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People who self-diagnose are hurting people with actual mental illness

People who self-diagnose are hurting people with actual mental illness

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I am going to get destroyed in the comments for this but i don’t mind because i am entitled to an opinion weather it is right or wrong. People who self-diagnose are hurting actual people with real diagnoses. Lately there has been much talk about people claiming to have ADHD, DID (that’s a hella popular one), Bipolar and similar types of illnesses. Especially on TikTok and as a neuro-divergent i have no respect for them. Let me explain why. People who claim to have a diagnosis and admitting to never being diagnosed by a professional is alarming. Not only are they not educated to diagnose anyone or themselves but they also don’t know how to help themselves. Doctors go to school for a minimum of 5 years to make educated diagnoses for people and some kids think it’s okay to self-diagnose some...
Dodged a potential lawsuit/jail time

Dodged a potential lawsuit/jail time

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Let me explain.I used to work at one of the largest retail store companies in the world. think of national lampoon vacation for the name. Well one day at work I walk past a mother and her young son and she stops me. She starts to ask me if I would take her son in the men's room for her so he can go to the bathroom. I just stare at her thinking did I just hear her right. She then proceeds to ask me again. She further explains that he won't go into the ladies room and please if I would just go in with him. Alarms are going off in my head and all I can think is "It's a Trap!" Now this kid was wearing big overalls and his mother adds in that he has a hard time with the buttons so I would have to help him. Now this screams set up to me. Thst if I would have said yes I&#...
Glad younger generations don’t stay at a job where they are treated like shit

Glad younger generations don’t stay at a job where they are treated like shit

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My family (especially my sister) made me feel like shit the first time I ever quit a job which was a retail job and I only worked a day. The woman was a bitch and was really rude to me. Nothing I was doing was good. She threw money back into the register and made me recount it because the way I counted wasn’t right? I don’t know how that makes sense. I felt like as long as you’re counting the money right there shouldn’t be another way. Anyway (sorry to ramble) I was constantly being harassed by her. One time she even touched by bra strap! Anyway I finished the day out and told the owner I wouldn’t be back. My second job, I loved the people but the owners were dirty. Tried to trick me out of 50 dollars and caught them clocking me out one day. I could tell a bunch of stories on them. I qui...
ULPT Request: How can my friend avoid illegal dumping?

ULPT Request: How can my friend avoid illegal dumping?

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My friend just moved to a new city and for whatever reason the city took two weeks to provide trash bins at his apartment. Consequently, a large volume of boxes and trash has accumulated beyond the capacity of the trash bins. He called the city to request a large item pickup for all the boxes and trash, but the city said they don't take cardboard in a big item pickup. At this point, the city should be held responsible for their negligence should this trash end up on someone else's property. However, my friend doesn't want to face any legal problems with illegal dumping. How can my friend get rid of all of this trash without anyone noticing? A lot of the dumpsters in nearby shopping centers have security cameras unfortunately. The boxes also all have my friend's name and...
LPT: Write down everything you buy. Get an app or a document or what have you, to keep a budget in track. Groceries, other house hold necessities, rent, bills and so on

LPT: Write down everything you buy. Get an app or a document or what have you, to keep a budget in track. Groceries, other house hold necessities, rent, bills and so on

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You can go out to eat occasionally, but keep an eye out on how much you spend. Don't go out to eat constantly. Learn to cook if you don't know how. Have an emergency fund and a fun spending fund (or an allowance). Maybe even have a third fund for things that need fixed, or you might need to eventually buy. Buy good quality items so you don't have to buy them again later when they break or get worn down. For instance: Tools, good shoes, and so on. Learn good skills like knowing how to sew, plumbing, putting in tiles and so on. Learning to do a job that you otherwise would have had to pay someone for can help save you money. Learn to be frugal with your money. You can have fun and buy fun stuff. I believe everyone should have a fun spending fund or an allowance. But learn to b...