Unpopular Opinions - General Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Carbonox, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Winters Noble

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    I hate "slammed" cars!! And Hellaflush.
     
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  2. Cowboy

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    • The Ford Mustang II is a cool car.
    • The general black population is more racist than the white population
    • The next president should be a third party candidate
     
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    The majority of people hate it just because it exists.

    I don't see what the big problem is with people literally leaving their houses and getting exercise, while having fun and meeting up with friends at the same time.
     
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  4. SVX

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    Because apparently being on your phone a lot outside is a new and shocking revelation.
     
  5. DK

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    Unfortunately it seems like that lifestyle is increasingly becoming the only option for us millennials. :(
     
  6. FoRiZon

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    I never liked people who take media (especially potentially clickbait news titles) into granted.

    Social media, on the other hand....

    Also hating something that's currently popular is stupid. Deal with it.
     
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  7. SPhilli911

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    Personally, I have nothing against the brand or the game itself (cool idea and people are actually benefiting from it in many ways), but the way it's being played is unbelievably ridiculous and it is bringing out the stupid in people. I work next to a popular spot and I've watched people walk into the road with their heads down! I think the Pokemon Go hate is more about that than the fact it is popular. The game seemingly encourages players to stare at a phone, and although that is nothing new in the world, the game's huge popularity is not helping things.
     
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  8. SVT Cobra GT

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    Not the only one who shares that opinion.
     
  9. Losco

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    I really can't understand why there are so many Golf in this world.
    Is the most boring car I ever seen.

    Same thing with Audis, but at least some of those are quite good looking (the S5)
     
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  10. Carbonox

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    I prefer only congratulating people on things I genuinely care about.

    In general, I usually take issue with people who pretend to be something they aren't (like using those words when they don't actually mean it) to gain approval of others around them.
     
  11. GTP_Ingram

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    Mustard ruins any foodstuff it comes into contact with.
     
  12. FoRiZon

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    Its okay to hate yourself.
     
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  13. AOS-

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    It's okay to hate yourself if you'll use that to change yourself for the better.

    Hating yourself and not doing anything about it doesn't improve your mental health and chances are it'll rub off on/affect others through interaction.
     
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  14. FoRiZon

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    Well its an unpopular opinion :D Well I tried for myself with mixed results.

    But anyway, moving on.
     
  15. Pupik

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    Is it unpopular to declare that "unpopular opinions" are just opinions that we don't have anyone else to proclaim to, but for the Internet?

    While we're at it (and it's a very internet-ish thing): I don't care about what alcohol one is drinking every week, keep it to yourself.

    How did actual personal expression on social media give way to clickbait-driven opinions, rather than taking 60 seconds to think of something to say? Did people get that damn lazy?
     
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  16. SlipZtrEm

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    The number of times I've been told either I don't know what I'm talking about, or I'll "grow up and change my mind" about not wanting kids is staggering. As if I haven't given it a serious, long think. It really picked up speed once I hit the age my parents were when they had me.

    Luckily, my girlfriend and I share the same stance on it: currently, we're in no way interested in having kids. We don't think it's bad, for us or anybody else, it's just not something we want to do currently. We'll re-evaluate in a few years, when life is (hopefully) a little more consistent. But at this point in our lives, there are simply other priorities.

    Can't agree more, with the caveat that we're talking about the neon yellow French's stuff. I don't mind honey mustard if it's used for things like sauces or glazes. Same with crunchy mustard.

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    My own unpopular opinion: owning a car can be simply silly in a big city like Toronto. I'd love to have one again, but only when I know I've got the disposable income to do it, since a car tends to just cost money, not earn me any. The number of people I know that are tied to expensive car payments, and have other aspects of their life impacted by it, scares me away. I'd much rather live in my current place than live somewhere run-down simply to afford a set of wheels.

    This only works for me because everything I need is no further than a few blocks. I completely understand the need for your own personal form of transport out in the country, or even smaller towns, but the biggest city in the country? Nope.
     
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  17. Liquid

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    Both of my parents were 18 when they had me and there was no way that I was going to emulate them in that regard. Seven years later, I still don't want to. It's not even something that I do think considerably about; there's plenty of time for that later, if ever at all.
     
