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society[1]25 Strange Habits, Customs, And Behaviors That Society Accepts As Normal

 

There are some things that we all know are a bit weird but for a myriad of reasons nobody wants to say anything about them. And although this could get really political, it doesn’t even have to. You know what we’re talking about. Take retirement homes for example. In the western world it is perfectly acceptable to put your parents in a home and never visit them. Now don’t get us wrong. We know that many people don’t do this. But this list isn’t about what most people do. In fact, most people might not do it. What this list is pointing out, however, is that regardless of how many people do it, it is still not considered an unacceptable behavior. It is either normal, or not abnormal (so somewhere in the middle). And we’re not trying to pick fights with people. These behaviors will vary from country to country. We’ll do our best to mention where they are most prevalent, but take note that there are exceptions to every rule. Furthermore, many of these items are very tongue-in-cheek. They are jokes, meant to entertain. Don’t take them too seriously. These are 25 strange habits, customs, and behaviors that society accepts as normal.

Businessmen passing out in public

Businessmen passing out in public

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

In Japan and South Korea, it is normal for businessmen to pass out drunk all over the city. People just walk around them.

Bathrooms built with a gap

Bathrooms built with a gap

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

In the United States, bathrooms stalls have an enormous gap between the wall and the door

Kids having their entire lives documented on the internet

Kids having their entire lives documented on the internet

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

There’s going to be a lot of angry teenagers in a few years. Mom, seriously? You put photos of my potty training online?

Apps like Angry Birds requiring your location

Apps like Angry Birds requiring your location

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Why does it need to know that?

Multi level marketing

Multi level marketing

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

It leads to some of the most obvious scams and questionable business practices most of us are ever exposed to, but when your friend gets sucked in all you can think is “there goes another one”

Celebrity worship

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

They’re just normal people with problems like the rest of us.

Embalming bodies

Embalming bodies

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

We suck the blood out of the cadaver and seal up the body cavities so that people can stare at the corpse.

Giving out personal information

Giving out personal information

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

These days even the cashier will ask you for your phone number and email address.

Rubbing pregnant women’s stomachs

Rubbing pregnant women's stomachs

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Yea, this doesn’t really need to be explained.

Senior homes

Senior homes

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Primarily in the United States, it’s ok to put older people in a retirement home and never visit them. Yes, we know, not everyone does this. The point of this list is that if you do happen to do it, it is considered acceptable.

Lobbying presidential campaigns

Lobbying presidential campaigns

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Yes, we know the good intentions and possible benefits. But sometimes it just gets out of control.

Memes

Memes

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Imagine if that was your picture on some of those memes. It might (not) be as funny.

Taking pictures of people

Taking pictures of people

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

In the same vain as memes, we are really comfortable just posting pictures of strangers (“Saw this old guy eating alone”)

Beauty pageants for children

Beauty pageants for children

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

While most people probably don’t explicitly support this, we do tend to implicitly accept it.

Networking mannerisms

Networking mannerisms

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Genuine human connection is great, but the fake smiles, fake compliments, and psychopathic character that is so prevalent at networking events is a bit…interesting.

Arranged marriages

Arranged marriages

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

In many parts of the world this is a disappearing but still common thing. For most of your life the adults around you will tell you to completely steer clear of the opposite sex, and then one day they want you to spend the rest of your life with some random guy who’s photo your aunt liked.

Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

It’s legal stalking

Plants and fish

Plants and fish

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

We keep them as living decorations

Advertising

Advertising

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

It’s ok to spend hours everyday watching or listening to presentations that have been scientifically designed to manipulate you. We even like it.

The war on drugs

The war on drugs

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

We put kids in jail for a decade because they had a little marijuana but bankers and politicians crash the entire world economy and get a little smack on the wrist.

Clapping

Clapping

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

We slam our hands together repeatedly to show approval.

Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

Little kids dress up and go from house to house asking for candy. And they threaten the owner if no candy is provided (“trick or treat!”)

The presidential turkey pardon

The presidential turkey pardon

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

So…he pardons one turkey and then we eat the other 5 million.

Santa Claus at the mall

Santa Claus at the mall

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

You sit on a strange old man’s lap and tell him your deepest secret while your parents take pictures.

Social Media

Social Media

Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

It actually makes us less social.

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