A Bear-y Interesting City Hall
Have you ever wondered why the California state flag has a bear on it? It’s thanks to grizzly bears being a common sight back in the early days of the state and representing strength and power.
This poor bear may not be a grizzly, but he was clearly just honoring his ancestors and state’s history. The city hall should be honored that he graced them with his presence! We’re 100% with Dragana’s response on this one.
Ping After Ping
Smart kitchen appliances are the latest technological innovation that will supposedly revolutionize the way we cook and eat. They’re equipped with advanced features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, voice control, and artificial intelligence — making meal prep and grocery shopping quicker and easier.
While this is a funny response, there’s a difference between being smart and being a full-on functioning robot! Although we have to admit that a fridge being able to close itself would be pretty cool… that is, at least until it malfunctions and opens itself instead.
Because It’s Past Tents
Learning grammar is one of the most tedious parts of education for most students, but knowing how to use it properly is incredibly important when it comes to writing well or sounding professional when you speak.
An added bonus of knowing your grammar well is being able to make genius jokes like the one in this response. To the untrained eye, it’s just another guy correcting someone’s grammar on the internet — but to the rest of us, it’s a great cheesy joke.
Don’t Forget the Floor
With over 30 million members, r/AskReddit is one of the largest communities on Reddit, and questions can be anything from thought-provoking discussions to light-hearted topics where users share their opinions. Some people love to respond with very literal answers.
Well… they aren’t wrong, are they? Sure, there are houses out there that don’t have floors, but we wouldn’t want to live in one; although walking around barefoot in a house with floors often makes your feet just as dirty as they’d be if your floors were made of dirt.
Everyone Gets Smashed
Valentine’s Day is probably one of the most controversial holidays. It’s partly because it’s become so commercialized, and it’s partly because single people are sick and tired of being left out, and couples are sick and tired of the pressure to impress with fancy flowers and elaborate dinners.
Valentine’s Day also comes with the expectation of certain other “romantic interactions,” if you catch our drift, but this guy’s interpretation of a drastic asteroid collision is so funny that we kind of want it to happen.
Mixed Signals and Blinker Blunders
Blinkers are one of the most abused parts of driving a vehicle. Some people straight up can’t be bothered to use them at all, while others leave them on for miles, making you wonder whether they’ll ever actually turn.
Maybe she was just trying to signal her indecisiveness about which way to turn in life, or perhaps she just wanted to confuse the other drivers and keep them on their toes. Either way, let’s just hope she didn’t end up driving in circles, which would have been extra confusing.
Strangely-Shaped Pool Tables
When it comes to pool, we’re all used to the standard rectangular shape that graces dark, musty corners of many establishments. But did you know that pool tables come in different shapes and sizes, like this L-shaped table, called a right-angle pool table?
This response is clever, but it’s also a bit of a stretch. Maybe the standard pool table is shaped like a lowercase L if you’re drawing bubble letters, but that’s the only way it makes sense!
What’s in a Name?
There’s a Facebook group for just about anything you can think of. Want help with how to use your air fryer? Facebook has got a group for it. Struggling to identify a plant? There’s a group for that, too — like the one where this was posted.
You’ve got to appreciate a good taking-things-too-literally joke, and this person nailed it with their response. Sure, the original poster is still left wondering what kind of plant it is, but at least they’ll take good care of George.
You Are My Sun, Bro
Sunflowers are not only a symbol of summer and sunshine, but they’re also some of the coolest plants on the planet. From their height and bright colors to their unique ability to follow the sun (hence the name), sunflowers have captivated people for centuries.
You read the uplifting fact that the first responder shared and think, “Wow, it can’t possibly get any cuter,” but then you see the cute little sunflower dialogue and find yourself feeling misty-eyed and wondering why you want to cry over flowers.
Pathetic and Forgettable
Humans are like sloths, except sloths are way more productive. At least sloths get stuff done, like sleeping for 15 hours a day and hanging out in trees. Humans just sit in traffic and stare at screens all day.
If this person’s survival strategy is to be as pathetic as a sloth, then we’re pretty worried about them. Maybe they’re just trying to take the term “couch potato” to a whole new level.
All the Copies at Once
Printers are one of those things that we all use, yet few of us understand how they actually work. Like banging a faulty remote on our hand, if something won’t print, we just press “print” over and over until something happens.
