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Title
11458
Atheists who later became religious, what made you convert?
3629
Ex-Religious people of Reddit, what was the tipping point?
47304
What is unethical as fuck, but is extremely common practice in the business world?
4593
911 operators of Reddit, what’s the strangest, serious emergency you’ve heard?
2306
Husbands of Reddit, what was your "I'm so gonna marry this girl" moment?
8088
Teachers of Reddit, what's your most memorable "Oh boy, that student definitely isn't going places" moment?
12304
[Serious] Theme park workers of Reddit, what unknown privileges do insanely wealthy people receive at your park?
5225
What is the best one liner you ever heard?
950
[SERIOUS] How far have you gone to help someone, only to get fucked over in the end?
764
What strange fact do you know only because of your job?
524
What's the saddest thing to hear "It's okay, I'm used to it." as a response to?
996
What is your favorite quote from a fictional character?
849
What do you consider to be a five-star horror film?
301
What's some of the worst cases of helicopter parenting you've ever witnessed?
1380
What food is actually better the next day?
374
Who's a villain you actually rooted for more than the hero?
122
Elementary Teachers of Reddit: what's the most embarrassing thing a student has shared about their parents in casual conversation?
101
What annoys the absolute fuck out of you?
432
What is the most embarrassing, non drunk, wedding moment you have witnessed?
514
What actually happened to the Manic Pixie Girl you knew in real life?
1140
What is a joke people often make about you that is utterly and completely unoriginal?
188
What is the most WTF experience you've had during a job interview?
124
What are some of the best trolls in Reddit History?
168
People of Reddit, how did you know you found the one? What made the person/ relationship different than others?
579
What are your tips/tricks for getting out of bed in the morning?
67
Homeowners of Reddit, what is the best feature you've added to your home?
218
What's your favorite slang for penis?
258
Reddit, what would your mom say if you texted her "How long does it take to microwave a 25lb turkey?"
17993
What classic song is widely accepted, but upon closer look, completely inappropriate?
3335
What is the most toxic aspect of your personality?
149
what can you break without touching?
44
If there are infinite dimensions with infinite versions of you, which version would you like to meet and why?
46
What knowledge might save your life one day?
44
[Serious]Have you ever said something to someone and seen immediate hurt in their eyes? Who was it? What did you say?/Why?
103
Who is surprisingly still alive?
54
What's your favourite way to level up your Mac and Cheese?
27
What are some of the best combinations ever?
32
What's the best drunk food?
59
What will future generations be horrified by us for?
14
Where's the least sexual place you've had sex?
1201 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 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.
2462 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
2721 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!
150 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 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.
138 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.
688 sculptorchris Making a living with art. Forcing myself to be creative made it miserable. I decided it was better left as a hobby.
571 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
639 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.
116 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.
192 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.
1580 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."
211 __vs__ PhD in chemistry, because math
586 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.
171 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!
1299 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.
2461 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
2725 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.
2091 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!
147 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.
1317 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.
135 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.
688 0 sculptorchris Making a living with art. Forcing myself to be creative made it miserable. I decided it was better left as a hobby.
570 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
640 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.
118 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.
189 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.
1583 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.
287 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
589 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.
169 0 melvinismad Being a wizard.