  18. Pupik

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    I'll bite: Honestly, nobody in Western society (except your mother, unless you're married to some sort of nobility) cares whether you're having kids or not. I certainly don't, my wife doesn't, nobody in my family cares...we've friends, aunts, uncles, cousins who didn't have children, either. But we chose to, and there's no going back. Believe it or not, we parents have our own major issues to deal with rather than badger others into increasing the population of this planet...neither is right nor wrong, and there's nothing wrong with either one. If you meet people like that, they're either desperate to sell or offload children's clothing, baby supplies, and toys, or they're doing it wrong.

    I think people create their own self-manifested pressure in this scenario; while it's true you're friends might have them, and that changes the friendship dynamic (they have to spend more time with raising a child than hang out in the evenings), that pressure isn't exerted on you. Unless you're part of some fundamentalist-leaning family, nobody really wants to pay for more kids in terms of their time and money...but you also have to understand that it's well and truly Not About The Money.

    What most parents don't like is when the non-child-rearing populace (some of whom who can't tie their own shoes with out instructions) is quick to point out how we should handle every scenario when you've never walked an inch in those very shoes. Believe me, there's no instruction manual for every parental situation, there's no way to always have a "back-up plan for the back-up plan", so don't try to Monday-Morning Armchair Parent when nobody asked for said opinion and you're not willing to budge an inch.

    There's always going to be babies that scream in movie theaters, because there's selfish parents who shouldn't have done that in the first place. Or parents who won't escort their kid outside the restaurant after the first five minutes of a tantrum. Or times which are pretty much unsuitable for infants and toddlers (really, a 10:00pm historic walking tour?!?). Yeah, we hate that too...even more so than you could imagine, because we can be thoughtful to avoid much of that chaos in the first place; arranging our extra time to make sure others aren't inconvenienced during the spare times seems a double-waste when that kind of thing happens! There's always going to be parenting gaffes, just as nobody here has never dinged a car, right? Never said a word they'd like to take back? Bought the wrong damn thing? Same thing.

    But keep your thoughts to yourself when you're upset that a kid is loud at mid-day in a city park, supermarket, airplane, bus...do you really think your noisy rabble is actually more important than anyone else? People do have to get out of the house. Babies can't always express themselves, and if you think a slap or pound is going suddenly make them quiet, then you have no clue what sound levels escalate into afterwards. Every child is a bit different than the next, and what works for one, doesn't work for another. On the other hand, you get a bit of empathy when these child rages occur: 1) That stinks, I remember that 2) Sure glad it's not my kid.

    We get it, and we don't expect you to dispose of a diaper, change a baby, entertain the youngling, keep it quiet, fill a bottle, and hold it constantly. Have you been asked to a few times at large family gatherings...naturally, but compare a 5-10 minute session with 18-21 years of that. And later on, you'll be glad someone took the photo of you holding your cousin's baby.

    Guess what? That was you. Let one's opinions Grow Up already.

    That said, it's kind of amazing being a parent, but it also means shelving other things in life...not as much as you think, although a bit more so in the first 2-3 years. Sure, video games were the first to do, because real life became much more interesting and rich than somebody else's button-pushing vision. I don't really miss them. They grow up, too and they want to do the same things you do. You get to be their teacher, and you learn a lot about what you know (and don't know). Parenting is an Important Thing to Do, but that's not to say that there's not plenty to get out of life if you never had kids at all.
     
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  19. GTP_Ingram

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    Specifically I mean Dijon or the even more potent English mustard - the sort of stuff which apparently goes well with steak, but in my opinion spoils it completely. I don't really mind the French's stuff because in comparison to the others it barely tastes of mustard at all.
     
  20. GranTurismo916

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    I'll bite with another one--Today's music, for the most part, is still meaningful.

    Notice I didn't say popular music.
     
  21. DurWinning

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    Personally, I don't see the point in having a cell phone. I believe it's more of a hassle than a necessity (despite what my friends say).
     
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    I do agree for the most part. I rarely get calls on the phone so for the most part I'm just paying for data.
     
