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Title
1672
Curling: The Untold Story - Welcome to the 2018 Olympics megathread!
10202
What's something you regretted buying as soon as you walked out of the store?
912
What's something that someone said that made you instantly hate them?
3201
What's the happiest fact you know?
22792
What is the smartest thing you've ever done?
1140
What items would you leave in a hotel room if your goal was to totally confuse the staff?
9749
What are tech myths you can’t believe people still believe in?
6117
What do you wish was more socially acceptable?
1067
[Serious] What is a physical qualification or skill that a young (18-25) person could work on during their free time that could set them up for success?
724
What movie is, for you, basically a 10 out of 10?
19361
American gun owners of Reddit who have moved to a country with strict gun-control, what has this been like, what are the differences?
7159
People who found the reddit account of people they know in real life, what's the weirdest/most shocking thing you found in their profile?
3098
What’s a tiny thing that makes you happy?
234
People who married into families that didn’t like them, what ended up happening?
2216
What video game was an absolute masterpiece?
256
You have 30$ left for a month worth of food, what would you buy?
296
What is the worst part about long hair?
172
What song seemed upbeat and cheerful at first, but later made you think, "wait, what?" when you listened carefully to (or looked up) the lyrics?
1114
What subreddits are absolute rabbit holes of entertainment, time-wasting, or serious information?
372
What’s the best highdea you’ve ever had?
1352
What's the oldest thing you own?
413
What made you stop liking one of your past crushes?
245
What's a good hobby to get into if you're in your 20s?
626
What turned out to be more expensive than you thought?
99
What's legal, but morally wrong?
47
Teachers of reddit, has a student ever said something that completely changed your view on a topic? If so, what was it?
60
What mild curse would you punish your worst enemy with?
44
What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
70
If Homo sapiens are the dominant species of the planet, which species is runner-up?
37166
What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done for absolutely no reason?
42
You're at a speed dating event where you can only ask each person one question to get to know them, what do you ask?
185
What song do you know word for word?
96
Black History Month is ending soon. Who are some lesser known black heroes that people should remember?
32
What sounds like a crazy conspiracy theory but is actually true and backed up by evidence?
33
What slang term do you hate the most?
32
Teachers of Reddit that has read reviews of themselves on RateMyTeachers, how did you react?
72
Dreamers of Reddit, what was your weirdest dream?
29
When helping someone fix their computer, what is the most infuriating thing they can do?
26
What's pissing you off right now?
228
People who realized you were a toxic person, how did you realize and how did you improve your behavior?
201
What scam did you fall for?
1209 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!
1302 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.
2463 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
2723 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.
2091 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!
151 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.
1320 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.
141 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 sculptorchris Making a living with art. Forcing myself to be creative made it miserable. I decided it was better left as a hobby.
572 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
640 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.
119 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.
187 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.
1582 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."
210 __vs__ PhD in chemistry, because math
587 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 melvinismad Being a wizard.
1206 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!
1309 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.
2463 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
2728 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!
152 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.
1321 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.
140 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.
694 0 sculptorchris Making a living with art. Forcing myself to be creative made it miserable. I decided it was better left as a hobby.
575 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
641 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.
119 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.
1576 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.
288 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."
207 0 __vs__ PhD in chemistry, because math
585 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.
170 0 melvinismad Being a wizard.