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 No.9923[D]

Hey /b/, ITT, share some things you never understood. It could be other peoples actions, a law/rule, a thought, anything at all you could never wrap your head around. If any anons here know the answer or can explain someone's hangup, feel free to do so!
I personally never understood why black people, or perhaps just black women, dyed their hair blonde. It always looks bad, no matter who they are. This might be a personal opinion but it always looks weird and unnatural, and I really don't understand the appeal. I also don't get wanting the same color hair as your skin - it looks incredibly awkward. Not to mention when it grows out and you can see the roots. An expensive look to keep up and it usually looks like trash.
Another thing I never understood is why some people actively choose not to wear shoes. We live in a modern era where shoes are not only available, but cheap as well. No longer must we suffer through wearing one worn down pair or nothing at all. I don't see how it helps except to callouse your feet, which you don't need to do because we have fucking shoes. I heard of something called "grounding" and I don't understand that either. Can someone explain the appeal?

 No.9924[D][DF]

>>9923
I don't know much about fashion trends, but where I used to live, people would go out barefoot pretty frequently just because the weather was fine and it was more convenient than putting on shoes. I still do sometimes if I'm just taking out the trash or something. It's comfy.

If there's something I don't get, it's the way people seem to form hierarchies whenever they come together in any kind of group. I don't really feel the need to hold a position of authority in a hobby-based club, so it's weird to me that they all go through the motions for establishing leadership when it would be easier to just meet as equals and interact organically.

 No.9925[D][DF]

>>9923
>Another thing I never understood is why some people actively choose not to wear shoes.
Why would you willing subject yourself to foot prisons?

 No.9926[D][DF]

>>9924
>It's comfy.
Fair enough. Anything for the comf amirite? I guess I don't understand because I always wear shoes or at least socks. Being barefoot is just weird - guess its a culture thing. But I don't know how people aren't worried about stepping on glass or bugs or rocks etc etc.

>>9925
Cause feef warm.

 No.9927[D][DF]

>>9925
Have to, Need special inserts because my feet are bad.

 No.9928[D][DF]

>>9924
forming hierarchies is interacting organically.

 No.9933[D][DF]

Lmao, OP plz I never understood why blonde white women always wanted to dye their skin black, guess its the same thing as what you are talking about, but the thing is that every guy I talk to is just disgusted by it. Maybe it is a british and Irish thing over here but my exchange student frens from Italy (both guys and girls) have mentioned how stupid and ugly it looks (the Italian girls have told me this first time they've seen the phenomonia). No one likes fake tan and appartently its only a Irish or british thing, the only other time you see it is in Japan with 'Gyaru' which is the same thing but I think that the majority of women believe that to be prostitutes prettying themselves up. Anyone any ideas of where this came from?

 No.9934[D][DF]

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Why do people build communities around every single thing that unites them?
I can see the point of "fandoms" but a lot of the time it gets to the point where it's like you HAVE to be a part of it if you like the thing.

Why?

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>>9933
I think I actually have an answer for this. Back when tanning first became popular, sometime during the 20th century, it was almost like a status symbol. Having a deep tan meant that you had the wealth to spend your whole summer out on vacation or on yachts or something gay like that. However, soon fake tanning became a thing and for some reason it never went away. I think they think they look classy or perhaps they just want to be black in some cases? Its quite baffleing because it looks awful.

>>9934
I think communities give people an indentity. A lot of people don't really have personalities that they feel attached to, so they base their time or even entire lives around one thing because it gives them purpose. They are not just human #04045986547, they are that guy who likes homestuck or crossfit or something.
It gets out of control when people base their lives off it, cause now they will defend its upkeep at all costs. It's not even that they like it, its that it IS them and they must prove that its worth basing themselves off of.
Throw in a natural human tendency to form groups and an "us or them" mentality and you have intense communities based off a single thing.

 No.9938[D][DF]

>>9935
"Tan" became the look for the summer. If you're out strutting on the beach in order to attract the opposite sex, you'd want an even and uniform bronze color. Problem is that people who can only get out every other weekend or so would end up with the farmer's tan, where the head and forearms are tanned and everything else is pale. So people would sit in tanning beds to try and even things out, then spray-on tan came out as a shortcut. Then people went overboard, just slapping on ridiculous amounts in an attempt to make everything look even and uniform, but fake tan will always look like shid so it's futile.

 No.9940[D][DF]

>>9938
In terms of hobbies, meeting others with the same hobby is secondary to enjoying the hobby itself. Sadly it seems people forget this.

 No.9941[D][DF]

>>9940
Many things get ruined when people forget you're supposed to enjoy what you're doing and not use it as a status symbol. I can think of a few hobbies/communities where this is true. I suppose its human nature to destroy everything good.

 No.9942[D][DF]

>>9934
>Why do people build communities around every single thing that unites them?
What else would you build communities around? How could you even build a community around things that don't unite them?
>a lot of the time it gets to the point where it's like you HAVE to be a part of it if you like the thing.
I don't know what you mean by this. I have never joined any fandom and have never felt like I needed to because I liked something.