This person’s response could not have been more perfect. If we were to rate it, it would definitely be a 10/10. If it didn’t make you laugh, then you’ve clearly never run into problems with printers before!
No Money Put Aside
Money makes the world go round. We all wish it wasn’t so, but unfortunately, that’s just the reality that we live in. So when people ask silly questions on Twitter, they can expect silly answers.
Lots of people can’t just put money aside, whether literally or metaphorically speaking, so this response said what we were all thinking. Almost everything we need can be bought with money, except maybe love and happiness, but those are overrated anyway.
It’s a Bracelet
Dating as a teenager is like playing a game of telephone. By the time you figure out if you’re actually in a relationship or not, you’re already broken up and onto the next round. It’s like a never-ending game of emotional whack-a-mole.
To be fair, this kid’s question was super vague and deserved a silly response. A sign of what, exactly? That she’s dreaming of a teenage wedding? That she wants to date you after explicitly saying she loves you? Who knows.
Let’s See Those Ears
Perhaps you’ve heard of a “glow-up.” It’s when someone who deemed themselves unattractive in the past went through changes and now sees themselves as attractive. It’s often as much about confidence as it is about appearance.
This funny response is also a pretty valid question. Did he grow into his ears? To be fair, we think he looks like a cutie-patootie as a kid, too — large ears or not. We all go through that awkward, don’t-want-to-smile-in-photos phase.
Idiot Bird Got Owned
Have you ever heard of amigurumi? It’s a Japanese term for making very realistic animals out of yarn by crocheting, and it’s pretty incredible what some people can do — so incredible, in fact, that you often have to look twice to even realize it isn’t real.
Most people would have done the same thing, Shane, so we sympathize with your response. That bird looks way more realistic than the chip bag. One has to wonder if any actual pigeons fell for it as well.
Looks Just Like You
No one wants to admit it, but there’s one thing that everyone knows deep down: some babies are just ugly. Sure, it sounds harsh, but there are some who just don’t have that universal adorable baby appeal.
While this response is hilarious, there’s no best way to tell someone their baby is ugly, nor is there a need to. Parents see their babies as perfect beautiful angels, and none of us have the right to ruin that for them.
From Joke to Dad Joke
Dad jokes are the ultimate form of humor for dads. Think of them as the comedic equivalent of dad sneakers — they might not be cool, but they’re comfortable and dependable. And just like dad sneakers, sometimes they’re so bad, they’re good.
This person managed to respond to a question about when jokes become “dad jokes” with a dad joke. It’s like dad joke inception, and it’s blowing our minds. It’s the response of all responses.
Lots of Money Saved
If there’s one thing that women in the spotlight know all too well, it’s that there’s always going to be some tabloid analyzing and criticizing every single thing that they wear. For some, it means never wearing the same thing twice.
That’s not the case for Kate Middleton, though. She’s just one of the gals! She knows coats shouldn’t be disposable, and therefore makes us feel better as we wear the same coat for the eighth season in a row.
A Dog Named Kevin
For some reason, it’s hilarious when humans give their pets human-sounding names. Instead of the typical Spot or Whiskers, imagine a rabbit named Frank and a tabby cat named Alicia, or in this case, a dog named Kevin.
The funny thing about this is that the dog’s name is so normal to its owner that they didn’t think twice about whether it would sound weird to their guest, making the guest’s response perfectly justified.
It’s in the Game
One of the most annoying things about modern gaming is microtransactions. It’s when video games are released for free or a certain cost, but then you have to pay even more to gain access to certain features, levels, or items.
EA, like many other video game companies, has fallen victim to the overuse of these tactics, which players are sick and tired of — hence this person’s brilliant response. What we want to know is why 760 people thought it was worth retweeting!
Lack of Intelligence and Maturity
Speaking of video games, some people are convinced that it’s a hobby that only kids should enjoy. It’s pretty unfair, since hobbies are hobbies and as long as people aren’t hurting others with their hobbies, there’s no harm in them.
This isn’t a funny response, but it’s a spot-on one. We all have different ways to wind down and spend our free time, and playing video games has nothing to do with being a good romantic partner!
Rebooting the System
Sneezes are our body’s way of clearing out our nose, and coughing is our body’s way of clearing out our throats. So, what happens when the two happen at the same time? Pretty weird things, apparently.
