10 Controversial Things That Shouldn’t Be Controversial at All

Is there anything you've experienced being controversial despite not needing to be? For example, breastfeeding in public, not circumcising your child, and even food preferences such as being gluten-free immediately come to my mind. 

Someone recently asked, “What things are controversial but shouldn't be?” Here are the top-voted responses. 

Saying No

“Just saying no to someone instead of coming up with an excuse,” one user shared. Another stated, “And if you give an excuse, it allows them to argue why you should do the thing they are asking.” 

Discussing Wage and Salary

“In the US, discussing your salary or wage. People who make fun of you for your income aren't worth your time, and sharing income can help everyone involved to make more,” one shared. 

Dunning-Kruger Effect

“Dunning-Kruger effect,” someone said, “Expert opinion combined with social media, has led to the concept that an untrained person's opinion is equal to an expert's knowledge because they are equally as loud now.” 


“Totally! It's something that happens to half of the human population every month! (And half of all mammals) like sorry my discomfort is making you uncomfortable,” added another. 

Changing Your Opinion

“Changing your opinion when presented with new information. It doesn't help that people known to have had a different view in the past are called hypocrites by their detractors.” 

Saying You Don't Like Something

“It happens a lot on food questions here. It's annoying. Someone will say they don't like mushrooms, and the next ten replies will be, ‘But have you tried?' ‘Bro, you need to cook them like…' ‘Mushrooms are good, dude. Here's my grandma's recipe.' Like no. Please stop.” 

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