6 Things Selfish People Do

6 Things Selfish People Do

I'm selfish sometimes, but I'm not this sh*tty.
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Most people focus on themselves (well, a lot of the time). So, why wouldn't you? You're living your life and you're not worried about other people's drama, right? Sometimes in life, you meet those people who are SO focused on themselves and they never think about anyone else's feelings. If you're thinking of someone right now, hopefully, you'll get a laugh out of one of these.

1. Taking the last five chocolate chip cookies in the dining hall

Homie, you know that chocolate chip cookie day is everyone's favorite day of the week, right? Share the love and at least leave me one.

2. Saying "it's not you, it's me"

What they really mean is: "It's you and always you because I never do anything wrong."

3. Stringing you along

They'll tell you how much they really really like you, but they'll drop you the second they find someone better.

4. Lying about stupid little things

Do you take the last chocolate chip cookie?

"No, Gracie did."

5. Not helping when someone is really struggling

They won't help you with simple things the dishes and the defiantly won't help you when you're in a time crunch trying to accomplish something important.

6. Being shady

This goes along with number three, but it's just as important. They'll make plans and cancel at the last minute because they're waiting for the opportunity that benefits them the most.

Whether you're in a toxic relationship or friends with someone who's shady and selfish, don't forget to spot the red flags. It's all about the red flags. Nothing's worse than a shady friend that steals the last chocolate chip cookie.

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Why I Won't Shut Up About 'One Day At A Time'

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The show is a comedy, and that's not a lie. The jokes are really funny and relatable, which is rather typical for a sitcom, but these jokes are next level. I've literally had to pause the show to laugh at and recover from a joke.

While there is quite a bit of comedy, the tears will flow (honestly, brace yourself). Many sitcoms tackle social issues, but this is where the show really stands out from any other current show. Each character brings their own dense storyline that incorporates everyday issues many people face but are not typically or correctly represented in television.

Let's start with Mom. Penelope Alvarez is a veteran, a recently divorced mother, and a nurse. Penelope is chock-full of hilarious mom jokes, motherly advice, and love for her family. Her storyline focuses on her status as a veteran and how that has affected her mental health and relationships. The show's portrayal of depression is more accurate than I've really ever seen on any show. Along with this, her job as a nurse, and taking care of her family, Penelope is a rock whose life is never boring.

Moving on to the funniest character of the show, Lydia. Lydia is Penelope's mother who immigrated as a child from Cuba with many other unaccompanied minors fleeing the country. It is later revealed that she is still undocumented, but she works hard to attain citizenship. She is a dancer, a mother, and prime comedic relief. 10/10 character, honestly.

Next up, Elena Alvarez, the ultra-liberal fifteen-year-old daughter. Elena quite accurately represents what growing up and figuring out your sexuality is like. The first season primarily deals with her coming out process, how she deals with her family's varying reactions, and her quinceañera. The second season brings Elena a job and a nonbinary girlfriend, which is fitting as the last episode of the first season centers around her quinceañera, a ceremony celebrating a girl becoming a woman.

Baseball-loving, cello playing, preteen son, Alex, during the first season, provided a partner in comedy for Lydia and a provocateur for Elena. But in the second season, he is the first character shown to be directly affected by racism. Especially now, talking about latina discrimination is extremely important. An entire episode is dedicated to the issue and discusses how to handle the situation correctly without escalating it.

Finally, Schneider, namesake of the 1975 series, provides silly comedy and a different prospective, the white male prospective. Schneider is the Alvarez's landlord, who was born into wealth and has a history of addiction. He is often blinded to the issues of racism and money problems, but through his friendship with the Alvarez's, he is enlightened. Schneider shows how easy it is to not realizes things are bad if they don't affect you.

Plus, the theme song is great and gets stuck in your head.

Now, go watch it on Netflix!!!

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The Low Down on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Why audiences can't get enough of this campy reality show
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Unless you've been secluding yourself from social media or the entertainment news circuit, you've probably heard about the latest season of "Big Brother." The CBS reality show giant has taken notes from its United Kingdom sister show by introducing the United States to a whole new animal: "Celebrity Big Brother." If you're not familiar with the show's inner workings, "Big Brother" is a show in which a handful of people are chosen to be shut off from the outside world in a house together. No technology. No ability to control anything in the house except for their own game. Cameras and microphones recording their every move 24/7. I bet you can guess how "Celebrity Big Brother" is played, except this time, it is played on a shorter than normal schedule, admitting eleven celebrities into the house, one emerging victorious with $25,000.

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