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4268
Teachers of Reddit, what is something a student of yours has said that made you think 'wow, there is no hope left for you'?
14607
What just needs to fuck off and die already?
1476
What invention doesn’t get a lot of love, but has greatly improved the world?
962
What "common knowledge" is simply not true?
494
How do you reply to "how much do you love me"?
1549
What's the worst possible advice you could give to a teenager?
591
What dark part of Reddit history has been forgotten?
10781
What's the scariest thing you've ever witnessed on a casual day?
151
What slightly deformed body part do you have?
133
What is your favorite Chuck Norris joke?
257
What TV show has the best intro?
114
What supposed “scam” isn’t really a scam?
369
[Serious] What is the most hurtful thing an adult said to you when you were a child?
1070
Which fictional character deserved better than they got?
102
Americans of Reddit, do you ever get annoyed with the amount of adverts during your TV shows?
1919
What is your 'third place' after home and work?
100
If you had to choose between true love (with guarantees of a broken heart) or no love at all, what would you choose and why?
94
[Serious] In what accidental way did your parents fuck you up?
86
What is the most bad ass thing said in history?
72
Redditors who married at 25 years of age, or younger. Why did you marry so soon? Do you regret it looking back?
616
What is your favorite piece of classical music?
21636
What's the funniest name you've heard someone call an object when they couldn't remember its actual name?
43
What show started great and ended terrible?
2945
When did you realize you needed to turn your life around?
2288
Reddit, what's something about us human beings that just absolutely impresses you?
28
What childish behaviors are way too common among grown-ass adults?
15023
Whats the most fucked up thing you have seen on reddit?
862
Whats the most fucked up way you've seen or heard someone die?
31
what is your favorite US state?
192
What was your good deed of the day?
109
How do you deal with excessive ass sweat?
110
Whats the worst "You had one fucking job" moment you have seen?
27
You can get the item you last bought free for the rest of your life, what is the item and how do you feel about it?
38
What is the most violent death in film?
142
Anyone who has worked a drive thru, what are some of the memorable things you have seen from customers or in their vehicle?
16
What's the craziest/most illegal lie you've told that worked?
2134
What's something a teacher told you that you later found out was dead wrong?
22
What is something that you like that everybody else hates?
13
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15
We have guests from a foreign country over and I live in America. What are some truly American things we should do?
1205 wildtech Getting a private pilot license. Even if I could justify the many thousands of dollars necessary to get one, I could never justify the many more thousands of dollars to enjoy one. Edit: Y'all are awesome and an inspiration. If I go broke, it'll be your fault!
1304 MacabreLurker Being a comic book artist. Realized that I wasn't as good at art as I thought I was, and while it's easy to romanticize the "starving artist" life style, going hungry and barely paying rent in real life is actually quite nerve wracking.
2459 banal_animal Traveling to every country in the world. I don't have enough money and there are countries I don't wanna visit. :l
2713 fazmataz People seem to think I'm funny. When I was a kid, adults laughed at me a lot. At that time I thought to myself "hey I'd make a great comedian" and often dreamed of making the world smile and laugh. So over the years I tested my laugh factor. Turns out that my shitty home life and drug addicted family members are comedy gold. Who would have thought such a traumatic upbringing would make such good comedy? I gave up on my dream once I realized how depressing it actually was that people laughed at my miserable childhood because they thought I was making stuff up for the lolz.
2086 upandupwego Going to the Olympics. I was completely on track for the achievement. When I was 19, I'd won gold in the 50m, 100m, and 200m freestyle and butterfly events in four consecutive national swimming championships and set a national record. The record I'd broken was mine. I used to train (swimming and conditioning) twice a day; before my classes at 5AM and after them at 7PM for 3 hours each. After my second record, I decided to take a break for one or two months before trying to hit the next level, as the last time I'd had any rest was years before. My coach strongly advised against it. In hindsight, I really should have listened to him. See, at the time, I was going through a shitty period with my now ex-girlfriend. After the pretty brutal break-up, I started hanging out with old friends which led to me drinking and smoking. I never went back to my training. It pains me to think of what could have been, especially knowing that it was no one's fault but mine, for reasons which I now know were stupid and unworthy.   EDIT: You people are lovely. Thanks a lot for the kind words everyone!
