Wake Up Call: 21 Lies Society Tells Us We Need To Believe

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get confused by misinformation and misconceptions. Someone recently asked, “What lie do people need to stop believing” and here are the top 21 answers.

Your Call Is Important To Us

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“Press 2 if you want to hear the logic about how our call volumes are always higher than normal, even though mathematically that is impossible.”

“Due to the fact we fired most of our workforce during COVID and haven’t re-employed any.”

Number 14 Will Shock You!

Number 14 Will Shock You!
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“Gets me every single time. When will I learn?”

“As a rule, ignore any article that tells you how you will, or should, feel.”

“After getting duped by it not being profound at all, they mean nothing to me now.”

Small Animals Have No Intelligence

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“These animals are far smarter than people realize. They can recognize faces, be trained, and are capable of problem-solving, etc.”

“It’s harmful in the pet trade due to misinformation, including the idea that they don’t benefit from any enrichment/stimuli and can survive with borderline neglectful care.”

Tear Here To Open (On Packaging)

Tear Here To Open (On Packaging)
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“I was 38 before I finally decided to ignore this. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me 15,576 times, shame on me.”

“That’s because everyone thinks it says tear, as in rip. You’re actually supposed to cry a tear onto it as an offering to the packaging gods before you try opening it.”

Everyone Gets A Happy Ending

Everyone Gets A Happy Ending
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“Yes. Also, that life is fair. No amount of being nice, good/humane and following the rules, etc., will guarantee that life will repay you in kind.”

“You can do absolutely everything right and still lose.”

We Use Only 10% Of Our Brain

We Use Only 10% Of Our Brain
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“I’m convinced most use less than 10%. The number of people who buy into conspiracy theories is way too high!”

“90% of brain cells are glial cells, not neurons; but without that fatty support, thought is going to be impossible. It’s an embarrassing misinterpretation.”

Only Teenagers Get Acne

Only Teenagers Get Acne
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“My face is cleaner than yours has ever been. My sheets don’t stay on the bed for more than a few days; I’m not a kid anymore. Plus, I eat no sugar and never touch my face outside the shower. I still get acne.”

“Mine’s stress related. You can literally measure my stress level by counting my spots.”

Mother Birds Won’t Take Their Young Back After People Touch Them

Mother Birds Won't Take Their Young Back After People Touch Them
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“Put that baby back! There are many types of birds that will end up on the floor either way, but you might end up saving one bird that gets to stay.”

“True. A lot of those “don’t touch wildlife” myths came from getting diseases from wild animals; they were started to stop children from touching potentially diseased animals.”

MLMs Are A Good Source Of Income

MLMs Are A Good Source Of Income
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“It’s honestly mind-boggling that people still fall for these. I know lower-income households are more desperate, but anyone with access to the internet should realize that they’re all scams.”

“James Jani and Coffeezilla are all excellent YouTubers who expose the industry.”

Only The Part Of Your Income That Exceeds A Tax Bracket Is Taxed At The Higher Rate

Only The Part Of Your Income That Exceeds A Tax Bracket Is Taxed At The Higher Rate
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“I have argued with people so much over this.”

“I worked at a hospital; I would hear nurses say they did not bother picking up extra shifts because they believed that it would result in less money because of the tax brackets.”

It Will Be Quicker To Get Gas In The Morning, Before Work

It Will Be Quicker To Get Gas In The Morning, Before Work
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“I laugh at the whole phenomenon of people having a really common, no-brainer idea and then being shocked when other people had it too.”

“To miss the crowds, you’ve got to do something that’s unpleasant, not just unconventional, like getting up REALLY early for crowded places.”

Other People Can’t Handle Your Truth

Other People Can't Handle Your Truth
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“This advice is most relevant to the people who chronically neglect their own needs and build resentment because of it.”

“Stop believing that other people are fragile and can’t handle you being yourself; you’re not a bad person for trying to get your needs met.”

We Value You As An Employee

We Value You As An Employee
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“They may value you as a workhorse, but do they value you as a human? Probably not.”

“Yeah, but only in so much as I bring revenue to the company in excess of my salary.”

“I was refused a raise; meanwhile, they fly people in to meet with the rest of the team.”

You Have To Wait 24 Hours To Report Someone As Missing

You Have To Wait 24 Hours To Report Someone As Missing
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“Yes. Those first hours are the most critical in the search for a missing person.”

“As a dispatcher, I’m never cross with the people who call as soon as they lose their demented grandmother, then find them within minutes. You didn’t waste my time. You had an emergency, and the emergency was resolved during the call.”

Only 1% Can Beat This Game

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“The remaining 99% merely stopped playing after the third level because the game was terrible.”

“The ad never plays it right, and you get so frustrated YOU download it to show those idiots how it’s done. Works like a charm.”

People Have Read The Terms And Conditions

People Have Read The Terms And Conditions
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“Exactly! I spent years using iTunes to make nuclear weapons and was so embarrassed when I found out that wasn’t allowed!”

“It’s a bad-faith argument to assume the person has actually read and affirmatively consented to the T&Cs, never mind that they don’t even have the option to not to.”

You Eat Eight Spiders In Your Sleep Over The Course Of A Lifetime

You Eat 8 Spiders In Your Sleep Over The Course Of A Lifetime
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“Wasn’t it a lie spread purposely to see how far lies spread because they’re so easily believed? Its origin is someone saying; this is a lie, I told it, and now it’s everywhere, but it’s absolutely not true at all.”

“Those are rookie numbers. I eat eight before lunchtime.”

I’ll Stop Doing That Tomorrow

I'll Stop Doing That Tomorrow
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“Yeah; maybe next year I’ll start acting my age. I’ll turn over a new leaf and change my wicked ways. I’ll get a real job and start pulling my weight. Only 365 more days till I change my ways.”

“Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.”

Attractive Women Close To Your Location Want To Chat

Attractive Women Close To Your Location Want To Chat
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“Well, maybe it’s a lie for you, but those chicks really dig me!”

“I live by the coast, and the ad promised a ‘heatmap for cougars.’ I clicked it because I had never seen a heatmap; half the dots with pretty faces were in the ocean.”

Celebrity-endorsed Products Are Worth Buying

Celebrity-endorsed Products Are Worth Buying
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“You’re telling me I shouldn’t pour all my money into an imaginary currency because Matt Damon said I’d be a loser if I didn’t?”

“People said, “Your company must be really good because he endorses you!” I always wanted to say, “You do realize that we pay him to endorse us, right?”.”

You Only Have One Soulmate

You Only Have One Soulmate
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“There are several compatible someones for every individual. You just have to find one of them to be with.”

“People who swear they found “the one” happened to be in their class, neighborhood, or workplace. They’ve only even met a few hundred people in their entire lives.”

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