This whole phenomenon of pranking total strangers on social media for likes really has to stop.
Especially when those pranks humiliate and embarrass people.
It’s so rude! And toxic!
But it’s been normalized now so people don’t even bat an eyelash about it anymore.
What toxic behavior is socially acceptable these days?
Let’s see what AskReddit users had to say about this.
“Shaming men for showing emotions.
The worst part of this is there’s a weird exception for anger. Like men are supposed to suppress all their emotions except the most destructive one.
I’m a fairly stoic person, I never show my emotions, but I also apply this to anger.”
2. No, thanks.
“Making everything a competition. How much you work, how much you earn, how much money you have, how much time you spend doing x, how much faster you are at y, etc.
Who cares if it doesn’t make you happy? If you’re only happy because other people are, by your subjective metrics, worse than you, you should probably seek psychotherapy to help balance your life in a healthy manner.”
3. Totally toxic.
“Heavily editing or filtering your social media photos.
Everyone looks like a model these days (only on social media, though).”
4. Take a break.
“Taking your work with you on vacation.
I mean if you enjoy working then that’s your thing, but I get sick of people like going through paperwork and having meetings while on vacation.
Like dude, stop.”
“Interrogating someone about their private relationship.
I had a girl tell me I shouldn’t be with my boyfriend because we didn’t talk 24/7 and she couldn’t understand why I wasn’t glued to his hip.”
“Telling someone “you need a boyfriend/girlfriend.”
No one needs a bf or gf, some of us are happy single, and I know what’s best for me more than you do.
Just because you are insecure or unhappy on your own doesn’t mean that I am.”
7. Not helpful.
“People one upping your hard times after you tell them to someone, “oh your day’s been bad? Well you wouldn’t believe mine”.
Not helpful, toxic.”
8. Cut ’em out.
“The idea of keeping contact with toxic family members just because they’re family and the pressure that resides around it.”
9. Dads have emotions, too.
“Not caring how the dad is doing after pregnancy.
I struggled with depression and no medical expert really gave a s**t.
I brought it up and was met with eye rolls and “oh yeah its so hard for the dad” not saying its as hard but dads have emotions, too.”
10. That is crazy.
“Snooping in your S.O.’s phone or social media.
Some people think it’s totally normal, acceptable behavior in couples or that it’s cute.
It’s toxic, invasive and doesn’t build trust.”
11. The worst.
“Doing a good and decent act but filming it for likes. Can we not just do good and decent things because it is the right thing to do?
I understand filming for safety sake or for awareness. However, all these ‘feel good’ videos circulating on social media just make me sad.
You are using somebody in a bad situation for internet likes.”
12. Getting ridiculous.
“As of late, narcissism. Almost everyone is guilty of it to an extent, but we’re getting to a ridiculous level of it.
News flash, no one’s perfect, and sometimes the people telling you that you’re wrong are your best friends, and the ones telling you you’re right don’t care about you.
It hurts sometimes and I know I’ve been on the receiving end of it, but I’m always thankful for the friends who told me what they honestly think of my behaviors instead of just being yes men.”
“Casually joking about disliking your partner or wanting to leave them or wanting something bad to happen to them and also jealousy or threatening harm if your partner literally exchanges words with another person.”
What toxic behaviors do you think are considered socially acceptable?
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