 No.9946[D][DF]

>>9942
I don't mean to not build communities at all, but instead that it should come secondary to enjoying the hobby itself.
Apologies for my wording.
Also, I've seen it quite a lot. But YMMV.

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How do people not realize Clark Kent is Superman? Motherfucker literally just puts on a pair of glasses.

 No.9948[D][DF]

>>9947
Not joking, there's some bullshid about kryptonian technology in the glasses, But DC has several excuses as to why it happends but i guess another is that he threw people off too much, being goofy and aloof and faking getting hurt as to keep his secret.

 No.9949[D][DF]

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>>9948
I do not accept such feeble lies. It is clear Superman is being aided by Zatanna's magic or Martian Manhunter's technology. It does not matter, no one can hide from Brainiac, not even Superman.

 No.9951[D][DF]

>>9947
I've never watched or read any Superman, so I don't know what it's like, but is it possible that people never get a good look at Superman? I mean, from what I understand, he's always flying around, so maybe people don't get close enough to see what he looks like.

 No.9966[D][DF]

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>>9951
No, the public regularly interacts with Superman, they even pulled him to safety when he gets his ass knocked out by a villain. It's all just PIS (Plot Induced Stupidity); it'd fuck up his aesthetic if he wore a mask, but they also have to write him as having a personal life living among humanity for relatability and if he had a public identity, he'd just be under assault from enemies 24/7. All of this applies to Wonder Woman, as well.

 No.9976[D][DF]

>>9966
Maybe he can change the bone structure in his face enough to make him appear like a different person, yet the difference is a bit too subtle for the cartoonists to pick up.

 No.10006[D][DF]

>>9923
What I do not understand is why people talk or say memes in real life. To me it defeats the purpose of a meme. To be fair it is normies doing this and I am not one of them.

 No.10012[D][DF]

>>10006
What's the purpose of a meme?

 No.10013[D][DF]

>>10012
An inside joke on the internet. Joking in real-life defeats the purpose of a meme being an inside thing on the internet. For me, a meme is just a joke a few people know about.

 No.10015[D][DF]

>>10006
>>10013
I think its a sort of refrence, like when you refrence a movie line because its funny or it fits the scenario. Although I don't actually do that myself, I think its because you want to see if the other person knows what you're talking about. Sort of seeing if they're in on the inside joke. Although I agree, it is really awkward when people take internet culture off the internet. It doesn't transfer well in real life.

 No.10018[D][DF]

>>10015
>it is really awkward when people take internet culture off the internet
Not only that but these people are uncreative and can't get their own jokes. It is grating to hear these people tell the jokes poorly because they think they are funny when they are not.

 No.10022[D][DF]

>>10018
While I understand your pov, I think anon meant that it can be fine to reference an internet joke with frens. Sometimes it just kinda works alright
But of course it just as easily can be awkward and unfunny, and online you usually see plenty of examples of that. I guess it's an attitude thing

 No.10024[D][DF]

I dunno how people seem to be into 'drama' so much, both online and in reality. Seems like people trying to start fights for no reason other than just to appear 'heroic' to those around them. Maybe I'm just boring

 No.10025[D][DF]

>>10024
1. it's easy to "get" and participate in drama.
Sometimes to participate in a community you need to know and understand many things, whether it's stuff related to the topic, or to the culture of the place, or whatever. With drama, it doesn't matter what your background is, you can easily understand it. "This guy argued with that guy and said this thing" and so on. So drama is something you can get/share/discuss immediately, even if you don't know all the details.
2. it's probably human nature in part to be interested in drama
Gossip has existed since forever. At the end of the day people seem to care about people and their relationships with other people. That's also possibly part of the reason why movies are interesting to us.
I suppose this answers your second doubt: people want attention, so they manufacture drama because they know it draws attention.
3. Conflicts happen sometimes. Reason 1 and 2 inflate the whole thing and make it a public event
>Maybe I'm just boring
If anything, I'd say that it's the people who are too much into drama who have the risk of forgetting everything else which would make them pretty boring.
If there's something I can ask of you it's to be understanding of people who are a bit into drama. Not attention whores though. Fuck 'em

 No.10035[D][DF]

>>10024
People get bored easily and want to spice things up. It like a big event and yeah people want to be the "protagonist" and "hero" in their own little story. People also like talking about themselves and people need content for this.

 No.10075[D][DF]

I don't understand why people are in a rush to be considered an adult. Besides the privileges' you are now have what is there even? People older than you don't respect you more, in some cases situation they are more annoyed by you now that you are considered an adult.

 No.10077[D][DF]

>>10075
prestige and feeling of accomplishment.
adults = productive
kids = not productive

 No.10080[D][DF]

>>10075
I think from a child's perspective, adults are more respected, for example an adult's problems are seen as more important than kids ones. Also all the rules in a kids life come from adults, who instead do whatever they want to (from the kids point of view)

 No.10082[D][DF]

>>10077
I guess. When I was 16 or 17 I realized being a adult doesn't really change anything for the better. Now that you are a adult you have to worry more about money and that is stressful.
>>10080
The hierarchy of adults is really a thing.



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