Differentiating right from wrong isn’t exactly a piece of cake, as everything depends on perspective, which we all know is subjective, making it difficult to determine said right from wrong. However, the proliferation of extreme opinions has led to the rise of the ‘oh so dreaded’ cancel culture, a merciless and unforgiving phenomenon where people basically tell you to shove it on every online platform that exists. Making mistakes is no longer acceptable, and personal growth feels unattainable. At this point, in our modern world, society expects us to possess inherent knowledge of every social issue, irrespective of our background, or the actual place we live on the planet. Societal norms change all the time, so who is to say we won’t be canceled for agreeing with everyone in a few years? It’s a lose-lose.
The thought of facing a swarm of anonymous critics can be intimating, especially for merely expressing a slight disagreement… this is far from ideal, as free speech is a fundamental right that deserves protection. Why must we all share identical perspectives? That’s a good question that nobody has an actual answer to.
Well, as luck would have it, r/unpopularopinions serves as a refuge for us judgmental folk, as a subreddit where we can openly share our deemed ‘unpopular’ viewpoints. Below, you will find a compilation of confessions, if you will. Scroll down and check them out. For more, here is a Karen who demanded a refund from a front office clerk at a hotel, even though she lacked an actual reservation for said refund.