A Series Of Unpopular Opinions (2)

A series of unpopular opinions. Share a thought, no matter how crazy or critique the ones other people choose to share. The point is to have fun provided we all keep an open mind and respect each others views. Healthy debates are welcome, extended discussions even more so.

 

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I shared five unpopular opinions in my last post, some of them received much appreciated responses. Thank you to those that responded, be sure to check out their blogs (links attached to their names):

Unpopular opinion #1 – We are not happy. We are distracted. The human experience without distractions is fundamentally depressing and full of existential dread unless we tune in to our favorite TV shows or buy a new set of clothes to keep our thoughts occupied.

 

Response(s):

Paula Light “Agree with the happiness one. Our culture in the US frowns upon any expression of unhappiness even if it’s totally logical to be unhappy. If you say you are, people will reply with some trite nonsense about “silver linings” or whatever crap. So, we pretend to be happy no matter what. The TV is on to distract us, yep!”

 

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Unpopular opinion #2 – Having a brand tag on your clothing makes you a walking advertisement for that company. Status is what you think you gain from showing the brand logo but you are essentially paying for the ‘privilege’ to market their goods for them wherever you go.

 

Response(s): 

Anne Leueene “I am personally allergic to this thing of a name tag on an article of clothing. I have paid for the darned thing so why should I have to advertise that the bag is made by Michael Kors or the t shirt by Aeropostale???? Annoying!”

 

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As for today’s unpopular opinion(s):

Unpopular opinion #1 When you say “I love you” to your partner you shouldn’t expect them to say it back; especially if it’s the first time. People can be entitled to many things, but someone else’s love is not one of them. 

Unpopular opinion #2 Mushrooms are disgusting. I’ve never found the appeal.

Unpopular opinion #3 It’s stupid how men are somewhat still expected to make the first move. What is this — the 50s?

 

Thoughts? Opinions? Let me know in the comments. I’ll be sure to link the contribution to your blog for all the credit.

Thanks again to Paula Light and Anne Leueene for their continued support.

 You two are superstars ❤

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: snatti89

 

8 Replies to “A Series Of Unpopular Opinions (2)”

  1. Okay, so yeah… number one. Totally agree. I don’t like manipulation. This can be a form of it. I should be able to say “I love you” in truthfulness and as my spirit moves me, not as a knee-jerk response. (I compare it to when someone says “hi how are you” and the immediate response is “fine thank you”…. how about some honesty. Do you care about how that person actually is? Are you really fine?)

    Mushrooms. Not a huge fan either. I am okay with them sparsely used and only like the little brown ones.

    First move: I guess it depends on the definition of “first move”. I think anyone can express their feelings first.

    1. Number one is manipulative for sure, I agree. It feels contractual when it’s recited like some preset dialogue. I’m all for authenticity, rather have a real “I love you” than one that comes from someone feeling pressured into saying it.

      lol my first experience with them probably tainted all subsequent ones. ugh, can’t stand them.

      First move as in, showing clear interest lol not signs/signals

  2. Thanks for the shoutout! 💖

    I totally agree with Anne about the free advertising for brands. If they want us to wear their name, they should pay us!

    Only say ILY if you mean it. I’ve made the mistake of saying it when I didn’t mean it, and predictable results followed 🙁

    I love mushrooms! 😂

    I’ve made the first move many times and it didn’t work out well. I think men my age may SAY they like it, but they don’t really. Too much cultural brainwashing…

    1. Lol I think my first experience with mushrooms ruined it for me. They tasted really weird, maybe they were badly cooked?

      As for “first moves”, I agree with the cultural brainwashing as it leaks over to other things like “what it means to be a man/woman”etc. It’s a shame because so may opportunities to connect are pushed to the side because many people are afraid of how they’ll be perceived if they do a particular thing that may be considered taboo in that relative culture

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