Well, that’s an interesting way to reboot your system. Who needs juice cleanses? Maybe she just needed a quick nap to process all that sneeze-coughing (or would it be snoughing?). It’s like hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your body.
The Wrong Path
People on social media love to try and be all deep and insightful, but it’s often reaching. So, when this girl posted this photo with this ridiculous quote, it was bound to get some funny responses.
Sure, she’s referring to right and wrong, not right and left, but she was asking for that one. She needs some lessons from Dr. Seuss about getting a bit more creative with her wording.
It’s Not That Hard
Tony Hawk video games were a staple of many childhoods. People would spend hours grinding rails and pulling off sick tricks, all while listening to punk rock anthems. It’s a nostalgia trip back to simpler times, when our biggest worry was pushing buttons in the right order.
We certainly did not see that response coming, which is what makes it so great. If Tony Hawk didn’t laugh at that, then he’s not the cool, chill guy we all know him to be.
A Good Hard Look
Facebook is full of “challenges,” like naming a country whose name lacks certain vowels or math-related puzzles. The posts are usually just excuses for public pages to go viral, but people like to ignore that fact.
From the boonies to the looney bin on the moon, there’s nothing quite like a good pool in Cameroon. You can even cook a noodle stew, but don’t forget the goo. Then, go look at a book to expand your voo-cabulary.
From the Neck Down
When life gives you lemons — in this case, in the form of a disability — you’ve got to have a sense of humor. Otherwise, the weight of the world can just become too much, like the “some days” this person refers to.
We sure hope that “He’s holding his hands above his neck” made this person laugh, because it’s a funny response that lightens the mood without mocking the original poster. We all need a good laugh sometimes.
Can’t Spell Reaching Without Each
Social media posts that make sweeping generalizations about the opposite sex are outdated and overdone. They’re not funny or witty, which @Ironman pointed out in his responses.
You can’t spell meat without eat, you can’t spell box without ox, and you can’t spell charm without arm. Look, we can play this silly game, too! But, it doesn’t make it a good one. You can’t spell manipulative without “pula” either, but that’s less exciting.
Ugly, Not Stupid
It’s not nice to criticize people’s appearance, but what if you could get paid to let people do it to you? That’s the scenario that this person is proposing, which is a bit weird.
The thing is that people say stuff like that to others for free, so why the heck wouldn’t someone let them say it for $200? It’s a lot easier to compartmentalize the insult and bury it deep if you’re getting money to do so.
A Unique Kind of Immunity
Growing up in an “unconventional” family gives those children a very different experience to those in the stereotypical mother-father household. Whether it’s being raised by a single parent, a grandparent, or same-gender parents, those kids usually have a unique perspective.
Now, this has got to be old, because we’re pretty sure kids these days don’t go around making “Yo Mama” jokes anymore. That gets left to adults like the commenter, whose comment is absolutely hilarious, even if that’s not how things work.
Are You Taking It?
Have you ever felt useless or unwanted? Have you ever got mad at yourself after eating the entire packet of Oreos? Have you ever wondered why you torture yourself with too little sleep? If you answered yes, you may be a victim of self-loathing.
If you are, like Chris here in his response, the good news is that you’re entitled to $150,000 from Lotty. Just don’t spend it all on more packs of Oreos to binge eat.
Personally, For Me
No matter how hard they try, some people out there just aren’t meant to understand grammar or be good at spelling. It gets even more difficult if they’re learning those things in a second or third language.
It’s unfair to criticize them, but if you’re going to, then you should be certain that what you’re saying is correct, or otherwise you’re gonna look pretty silly. Personally, that response was perfect for us.
You Might Be a Dog
Being in a relationship can be hard, especially when struggling with insecurities. Constantly seeking validation and reassurance can create tension and mistrust, which causes a vicious cycle of self-doubt and strains the relationship dynamic.
All of that’s okay when you’re a dog, though. We’d love to know how this doggo learned to type and post on Reddit. He must be a very good boy. Or he’s just a very needy boyfriend with a sense of humor.
Most Purest Forms of Love
There are a lot of little things that our partners do that are romantic and meaningful, but being kissed while asleep isn’t usually considered one of them. How do you even know your partner is kissing you?
