20 Things That Are Widely Accepted But Need To Be De-Normalized

Published 3 years ago

Our society sometimes fails to recognize the toxic things happening around us. Even worse, some of those things are rewarded! These behaviors that hide in plain sight and are considered normal by most people are not only unhealthy but dangerous sometimes. It’s high time that we stop accepting these norms and raise a voice against them.

A Redditor u/Buttercuppy44 asked people on Reddit, “What’s something we need to stop normalizing?” The answers were thought-provoking and many people called out things that we often label as normal but are actually toxic. Scroll below to read 20 of those eye-opening answers.

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#1 The Idea That Being An As*hole Is A Sign Of Intelligence

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#2 Bullying

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#3 Using Religion As A Weapon

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#4 Being Rude To Retail And Food Workers

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#5 Filters That Change The Shape Of Your Face To Fit A Beauty Standard

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#6 Taking Pictures Of Strangers Without Their Knowledge And Posting Them On The Internet

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#7 The Idea That Anything Is Possible If You Try Hard Enough Instead Of Giving Your Best And Being Happy

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#8 The Greed Of The Top 1% That Fuels The Pollution And Decay Of Our Planet

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#9 Abusive And Toxic Elements In Marriage

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#10 Having An Opinion On Everything

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#11 Throwing Cigarette Butts On The Floor

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#12 Having To Respect A Damaging Point Of View Because It’s Part Of Someone’s Religion

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#13 Alcoholic Parents

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#14 Working While On Vacation

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#15 Students Overwhelmed By Homework

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#16 Coming To Work Sick

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#17 The Entire “Playing Hard-To-Get Game” Involved In Modern Dating

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#18 Unhealthily Obese Pets

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#19 Canceling People For Things They Did 10+ Years Ago

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#20 People Being Bastards On The Internet, Because Of Anonymity

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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