50 people share things that feel illegal even though they’re perfectly fine

From how we dress and what we eat to how we talk and even what we allow ourselves to feel; we humans have to master many rules in order to function properly in our societies.

But as you probably know, rationalizing whether our actions are acceptable or not can be tricky.

Recently, Reddit user IPlayBongos was browsing the platform when they came across the question, “What feels illegal, but isn’t?” on one of the subreddits they follow. “I can’t remember which one now, but it was a message with … one funny answer (I think it was … about guilt for leaving a supermarket without buying anything.),” they said. Bored Panda

“I thought there must be so many other things that feel like this in life, so I just went to r/AskReddit to see what people can come up with.”

IPlayBongos posted the same question there again and it immediately caught the attention of the 35.6 million community. So even though it’s not technically an original idea, the Redditor correctly identified the immense potential of entertainment it possessed. And we are very happy that they decided to seek more answers because of the nearly 9K responses IPlayBongos has received, many pinpointing the exact circumstances in which our moral ambiguity occurs.

Since we on Bored Panda we had such a great time during the discussion, we decided to put together the most interesting ones and also join you in the fun. Enjoying!

50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine Taking your baby home from the hospital for the first time. I remember thinking, “They really just let me walk out of here with this frail kid and no experience?!”

Munich11 Hollie Santos Report

A hundred billion dollar company that pays absolutely no taxes and simultaneously owns multiple billion dollar companies.

KaityKat117 Report

50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine It feels illegal to get out of my wheelchair. I’m not paralyzed, but it helps to have a wheelchair, but people always think I’m pretending to have a disability when I get out of my chair.

FawnTi Henry & Co Report

U.S. lawmakers are allowed to trade stock in and serve on boards of directors of private companies while enacting legislation that affects those companies.

Ok_Metal3877 Report

50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine Being a 30-year-old man and taking your 4-year-old niece to a live children’s musical. My partner and I took my niece to the Frozen live musical today. Because we bought tickets too late, I had to sit in the queue behind my (female) partner and my niece. The looks I got from the other onlookers because I was a guy sitting alone at a children’s musical… I felt like I should have been in jail.

9/10 would do it again though, the Frozen musical was great!

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50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine Don’t like dogs. People consider it the worst thing in the world if you don’t have a fatal allergy and just don’t like dogs.

BucketIsTired Matt Nelson Report

Big companies buy up a lot of houses in a city and rent them out to visitors.

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50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine Counting cards in a casino. It’s completely legal under the law, but the security and management will make you feel like a criminal for doing it.

vandial Aperture Pro Report

50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine Watching a video on your phone at full volume in a public place, I did this a few times by accident and wanted to get out of my skin and [pass away]†

AdLiving7358 ROBIN WORRALL Report

Having fun at work. Your boss walks around the corner and everyone scatters in the most totally unsuspicious way.

Traditional_Letter50 Report

50 people share things that feel illegal even though they're perfectly fine My father tended to go to a store and eat and drink from the shelves. Then go pay the wrapper at the end. I always thought we’d get arrested for that.

McGinneth Atoms Report

Using the opposite sexes’ bathroom when yours is occupied

Hermit Report

Going to a concert after covid. After the last 2 years of avoiding crowds and people it just feels wrong.

UltraDucks895 Report

Smuggling your own (non-alcoholic/warm) snacks into the cinema.

GucciGingo Report

Read a book all the way in a bookstore and then don’t buy it.

SuvenPan Report

When we came out of the covid lockdown in Melbourne: going out, going to a restaurant/bar, having friends in the house.

Now he just doesn’t wear a mask in the supermarket anymore

sensation Report

after turning 18 or 21 in some places and just doing everything, without anyone’s permission, with your own car that can take you anywhere. Still feels weird

PsychoDog_Music Report

Driving on German highways at a speed of 200-250 km/h

Dustyon Report

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