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What's a harsh truth that humans refuse to accept? by xavierdc in AskReddit

[–]theknightmanager 352 points353 points  (0 children)

When I was in my late teens/early 20's I was something of an ugly duckling. I was balding very prematurely, very pale, facial hair wasn't quite complete, and my body just seemed proportionately off.

I started shaving my head, was patient with my facial hair (that little area on either side of your mouth takes about twice as long to grow as everything else), I started working out to add mass in the right places, found the product melanotan so I finally acquired skin color, and spent about 10x as long when clothes shopping so I was buying stuff that actually fucking fit me. I also ditched the childish bullshit in favor of stuff that's acceptable at places that have a dress code.

Maybe most importantly though, I spent a couple years working on my personality, trying to find the median balance between the person I want to be, a personality that's socially acceptable, and a person that's desirable.

Almost immediately after becoming a more complete person I found an awesome girl, and we're still going strong 4 years later.

And guess what? I'm still poor as shit. I have another 6 months in grad school and that'll change. But point being it doesn't take being born with a silver spoon in your mouth to know how to curate your appearance and be a person that others want to spend time with.

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]MrKomiya 3904 points3905 points  (0 children)

Probably Oppenheimer himself because he realized that the type of absolute power nukes bestowed upon a person/country, it will corrupt them absolutely as well if there was no equal footed adversary

Parents of reddit, have you ever regretted what you named your child? If so, why? by dani4715 in AskReddit

[–]ENEBZILE 269 points270 points  (0 children)

Before I was born, my dad wanted to name me Harley after his favorite bike, but my mom insisted that I needed a Bible name. At age 4 I chose a nickname for myself because I couldn't pronounce this Bible name, but then as a teen I questioned my younger self's choice and explored new nicknames, including Harley. When I brought this idea to my dad thinking he'd be pleased, he got red in the face and said "I had to sell that bike to put you in school! It's nothing to me now, just a random chunk of metal. You want to be named after a random chunk of metal? Fine! I'll call you Crankshaft how about that!" And he did, for like 2 years. I don't know where the regret is in that story, but it's somewhere.

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]oldskoolflavor 2184 points2185 points  (0 children)

Where the fuck are all the 10mm sockets going into hiding? Possibly an underground city just for them?

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]BulkDiscountAbortion 3637 points3638 points 2 (0 children)

Since the mystery was never solved, I’d say it’s the perfect Optimus Crime.

What are some things you can say to your dog but not your partner? by meandnotsomeone in AskReddit

[–]infatuatedknight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh damn, well let's see....

If you shit in the house one more time, I'm putting you out back for the rest of the week!

What are some little known relationship GREEN flags? by 2020Chapter in AskReddit

[–]2Righteous_4God 649 points650 points  (0 children)

It depends. In my case, I am much more emotionally mature and empathetic because I am damaged. But here's the big difference: I was damaged and now I am mentally healthy and happy. But going through depression, heroin addiction, and suicidal ideation made me a better person in the long run. It allowed me to grow and learn how to be emotionally stable. Many people teeter on that edge of just getting by, so they never actually improve. But I was so far gone that I was forced to either die, or improve. So I improved.

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]FoxPanda32 9064 points9065 points  (0 children)

Will the Delphi murders ever be solved? Who was the man on the bridge behind them?

Edit: Oh my goodness, my first gold thingie/awards, thanks!!

Edit 2: Here is a source- u/logreene does a good write up over at r/TrueCrimeDiscussion although I don't think it's been updated. https://www.reddit.com/r/TrueCrimeDiscussion/comments/64gxk0/delphi_murders_write_up_overview_and_theories/

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]demonic_pug 997 points998 points  (0 children)

2000 galaxies enter. 60 galaxies leave!

Edit: a battle of GALACTIC proportions :D

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]spectacledllama 2016 points2017 points  (0 children)

Here's a really good video and sort of gives us probably the closest answer we will get https://youtu.be/kd2KEHvK-q8

What are some little known relationship GREEN flags? by 2020Chapter in AskReddit

[–]kmm91162 23.5k points23.5k points 2 (0 children)

The ability to co exist in very companionable silence.

What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved? by inevitableloudmouth in AskReddit

[–]-eDgAR- 5972 points5973 points  (0 children)

As someone from Chicago who loves /r/UnresolvedMysteries I would say the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion, and I don't think we will ever find out who was behind it.

It's been over 30 years and we still have no idea who was behind that incredibly bizarre hijack. There was a thread a while ago of someone that thought they had figured it out that seemed very possible, but it was updated and they were ruled out as suspects.

Here is the infamous video for those that have never seen it.

What are some little known relationship GREEN flags? by 2020Chapter in AskReddit

[–]kamikaziboarder 20.9k points20.9k points  (0 children)

No matter how angry you are at one another. You will still go out of your way or they go out of their way to help. I’ll be wicked pissed, but I’ll angrily make my wife her favorite dinner even though I don’t want to eat. No matter how angry we are at one another (usually only last a short period of time) we will never sabotage or try to teach them a lesson. Many times, it ends up being both apologizing to one another. Arguing and getting angry is just part of a relationship and unavoidable. It is how you deal with it that’s sets it apart from a healthy relationship versus a bad one.

Edit: thanks for the reward thingies! There is never any harm telling someone you love them!

What are some little known relationship GREEN flags? by 2020Chapter in AskReddit

[–]DidgeridooPlayer 15.3k points15.3k points 22 (0 children)

I don’t know how to tell you this, but I think you’re dating a server.