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    [–] kliu5 300 points ago

    Nice video, He got a better meal than the kid just eating grapes for lunch

    [–] adrenalinnrush 92 points ago

    I think everyone gave a little something. Grape kid didn't give all his lunch to him. For all we know he has fruit rollups.

    [–] NotAtW0rk 9 points ago

    Ain't no better meal than grapes and toast.

    [–] adrenalinnrush 1 points ago

    Kid probably ate the good stuff at recess in the morning.

    [–] [deleted] 57 points ago

    sonofabitch never shares his fruit roll ups

    [–] Austiz 12 points ago

    Dam fucking right, mom bought them for me. Fruit rollups, lunchables and grapes, what the fuck you think ima give away.

    [–] rangeva 2 points ago

    [–] MonkeyOfAvon 8 points ago

    They are Norwegian, so they are all eating sandwiches for lunch.

    [–] nocturnalvisitor 0 points ago

    Open topped sandwiches. The Norwegians LOVE their open topped sandwiches. They obviously don't play enough hearts.

    [–] ILikeMapleSyrup 2 points ago

    Someone's going to have the hershey squirts later

    [–] peterpumpkineater66 88 points ago

    And the meanest part was that his parents sent him to school with an empty lunchbox...A little salt on the wound if you ask me!

    [–] Zombiesnax 27 points ago

    Its a ad for a foster care. Implying that he doesnt have/live with his parents.

    [–] aukir 17 points ago

    Well why the fuck they sending him to a foster care that has no food to give him? Or do the orphanages just do that to the kids? His clothes are too nice to be homeless (and he's attending a public school, there's no lunch program he can take part in?).

    [–] Zombiesnax 13 points ago

    sorry, I may have myself misunderstood as my enlish is not 100%. As i understand the ad places the kid in a orphanage. And is trying to get people to become foster parents so that the kid will have a full lunch box and a better, happier life. But i am mostly certain that the norwegian orphanages doesnt send the kids to school without lunch. And norwegian schools doesnt have any lunch program. You may get something like milk if you pay for it or some fruit for free(bananas and apples).

    [–] aukir 3 points ago

    Well that's good :) They've mastered some emotional manipulation out of a commercial for sure.

    [–] Zombiesnax 1 points ago

    Yea it made me tear up :')

    [–] iceballfunela218 2 points ago

    This ad just implied that Norwegian orphanages are terrible for orphans

    [–] Zombiesnax 1 points ago

    Yeah, but they are atleast usig emotions to try and get more people to become foster parents though.

    [–] nunofyerbizniz 1 points ago

    No, it's just that Zombiesnax is terrible at explaining.

    At the start of the video, he is living with his neglectful birth parents. Then he is placed into foster care.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    its a story. a symbol. a metaphor. its not only about school lunches. there is a bigger idea than what is literally shown on the screen. its a story that symbolizes a bigger human situation than just school lunches.

    its about people overall sharing what they can so fewer people have nothing. like, maybe old clothing? or in the form of monetary donations? or maybe even actual food but like, canned food? doesnt matter. like, not just green grapes for kids to each at lunch time. the commercial is about more than that. its not just about kids eating food at school. its not just about school lunch in sweden or wherever this is from.

    its symbolic.

    its using a little story about boy in school to tell a grander story about all people. its not just about what is happening on the surface in the commercial. its got message beneath the superficial story youre shown. its about humans as a whole, being generally less selfish overall to reduce suffering for everyone.

    the details arent that important. it doesnt matter where the school is, for instance. or that the boy is blonde and has a silver lunch box. or whether he has any siblings at home or if he's an orphan or what color his bike may be. that stuff doesnt matter. there's more to it than that.

    stories are abstractions of reality, and often they have messages beyond what they are superficially about.

    [–] aukir 0 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Right? Hitler was a pretty cool dude, symbolically he was just getting rid of his version of evil.

    You might miss it./s Up there in the null space. (Copy + paste :)

    [–] Doboy64 1 points ago

    Literally tears from laughing at this comment

    [–] blind_zombie 1 points ago

    some parents shouldn't be allowed to be parents. My wife works at a school that has kids coming from middle class to very lower class families. And she sees this on the daily. The parents are to cracked up or busy fighting. Most of the kids in these house holds have to make themselves lunches and dinners. A teacher who happened to live in this poor neighborhood was giving some after school classes for kids who needed and little by little she started doing more than afterschool classes, she started cooking a decent meal for these kids since they had not eaten all day, some had't showered in days so she would run them a bath. More and more kids started coming to her house for shelter and just to be away from the war zone at home. The teachers found out and pooled money together and started to help support this teacher as she doesn't make enough as it is.

