Reality still has an effect on you, even if you try to ignore it. There’s no use in attempting to bury your head in the sand and avoid the issue. However, many people continue to believe certain falsehoods because they bring them comfort.

The sooner you learn the truth about things like MLMs and using a lie detector, the better off you’ll be. Unfortunately, many people accept falsehoods as truth. However, the purpose of one online debate is to expose these misconceptions one by one. Below, you’ll find some unpalatable truths that were brought up in the thread but that most people would prefer not to face.

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#1 That our memory is very fallible, and does not work like a video camera.

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#2 Climate change, Covid-19, billionaires who don’t care about the normal person

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#3 That having kids isn’t for everyone, that it’s not all sunshine and the meaning of life, and that a lot of people regret being parents.

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#4 Weight bias. Literally everyone treats overweight people different

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#5 My friend from camp. You wouldn’t recognize her because she goes to a different school.

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#6 Most of the division in society today is manufactured.

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#7 MLMs are a f*****g scam .

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#8 35-50 wasn’t old back then. People lived to their 70s and 80s. Many newborns perished, skewing “average lifespan” data lower.

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#9 That Jesus in the new testament was *wildly* opposed to what would become the traditions and practices of Christian fundamentalists.

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#10 I’ve heard some scary podcasts and read some scary stories about women’s health, especially their pain. It seems that most doctors, both men and women, are quick to dismiss and minimize our pain instead of, I don’t know, fixing it.

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#11 That financial success has largely to do with Luck (Where you were born, who your parents are, etc)

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#12 Built in obsolescence (planned obsolescence) – shocked how many people dont believe it happens

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#13 Conditions like Dysautonomia, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be hard to see. ADHD as well. People think that you’re lying to get Adderall.

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#14 That colds are cause by viruses and not being cold.

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#15 Confirmation bias. Reading into a situation what you want to see.

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