Unpopular Opinions

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I just came across this interesting tumblr called "Your Unpopular Opinions" and felt like making a topic for us to share our own unpopular opinions. I'll start off. *puts up flame shield*

Personally, I think that a lot of people who have children are selfish. The world is cruel and random, and that child will inevitably face suffering whether or not you think you can give it a good home, love, care, etc. And there are so many parents that try to project or impose their own agendas onto their kids, like people that want their little boy to be a doctor, or their little girl to be a model, perhaps because they failed at it themselves and want to live through their youngsters.

And what if it comes out physically and/or mentally disabled? How can you live with yourself knowing that you took that kind of risk and that child is now going to suffer worse than most, and is going to feel ostracized, as if he won't get to do all the things a "normal" person could do? You can't see the future; you don't know if it's just going to give up and hang itself. And after 18 years, it's likely just going to go off and, I dunno, have its own life, and then you'll be alone. That time-killer, that period of happiness, will be gone.

Not to mention the strain on resources that the ever-growing population is making. People often fail to realize that we're not alone and we don't live alone. I'm not the biggest fan of humans either, but at least I acknowledge that even some of the smallest actions I do can impact in a very big and potentially negative way on other people. But no, we'll just sit back, ignore the cycle and continue spawning babies that'll eventually go into oblivion. The existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon, and humanity destroying itself after along wouldn't be a bad thing. It might even be a good thing, if you look what a stewing hell-hole this planet is. I honestly find it difficult to see, the global scale of things, what's so fucking great about it. It's all shit, and those that say otherwise are probably delusional idealists living in a bubble, blissfully ignorant to the true horrors of Earth. You can't blame people for being pessimists when life has screwed them over with no mercy or sign of stopping, as if you're just stuck in an eternal tornado of pain and misfortune.

The fact of the matter is, people have kids for themselves. They don't know what that child will be like, they don't know what'll grow into. They don't know shit, other than their own selfish dream of a happy family, and then they inconvenience everyone else around them. I'm not grateful to my mother for giving birth to me. And you know, if I really had to be given birth to, I'd much rather have had a different, good family. It feels like a curse.

Let me get this straight. I don't dislike people that have kids, except for certain irresponsible cases. I just don't agree with it.

I think children with severe mental deficiencies (to the point where they aren't conscious of who they are or where they are etc) should either be killed or have all medical care cut off from them.

They don't do anything and cost the government thousands before they die. That money could go to a better cause.

*Flame shield up*

I think medical marijuana is waste of time, and marijuana should be sold, taxed, and regulated like alcohol. That opinion seems to be accepted by about half the country.

But I also think all drugs should be legalized. Yep - morphine, amphetamines, you name it. Studies have shown that current policy doesn't reduce the tendency of people to get addicted to them, and that the major health problems people have as a result is because they're getting low-quality chemicals off the street.
If only cleanly made drugs were sold (and all these drugs have medical uses, so they ARE all produced cleanly by regulated companies as well) I think it would reduce fatalities and take a lot of money out of the black market. It's juvenile for politicians to think that restricting availability will stop people from using. There's really very little different between what we're doing now and what happened during Prohibition, whose only significant lasting effect was to strengthen the black market beyond belief.

This isn't a flame against anyone but it probably will be an unpopular opinion around here (seeing as quite a few people are like this)....

I hate miserable bastards. I don't mean dislike I mean I physically detest them.

They piss off everyone around them, they can turn something happy into an utter shit storm and generally aren't nice people to be around.

They say utter toss like "I have lost faith in humanity" oh fuck off with your cliché phrase.

"I don't want to live on this planet anymore", that's funny .... I don't want you living on this planet anymore.

They never say anything worth listening to.

And the most amusing part .... "I hate humanity, I hate people" so why, oh bloody why, are they hanging around forums that contain ... you guessed it ... people.

I say to them, crawl back under the bridge of misery and leave the rest of us to be happy and talk about sunshine and rainbows.

Yes the world is a shitty place, trust me i've seen a hell of a lot more of that shit than the some of the people that whine about it, but we get on with it. We like life and the little joys it brings.

And to the OP. I have kids, 5 of them. Am I angered by your words ... nay lad, nay I am not.

All I have to say to you is MY SPERM WORKS so all is well in the world.