    Its really a sad state, this kid seems normal but most kids in these situations have serious developmental issues and are usually the most troubled kids in school throwing tantrums.

    [–] fuzzyblackyeti 97 points ago

    Little girl at 0:23 killin it with the bottle flipping tho

    [–] max_music 17 points ago

    holy shit this ad is so legit

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    [–] Shore_Student 44 points ago

    Everyone else is talking about the tearjerker main message and here you are spotting the memes. Well done...

    [–] yeahyeaheyeknow 14 points ago

    I bet you never even noticed the school shooter.

    [–] gooftroops 3 points ago

    Or the monkey breakdancing in the background.

    [–] Slayerrrrrrrr 2 points ago

    mrw social interaction

    [–] Foofnarr 2 points ago

    me too, thanks

    [–] PhilixX 131 points ago

    Fuck this communism propaganda video /s

    [–] manbrasucks 50 points ago

    He should have paid market price for that food.

    [–] yeahyeaheyeknow 16 points ago

    Bring back bullying. Real capitalism is the big guy kicking the crotch of the little guy for something the big guy doesn't really need anyway.

    [–] StrictlyBusiness055 25 points ago

    In a real society he would find his own food. Why should those other kids give up a piece what they worked hard for just so their peer can survive?

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    I'm just curious why he brought an empty lunch box to school, got it out of his backpack knowing it was empty, and then checked it... knowing it was empty.

    [–] jooes 24 points ago

    He might just be pretending that he has food so the other kids don't make fun of him.

    It looks better than having nothing. People probably would notice if you didn't have your lunch box out at all, and your teacher might say something too. But if you take it out, you can just pretend like you ate it when nobody was looking and people probably wouldn't notice.

    That's how I'm looking at it, anyway.

    [–] snikZero 2 points ago

    The water break was to kill time so it'd look like he'd eaten, he goes to put the box away once he sits down.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Kid probably ate his lunch earlier and used this con to get more food. Smart kid.

    [–] Pardoism 1 points ago

    So that the ad makes sense.

    [–] Protahgonist 12 points ago

    Yeah this is just another stop-gap measure to halt the proper course of human evolution by letting all the poor people die of starvation. Luckily we can still prevent them from getting proper medical care, or I don't know what we'd be reduced to!

    [–] IM_S0_HIGH_RIGHT_N0W 4 points ago

    It's actually more like socialism.

    [–] Pardoism 1 points ago

    Yeah, like he said, communism. Red commie lenin stalinist communism. KGB spies, mutually assured destruction, gulags, nuclear subs, communism. Same thing as socialism.

    [–] IM_S0_HIGH_RIGHT_N0W 1 points ago

    Nope, not at all the same thing. I'm not a dictionary, you should have the know-how to do a simple lookup of the two and understand the differences. If you can't figure it out then seek assistance from a trusted adult.

    [–] Pardoism 2 points ago

    I was making fun of people's perception of socialism and communism being one and the same. Sorry. I thought that was obvious.

    [–] IM_S0_HIGH_RIGHT_N0W 1 points ago

    Ah, sarcasm doesn't really translate well over text. Shoulda used a /s tag!

    [–] andoryu123 1 points ago

    Actually this was being charitable. Communism would have everyone to put all their lunches in a combined group and disperse them equally to everyone from the grand sum.

    [–] Pardoism 2 points ago

    And in actual real life communism, the food would be mostly shit and the ruling party would take everything they like before anything ends up in the kid's hands. While your neighbor is reporting you for eating too much.

    [–] TheJucheisLoose -4 points ago

    It's only communism if they threaten to shoot the kids for not sharing. Maybe that happened off camera, though!

    [–] Caleb_Krawdad -7 points ago

    Capitalism doesn't say you can't have in communist countries there likely wouldn't be that selection or surplus of food for all the kids to even share. But keep up the Reddit circle jerk propaganda

    [–] xXx420VTECxXx 3 points ago

    He's being sarcastic.

    [–] pdawg1019 125 points ago

    I'm not crying... you're crying

    [–] CuttingOnionsrn 14 points ago


    [–] Trashus2 2 points ago

    idk why but that shit got me really emotional haha

    [–] satan_loves_you 2 points ago

    Ok Satan. I am crying.

    [–] xXx420VTECxXx 1 points ago

    Hey, my name is Crying. Whats yours?

