Too many things in society seem to rely on the idea that no one will question them. Why do we work 40 hours a week? Well, that’s just the norm. Why does everyone spend tons of money on a wedding? It’s tradition!
But just because things have always been a certain way — and corporations have learned how to profit from that — doesn’t make it the best way.
Redditors are coming together in a recent thread to discuss the biggest “scams” that have permeated our entire lives and that nobody really talks about, at least in a way that affects change. So if you want to look at life through a slightly more questioning gaze, or maybe just get a little bit depressed instead, read on.
Online convenience fees.
The subscription based economy.
Mom: tell me the truth and I wont be mad.
The easy-to-join, difficult-to-cancel subscription model.
That large global companies actually care about you.
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That we’re supposed to work for the rest of our lives.
The entire wedding industry. To be clear, not marriage but weddings specifically.
How the fuck does HEALTH insurance not cover dental and vision? what kind of shenanigans is that?
Before telling people to make healthier choices, figure out why a burger is $9 and a salad is $18.
The prices of anything baby related. Toys, food, clothes, etc. Was in a store on Saturday to get a cot mattress and cover. I cried.
That the Fashion Industry is anything other than planned obsolescence, designed simply to get people to spend money for no reason.
I’m sorry but the “grind” and “hustle” cultures only generate assholes. They think everyone else’s goal is to be rich as fuck, working 100 hours a week.
Fuck diamonds. Moissanite is lab-grown, cost-effective, and is basically indistinguishable from diamonds. In fact, they can look even more brilliant.
Paying exorbitant amounts of money for health insurance, and still having to pay boatloads of cash for any doctor/hospital visits.
Buying a star and naming it. A waste of your cash and time. The only organisation that can name a star is International Astronomical Union.
We work the majority of our lives, during our fittest years of health, for the promise of a golden retirement, when we will probably too old and ill to enjoy it properly.
That climate change is up to each individual to go green. It was a campaign by BP that pushed the solution as each individual going green instead of the dozen massive corporations that account for the lions share of greenhouse gases.