I don't understand the complete premise of public education for severely handicapped people. Some kids have personality disorders that can be sorted out so that they might return to normal classes, and that's great, but for the unfortunates that are impaired enough that they can't really ever do anything, I don't see the benefit of using public money to educate them. I realize that everyone is entitled to an education and all accommodations necessary to achieve that education, but these people will likely never contribute tax dollars back, and when the national budget deficit is such a hotly contested issue, I don't see why we must throw money into this well intentioned bottomless pit. I support special education and all those compassionate enough to work in the field, but I don't agree with the government having to provide this service

Okaaay, after seeing a few pages of this tumblr, here's an unpopular opinion:

all other languages should envy German for the existance of the word fremdschämen. (holy fuck)

Totally agree with the children point - couples should have a recommended limit of 3 children each, 2 should be preferred.

As for my unpopular opinion, it'd be that if you don't try and use free software (as in freedom, not price) wherever possible, you are literally worse than Hitler. There's barely no reason to use proprietary software in this day & age for most users.

here's a thing;
theists who attack the beleifs of others

not a lot to say, but i have come exceptionally close to wanting to tear their lower jaws out and not give them back until they promise not be insufferable jerks.

I've got many things to say to this country's catastrophic healthcare system which would probably make me quite unpopular but I doubt it would interest here.

Also, duelling should be reintroduced although regulated. I'd know just the person to challenge...

purf:

every other language should envy German for the existance of the word fremdschämen. (holy fuck)

German is my mother tongue and in over twenty years have I never heard this word used in normal conversation. Now Schadenfreude on the other hand...

I like pop-punk. (Bands like sum-41, bowling for soup and yellowcard).

Th3Ch33s3Cak3:
I believe that all first world countrys should bring in a 1-child law and stop all child allowance, untill a small and self sustaining population has been achieved in those countrys.

Wait, you want to drop the population of the entire civilized world by (at least) 50% in one generation? That seems... a bit extreme.

Captcha: hear hear

Thank you, friend computer.

Th3Ch33s3Cak3:
I think that universal healthcare is a good idea.
I think that the price of college in the U.S is too high.
I believe that all first world countrys should bring in a 1-child law and stop all child allowance, untill a small and self sustaining population has been achieved in those countrys.

The first 2 are not unpopular opinions, when thinking globally, the last one however...

Quaxar:
I've got many things to say to this country's catastrophic healthcare system which would probably make me quite unpopular but I doubt it would interest here.

Also, duelling should be reintroduced although regulated. I'd know just the person to challenge...

purf:

every other language should envy German for the existance of the word fremdschämen. (holy fuck)

German is my mother tongue and in over twenty years have I never heard this word used in normal conversation. Now Schadenfreude on the other hand...

profile says you're from Austria - man, it was you people's Word of the Year in 2010 ;)

purf:

Quaxar:
I've got many things to say to this country's catastrophic healthcare system which would probably make me quite unpopular but I doubt it would interest here.

Also, duelling should be reintroduced although regulated. I'd know just the person to challenge...

purf:

every other language should envy German for the existance of the word fremdschämen. (holy fuck)

German is my mother tongue and in over twenty years have I never heard this word used in normal conversation. Now Schadenfreude on the other hand...

profile says you're from Austria - man, it was your people's Word of the Year in 2010 ;)

Fair enough.

Relish in Chaos:
I just came across this interesting tumblr called "Your Unpopular Opinions" and felt like making a topic for us to share our own unpopular opinions. I'll start off. *puts up flame shield*

Personally, I think that a lot of people who have children are selfish. The world is cruel and random, and that child will inevitably face suffering whether or not you think you can give it a good home, love, care, etc.

If the world is so terrible that no one should endure it why dont you kill yourself?

Valid question.

I have a rampant dislike of misanthropes, not helped by the fact that im often accused of being "delusional" for enjoyng the world. Id be ok with the attitude as long as long as it didnt usually come with a flavor of arrogance that im derranged. Also ive always believed in the saying that you should never listen to someone who judges all of humanity but doesnt include themselves.

But ill refrain from flaming you.

From reading this ive decided my unpopular opinion is that the world is awesome and life is a fantastic gift. That said having kids irresponsibly is selfish and so is spitting out hundreds but as long as you can support and care for them children are awesome. More to share life with.

Misanthropes are all over the internet, i sometimes feel like a minority.

Rawne1980:
This isn't a flame against anyone but it probably will be an unpopular opinion around here (seeing as quite a few people are like this)....

I hate miserable bastards. I don't mean dislike I mean I physically detest them.

They piss off everyone around them, they can turn something happy into an utter shit storm and generally aren't nice people to be around.