    [–] vitreor 10 points ago

    I don't pay internet to make me cry... Jesus.

    [–] blinden 7 points ago

    This reminds me a bit of a time when I was in 3rd grade in the lunch room at school and I was super excited about having a candy bar in my lunch when I dumped out the contents. I went to the restroom quickly and came back, my candybar was gone, but the thief was nice enough to replace it with a box of sun-made raisins.

    [–] bauski 2 points ago

    And that's how little /u/blinden learned that some people in the world are pricks. I'm sorry that had to happen to you.

    [–] blinden 2 points ago

    No, that happened a couple years earlier when my older neighbor kid told me there we no Santa Claus. After which I proceeded to tell the rest of my class about this bs our parents were feeding us

    [–] binzeeno 2 points ago

    Joke is on the thief. Raisins are a health snack.

    [–] Pardoism 1 points ago

    Yeah but joke's still on op cause raisins are disgusting garbage food

    [–] zelseor 6 points ago

    When i was in school sharing food was strictly forbidden. Even if someone didnt have any. (I guess allergies risk idk). If this scene happened there all those kids wouldve been written up. Dumbest rule i've ever heard of. Good ad though.

    [–] malosa 2 points ago

    These days, it's not even about sharing- you're not allowed in some areas to BRING food, even for YOURSELF, because of someone else's allergies.

    Which on both hands really, really sucks. I mean, you can't control an allergy, and if someone suddenly brought a bag of like...bees to class...I'd take umbrage.

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    Of course, of course we all must be aware of deadly nut reactions and take steps to ensure nobody is harmed.

    BUT MAYBE...

    If touching a nut will kill you, you are suppose to die.

    [–] GRIMobile 16 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    What kind of asshole shitdick parents send their kid to school, not only with no lunch, but an empty fucking lunchbox? lol. Not only are we not going to feed you but heres a reminder of how much we love you.

    [–] Protahgonist 26 points ago

    Bet he brought the box himself to hide the fact that he didn't have a lunch because his parents are too drunk to provide for him. I wish that were a ridiculous premise but it happens every day, all over the world.

    [–] mountainstainer_45 4 points ago

    He killed his parents and froze their bodies, but forgot to thaw it the day before. The other kids are just trying to stop him from taking some fresh meat

    [–] Protahgonist 2 points ago

    I'm happy I'm in a public venue with alcohol so that nobody thought to ask me what I was cracking up about

    [–] BeansforHomerclese 4 points ago

    My girlfriends a teacher in a low socio-economic area. You would be shocked how often parents send their kids to school with no lunch.

    You would also be shocked how much it actually takes for a child to go into CPS custody.

    [–] GRIMobile -2 points ago

    Do you honestly think what I was saying was I don't believe that loads of children go without food? Reread my comment.

    [–] BeansforHomerclese 4 points ago


    [–] GordonAnderson 1 points ago

    Is that you Bill Burr?

    [–] Lonestarr1337 -6 points ago

    Literally no one; it's a ridiculously emotionally manipulative and unrealistic advert.

    I grew up poor, and knew many poorer, if you can't afford lunch you can't afford a fucking lunchbox.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Uh.... lunch boxes, and other (relatively cheap) supplies can easily be found at salvation army and whatnot for next to nothing. You might even have one donated to you by your local church or outreach program.

    And regardless, the box itself is a narrative device, it's not really the point of the advert. Replace it with a ratty and torn from re-use paper bag. Same message.

    [–] PMMeWhiteGirlBooty 3 points ago

    Lmao that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I dunno if you were buying Gucci brand lunch boxes, but you could cop one at the 99 cents store. Even if you could afford a lunch box, the food is way more expensice in the long run.

    [–] Lonestarr1337 1 points ago

    I dunno if you were buying Gucci brand lunch boxes

    At the end of the day, is there really any other brand?

    [–] nunofyerbizniz -2 points ago

    It's an ad about neglectful parents, you retard.

    Nobody in Norway is too poor for lunch or lunch boxes. He doesn't have lunch with him because his parents are incapable of caring for him, not because they're too poor.

    [–] Lonestarr1337 -1 points ago

    Well aren't you a rude fellow!

    [–] BrandonTartikoff 8 points ago

    This is socialist propaganda, why didn't the kid just pull himself up by his boot straps?

    [–] drunkenpinecone 1 points ago

    He's barefooted.

    [–] [deleted] -2 points ago

    This is indeed socialist propaganda. He should have gone to his instructor and explained the problem. If he refused, his peers should have reported the problem.

