What is not the “flex” that people think it is? I’ll go first, getting a degree. We need to accept that degrees are no longer as hot. This depends on context, but most of us realized how useless our degrees were when we got into employment. A community member asked this question on an online platform. Here are some answers that people gave.
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1. Proclaiming You’re the Alpha Male
We can blame red pill content for this. Every man thinks they must affirm their position as an alpha male. A contributor notes that this has the opposite effect and makes you unlikeable.
2. Excessive Drinking
If you down a questionable amount of alcohol, you must evaluate whether you have a drinking problem. Somebody shares that when he was a functioning alcoholic, he put on sixty pounds. He used to brag about his drinking until it dawned on him that he might have an addiction. Luckily, it didn’t take a wake-up call like hospitalization for him to realize he needed to change.
3. Riding Around in a Limousine
Gone are the days when driving in a limousine made you look rich. A forum member states that they assume the occupants are going to prom or a bachelorette party whenever they see one. They’re wondering at what point the rich and powerful stopped using them.
4. The Grind Mentality
There’s no medal after working your life away and spending the least time with your family. Another writes that although they like making big bucks through part-time, working sixty or more hours a week is unreasonable. “Trying to flex that you work 60+ hours per week and saying that anything less than 60hrs is “part-time” is just plain stupid,” they say. It shows you’re underpaid if you have to overwork yourself to earn a decent income.
5. Being Brutally Honest
Are you a brutally honest person, or are you just rude? One explains that a coworker at their new job always insists that she has no filter and likes to tell it like it is. They think that she has the maturity of a child and cannot read a room. She lacks empathy and manners.
As a fitness enthusiast, I think CrossFit involves some ego and showoff. Thus, people lose the mind and body connection, leading to poor form. A nurse who worked in orthopedic surgery says that most of their surgical procedures involve repairing CrossFit injuries.
7. Getting Little Sleep
Have you ever told someone about how much little sleep you had, and it turned into a sleeping contest? An individual replies that when you tell such kind of people you only had four hours of sleep, they’ll go like, “Only? I wish I could sleep that long. My dog, kid, or spouse keeps me up late, and I only slept for two hours. You don’t really know what tired is. I would kill for four hours of sleep.” It’s irritating because both of you had a bad night, and there’s no need to compete.
8. Bragging About Your Years In Marriage
A commenter said they worked with a woman who detested her husband but always talked about how long they’d been married. She went on about how they’d weathered storms and honored their vows. Unfortunately, they were both unhappy, and celebrating their anniversary was like celebrating the continuation of their mutual misery.
9. Branded Clothing
Poor people think rich people wear brands, so they wear them at every chance. Let’s be honest; most branded clothes are hideous. A clothing industry worker reveals that he does not care about brands with logos printed over an item of clothing. They look at the stitching and feel of the fabric.
10. Self-Proclaimed Empaths
Finally, a person comments that self-prescribed empaths are like sponges. They soak up the emotions around them but are unintelligent. Their traits are similar to covert narcissists, and they love making everything about themselves. They depend on their feelings to define their self-worth instead of their actions and self-awareness. Such people have zero boundaries, so they end up hurt.