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What are some common myths everyone takes as facts?

What are some common myths everyone takes as facts?

Unami23

Your blood is blue, and when it hit oxygen it turns red No it's not, your blood has oxygen in it answer so that is null and void, also the reason why your veins look blue is because the actual color is out of our visible spectrum and that's what our brain perceives


SoManyTimesBefore

do people really believe that?


Unami23

Yeah, I had a doctor say that to me when I was eleven and in the hospital, I knew it was bullshit but didn't want to seem like a asshole


Chucks_u_Farley

"If you swim less than an hour after eating you will get a massive cramp and drown"..... you're parents needed some downtime, that's all.


J_mo0d

I can't believe it took me so long to find that one out


ferretkona

That raccoons transmit rabies. if you see a raccoon in daylight it has rabies. They are just as subject to it as much as any mammal, they have to be bit. A raccoon out in daylight means he/she did not find enough food at night, mothers are always hungry when feeding their young.


Bored_Borer

That depression is caused by one, momentary thing, and that it is more or less easy to get out of. No, it is not.


Vealophile

Nobody controls how you respond or feel about anything. You choose how you respond to everything.


Leather-Contact

if you believe that you can control emotions, you’ve probably never experienced them. you can mask your emotions, and you can control your reactions with a bit of practice, but you will never be able to control how you actually feel.


Vealophile

That's not true because your mental state gives context to what you experience. Emotions follow the context your brain chooses to set up for stimuluses that you experience. That is why there is no set of reactions and feelings that are standard results of identical stimuluses. There is no capacity of outside influence on the context of the person having the emotions. The reaction is entirely set up and subsequently felt depending on the choices of the person.


That_Quiet_Wierd_Kid

Yeah that’s just not true


Vealophile

I assume you mean the first sentence.


That_Quiet_Wierd_Kid

No I mean the second sentence. If I can control how I feel about things then why do I get upset over little things like a pencil tapping on a desk


Vealophile

Because you choose to let something like that bother you. You choose to respond to that stimulus or you can choose to let it go. You will often choose to let it bother you though because you potentially have the ability to make it stop if you say something which tends to validate your choice and makes it easier to make the same choice the next time.


That_Quiet_Wierd_Kid

Why would I chose to let something like that bother me when I just want a happy life or do t want any distractions during a test.


Vealophile

I think you are underestimating your power of choice, as in you think a great many choices you have are actually instinctual reactions which just isn't the case. It has a lot to do with mindset.


That_Quiet_Wierd_Kid

Firstly my sibling thinks you literally don’t have any emotions whatsoever because of how you’re answering this Second you can Usually control how you react to things but it is impossible to control roll your feelings and emotions


Vealophile

You should try to get some therapy then. This literally is one of the very first things therapists who try to work with people who feel emotionally out of control try to show them. Literally nothing exterior to yourself has the capacity to control how you choose to feel and react to something. All the context you give every experience is determined by you and your resultant emotions follow that context.


That_Quiet_Wierd_Kid

That is not at all what I meant. I mean like controlling how you feel about normal things like getting cut off in traffic, you have lots work you forget to do, things like that. What you interpreted is whole other can of worms


Wafran

People who are depressed won't make an aesthetic Tumblr post... people who are depressed won't tell anyone because they think of themselves as too little to make people care.


heylistenlady

"Don't swim after eating"


philaville

Cracking your fingers is bad for you


MrFuqnNice

Everybody is created equal Wealth = Happiness Your vote matters You own your land You're not a slave God created this situation on Earth, not man. 🤣 Inception was a really good movie