Thank you, Obvious Captain!
There are many obvious things people like to discuss, such as the current weather or vacation plans. It’s perfectly fine to bring up topics like this self-consciously.But sometimes people think they’re philosophical, but they really think they’re just human state the obvious.
Below we’ve collected some of our favorite posts. That’s How Things Work subredditis dedicated to highlighting those who have tried to go deep but have failed miserably. There are plenty of frown-faced funny moments on this list that can make you lose faith in your humanity a little bit.
Be sure to upvote posts you like, then let us know in the comments.What’s the most obvious thing you’ve covered so far? Then if you’re interested in checking out another bored panda You can find it in an article featuring the obvious things people shamefully learned in their later years Here!
Not everything needs an explanation. When we are kids, we learn everything from scratch, so some things need to be spelled out, but as adults, we should be able to assume a lot of things are common knowledge. Unfortunately, common sense isn’t always common.No one knows that more than the members That’s How Things Work subredditWith nearly 85,000 members today, the group is dedicated to showcasing all the #deep posts that make us question the sanity of mankind. The general themes of the subreddit are ‘shower thoughts’, ‘articles’, and ‘deep’, but I have to say that I am most interested in articles.
Even our news sources sometimes report blatantly obvious headlines, which should be obvious to me. You can become captain. But according to the Portland Therapy Center, there may actually be a reason why we tend to say things we shouldn’t say.
“It’s hot outside!” Of course it is, we can all feel it. So why do we need to say this? Portland Therapy Center On their site they state that the main reason we want to state the obvious is to feel connected to others. “Language is our way of sharing understanding. “In today’s highly connected world, we use email, text, phone calls, and social media apps to share all kinds of information to augment our reality.”
Taking things for granted also makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. “When ideas are shared, creativity and action arise,” he explains Dr. Devore. “People who are good communicators are more likely to receive support from others.” Without support, we are at risk. So it’s perfectly natural to want to share your experiences with other human beings. It’s snowing. Because you have.
Dr. Devore also says that paying attention to how you are feeling can help you work with others to improve your situation. He personally tends to ignore anything if he thinks it’s just him being an annoyance. If you’re having a hard time typing because you’re frozen in the office and your hands are numb, you’re unlikely to bring it up.But if someone other than that I recommend turning on any available heaters to make sure I feel cold too. When you and your friend both agree it’s hot outside, you might decide to go for an iced coffee or stop by a cafe for a drink and cool off in the air conditioning. Instead of responding with sarcasm or negative reactions, use it as an opportunity to validate their thinking and find connections.
Many of the posts on this list are people who have tried to be deeply philosophical on social media, but they just state the most obvious. In 2019, Laura Brown published an article in her Forbes, “Thinking you’re smart can make you look stupid”. She points out that for some reason, many people have the idea that writing clearly and directly doesn’t sound as intelligent as using an unnecessary amount of words, especially buzzwords. But the first problem Laura faces in writing such sentences is that not everyone understands them. It can actually be very difficult to understand,” she wrote. Just because you can confuse people doesn’t mean you’re smart.
Another problem with the “eloquent business documents” that many companies try to use is that they can simply look bad. In fact, there are even studies that support this conclusion. Carnegie Mellon University psychologist Daniel Oppenheimer wrote a paper titled “Consequences of erudite dialects used out of necessity: The problem with using unnecessarily long words.” that is bite!), and he found that readers actually thought that unnecessarily long words were less intelligent than simple vocabulary. “It’s important to point out that this study isn’t about using long words, it’s about using long words unnecessarily.” he pointed out“One thing is for sure, the simpler and clearer you are, the more likely you are to be seen as an intelligent person.”
Just like trying to write in an “intelligent” way, trying too hard to sound “deep” can certainly backfire.Pointing out the weather is a socially acceptable way of discussing the obvious, but when it comes to trying to explanation If you make the obvious sound intellectual, you will surely be criticized. But if you really want to channel someone featured in the That’s How Things Work subreddit, the “Well, what’s obvious to some may not be obvious to everyone else” rabbit For example, crumbs, dirt, etc. on the floor of your apartment will cause your skin to crawl. But my former roommate didn’t feel the same way and thought I was crazy to see these crumbs with “hawk’s eyes”.
Have you ever heard someone say that their therapist said something they would never understand? You can’t always see the “obvious” things. If you are a doctor, your patients may be very confused as to what is wrong with them, but when they describe their symptoms, it may become clear what is wrong. The pictures on this list are not a good example of when you should give someone the benefit of the doubt. Something blatantly obvious to you might blow someone else’s mind.
As a child, I was always annoyed at school. Because I refrained from answering questions or pointing out things that I thought were very obvious (because I have to say the obvious). Otherwise, in a few minutes I would say exactly what I was thinking and praise how smart they were or what a great thing they had done. I finally decided (understandably) to start pointing out the obvious. After all, stating something that seems clear to you could introduce you to a great idea or spark a new thought in someone else. Don’t be afraid to share your ideas…
Clearly, there are some facepalm-worthy posts on this list. But it’s not clear to me which photo is the most moody or hilarious, so be sure to hit that upvote! I hope you enjoy the rest of my painfully obvious post. If you want to check out more posts, you can find the “That’s How Things Work” subreddit. Here! (That’s a link. Click a link with the word “here”. Was that obvious enough?)