Despite being common, many things remain taboo in today’s society. A user took it to the forum, and asked “What do people generally consider taboo but it shouldn’t be?”, and here are the top responses.
TAKING SOME TIME TO FORM YOUR OWN OPINIONS
“With the number of issues and information sources, it’s no bad thing to want to be as informed as you can before deciding how you feel, rather than just going with your gut from minute one.”, said one user.
TALKING ABOUT MONEY IN RELATIONSHIPS
“One NEEDS to discuss finance with their partner if they live together or are in long term relationships.
Even while dating, I mean, it should be normalized to discuss income with the person you’re seeing.”, said one user.
“Everyone wants to know about your family planning, but no one wants to talk about how many people suffer through the physical, mental and emotional turmoil of a miscarriage.
Despite the impact, you are expected to act and show up to work as if nothing happened.”, said one user.
“It was actually nice knowing other people had them and that having them doesn’t make you an awful person.”, said one user.
“Treating death like a hush-hush topic is so horrible for your mind.”, said one user.
“Please, for the love of god, talk to your elderly relatives about what they would like to happen in the days/weeks before they die. Do they want to die at home, in a hospice, etc. What are their plans if they lose their mental capacity?
Appointing a power of attorney when they are well is much easier than when they are ill. Do they want a resuscitation attempt or not? What are their health goals? Prolong life or prioritize comfort? What Funeral arrangements do they want? To summarize, talking about death. It removes lots of the question ‘are we doing the right thing, would they want this.’”, said one user.
MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
“I’m very open about my mental health problems. As a result, a lot of my friends and acquaintances are very open with me, but they’ll approach me alone and mention their issues, we’ll usually end up getting into deep discussions about it.
The thing is they always keep it in the down low. So now I’m in a situation where I know a lot about the mental health issues everyone around me is having, but I seem to be the only one who is aware of it.
It’s weird watching people playing that down in public settings, when most of them are suffering pretty badly in private. I don’t know what it is, or how it should be dealt with. For me personally if I keep that stuff in it gets worse.”, said one user.
“I’m diagnosed autistic, whenever I mention my autism around people including my own family, the topic changes VERY quickly.
I don’t understand why talking about my disability makes people so uncomfortable, like aren’t you willing to learn?
Or you just want me to pretend that I’m not disabled for your benefit. It’s even happened with employers.
I tried to explain my autism and needs to my old manager, but as soon as I said the word autistic, she interrupted me and completely changed the subject.”, said one user.
“My mother’s last words to me before she died were, “Everything I did was because I love you.” She had no remorse or regrets for 40 years of systematic abuse and manipulation. Even at the very end, she was desperately trying to justify her actions”, said one user.
“When that day in May rolls around every year, I see those ‘heartfelt’ announcements from various entities that go, ‘We understand not everyone’s Mother is still with us, so please accept our sympathies for your loss’ or something like that.
Just once, I’d like to see ‘Sorry that we’re trying to shame you into buying a card/gift for the person who used to punch you in the face when she was in a bad mood, and only lavished affection on you when she was drunk. The completely inappropriate type of affection.’”, said another user.
COUPLES SLEEPING IN SEPARATE BEDS
“Many couples sacrifice good sleep because they are expected to sleep together.”, said one user.
“People automatically assume that sleeping separately harms marriages. My marriage was harmed because I could never sleep!”, said one user.
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND HUMAN ANATOMY
“As a science teacher, it’s astounding how many students will write “private parts” instead of names their names and reproductive parts, even though I ask them to write in detail every time!”, said one user.
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