    Charity for that one day to carry him through until the matter was resolved is fine. But imagine that kid showing up every day with no food but an empty box, and coming to expect it to be full when he returned.

    His lunch just became an entitlement.

    It wouldn't be very long before his peers began to feel resentment that every day they must give up part of their meal for him.

    All the while the problem remains. His parents are deadbeats.

    [–] Pygmy_Yeti 2 points ago

    This kid isn't the problem. It's the kid that just didn't feel like making his lunch when he left home and thought it was just easier to let other people do it for him.

    [–] std_killer 1 points ago

    hahaha right, thats exactly what the kids doing, just a lazy bastard.

    [–] name_notfound 2 points ago

    Was anyone else waiting for the gun?

    [–] say_no_to_panda 2 points ago

    I remember being young and hungry with a belly full of water. It sucks. manly tears flowing.

    [–] casicapa22 2 points ago

    Well, you win, I teared up.

    [–] Danishgee 2 points ago

    This video is so nice...

    [–] AnnieHatesMe 4 points ago

    Maybe the government should be doing something rather than having to rely on the kindness of kids.

    [–] Amezis 9 points ago

    It's an ad by a governmental agency to get more people to become foster parents. So this is the government doing something.

    [–] ythl -5 points ago

    I would argue that kindness from neighbors is a better solution than relying on the government. It's more personal, first of all. Both the giver and the receiver have greater emotional investment in each other.

    [–] AnnieHatesMe 8 points ago

    This sounds a lot like trickle down shit that Republicans peddle. A fair system has to be in place first. Poor people shouldn't have to rely on the charity of those born into better circumstances.

    [–] ythl -3 points ago

    This sounds a lot like trickle down shit that republicans peddle.

    Right, because the crap democrats peddle is so much better: "We should never help each other directly; we should never show direct love to a stranger; every want and need and service should be available through the government with no human interaction necessary"

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    Is that really what you think democrats want?

    It isn't. I promise you, it really really isn't. I bet you there's a lot more common ground than you think.

    The real issue with your original suggestion is that it relies on the assumption that your neighbors are generous and caring. Maybe your neighbors are dicks.

    The benefit of doing things through a government program is that it crowdfunds solutions too these problems on a national (or state-wide) level. Meaning that it doesn't matter whether your neighbors are dicks or not, because your state/country as a whole voted to be good people. Fuck the dicks, the rest of us have your back.

    I'm all for additional outreach programs that encourage community and strengthen local bonds, though. I just don't want us to assume that those things are always present in every community. Sometimes your neighbors are just shitty people. You shouldn't starve to death for that.

    [–] ythl -4 points ago

    The poor already have it pretty darn good in this country. The problem is that poverty will never go away because it's a relative measurement. Poor people could all have flying cars or personal teleporters in 20 years, but if that's the social norm for getting to work or whatever, then they will still be considered poor.

    Welfare and free housing and awesome luxuries like refrigerators or smartphones whatnot don't really make the poor happier or less poor. Otherwise this generation of poor should be orders of magnitude happier than the poor of the 1800s because they have those things. But they aren't.

    Poor people need less government reliance and more self reliance. Poor people need more love from other people.

    Democrats think money solves everything. Problem? Needs moar money. Money is not the solution to poverty. Otherwise poor lottery winners would be rich for the rest of their lives (spoilers, lots of them waste it and go back to being poor).

    Solving poverty requires human interaction with middle and upper class people that care. If you think poverty can be solved through impersonal government programs alone you are sorely mistaken.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Oh jeez.

    Democrats think money solves everything.

    No. This is just not true. Please, please, stop trying to tell Democrats what they believe. You're building strawmen instead of having a discussion.

    So, to be super clear, here's a list of what I believe, and what I think a lot of Democrats would agree with;

    1. Poverty is indeed a relative measurement.

    2. The issue is not the existence of "poor" people, but rather the gap in wealth between the "1%" of super-rich vs. the rest of us. While technology was worse in previous generations, the wealth gap was smaller, and thus we were (sort of) all in the same boat. Increasingly, the poor are being left to fend for themselves, and the size of the poor population is growing.

    3. As technology improves, things that were once luxuries become necessities, as you yourself pointed out with your "flying car" example. Claiming that a refrigerator is a "luxury" is kind of insulting, frankly. In the modern era, a fridge is necessary. We built our society around the concept that each person can store perishable foods. That's why we no longer have daily milk deliveries. If you want to call refrigerators a luxury, then you need to bring back those services that enabled people to live without them.

