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College student failing Calc 2 class asks for advice. The student's professor responds.
320
knitted wedding blanket prompts beautiful reflection on how far we've come in the U.S. on gay rights
566
A NASA engineer who operates some of the cameras on Curiosity and Opportunity explains why we don't get high quality video from Mars
128
The people of WhitePeopleTwitter discover HogwartsBot and a frenzy of house points awarding ensues.
4991
Redditor insults his sister in the cutest way
164
Redditor describes the internal downfall of Blockbuster
26
Redditor explains the true horrors of living with schizoaffective disorder
16
Redditor breaks out the references to show how, statistically speaking, Americans have never had it so good.
2623
Redditor gives an insight into why anti-gay religious people may well be homosexual themselves.
577
Redditor find the silver lining in the Trump presidency
18
User outlines how the US has lost an active and ongoing global tech war
3631
A long detailed comment describing what it’s like to be a witness to an Oklahoma death row execution
9
Redditors discuss the economics of entertainment in regards to Battlefront 2.
23138
User gets sweet revenge on Bank Of America after they accidentally overdraw his account by 7c while closing it, and then issue him a $25 overdrawn fee.
172
User explains the social complexities and problems with cancer awareness campaigns
17
Redditor explains a joke about football and society from The Simpsons
123
Chaplain goes to Special Forces observation post
7
Redditor illustrates how rotation ciphers work with a comment and it's encoded version
26357
Redditor shares a text bot that will send a fax to your state representative, senators, and governor, with message to fight for net neutrality
61
/u/NapAfternoon gives a phenomenal explanation on why the prospect of climate change is even more dire than many already believe.
28
Redditor derails a political thread to ask for cooking advice and gets lots of helpful replies.
105
Programmers spontaneously limit test a Harry Potter bot
22
Redditor doubts that a chimp playing ping pong well is real
33
One of those scenarios that says a lot about who you are as programmer.
21
Redditor perfectly explains the relationship between Canada and The Netherlands
5
This mentions that Mono was a factor in the failure of FogBugz
68
Redditor explains why micro transactions in games are essentially gambling
0
User sharply remixes Thunderstruck by AC/DC.
818
The Star Wars galaxy is in their version of the Dark Ages
77
u/darwin2500 explains why empathy should be chosen over retribution when imparting justice
9817
Redditor explains the likely mindset of a homophobic politician caught having sex with another man
4993
Comprehensive list of why Wendy Williams is a horrible person
1081
Redditor explains why Americans might not be standing up to oppression.
20
milesunderground presents us with a magical pun
27170
EA disables in-game purchases until "a later date"; a 'AAA' producer explains their true motivations.
0
redditor accidentally gets his comment posted in the wrong thread. other users take kindly to it.
596
Historian explains the historical context behind the ratification of the Second Amendment, disputing common claim that its purpose is for individuals to protect themselves from the government
392
Gambling addict writes an open letter to EA\Dice explaining why they won't be able to play the new Star Wars Battlefront game, and how microtransactions played a part in the development of their addiction
42
The Special Counsel's Prayer
32
User explains how and why EA has its cake and will eat it too
31 Flikker He sounds like a decent guy who just took a wrong turn. At the same time I can't help but notice that he's not taking responsibility for his own addiction. He also claims that because he's not stealing, we shouldn't respect any addicts that do. He might have been raised lovingly, been educated well and has had plenty of opportunity to choose another life path. I bet people that steal have not been in that same situation, so there's little point in comparing (or judging) them. Interesting story about the process of addiction, though.
3 SerasTigris If you want something badly enough, you'll take it. That's how we all work. Morals? They're a weight on the other end of the scale, the angel on our shoulder, but there's also fear of consequences and all sorts of other things on that side. For a deeply principled person, the moral aspect might be a particularly huge weight, for others, maybe not. In the end, though, if you desire it enough, no matter how many obvious reasons there are not to do it, you'll do it. You'll do it, and if morals are really important to you, you'll convince yourself doing it is the right thing, that it would be downright stupid to not do it. Add in addiction, and the desire side can outweigh all other factors easily, because in the end we're self serving, we want what we want, and with enough mental gymnastics, can talk ourselves into anything. Fortunately, most of us don't want anything badly enough... we aren't consumed with hate, and feeling the need to hurt or kill others, we aren't hopelessly addicted and living in such a small world where feeling just a little better for just a little while is the only thing that matters, or have obsessive sexual desire for children, to the point where it's the only thing we can think about, until we eventually act on it, to hell with the consequences to them or us. We're lucky, but we might not always be. No matter how strong our will or ethics, that little voice in our head tells us to look out for number one, and if we desire something enough, the scale will tip in that favor and we will do it. We're all just people who look down on cannibals because we've never been starving to death in the presence of a corpse, convinced we're simply better than everyone who does bad things, often even while we're doing bad things ourselves. TL;DR: Every one of us can be a piece of shit in the right circumstances, and capable of doing way worse than stealing material goods.
3 rusticgorilla This comment disgusts me. It is not best of material. It is an example of the attitude that creates the addiction problem, the homeless problem, and the mental health problem we currently have in this country. Edit: My response to the OP. I wish I had more time to compose it, but oh well. Got shit to do. > I can't tell you how lucky you are to have had such a high bottom. But some people don't. I can tell you, as someone who was in your situation except worse, I don't respect you for your lack of empathy, understanding, and *especially* for speaking like an authority on the morality of addicts when you are not such an authority. Get off your high horse, please, and realize not everyone was as lucky as you.
1 trollly Weird. I tried Vicodin recreationally and it sucked.