We can think of a few situations where being kissed while you’re asleep is pretty creepy, in addition to being in prison like this funny response says. In hospital post-surgery, when you’re super sick, and while napping on the bus also come to mind!
Don’t Judge by the Cover
Judging a book by its cover is like ordering food based on the picture on a menu. Sure, it might look good, but it could be a total letdown. Unless you’re really hungry, in which case just go for it and hope for the best!
Burning books is way too dystopian-esque, especially when the ones doing it don’t even know why they’re doing it! What a waste of a valuable resource someone else may have needed.
Video Game Logic
Video game logic is a set of rules within a game that often defy real-world logic like getting hit several times without dying, or when you can carry an absurd amount of very heavy items. But hey, it’s part of the fun of gaming.
To be fair, being able to look at your health stats would be a godsend for people with chronic health conditions or with undiagnosed illnesses, or even just to help us figure out which food it is that keeps giving us horrible gas!
The Giant Trash Island
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, is a huge area of floating trash and debris that is thought to be twice the size of Texas. We humans sure do generate a lot of trash.
The funniest thing about this is that England is on an island, but the island itself is actually Great Britain. So, the response is both funny and trash in and of itself.
Whacky McDonald’s Commercials
Who remembers the good old days of fast-food commercials, when the Taco Bell chihuahua would tell everyone how much he wanted Taco Bell, and Ronald McDonald would show up on screen and scare the crap out of you, because clowns are creepy?
Ronald McDonald went from selling burgers to scaring burglars. He traded in his happy meals for creepy deals, and now he’s the clown from IT. No wonder nobody wants to supersize anymore.
Things That Don’t Make Sense
The whole system for going to college is weird. People are constantly pushed into going for higher education in order to “get a better job,” yet many come out struggling to find work and dealing with massive loads of debt.
Then, like Corlin so perfectly pointed out in his response, they spend years and years paying off that debt. There’s got to be a better way to do it, hasn’t there? Maybe someday we’ll get there.
That Didn’t Workout
To “work out” is a phrasal verb that often means for something to be successful and go well, but it also means to exercise, so if that isn’t the perfect opportunity for a joke, we don’t know what is.
Said opportunity came up when Milyn overheard this awkward encounter at the gym. Wakanda shot her shot, and the cringiest of jokes was born. At least her response will give readers a mild chuckle as they scroll through their phones.
Give it a Little Slap
Picture this — you’re sitting on the sofa, and you try to turn the volume up just for your remote to choose that moment to rebel and not function. You give it a little whack a few times, and suddenly it’s like nothing happened.
Hitting the remote can jostle the batteries or components inside, helping them make better contact and function properly. Sure, this can potentially damage the remote over time, but we all like to not think about that.
Snap Your Fingers
No one would disagree that our world, as incredible as it may be, is riddled with problems. Things like climate change, hunger, and poverty are problems many of us would erase if we could — which is why this person asked this question on Twitter.
We’re pretty sure Kelly meant what it was about the world people would make better, but Eileen has got a point. This is why wording is everything when it comes to asking questions.
Every Woman’s Biggest Weakness
When people ask what a woman or man’s weakness is, they’re usually referring to romantic things, like they can’t resist a guy with blue eyes or a girl with blonde hair. But, those aren’t the only weaknesses.
Women are said to be more vulnerable to asteroid impacts because of their smaller stature. But, let’s be honest — if an asteroid hits Earth, we’re all pretty much toast. The only thing we can do is hope that Bruce Willis is available to save the day.
Average Number of Skeletons
Babies’ skeletons begin as soft cartilage which gradually hardens into bone over time. It starts in the center of the body and works its way out, ultimately resulting in the fully-formed skeleton that allows us to stand, walk, and dance (or at least attempt to).
Obviously, we all know that babies develop inside their mothers’ wombs, but there’s something about pointing out the skeletons specifically that makes this a bit creepy. Interesting, but creepy.
I Have No Life
We all go through phases where we have no life. We have our lazy periods, glued to the couch, unable or unwilling to interact with anything other than our fridge for snacks.
While this is a pretty funny response, if we’re being critical, those receiving CPR aren’t actually dead, or why would you be doing CPR on them? At least it wasn’t the typical lame example, like watching too much TV.
40+ People Share How They Really Feel About Astrology
There are plenty of people who include astrology in their daily life but sometimes, people will take the concept too far. We’ve collected some of the opinions about astrology around the internet about people taking astrology too far.