They say utter toss like "I have lost faith in humanity" oh fuck off with your cliché phrase.

"I don't want to live on this planet anymore", that's funny .... I don't want you living on this planet anymore.

They never say anything worth listening to.

And the most amusing part .... "I hate humanity, I hate people" so why, oh bloody why, are they hanging around forums that contain ... you guessed it ... people.

I say to them, crawl back under the bridge of misery and leave the rest of us to be happy and talk about sunshine and rainbows.

Yes the world is a shitty place, trust me i've seen a hell of a lot more of that shit than the some of the people that whine about it, but we get on with it. We like life and the little joys it brings.

And to the OP. I have kids, 5 of them. Am I angered by your words ... nay lad, nay I am not.

All I have to say to you is MY SPERM WORKS so all is well in the world.

I like this guy.

Violence is necessary in far too many situations. Sad but true. Part of tyranny is sheilding one's self from legal intervention. In doing so, the tyrant makes it so that the only way they can be removed from power is death. Pacifism is nice when possible, but this is not a nice world, so it is not always possible.

No public displays of religion. You can have freedom of belief, fine, believe whatever the hell you want. Nobody but people of your religion care about your religion, so why can't we keep it to ourselves? I mean, its a philosophy isn't it? not a businessWHOOPS did I just say that out loud.....

As for the mentally handicapped, I sort of agree, and not because I'm heartless, quite the opposite actually. Their lives are pretty miserable, and the people that care for them could be doing better things with their lives. I don't like the idea of a spartan baby-throwing cliff, but we have medical technology to make healthy babies.

Also I would like a space program.

Mayhaps:
I like pop-punk. (Bands like sum-41, bowling for soup and yellowcard).

Me too actually I've seen BFS live twice and Sum 41 once. As well as Blink 182, American Hi-fi and Sugarcult.

My unpopular opinion? Mostly just because I'm a student and apparently it's a bit of a faux pas to admit this to other students (especially in Ireland) I have certain capitalist leanings. Funny thing is I actually took time between school and college and worked. So I have a bunch of people who have just finished their exams, never worked a day in their life telling me I'm a greedy capitalist pig. "Oh you think taxes should be higher and you're "entitled" to have the government pay your college fees? How 'bout you weigh in after you've actually contributed to this communal pool of resources you're after". I'm not saying you have to wait until you've worked to have an opinion, but you're not allowed attack me for mine 'til you've actually even tried to contribute to society. It's very easy to want socialism when you're the one that has everything to gain and nothing to lose with it. This doesn't apply to all students who disagree with me by the way. Mostly just the ones who drink away their grant money while studying philosophy or something then bitch and moan that anyone dares think maybe this shouldn't be government funded. You're not allowed spend taxpayer money on a round of Jagerbombs and then accuse me of being greedy.

The Hangover sucked.

And that is the only unpopular opinion I can think of right now that I have.

God does not exist, and when I discover someone believes in god my respect of them drops considerably.

Yeah, that's a pretty common "upopular opinion", but still.

For a less common unpopular opinion... When I heard that Newt Gingrich promised a moon base by the end of his second term, I decided if he actually meant that, I didn't care what his other policies were.
And that's actually true, if a potential leader (I'm not American, so I should probably be talking about hypothetical Prime Ministers so it's my own country's freedom on the line) promised a permanent moon base in eight years, and could be trusted to deliver on that, I wouldn't care if the candidate was actually Adolf Hitler, I would vote for him and advise any Jewish or homosexual friends of mine to flee while they can.

So yeah, I guess I either care that little for other people's lives, or that much about space. Probably a bit of both.

Oh, one more, which I'm not sure if it's unpopular or not: The singularity is near. I put about a 50% chance on "by the mid-2030s".

I'm against both the death penalty and (generally) abortion. Both are common stances but rarely together people who are against one are usually for the other (which makes no goddamn sense to me).

As a police officer I am for the legalization of pot, mostly for economic reasons. I believe you should have a license to sell it and must have a commercially zoned building for it. My big issue with it is that you can only suspect someone of DUI with pot unless you get a blood test.
The opinion is very unpopular among law enforcement officials because they see the worst damage it can do. Sometimes I think of horrific incidents and switch my position for a few days.
I'd be a terrible politician.

solvemedia: High Time

how very coincidental.

Matthew94:
I think children with severe mental deficiencies (to the point where they aren't conscious of who they are or where they are etc) should either be killed or have all medical care cut off from them.

