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99% of Artists are NOT born with a supposed "gift" at all, but practice their art form for years, or decades. Stop spreading the lie that creating art is talent obtained at birth! by AnonPinkLady in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

99% of artists suck. The 1% are both born with a gift and put in the work to develop their gift. This is like saying that successful people are only successful because they work harder than less successful people. It's not true. Those of us who are truly successful have both talent that we were born with and the work ethic to develop that talent into something remarkable. It's not as simple as talent OR work ethic. The world is far too competitive for that. You need both to reach the top.

Our society places too much importance on having a college degree. by AdministrativeWest7 in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 7 points8 points  (0 children)

People will stop getting them if employers stop requiring them. It's literally that simple.

If the restaurant closes at 10pm, service should be expected to be completely fulfilled until 10pm. by Whycadz in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In my experience, if they close at 10 it means that they won't seat you after 10 but if you were seated at 9:59 they'll serve you until you are done.

Making things 'women only' is not making them less discriminating by _partycheese_ in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You're explaining the theory behind these policies but it's important to understand that they are only theories. In reality, they may play out differently than you might expect(as many theories often do).

Making things 'women only' is not making them less discriminating by _partycheese_ in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You can't destroy evil with evil. When you hire women because they are women, instead of hiring men because they are men, you're keeping discriminatory thought processes alive. It doesn't correct the problem because it is actively perpetuating the problem.

Marriage should always come before starting a family by lime_slut in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The current culture loves to bash traditional family values and portray them as dated but the farther we move away from them the easier it is to see that they were on to something. Their rules, while sometimes bizarre, are not entirely arbitrary.

Most teachers care more about keeping their jobs than actually making kids learn by aitortiyas in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was homeschooled and I plan to homeschool my kids as well. I wouldn't even notice if they all quit at once.

God follows the Starfleet prime directive from Star Trek by horatio_cavendish in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A) I was thinking in the "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" sense. So, for the purposes of this exercise it doesn't really matter. You can think of God as God or as a super advanced alien. However, if the latter, then the same scenario could exist for the super advanced alien race as well.

B) The purpose of the former is to help us think about the latter.

C) For all we know, that could happen from time to time.

Older people aren’t necessarily wiser or more experienced by fatima_mdx in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, they are not necessarily wiser than someone your own age but they are also more likely to be wise than someone your own age.

Most teachers care more about keeping their jobs than actually making kids learn by aitortiyas in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't think the problem is money. In much of the country, particularly in rural areas, teachers are frequently paid better than the parents of the kids they are teaching. The problem is the lumbering inefficient monstrosity that the institution of public school has grown into. We spend more time and money fighting over what the kids will be taught than we do about what the kids are actually learning and whether or not it will help them get ahead in life. Additionally, the top-down control prevents local school boards from making adjustments which make sense for THEIR kids.

Most teachers care more about keeping their jobs than actually making kids learn by aitortiyas in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don't have a problem with this correction provided we treat teachers like normal people working normal jobs instead of singing their praises about molding the next generation ad nauseam.

I pity foodies by horatio_cavendish in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The money isn't even the biggest part. Just going to McDonalds I've had people give me their food because their order got messed up and they refuse to eat it.

I pity foodies by horatio_cavendish in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Health is a big concern for someone with my perspective, I'll grant you that. I'm not obese but I could stand to lose some weight.

Nuclear energy is the only energy source for powering a population of 10 billion. (yes is know we have appx 7.8 billion now) by SakShotty in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The benefits of nuclear aren't strictly financial. It's also the fastest way to reduce carbon emissions by a wide margin. Even if it's theoretically possible to reduce emissions to the levels we need in the absence of nuclear energy, it isn't possible to do so in the time frame that we need it to happen. Nuclear is literally our only option for doing what we need to do in the time frame we need to do it in. Yes, there's the question of how to dispose of the nuclear waste but, if we're being realistic, the nuclear waste from the next 2-3 centuries could be stored in a couple warehouse sized facilities. Yes, it's a problem, but we have more time to deal with that problem than we do with the C02 levels in our atmosphere. Let's deal with the nuclear waste problem later and fix the immediate problem in front of us.

Mainstream news don’t actually tell the truth by anonyoose in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why I like Newsvoice. It takes some of the work out of getting the same story from multiple sources.

If you aren’t prepared for rejection and can’t handle it with grace, you shouldn’t be dating. by notaphilosopherkingg in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I half agree with you. I think it's important to get practice being rejected younger rather than older and, in both cases, most people are going to have to handle rejection badly a few times before they learn how to handle it correctly.

I hate sleep by plant_planter in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I enjoy sleeping because I'm sleepy. I would 100% trade sleeping for being able to stay awake indefinitely. Think about it, it would effectively double your lifespan.

Gen Z gets way too much credit for being tech savvy when they're really not by upstandingredditor in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bingo. If anything, it's the exact opposite. When I was a kid, your parents would get you a computer so you'd be familiar with how to use one when you got to a work environment. These days, you get your kid a smartphone or a tablet, on which they spend thousands of hours on social media and game apps, and then they get to the workplace where there's a desktop computer that's much more powerful than the one I had as a kid but otherwise very similar. Pretty close to nothing of value translates from the phone/tablet to the workplace. The device form factor is different. The operating system is different. The human interface devices are different. And, often, the only thing that does translate is the unrealistic expectation that everything should be doable with a single button push and that any inconvenience whatsoever is a waste of their time(even if the inconvenience of their job is the only reason they have a job).

Everything feels very deep when you are a teenager. by SG_A106 in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In part because experiences when you are young are a larger percentage of your life, in the moment, than the same experience would be 20 years later.

Millennials need to be careful to not alienate Zoomers and following generations. by Term-Mundane in unpopularopinion

[–]horatio_cavendish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm going to laugh when I start seeing people say, "Ok, Millennial" because they are old.