Get a Personality
There’s a frequent complaint that astrology is one of those interests that dominates someone’s personality. Yet, that isn’t always a strong argument.
For one, usually, interests make up only a part of someone’s personality. Secondly, you might not want to use this argument if you have something that other people might argue that you use to represent your whole personality. That’s what this person advised for people who were Tarantino fans, at the very least.
You Could Have Said No
When it comes to astrology, you may not believe in it but some people do. Dating apps seem to be a prime place to hear people’s various opinions on astrology.
To be fair, though, this person didn’t take things too far by just asking whether or not this person believed in astrology. A simple “no” probably would have sufficed to end the conversation. Still, this person decided that they needed to write a thesis instead of keeping things simple.
Way Too Far
There are some memes about astrology that go way too far in what they say. For instance, this meme is genuinely unsettling to take in.
There are a few things that people should never joke about. Threats of violence are pretty high up on that list. This post suggests a pretty sinister take on astrology and the ideas that are often negatively associated with it. Needless to say, being a Sagittarius isn’t exactly an excuse for this.
Why So Upset?
Yes, there are some people who take astrology too far. However, it can also be a problem when someone won’t let anyone innocently enjoy their interests either.
This person noticed that there was a pattern to this too. As it happens, the people attacking astrology are often men touting astrology as a ridiculous concept that women believe in. Most of the time, it isn’t so serious that it requires a high-emotion response. Someone casually checking their horoscope really doesn’t affect anyone else.
Taking It Too Far
Astrology has become pretty popular lately. There are plenty of people who keep track of the stars or at least check what the stars have to tell them every once in a while.
It can prove an insightful experience for some, a fun pastime for others, and, unfortunately, sometimes even a negative experience. It seems like there’s always a post like this one when you log onto social media. There are all sorts of opinions borne from this type of astrology content too.
Looking for a Positive Message
There are other times that checking out your horoscope might change your mind. That is, only if you get the message that you’re hoping for.
In this case, maybe you’re already against astrology before you get a compliment looking up you’re horoscope. There are times that this is just the boost you need on a hard day. In that case, though, you’re still not stepping over the line of judging others based on no more than astrology.
It’s All in Perspective
The person from the last moment made a further point later on in their comment too. They pointed out that as far as “negative traits” go, everyone has a “dark side” open to interpretation.
This stands even outside of astrology too. There are certain traits that are perfect for the right people. They specifically point out how one person’s childish behavior toward one person would make them great at parties to others. They point out that the “darkness” of a common trait is perceived by others as either good or bad.
Check Your Priorities
There are times that pointing out someone is going over the line with astrology is appropriate. Other times, it might show that your priorities are skewed.
For instance, if you want to accuse someone of taking astrology too far, it’s best to make sure you make yourself credible. It’s not exactly credible to believe in a conspiracy theory like the one that global warming is actually an elaborate hoax. It doesn’t help your argument at all.
Sometimes, They’re Just Right
We’ve already discussed that there are certain times that it’s easy to not believe in horoscopes. Other times, there are moments that it’s hard not to get drawn in.
After all, whether you put stock into it or not, you’re bound to find something relatable. Those moments may not always come from simple compliments either. You might find something negative that matches up with your experience. It’s tempting to take things too far from there.
It Fills the Time!
There are some people who don’t put much stock into astrology at all. Still, it’s a tempting concept to draw you in as you scroll through social media throughout the day.
Even if you don’t put any stock into it at all, you might fall for the temptation of learning what innocent concept that your star sign is related to. Who hasn’t fallen into a rabbit hole of threads about food related to your star sign even though you may not know anything about astrology?
There’s More Than One Sign
If you’re wondering why astrology would feature so much negativity, this Reddit user has an answer. They argue that it seems shallow because online, many people only consider one aspect of astrology.
That sign, they explain, is a person’s sun sign. This is the sign that most people claim as their own. By this person’s explanation, astrology yields more personalized and accurate information if you take other bodies into account. Just looking at one sign provides a shallow point of view that people can take too far.
There Has to Be a Reason?
There are times that people use astrology for something other than just personality traits. Sometimes, astrology can point out certain struggles, whether you believe that those are accurate or not.