They don't do anything and cost the government thousands before they die. That money could go to a better cause.

*Flame shield up*

This stuff up here. *flameshield*

I don't think the ending to Mass Effect 3 should be changed.

GTA IV is crap in almost every conceivably way to me.

Sometimes I consider Far Cry 2 to be a work of near-genius. (It depends on what mood I'm in.)

Call of Duty 4 was fairly unremarkable (besides the sheer of number of times they managed to make your helicopter crash).

Hipsters don't bother me in the slightest.

I'm an atheist, which I guess qualifies when looking at the worldwide platform.

I don't support the death penalty, at all, ever.

I don't view theism or a belief in spirits or ghosts as open-minded. (Again, this might be a more general thing, as opposed to just in response Escapist.)

Fallout 3 was better than New Vegas.

Atmosphere in 3 was superior in every way.

*Flameshield... UP!*

neonsword13-ops:
Fallout 3 was batter than New Vegas.

Atmosphere in 3 was superior in every way.

*Flameshield... UP!*

I second this.

Also, Zimmerman was totally in the right.

neonsword13-ops:
Fallout 3 was batter than New Vegas.

Atmosphere in 3 was superior in every way.

*Flameshield... UP!*

Third this.

Also, Return of the Jedi is not as horrible as you think it was.

I hate the gay community. All of it. Absolutely, unapologetically hate it. Why, you ask?

THEY STOLE GOD-DAMNED RAINBOWS. ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHOOOOOOOOOOOOOLES!!!

I mean, the rainbow was always kind of a fruity thing to like, but it never meant straight-up gay until the gay community adopted it as their symbol. I don't hate gay people, and I'm not against any of their causes, but seriously, fuck them for ruining rainbows. Fuck them all! You can't just "claim" the visual light spectrum! You can't!

Another, more rational unpopular opinion I have is that people are people, no matter who they are. They deserve a chance, even if their government is evil, or their religion has a few whackjobs that make said religion seem crazy. Dividing the world into factions, or even worse, enemies and non-enemies, causes nothing but strife. You may think this shouldn't be an unpopular opinion, and I agree, but it is, especially in my line of work (the US military). Now I can understand why some of my coworkers have adopted a "from enemy country = enemy" mentality and I don't hold it against them. I just hope they'll learn to see things the way I do in time. But this doesn't just apply to the military, it applies to anyone who sees someone with a different opinion or just someone who works for someone with a different opinion and thinks "that person is the enemy." Things are never so black and white.

Rowan93:
God does not exist, and when I discover someone believes in god my respect of them drops considerably.

Yeah, that's a pretty common "upopular opinion", but still.

For a less common unpopular opinion... When I heard that Newt Gingrich promised a moon base by the end of his second term, I decided if he actually meant that, I didn't care what his other policies were.
And that's actually true, if a potential leader (I'm not American, so I should probably be talking about hypothetical Prime Ministers so it's my own country's freedom on the line) promised a permanent moon base in eight years, and could be trusted to deliver on that, I wouldn't care if the candidate was actually Adolf Hitler, I would vote for him and advise any Jewish or homosexual friends of mine to flee while they can.

So yeah, I guess I either care that little for other people's lives, or that much about space. Probably a bit of both.

Oh, one more, which I'm not sure if it's unpopular or not: The singularity is near. I put about a 50% chance on "by the mid-2030s".

Lol, I actually have a friend who also said if Gingrich really got us a moon base in 8 years he'd vote for him.

I don't see the point of vegetarianism outside of medical illnesses and allergies to eating meat. Actively choosing to eat nothing but fruit and veg seems a waste of time.

Sex is awesome. This isn't an unpopular mindset, but far too many people see it as a taboo that we must protect children from, and I loathe and detest that. While there's no need to show kids graphic hardcore pornography, there's absolutely no reason to be ashamed of sex, sexuality, or fetish.

People suck. A person is awesome, but collectively people become idiots. One person can have a plethora of ideas, inspirations, and things they could do that would make the world a better place. A large group however just isn't capable of that, and tends to fall to socially accepted norms, without any one person ever challenging themselves, for fear of being against the group.

I really don't care for the fact that most videogames are now pretty much solely about killing generic soldiers/space soldiers/ ancient historical soldiers/ undead zombie soldiers/ etc. soldiers. Doesn't matter if it's an RPG, FPS, or sandbox, pretty much every game now seems to be trying to sell to the COD/GTA crowd. They're pretty much just trying to rip off big budget action movies in a playable form, and it doesn't do anything for me.

