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Fate is fickle, and bad things seem to happen for no discernible reason. Sometimes, though, things just barely avoid going horribly wrong.

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Ah, alone time. My favorite kind of time. Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with my friends, but at the end of the day I also love being home alone with my cat. It's nice to know that you can do what you wan't without being constantly judged for it (well, I'm sure my cat is judging me, but cats are just generally judge-y anyway).

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Life will always through us curveballs. You can prepare and prepare and prepare to a fault but things will still go awry. It's how you handle yourself in those moments that matter. We must have a mantra, a count to ten mini-break, whatever can get you over the hurdle that the situation you planned meticulously has blown up in your face. But you can be saved.

Redditor u/OvertOperation needed to find some ways to avoid stress by asking... What "you know what, just to be safe..." thing you did ended up saving your ass later?

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Say that again and it'll be the last thing you say!

There are just some words that when grouped together can set my blood aflame! When giving important life advice or trying to soothe the emotions of others or stressful situations, banal syllables are not the way. We should try to give more than just the menial "it'll be ok," or "life has a way of working out" rote responses. We all have go-to responses but often we need to find or hear something better.

Redditor u/ANDTurner1 wanted to hear what classic phrases we're all tired of hearing... What is a saying or phrase that pisses you off the instant you hear it?

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I only see ashes...

Nobody wants to be cruel outright but sometimes life just calls for it. In moments when we don't know what to say, when we're at a loss for words we use language facades. We all do it and we've all been on the receiving end of it. It can actually be a true social talent to mask you disdain in compliment. And sometimes it's just straight up rude.

Redditor u/Innsmouth_Resident wanted some people to share their thoughts on humor they thought was appropriate but maybe wasn't.... they asked.... What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?

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There's a dark side to knowing how the sausage is made. On one hand, you'll be more knowledgeable about the world at large and that's always a plus. The downside is you...know how the sausage is made. Dark secrets can lead to an awful legacy, especially if it's a place you're currently employed. You know how your co-workers behave once they hang up the customer service call, so why would you ever go back? Let's find out.

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