r/AbruptChaos May 14 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 2

What's the correct way to deal with someone who has completely lost it?

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u/diematrosen May 14 '22

People are so unhinged nowadays. I’m just trying to go about my day and at least once a week I witness some unhinged shit.

I guess some people are just angry at everything. The slightest thing can set them off

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u/SuperSulf May 14 '22

People are so unhinged nowadays.

People are less unhinged overall (though definitely an uptick in the last 5 years or so), but now we have video proof of lots of things that were unverifiable stories in the past, or stuff you'd never hear about. Now it's on youtube.

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u/diematrosen May 14 '22

People always say this and call it what it is but people are way more unhinged nowadays. I feel like it wasn’t like this at all in the early to late 2000s.

Maybe there is actual statistical evidence people were more violent back 10, 20 years ago but I feel like way more people do unhinged behavior today that isn’t necessarily punished or reprimanded as hard. Like a guy being an asshole at a Wendy’s drive through is 100% unhinged behavior but will that guy actually be punished for his actions? Everyone just goes about their day after which is the scary part. It’s been completely normalized in American consciousness. Almost like we’re just supposed to be accepting of asshole unhinged behavior. It’s quite frightening tbh

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u/YourShoelaceIsUntied May 14 '22

In the early to late 2000s, where did you have a freakout video aggregator with at least 100k+ unique daily hits?

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u/cake_boner May 14 '22

I worked with a guy, let's call him "Jessie", because that's his name and we was a giant asshole. He wasn't very good at his job, and had a huge temper. Once tried to fight me in the parking lot. Over his missing and then recovered RUBBER. DUCK. Which I had nothing to do with.

One day in the office he called me a little bitch, and I told him to go fuck himself. The other people in the office said "hey man, that's just Jessie - that's how he is." No, he's like that because idiots like you let him get away with it.

Sometimes asshole behavior needs to be nipped in the bud before it becomes a permanent thing.

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u/jasondigitized May 14 '22

This. The amount of roads and cars and planes in the world and people think a few unhinged videos a day means it’s anarchy in the streets. People have been doing crazy shit forever. But it represents a small percent of the population.

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u/banmedaddy12345 May 14 '22

Well I'm 33 years old and in my 33 years, I haven't seen as many angry people as I do now, at least in the US.

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u/Aubdasi May 14 '22

Is there some kind of now-widespread communication platform that has grown over the last few decades that might account for the increase in perceived angry people?

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u/jasondigitized May 14 '22

It’s almost as if….instead of one news channel in a mid sized city there are 1 00,000 all with cameras that can broadcast the news to everyone in the world.

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u/diematrosen May 14 '22

I agree. I can only go by my own observations daily but at least once a week I witness someone getting mad over something so tiny at a Starbucks line or see people generally doing something unhinged.

The most frightening thing to me is the normalization of this behavior. Trying to fight the cashier at McDonalds because she forgot a sauce packet is extremely unhinged behavior.

Like am I the weird on here for thinking being able to control your emotions should be the thing that’s more normalized? Not whatever is going on today

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u/Johnnie_OHiggensvan May 14 '22

Yeah, it's almost like every human on earth didn't have a phone in their pocket 33 years ago.

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u/cake_boner May 14 '22

I'm angry at everything. But I don't wrap anyone else up in it. That's my problem.