People Diagnosed With Schizophrenia Reveal What It's Really Like

Schizophrenia is a giant mystery to those of us who don't suffer from it.

It causes great roadblocks and difficulty living a normal life for those of us who do. It is one of the most debilitating illnesses in the world and is responsible for a majority of cases of homelessness and unemployment.

But why is it so hard? Well, only people on the inside can really tell us why.

u/arandomkid2 asked:

[Serious] Schizophrenics, what is it like to have schizophrenia?

Here were some of those answers.



It's not fear. It's knowledge.

You're not worried your friends are plotting to kill you. You know your friends are plotting to kill you.

Even when you know you're having a delusional episode, you're still convinced the worst thing you could ever imagine is happening. There's no way to shake it.



It's agony, at every stage of your life it will make you suffer.

I've very recently gotten on medication, over the course of 2 years i finally managed to find medication that work very well. The side effects aren't that bad, at least compared to the medications before.

Anyways, I think the worst part is that it will cause you to act in ways that nobody will ever understand, you will fully believe things that are completely nonsensical.

Paranoid episodes are a horrific, imagine feeling like everyone is trying to kill you, I mean that literally, I know that phrase gets tossed around a lot, but actually try and picture it for a second. Have you ever been running from someone you thought was out to get you? Literally picture that at every corner you see someone that feeling comes.

That feeling of fear is horrible, but it's made so so so so so much worse by how people react, my parents couldn't tell what I was feeling, I thought that if I told anyone about the hallucinations or the crazy conspiracies I thought were real, I would die.

So I would hide when I started panicking, I would try to hide it, and my parents would make me panic so much more.

The way that it cripples you socially is one of the worst elements of it to me, and that social isolation will just add more and more legitimacy to your delusions because nobody is there to tell you that it's crazy.

I was always in a state of constant alertness because of stupid things I was afraid of.

When I finally started coming out about it I was met with tons of resistance and claims I was lying, it really hurts to come out about your problems and get hate for it.

The way it makes your head race is just painful, staying up all night thinking I was in danger, overthinking everything and everything, hearing things that aren't there and being CONVINCED it was real.

Then there's what they call "delusions of grandeur" where you think you're powerful or genius or supernatural.

These make you do crazy things, often EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, and ungodly embarrassing later on in life.

Just a note for everyone out there, please, when somebody comes out about it, please, be patient, don't panic, and accept that this is really happening.

Schizophrenia is not just a thing in music and movies, it is a real thing in the real world, and it really hurts.

I'm sure I could explain this better if I took a little more time for it, this is a really rough explanation (getting a bit emotional about it), but yeah, it sucks.

I've heard people say "I wish I was schizophrenic", yes, I've actually heard that said before. And it's the most insulting thing I've ever heard.


A Curse

Terrifying. Delusions become truth. I was laying down in bed last night facing the mirror. I was completely relaxed and my expression neutral. Then I saw my eyes flare up and widen demonically. It was terrifying. It wasn't me. Then there's dealing with voices screaming at me to kill myself. Berating me and telling me I don't deserve to live.

Dragging up my past and using it as ammunition. I respect cops, but every time they drive by while I'm walking on the sidewalk, I think they might jump out of the vehicle and kill me. It feels like everyone is laughing at you, judging you and plotting against you at all times. Nowhere is safe.

There's either the demons outside or the ones in your own home trying to kill you. One of the worst hallucinations I had was a month ago. After my spouse left to work out of state temporarily, I saw a huge shadow out of the corner of my eye.

Kinda like how people sense xenomorphs before they are brutally murdered. It moved and when I went to investigate, there was nothing there. Any small noise will startle me or make me have to investigate. I have to check the closet and bathroom every night. Sometimes in the middle. It never makes the paranoia go away. What doesn't exist is somehow true in the very core of your soul. It is a curse I would never wish on anyone.


A Living Nightmare

I will be so detatched from reality, nothing feels real. And I'm always convinced that no one will be able to bring me back, and no one is real. I see people that aren't there, we have conversations. I hear voices that aren't there some nice and some mean. I have a voice that just spews out racial slurs at everyone I look at. It's honestly hell to have because there is such a bad stigma, and everyone expects you to carry on during an episode. But you can't. It's almost impossible because you can't block things out or control what you believe.


When The World Is A Fever Dream

Schizophrenic myself, 30M, have had 3 acute (1-2 month) periods of psychosis, with residual paranoia, beginning in 2013.

Last Halloween....

I believed the highest members of social hierarchies worldwide worshiped Satan and sacrificed/cannibalized people to Baphomet, Mephistopheles, etc. I believed Halloween was the reversal of the protestant reformation (denying Christendom) and, particularly on Halloween, these sacrifices took place. And I believed, naturally, that that year I was chosen to be the sacrifice. I thought the cult of the Illuminati (people like the Bushes, Queen of England, Rothschild's) were going to assassinate me with some type of black site developed bio-weapon and eat me.