This person made a pretty good point with their tweet. While you might not check your horoscope regularly, it’s a fun way to add levity to a bad day. Plus, it can seem much easier to some to get through a bad day if it’s out of their hands and they just have to get through.
That’s Not How It Works
Even if you believe in astrology, there’s a point where it doesn’t hold sway. For instance, you probably shouldn’t bring up astrology when someone is explaining their mental health.
Conditions like bipolar disorder are genuine and scientifically backed. On top of that, it’s just almost always a bad idea to react like this when someone is talking about their experience. From the “no way” to an unfounded astrology claim, it’s no wonder that this person was frustrated with the conversation.
Everybody Does That
Like we’ve said, there’s one argument against astrology that tends to take center stage. That is that the descriptions in a horoscope are purposefully generic.
This way, anyone can relate to the content that they’re putting out. So, you might see something that seems to fit your personality perfectly but, in reality, it would fit anyone like a glove. That way, they seem more honest because everyone agrees with the horoscope. It’s not actually specialized to anyone, in reality.
What a Prediction
There’s a large focus on the traits that people claim a zodiac sign can tell you. However, that’s not all that astrology sometimes claims to do.
We’ve all seen posts here and there predicting the future for the signs. The catch is that, like many of the traits associated with the signs, they’re fairly general predictions. We’re all going to fulfill these predictions at some point. In this case, they predict that you’ll eat at some point. Were they right?
Some People Find Them Generic
A big part of people taking astrology incredibly seriously is that they can relate to the descriptions of the signs. Others claim that, of course, they relate to these descriptions.
One of the arguments for this is that the descriptions are fairly generic. This line of thinking is that if you read your horoscope and you agree with it, it’s not necessarily accurate. Sometimes, the descriptions have a generic air that would fit almost anyone who reads it.
We All Have Our Preferences
At the end of the day, this person points out that everyone has something seemingly ridiculous that they turn to. Of course, they did it with a touch of humor.
Specifically, they point out that people who criticize astrology have probably had something questionable they once loved. This includes the bracelets that were once popular for supposedly boosting athleticism. As long as you aren’t going too far, it’s not hurting anyone to check your own horoscope from time to time.
One of the most annoying things that people bring up about astrology is blaming it for your own mistakes. After all, others often expect a bit of personal responsibility at some point.
That’s why it can seem so over the line when someone blames a planet for their own mistakes. Take this situation for example – Mercury probably didn’t make this person forget to fill up their gas tank. We’re pretty sure that an empty gas tank has the same effect anytime.
Even the Experts Frown on This
A place where people using astrology becomes a debate is often dating. This sentiment was even shared in the opinions of someone who’s considered an expert in astrology.
They said that deciding compatibility based on just someone’s sun sign isn’t the correct way to interpret your compatibility. After all, you’re only using one measure of compatibility in this consideration. On top of that, they point out that traits associated with the signs aren’t universal in how they manifest either.
Don’t Judge on One Fact
This is another example of something that comes from using a single aspect to judge someone. In this case, that single aspect is their star sign.
Just because two people have the same star sign, this doesn’t mean that they’ll be alike. This means that if you try to judge two people based on their signs alone, you aren’t likely to come up with an accurate image of them. In the end, this person concludes that writing people off based on their sign is taking things too far.
For a different theory, we turn to this Redditor. They argue that being born around the same time of year is likely to make you have certain traits.
Yet, they don’t think it’s the stars. Instead, they argue that there are certain things you experience when you’re born at a certain time in the year. For example, people born early in the school year are used to being the oldest among their peers which would provide a different experience, prompting similar traits among these individuals.
Enjoy What You Like
This person was upfront about their relationship with astrology. They explained that they’re interested in it but mostly as a motivator when they were going through rough times.
They went on to point out that there is a line in the sand between enjoying astrology and using it negatively. The comment explains that using it as a guilty pleasure, motivation, or a variety of other purposes, that’s great! Once you use that information maliciously or let it control your life, you’ve gone too far.
Not Everyone’s That Into It
From a more casually interested standpoint, this person said that it’s actually interesting to see what astrology has to say about you. Some of your personality may line up more than you expected.
They continued on to explain that they haven’t often met someone who deeply believed in astrology. They also added that the internet seems to have a misconception that more people are over the line than there are. You aren’t as likely to run into someone who’ll judge you on your sign as you’d think.