146 acgk I wanted a handful of friends such that we were all each other's closest friends, who made each other a priority in one another's lives so that we could see each other on a regular basis, whether it was just two of us meeting up for coffee before work or something more adventurous with everyone and our families.
1315 Royrane Having a dream. There are things that I want to do, but not something that absolutely thrills me. I used to wish I would wake up someday with absolute passion for something and a goal in life. I won't, and well, that's okay.
133 Scrappy_Larue Retiring in my 40's. As it turns out, those are the years life becomes most expensive if you have a family. It's not an easy time to stop working. Then the economy tanks - next thing I know I'm pushing 60 with no end in sight.
687 sculptorchris Making a living with art. Forcing myself to be creative made it miserable. I decided it was better left as a hobby.
570 tacosdetripa Being an engineer, I thought I wanted to be one since middle school. Got suspended my first year of engineering school for my grades. Realized I wasn't truly passionate for engineering and it was pushed on me by adults just cause I was good at math. I'm now in business school and I'm tremendously more happy
637 MyBrassPiece In third grade, I wanted to be an archeologist. Then I found out archeology is nothing like tomb raider. So I changed my dream to WWII fighter pilot (I had flight simulator on PC with a wicked expensive joystick and my favorite plane was p 51). And then I found out that WWII happened quite a while ago and my favorite plane was no longer in use. So I gave up on dreaming.
114 TearsDontFall Rebuilding an old muscle car. Let alone not having the space to do it, or the tools, or the money, or the car... just a dream of mine to do so.
191 smallerthings Movie/TV producer was the long-term goal. Just working in the industry was my main goal at the time. Majored in film, did multiple unpaid internships, a handful of day gigs at various positions, and then I simply could not land a thing. I sent out more resumes than I can count and couldn't even get a call or email back. I spent over a year unemployed until I got a shitty job doing something completely unrelated. Freelance work proved unreliable and staff positions are like unicorns.
1573 horsecave being a productive member of society. i'm just gonna keep watching Netflix on my couch with my dog until he dies and then i die, or whichever comes first.
284 bentobox34 Getting a PHD and attempting to land a stable academic career. After watching my wife, sister and several friends get emotionally and spiritually crushed by the process only to NOT end up in an academic career, not to mention witnessing all the skyrocketing corruption and greed of the academic-industrial complex over the last 10 years (see [this recent thread] (https://www.reddit.com/r/topofreddit/comments/6zpmat/the_uc_davis_pepper_spray_incident_that_the/) for example), I said "No thanks."
208 __vs__ PhD in chemistry, because math
579 Krombopulos137 Becoming a movie director. Honestly I'm glad i did. I own my own (successful) small business & have a much better quality of life than i would have.
173 melvinismad Being a wizard.
1204 0 wildtech Getting a private pilot license. Even if I could justify the many thousands of dollars necessary to get one, I could never justify the many more thousands of dollars to enjoy one. Edit: Y'all are awesome and an inspiration. If I go broke, it'll be your fault!
1303 0 MacabreLurker Being a comic book artist. Realized that I wasn't as good at art as I thought I was, and while it's easy to romanticize the "starving artist" life style, going hungry and barely paying rent in real life is actually quite nerve wracking.
2459 0 banal_animal Traveling to every country in the world. I don't have enough money and there are countries I don't wanna visit. :l
2720 0 fazmataz People seem to think I'm funny. When I was a kid, adults laughed at me a lot. At that time I thought to myself "hey I'd make a great comedian" and often dreamed of making the world smile and laugh. So over the years I tested my laugh factor. Turns out that my shitty home life and drug addicted family members are comedy gold. Who would have thought such a traumatic upbringing would make such good comedy? I gave up on my dream once I realized how depressing it actually was that people laughed at my miserable childhood because they thought I was making stuff up for the lolz.
