text messaging and getting back to people. Oh no, your feelings got hurt because I didn’t respond to your meme in two minutes? I’m soooo sorry. It’s not like I wasn’t, I don’t know, busy or something."
5. "Working yourself half to death and retiring poorer than when you started working."
6. "Caring so much about celebrities. I'm from a place in the world that is a first world country but lacks celebrities, and I couldn't give a shit. Yet everyone seems to care as if they're family. They don't care about you!"
7. "Food waste. Lots of stores and restaurants throw out substandard food to maintain a level of quality that makes customers trust them, but it leads to enormous waste."
10. "Retail customers entitled to 'always being right.'"
13. "Having children just because you can. Not everyone is a suitable parent. Some people shouldn't have children."
16. "Tipping in the US. Just pay adequate wages to the service workers like most other damn countries."
17. "Only doing nice things for clout. I’m looking at all the influencers who film themselves giving food, blankets, money, etc., to homeless people. Tell me they’d do that if there wasn’t a camera filming them."
18. "Filming at concerts. You’re seeing a musician live. Be in the moment and enjoy yourself instead of filming every single song for five seconds of attention on social media."
Is there anything YOU think should be totally de-normalized in society? What about things that aren't normalized but should be? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Note: Responses have been edited for length/clarity.