I also believed they had developed technology to read and influence minds, and induce choking, by manipulating energy through machine or satellite or that witches were real and used an organ called the third eye (located in the middle of the forehead, vestigial in most humans) to do these things. I wasn't sure which one.

One October night I thought I was being called into the woods near my house by them (to be judged, hopefully pardoned), and went looking for them. I was then guided to a ritual site in the deep woods by men wearing witch doctor masks making clicking noises. I live in mountainous NY and remember climbing a mountain in the forest that night and at the top I heard a giant serpent hissing. I thought it was Satan and he was going to eat me, so I ran back down the mountain and as I went down the sun rose.

Now I spend most of my time thinking I'm on a government kill-list for being a burden to the state, ala Aktion T4


Even Lucid, It's So Hard

I don't think it's as bad as others, but I still felt like I should share this anyway.

I'm very aware that the things I hear and see aren't real, but when you hear the same thing on repeat for a long time it tends to mess with your way of thinking. The voices are hushed and whisper things that I can't make sense of, but sometimes it gets so loud that I can't focus on anything and I feel detached. I remember the first thing I started hearing was the sound of a clock ticking, which has now gotten to the point of where I'm always watching the time and trying to make sense of my surroundings to try and keep myself from having an episode.

My visual hallucinations aren't as bad. I tend to see figures moving around me or small things crawling on/around me. This however has gotten better. When I was in school it would get so bad that I would end up scratching at my skin because I thought something was on me. I still get paranoid if I see something, because then I start to believe it may be real and I can't process what's happening around me.

And this last one, I'm not even sure if this is part of the schizophrenia (I'm pretty sure it is but I'm not 100% because it doesn't sound like others experiences), but I'll still mention it.

My mind will come up with people and scenarios that aren't real, but I've seen them so much I begin thinking that person is real or that something actually happened. This one still causes problems for me because I can never tell reality from fiction. I have trouble separating the two. I only noticed this when I would tell stories and people would tell me that it had never happened or that that person didn't exist.

I'm just thankful that I don't have bad episodes, but I can sympathize with people who do, as I have had a few. Not sure if I'm even making sense now, but I just thought I would share.


Reality Is Elusive

It's really weird. When I was diagnosed everything started to make sense. I've "had bad luck" my entire life and that later transitioned into me believing that God hates me and wants me to suffer like the pathetic creature I am.

My wife gets stressed out by my overwhelming negativity and I hate myself for it. I've been on many different medications and so far none of them have done all that much.

For me the worst part is that I can't tell what's real and what isn't. I'm an idiot for believing what I believe, and sometimes I become aware I'm wrong, because I always am. But it'll just happen again and again, probably until I die. I just get stuck in these mindsets and can't escape from them. I doubt I ever will since like I said I believe God wants me to fail in life but I'm just a delusional idiot. But maybe I'm right. I don't know anymore.


"I Don't Know If Everyone I Know Is Real Or Not"

I'm a medically diagnosed Schizophrenic so i can answer this one!

I can't see blood or hear sudden loud pops because when i do I'm transported to a desert where my best friend is dying in my arms. I've never been in the military, and I don't know who the man in my arms is but I know I care for him.

I can't hear sudden loud noises like alarms because everyone in my head starts screaming.

Shadowy hands come out of the walls and tell me to come with them because they'll make things better.

Lizzy is a 9 year old girl who stands in the corner of my room and relentlessly stares at me.

I don't know if everyone I know is real or not.

I once believed i could kill my fiancée and transport her soul into my head with the rest of my voices. Thankfully I didn't try.


Draining Life Obligations

I have schizophrenia and the most overwhelming aspects are fear and isolation. I am terrified to even have my door unlocked for a few seconds, much less actually step outside of it. The only reason I go out of my house now is to go to psychiatrist appointments and it's hell. I want friends and interaction with others but it's so exhausting and draining to have to make sure I'm showing the correct reaction to what you are saying on my face... To constantly trying to focus on you and your facial movements and words and ignore the voices. On the rare occasion that a person stops by it takes me days to recover.


Never Any Certainty


Ive only just recently been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, but I've been battling with it, or at least the symptoms, for about a year now. It's horrible. It's not just thinking that everybody is plotting against you, it's knowing and truly believing that they are. There is not a damn thing scarier than being betrayed by your own mind. Between seeing shadows and figures hiding in my peripheral vision and hearing voices screaming at me that i don't deserve to be alive, let alone in the position I'm in now, i can barley go out with friends or anyone for that matter. I wouldn't wish this upon any of my enemies.


Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like


My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308


My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango


I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina


With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3



I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold


Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.

I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-


Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.

An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451


Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence


How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster


My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"



It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)

The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.


Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.

I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.


Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.


Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.



Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.




3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.


Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.


Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.



My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.



How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).

How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.


Dogs and Chocolate


I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.


Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.


Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.


Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.


Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.


Stars In Their Multitude


I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.



My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.


Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.


Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...


Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.