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Saying "bless you" after you sneeze is unnecessary and a waste of time. amirite?

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A waste of time? What do you do that is so important that you can't take a singular second to say something?

Apartlavishnesss avatar Apartlavishness Yeah You Are +5Reply

Saying bless you takes 3 seconds

Assuming the average person says bless you three times a month

That would be 144 minutes in 80 years.

"A waste of time".

That half a second every few days really add up quick.

@Mrtechnohawk "A waste of time". That half a second every few days really add up quick.

Sure does bud soon we're talking weeks and months of unnecessary speaking. Totally pointless. Really does add up when you think about it lol

@Alixkast Sure does bud soon we're talking weeks and months of unnecessary speaking. Totally pointless. Really does add up...

Oh yeah. I'm sure by the time people are in their 60's they'll be thinking "boy, I sure wished I never said bless you to people"

@Alixkast It adds up bud I'm telling you

Over the course of 60 years it's like what. A few weeks? A month at max? I'm not going to care even remotely enough for that. Probably spend more time scratching itches to care.

Also, if that's the kind of thing to worry me. A bigger worry is I have nothing else better to occupy my mind with. It's just too insignificant.

A of seconds a day will add up to a larger amount but by the time you've done that, you're compairing it to something MUCH larger and it'll still be equally as insignificant.

A couple of second over the course of a day is 14 seconds in a week. That's 85 minutes in a year. I've way more things to worry about (good and bad) than what I did with an hour and a half over a year. I won't even remember the vast majority of them.

Shiny244s avatar Shiny244 Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Shiny244 Over the course of 60 years it's like what. A few weeks? A month at max? I'm not going to care even remotely enough...

Assuming you used 1 second a day every day to say "bless you", after 60 years you will have spent just over 6 hours saying it. Idk where y'all are getting weeks and months 🤦🏼‍♀️

@Alixkast It adds up bud I'm telling you

If you say bless you once everyday and it takes one second, by the time you're 60, it would have taken up a grand total of 6 hours. Wow. So much time saved. Not to mention the concept of saying a phrase "wastes" time is stupid. As if you have to drop everything and put all of your focus on saying bless you. If saying two words prevents you from doing anything else at the same time, you have bigger problems than trying to conserve a few hours of your life.

@Alixkast Sure does bud soon we're talking weeks and months of unnecessary speaking. Totally pointless. Really does add up...

There is a LOT of unnecessary speaking that adds up to wasted time having to hear it, or even ignoring it.

If you conscider this a waste of time, maybe you need to slow your life down a bit.

@mattyh2433 If you conscider this a waste of time, maybe you need to slow your life down a bit.

Moving too fast sometimes you gotta slow down a little and take it all in. Good call.

wow what a mad lad, how crazy choosing not to do stuff

It's a cultural thing to prevent your soul from leaving your body when you sneeze. It's just manners to say it. It's just a polite thing to do.

Not saying your soul actually will leave your body, it's just an old belief. Also it takes like a second of your time, if you genuinely do not have time to say that after a sneeze you need to rethink your time usage

My grandma told me on her deathbed that her only regret was telling people bless you, she said she could've study to be a doctor during all that time.

Cmon, this is not unpopular is just stupid

Watch out we got a rebel over here

You are sooooo good looking.

Changed your title

"People wishing you well after you show signs of ill health is unnecessary and a waste of time"

It's a nice gesture to say it

Don't say it then

freq432s avatar freq432 Yeah You Are +2Reply

Whose time is wasted and why do you care?

@teknogreek Whose time is wasted and why do you care?

Ok probably a stretch to say waste of time. I get it used to be a tradition for spiritual reasons or whatever but it just seems silly to me to acknowledge bodily functions.

It's actually just rude.

Great opinion, I don't actually agree on this particular one, but I totally get the sentiment - I think it falls into the same camp as when people say "Say hi to X from me" - what a waste of time, no I won't, get in contact yourself if you like them so much!

If my bitch say "bless you" when you sneeze, you can have her

It's actually a cultural thing I heard. They say bless you so you don't potentially get sick cause sneezing is sometimes related to sickness or getting sick

@vcsandfeces It's actually a cultural thing I heard. They say bless you so you don't potentially get sick cause sneezing is...

Actually it stems from the idea that when you sneeze your soul escapes, by saying bless you to someone it ensures that doesn't happen.

It's entirely unnecessary but that's why people do it.

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Nickyikky Actually it stems from the idea that when you sneeze your soul escapes, by saying bless you to someone it ensures...

Oh yeah I've heard of that, also in China it is believed that when you sneeze someone's talking ILL about you which I find weird, but I haven't looked deep into it

When you release gas you're supposed to say 'excuse me', noone needs to do that for you. In terms of sneezing 'bless you' is just due to superstition, you don't have to say it, noone will be mad you're good.

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