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You Dared Me, so I Bit.

Thanks, Misty and Courtney, you’ve made making lists of unpopular opinions popular.

Karen Schwartz
11 min readMay 31, 2022

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I am a wimp. According to Merriam-Webster’s definition, it’s “a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person. I fit the description. So when discussing unpopular opinions, I’d usually say, don’t come to me. I fear rocking the status quo. And sorry, folks, but I don’t want to hear your political views or religious beliefs if they don’t align with mine. I’m into loving gestures, not acts of dissent. But fear not, dear readers, for this article isn’t all lovey-dovey. I’m breaking my own rules because I love a good prompt.

Inspired by articles written by and , I’m shedding my blanket of comfort to reveal my list of unpopular opinions. Although many of you will argue I’ve only tiptoed into muddy water, I agree, but we all must start somewhere. So, here is my list in no particular order. Can anyone relate?

1. They should ban cell phones on buses.

I know you think you are the center of the universe and that what you say matters, but I hate to burst your bubble. Not everything you say is something that everyone wants to hear. Unlike you, when I’m riding the bus — or any public form of transportation —…

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Karen Schwartz

Children's picture book author, fiction writer, personal essayist, kindness specialist, and lover of chocolate.