We live in a colorful world where we have started loving everyone. We live in a world that is bombarding us with so much information all the time. And we live in a society that is modern and celebrates the positive side of the world. (Seems like we are blessed, maybe not)
But little did we know that underneath this positivity lies a surface of delusion and negativity. No matter how much we glorify these things, in reality, they are actually toxic. And thanks to a Redditor who has recently asked a question “What are ‘wholesome’ things that are actually toxic?”
In no time this question went viral and people gave answers.
“Look at this adorable 4-year-old using a walker! So inspirational!”
“Awww, this guy asked a deaf girl to prom!”
“Watch this group of guys playing tackle football with a guy with Down syndrome!!”
“Check out this amazing blind kid walking down a street! Next level, yo!”
Toxic positivity. Like when someone’s having a really hard time and you tell them to stay positive or try to look at the bright side. [Screw] you Jenny, my grandma died.
Proposing in front of a crowd. Puts a lot of pressure on the person being proposed to.
Corporations who spend $50 million on ads to tell you about the amazing $1 million they spent on a charity program.
Instagram “influencers” promoting their “amazing” healthy lifestyles but in reality mostly staged/photoshopped and exacerbating mental illness, body issues, anxiety in young people.
Touching women’s bellies when they’re pregnant. You don’t go around patting a penis to congratulate it on its successful ejaculation. Damn.
Asking your child “Who’s your boy/girlfriend?” any time they interact with someone of the opposite sex.
Badgering people to have kids. No, I’m not going to magically change my mind when I meet the right girl.
Using your child for likes on social media, that’s creepy I never understood why would any parent do that
Asking babies to hug and kiss people
If the government can’t give schools enough funds, then everything is wrong.
Glorifying feeding animals into obesity
Teachers giving up their Sick Days for some other teachers can have days off for Cancer Treatments.
Repeatedly professing your love for someone after they tell you that they aren’t interested.
The idea that you can “make” someone love you back if you just keep trying is rooted in toxicity, but romanticized in countless films and TV shows.
Any viral story about some kid selling [stuff] to pay for a relative’s healthcare.
Supporting someone no matter what choices they make. You can love someone to the ends of the earth, that doesn’t mean they will 100% be right all of the time, no matter how much you love or admire them.
All those fake animal rescue videos on YouTube.
Teachers working overtime/sacrificing for their students/fundraising for anything/etc. Most news articles that hit national headlines about teachers are toxic af.
“student raises money for his former teacher found living in a car”
“principal works 2nd job to help homeless students have clean clothes and food”