Woodsey:

Call of Duty 4 was the best shooter of the decade and will not be beat for several years. Also, Westaway is awesome and all of his opinions are right (. The two helicopter crashes were dope).

Haha, fixed it dude. Don't worry about it. I mean, there are unpopular opinions, and then there are wrong opinions. Luckily you no longer have a wrong one.

Matthew94:
I think children with severe mental deficiencies (to the point where they aren't conscious of who they are or where they are etc) should either be killed or have all medical care cut off from them.

They don't do anything and cost the government thousands before they die. That money could go to a better cause.

*Flame shield up*

This, as long as it's done as humanely as possible. Failing that, an alternate (possibly more acceptable) method is to remove any state funding from special education and medical care.

Luca72:
I think medical marijuana is waste of time, and marijuana should be sold, taxed, and regulated like alcohol. That opinion seems to be accepted by about half the country.

But I also think all drugs should be legalized. Yep - morphine, amphetamines, you name it. Studies have shown that current policy doesn't reduce the tendency of people to get addicted to them, and that the major health problems people have as a result is because they're getting low-quality chemicals off the street.
If only cleanly made drugs were sold (and all these drugs have medical uses, so they ARE all produced cleanly by regulated companies as well) I think it would reduce fatalities and take a lot of money out of the black market. It's juvenile for politicians to think that restricting availability will stop people from using. There's really very little different between what we're doing now and what happened during Prohibition, whose only significant lasting effect was to strengthen the black market beyond belief.

100% agree. The hysterical screaming whenever anyone even mentions legalizing narcotics is rather tiresome.

As for me, probably the most unpopular opinion I hold (as evidenced by the amount of shit I get for it) is...

that I find Jar Jar Binks to be both not annoying and mildly amusing.

Ok for realsies this time: Probably the least popular opinion I hold is my stance on euthanasia and suicide. Specifically, that people, regardless of age or mental state, have the right to make that choice, and no one has the right to stop them. Others do not have to help perform it (matter of fact, I approve of others not assisting), but they don't have the right to stop someone from offing themselves if that's what they chose. I've gotten a lot of shit for this from a variety of sources, mostly because of the qualifiers I put on it. I've been called a monster for thinking that even children have the right to euthanasia if they make that decision, but I stand by it. I'd explain my reasons, but it's a bit much to put up here, so people can PM me if they want to hear why.

Jack the Potato:
I hate the gay community. All of it. Absolutely, unapologetically hate it. Why, you ask?

THEY STOLE GOD-DAMNED RAINBOWS. ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHOOOOOOOOOOOOOLES!!!

I mean, the rainbow was always kind of a fruity thing to like, but it never meant straight-up gay until the gay community adopted it as their symbol. I don't hate gay people, and I'm not against any of their causes, but seriously, fuck them for ruining rainbows. Fuck them all! You can't just "claim" the visual light spectrum! You can't!

Bro, relax. Who gives a fuck about the visible light spectrum, gamma and x-rays are where it's at these days. Hell, anything from 10^(-8)m and downwards is cool in my book.

Rawne1980:
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I know exactly what you mean.

I came across someone on this forum going on about how awful humanity was, and they said (to paraphrase) "I actually consider myself a separate species entirely, because I honestly don't see how it's possible to be so cruel and evil."

My response went along the lines of "you're a generalizing twat. Oh, you consider yourself a separate species? That sounds so up your own arse that you're clearly as bad as the rest of us." (Insert witty remark about him not being a separate species, because clearly being unable to get laid isn't the same as physically being unable to procreate with humans)

Some people.

I actively dislike misanthropes, and think that from a darwin point of view, extreme Nihilists are the stupidest people on earth.

Th3Ch33s3Cak3:
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I believe that all first world countrys should bring in a 1-child law and stop all child allowance, untill a small and self sustaining population has been achieved in those countrys.

The population largely already is. 1-child law will just be an abusive solution to a problem that is no longer an issue in first world countries. Africa and India, sure it's an issue, but Europe and America, fuck no. I think Germany even has a negative birth rate right no if I remember correctly, and I'm almost certain a couple nations further east than there do. Births per woman in the developed nations averages out to below two.

OT- I like people. No, I love people. I think people are the absolute greatest thing in existence. I am also of the opinion that hating people is never entirely logical and that being dismissive or hateful towards others is wrong. Yes, even Hitler.

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