25 Things Many People Admit They Engage In Just To Fit In

Published 3 weeks ago

Many of us have encountered situations where people pretend to enjoy certain activities just to fit in or avoid social awkwardness. According to a recent discussion on Reddit, there are several common examples. For instance, many admit they don’t truly enjoy small talk at parties but engage in it to avoid seeming rude or disinterested. 

Recently, a lively discussion unfolded on Reddit, when a user asked others to share activities that many people pretend to enjoy but secretly dislike. This thread revealed some surprising and relatable confessions. These admissions highlight how social dynamics can often lead people to feign enthusiasm for things they don’t actually like, all in the name of acceptance and conformity.

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#1 Happy birthday song at a restaurant.

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#2 New years in times square.

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#3 Cruises. You spend how much money to be cooped on a boat with 3,000 strangers, for how long?

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#4 Strip clubs. F*****g gross, man.

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#5 Anywhere with deafening loud music. I don’t get the appeal of concerts and clubs. Can’t even chat a person up.

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#6 Networking and making sure you know people that know people. Job politics etc. Can I just get a job based off experience and not who I know ?

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#7 Hearing about people’s kids.

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#8 Going to hot, overly crowded bars, paying $12 for a beer with the music too loud on s****y speakers.

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#9 Sex on the beach–way too sandy. Sex in the shower or underwater. Never enough natural lube!

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#10 Hanging out with the parents of your child’s friend.

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#11 Office get togethers.

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#12 Golf.

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I would literally rather s**t in my hands and clap than walk around in the sun hitting a ball.

Now, everyone I’ve said that to in RL says ‘but U drink heaps of beer!” Well I tell them I can drink beer at home where it’s cheaper and doesn’t require driving a buggy and walking around.

#13 Attenting baby showers… and gender reveal parties.

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#14 LinkedIn.

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#15 Going to a parade.  Just standing there looking at mostly-uninteresting stuff walk by, and your feet hurt and there’s nowhere to pee.  I hate them.

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#16 Watching NASCAR. I don’t know how anyone can sit there and watch those cars go around and around for hours.

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#17 Twitter. The site is full of bots and rageaholics. The UI is frustrating at best. Having a “discussion” in tweet form is tedious as hell. How many hot takes do you really need to satisfy yourself before it’s overkill?

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#18 Social networking.

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#19 Watching the 10 million videos someone posts on Snapchat from a concert.

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#20 Exercising. I f*****g despise it. Feeling hot, sweaty, aching, nauseous. Oh yeah, let’s do this every day!

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#21 Smoking cigarettes. Pretty much every smoker I’ve ever known wants to stop doing it and would prefer to never have started in the first place.

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#22 Going to church.

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#23 I do not understand runners, especially people that run marathons, 5ks, etc. purely for “fun”.

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#24 Those people that claim to be able to taste things in wine like sea air and a hint of lemons from a specific tree. P**s off with that s**te.

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#25 Family Gatherings.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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