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  23. Danoff

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    - If you're in the US and voting either democrat or republican this year, you're probably brainwashed and I question your santiy.
    - There is no God
    - It's good to be rich, and rich people should not be ashamed of their accomplishments
    - Voting for handouts is a form of theft
    - Automatic transmissions are viable choices for automotive enthusiasts
    - Sport SUVs are in many ways a more intelligent decision than sports cars
    - Ranch dressing tastes horrible
    - Quentin Tarantino is massively overrated
    - You've Got Mail is an excellent movie
    - ...so is Legally Blonde
    - It's sexist to claim to know what it means to be a man or a woman
    - Abortion should be legal up until the cord is cut (beyond birth)
    - Human rights are objective
    - The only morality that is objective is that consistent with rights, and it does exist.
    - There is a correct answer to the trolley car conundrum
    - People should be able to substantiate their opinions or keep them to themselves (which means I hereby retract my ranch dressing comment)
    - The Beatles are massively overrated
    - Elvis's music is horrible
    - Bob Dylan is horrible
    - The Rolling Stones are horrible
    - The Godfather movies are not very good
    - Neither is Casino or Goodfellas
    - Guns should be legal
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  24. noshog

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    Well it is obvious that no-one you care about has had to go through the heart break of a miscarriage (and I hope that you or anyone you care about doesn't have to, but)...Maybe when someone close to you goes through something like that and then goes on to successfully birth a child you may understand what I'm talking about.

    Using common manners shouldn't be about pretending or approval, it's about understanding and appreciating other peoples feelings...It really is just a very basic form of Karma, you know, do good things for others and good things will happen to you....I mean...Don't you feel better doing something for someone if they ask with a please....Don't you feel better having done something for someone when they say thank you ?
    It's easy, it's free and the rewards are unmeasurable !
     
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  25. Carbonox

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    No need to worry about me suffering from that personally, given my childfreedom and all. :)

    Anyway, your description of miscarriages only makes pregnancy seem more like a luck-based venture. Besides, I'm at the age where I'm likely to lose friends to parenthood, while I understand they're probably glad to take up the mission despite it taking a toll on their life, I don't see any reason to pretend to be happy for them when I'm really not...
    If they obviously say it without meaning it, but just to sound like better people than they really are to get favors, then definitely not. Otherwise, of course.
     
  26. R5

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    But I listened to the radio today and heard Justin Beiber so it's all bad!!!!

    :lol:

    The key word here is they're boring. Boring is good if you use cars as you would any other white good.

    So surely that's a reason to be happy for them when it's their lucky day?

    I believe that's part of just being a friend, no?
     
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    Religion is easily the worst thing that has happened to the world.


    Also, people who try guilt-trip me into voting are not people I want in my life.

    1. 1 vote means nothing, I might vote when I've a genuine influence on the result.
    2. I've no interest in politics and don't want to look it up. Surely it's irresponsible to vote while ignorant of what I'm voting for?
    3. "If you don't vote you don't have the right to complain" is a ridiculously stupid statement to make seeing as you're making a choice on what you believe is best for you or your country and you shouldn't have the need to complain. Also, if something is changed that pisses me off, I don't think my 1 potential vote is relevant to the government passing the bill.
     
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  28. RESHIRAM5

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    - Sonic 06s story was good (if you removed the bestiality romance story with Sonic and Elise)

    - I don't like Alcohol in the slightest nor do I like the idea of getting drunk

    - Back to the Future is not as good as everyone says it is.

    - E-Sports is Sports

    - Rap is horrible

    - Spiders aren't scary



    Even if the reason is something that isn't because it is popular (like the game being shallow and rather play the main series games)

    So if I don't like Rugby (popular sport in NSW, Australia) I'm stupid?

    I really don't think so, to add on what @SPhilli911 just said, another reason people hate is because of how much it blocks other content on not only online but also on the news and tv shows. It's the same deal as the issues some people had with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
     
  29. Turbo

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    I wouldn't necessarily say that's an unpopular opinion, because I'm pretty sure many of us dislike them.
     
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  30. FoRiZon

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    I mean hating something solely because its popular is stupid. If you have valid reason to hate it, its fine.

    Also I didnt like gambling, smoking, and getting drunk as it led to much worse consequences, atleast for myself, even excluding religious aspects.
     
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