We All Have Something
There’s a fair point to make about everyone having their own interests. After all, at the end of the day, everyone does something that other people might criticize.
For instance, as this person humorously pointed out, use questionable products like a 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. While it isn’t recommended, it’s an option that people have, just like whether or not they want to pay attention to astrology. As they said, it’s all about conditioning.
What’s Your Astrology?
Like we’ve said, everyone has something they’re interested in. Maybe that subject is astrology or maybe it’s something else that you love.
The point that this person was trying to make is that there’s something for everyone to be interested in. Even if you hate astrology, you may have something else in your life that you love just as much as some people love astrology. They say if your name is Chip, that interest is probably economics.
Try to Learn Something
Whether or not you believe in astrology strongly, the concept can be pretty interesting. No matter what your opinions are on the subject, it can be interesting to learn something new.
This person said that they wished that people would give astrology more than a passing glance rather than making a split-second decision on the topic. They even said that they’ve taught others before only to see them realize that it could be an interesting subject.
Citing the Forer Effects
We’ve already discussed a few different times that horoscopes and the like are often written as generic as possible. This way, they can fit anyone who reads them.
In this Reddit comment, someone pointed people towards the Forer Effect to explain this. This is also sometimes called the Barnum Effect or the Barnum-Forer Effect. It’s what happens when people highly consider something to be true because it matches up to their perceptions. The cause of it is a broad characterization that many people relate to and consider accurate.
It’s Not the Whole Story
This perspective comes from someone who is interested in astrology. Still, they added that there are limits to what astrology can do for someone.
They said that they think that it’s only part of a bigger picture. While astrology could have some answers, there’s a lot more in life to look at. By this logic, it makes sense that someone who doesn’t know this would put too much into their star sign alone. They have a point stressing the importance of considering the bigger picture.
This person has a fair point. They point out that astrology has no validity but that many things people enjoy don’t, so why not? That is, as long as it’s entertainment.
They specifically point out that there are plenty of other pieces of entertainment that use the same principles like personality tests. Still, as long as people don’t go overboard, it’s just entertainment. They advise against planning your whole life around it as a caveat.
All in Perception
This person posed their opinion as a question and it does make many people wonder. They ask whether astrology is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
This means that what information is given isn’t actually a prediction for the future that’s uncontrollable but that it’s something people make happen themselves. For instance, if you know that you’re expected to have certain traits as your sign, are you likely to adopt those traits or perceive yourself with them?
The Human Brain and Patterns
Someone else had an interesting take on the question about why people might take astrology too far. They focused on why people were attracted to astrology in the first place.
They explain that the human brain loves patterns. So, when you see a trait and the person it’s predicted for line up, it seems like a validated belief. Still, they stress that you have to recognize that this can serve as an example of correlation, not causation that lends these patterns’ perceived validity.
Drawing a Line
This particular opinion comes from the opposite perspective. This person says they never found a reason to put a lot of time and effort into astrology or stake a lot of belief in it.
However, that doesn’t mean they’re totally against it altogether. They said if someone enjoys astrology, that’s not a problem at all. On the other hand, it becomes a problem when people use astrology to pick other people apart or use it to defend their own poor actions.
Separating the Chart and the Person
Another person, from the perspective of someone who does lean in favor of astrology, said that it isn’t concrete. You have to separate the chart you’re looking at from the person.
They argue that this is because the chart is a general idea, not an image of a person. Each person should be judged on their own merits rather than their astrological chart. They later went on to continue saying that it’s a method meant to provide insight rather than concrete information.
Not How It Works
In one Reddit thread, someone posed a question about people acting negatively regarding astrology. Specifically, about people who wouldn’t associate with certain signs or judging people solely based on their star sign.
According to this person, that isn’t only a pretty upsetting thing to do but it’s just not how astrology is meant to work. They state that there’s far more to astrology than just looking at star signs. So, unilaterally deciding that someone isn’t a good friendship based on that alone isn’t very accurate.
Blaming Negative Traits on the Stars
Astrology is interesting because it can mean something wildly different to two different people. It’s a subject that has been long subject to interpretation on a personal level.
This Reddit user made sure to point this out. It’s an important thing to understand the difference between enjoying astrology and taking it too far. However, they argue that people take it too far when they let their star sign bear the guilt for their actions instead of owning up to them.
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