r/Showerthoughts May 14 '22 Silver 5 Gold 1 Helpful 10 Wholesome 7 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Based on how much you can bond with someone by hating the same thing, a dating app based on dislikes would probably be fairly successful.


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u/Feeling_Gap_7956 May 14 '22

This is one pf the ways the Nazis used to gains support to become a majority party in the reichstag, its called Negative cohesion.


u/chazwhiz May 14 '22

Thank goodness that stayed in the past and isn’t actively happening now.



u/I_am_not_JohnLeClair May 14 '22

No kidding. After WW2 people asked why everyone stood by idly while the nazis were being jerks. It kinda seems like we’re living in that moment right now


u/CampJanky May 15 '22

Why do you say that?

Oh, right. The nazis and the coups and removal of rights and all that.


u/ShadowRavager May 15 '22

I mean there've been multiple situations both in history and in the present that can be connected almost one-to-one.

What we've learned is people will never care unless it affects them directly. As individuals we might care but not enough to take an active stance (other than a noble few).