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The Reddit Thread Which Asks: “Am I The Asshole?”

If in doubt, ask a load of strangers online.

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We hate to break it to you, but… yes. Yes you are.

Every day, as thinking, moving, conscious human beings, we’re presented with moral dilemmas. Sometimes, they’re small: “I’d love to eat this entire garlic baguette. Do you think my hot date would mind?”

Other times, they’re much bigger: “What if I ditched all my friends and family and moved to Bali for a life of undisturbed, blissful relaxation?”

These decisions often require a lot of thought, and even advice from others. If they’re strangers from the internet, even better – then you won’t have to unload your tedious and abstract concerns on those you’re closest to. Cue the subreddit, r/AmITheAsshole.

The premise is as simple as it sounds. The page describes itself as “A catharsis for the frustrated moral philosopher in all of us”, and it’s certainly full of thought-provoking (but mostly entertaining) content. 

Evil Erica?

One viral post, in particular, caught our attention – along with the rest of the internet – due to its sheer audacity. The author of the post is sleeping with a guy named ‘Josh’, who she’s keen to bend over backward to impress. However, she complains that her flatmate ‘Erica’ is driving him away with her unreasonable behaviour.

But here’s the catch: Erica’s not being unreasonable. Josh is an asshole, and the OP is an even bigger asshole for blaming Erica. Take a look at the post for yourself, and read some of the responses, too.

LaughPhysical269 has misjudged this one.

It only takes one read of the post to see who’s really in the wrong. And boy, did twitter let her know about it.

Well, there you have it. If you’re struggling to be the moral judge of your own life, ask Reddit for a second opinion. At the very least, you’ll know not to act like such an asshole again.

If you’re in the mood for some more r/wisdom, check out this Reddit thread of harshest truths.

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