2092 0 upandupwego Going to the Olympics. I was completely on track for the achievement. When I was 19, I'd won gold in the 50m, 100m, and 200m freestyle and butterfly events in four consecutive national swimming championships and set a national record. The record I'd broken was mine. I used to train (swimming and conditioning) twice a day; before my classes at 5AM and after them at 7PM for 3 hours each. After my second record, I decided to take a break for one or two months before trying to hit the next level, as the last time I'd had any rest was years before. My coach strongly advised against it. In hindsight, I really should have listened to him. See, at the time, I was going through a shitty period with my now ex-girlfriend. After the pretty brutal break-up, I started hanging out with old friends which led to me drinking and smoking. I never went back to my training. It pains me to think of what could have been, especially knowing that it was no one's fault but mine, for reasons which I now know were stupid and unworthy.   EDIT: You people are lovely. Thanks a lot for the kind words everyone!
148 0 acgk I wanted a handful of friends such that we were all each other's closest friends, who made each other a priority in one another's lives so that we could see each other on a regular basis, whether it was just two of us meeting up for coffee before work or something more adventurous with everyone and our families.
1316 0 Royrane Having a dream. There are things that I want to do, but not something that absolutely thrills me. I used to wish I would wake up someday with absolute passion for something and a goal in life. I won't, and well, that's okay.
131 0 Scrappy_Larue Retiring in my 40's. As it turns out, those are the years life becomes most expensive if you have a family. It's not an easy time to stop working. Then the economy tanks - next thing I know I'm pushing 60 with no end in sight.
689 0 sculptorchris Making a living with art. Forcing myself to be creative made it miserable. I decided it was better left as a hobby.
571 0 tacosdetripa Being an engineer, I thought I wanted to be one since middle school. Got suspended my first year of engineering school for my grades. Realized I wasn't truly passionate for engineering and it was pushed on me by adults just cause I was good at math. I'm now in business school and I'm tremendously more happy
642 0 MyBrassPiece In third grade, I wanted to be an archeologist. Then I found out archeology is nothing like tomb raider. So I changed my dream to WWII fighter pilot (I had flight simulator on PC with a wicked expensive joystick and my favorite plane was p 51). And then I found out that WWII happened quite a while ago and my favorite plane was no longer in use. So I gave up on dreaming.
117 0 TearsDontFall Rebuilding an old muscle car. Let alone not having the space to do it, or the tools, or the money, or the car... just a dream of mine to do so.
190 0 smallerthings Movie/TV producer was the long-term goal. Just working in the industry was my main goal at the time. Majored in film, did multiple unpaid internships, a handful of day gigs at various positions, and then I simply could not land a thing. I sent out more resumes than I can count and couldn't even get a call or email back. I spent over a year unemployed until I got a shitty job doing something completely unrelated. Freelance work proved unreliable and staff positions are like unicorns.
1571 0 horsecave being a productive member of society. i'm just gonna keep watching Netflix on my couch with my dog until he dies and then i die, or whichever comes first.
285 0 bentobox34 Getting a PHD and attempting to land a stable academic career. After watching my wife, sister and several friends get emotionally and spiritually crushed by the process only to NOT end up in an academic career, not to mention witnessing all the skyrocketing corruption and greed of the academic-industrial complex over the last 10 years (see [this recent thread] (https://www.reddit.com/r/topofreddit/comments/6zpmat/the_uc_davis_pepper_spray_incident_that_the/) for example), I said "No thanks."
211 0 __vs__ PhD in chemistry, because math
581 0 Krombopulos137 Becoming a movie director. Honestly I'm glad i did. I own my own (successful) small business & have a much better quality of life than i would have.
168 0 melvinismad Being a wizard.