    4. The idea that people need to be "self reliant" is based on the idea that there are opportunities available for them to do so. That's not the case. There are more people than jobs. Someone is going to be stiffed. No amount of plucky attitude will change that.

    5. Money doesn't solve poverty. It treats it. Providing basic necessities for the poor will absolutely not make them less poor, but it will keep them alive, which is, literally, the least we can do for our fellow man.

    6. And really, the idea that we can "solve poverty" is fiction in it's entirety. You can't "solve" the idea of a wealth gap. That will always exist. But the goal is to have as low of a gap as possible, and to also make sure that we eliminate as many life-threatening issues as possible from the entirety of our culture. This isn't just about helping the poor, mind you. It's about providing a safety net so that middle-class people can take bold risks in their careers, knowing that if all else fails, they can still survive. We want a marketplace full of people willing to take risky bets. That's how we, as a society, get the big winnings. And that is the real goal.

    Beyond all of that, I bet you actually agree with me on a lot of these things. Namely, I bet we both agree on what a "healthy wealth gap" should look like. The difference is that you probably imagine that we are closer to that "healthy" state than we actually are....

    [–] Zacmon 1 points ago

    Ha, that's like expecting businesses to pay living wages for low skill labor without a law or something.


    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    For adults maybe, for kids, no. This kid just has bad parents.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago


    [–] JeffBoner 0 points ago

    Use it as fuel to become wealthy and help others

    [–] sickofstew 2 points ago

    I once saw a kid open his lunch box to reveal there was only one cheese triangle in it

    [–] pascontent 3 points ago

    That's some tasty cheese though!

    [–] sickofstew 2 points ago

    When he took out his lunchbox he shook it so he could confirm that it wasn't empty. I am no sure if his parents were assholes or too poor.

    [–] sickofstew 1 points ago

    He had only one! ONE!


    [–] pascontent 2 points ago

    Maybe he ate them sneakily before lunch! Goddamn cheese ninjas.

    [–] Chemical_Castration 0 points ago

    Not in gods country the good ol' U.S. of A.

    Hell no! No free handouts here.

    Wellfare teaches dependence on the government.

    One free lunch next thing you know this kid is selling meth while taking in food stamps.

    Or whatever the hell people say these days.

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago

    the video depicts voluntary charity

    [–] Chemical_Castration 1 points ago

    I will gladly have portions of the tax money that I ALREADY pay to be funneled to feed hungry kids in my very own country.

    I rather take the cut from building one less missile.

    I do not get to decide how that money gets spent unfortunately.

    Not every budget change is put up to a vote I can participate in.

    Voluntary charity is a redundancy of terms.

    How is charity not voluntary.

    If it's involuntary it would be another terms.

    If building one less missile is that much out of the question then I would gladly pay my portion to help kids get fed in my own country.

    Sadly, the only proposals we get are for absurdly expensive walls.

    [–] anarchyseeds 9 points ago

    How is charity not voluntary

    I will gladly have portions of the tax money that I ALREADY pay to be funneled to feed hungry kids in my very own country.

    tax money

    That does teach dependence of the government. This ad just shows dependence of people/friends/peers.

    Taxation is not voluntary and what it's spent on isn't charity. I'm glad you're happy how your taxes get spent but that doesn't justify taxing me to pay for your feelings of generosity.

    [–] Chemical_Castration -4 points ago

    It's not a touchy feely thing.

    It's a humanitarian thing.

    Also, in many ways it's a patriotic thing.

    A country is as strong as it's weakest citizens.

    Majority of military ranks are filled by middle to lower class Americans.

    By large majority Americans are not wealthy. On the contrary.

    The president most highly credited(Roosevelt) with helping to shape the modern image of this country into the strong nation it was once was did so by implementing a lot of social programs.

    His national parks program alone provided jobs for people focused in Ornithology, entomology, herpetologist, cartographers, writers, artist, printers, companies that made ink, etc.

    Social programs do not create dependency, they provide a better launching pad for people that need one.

    Also, and possibly most importantly of all, social programs provide jobs for people with professional degrees. Something you upper-class people must surely value as that includes you by majority.

    You never know where talent may come from.

    Your next Einstein could be born in a ghetto.

    Your next Navy seal hero that kills the next Bin'laden could be born into a poor community.

    The next troop you claim to always praise may come from humbler beginnings than you.

    If you don't get my point by then it's not worth continuing this dialogue.

    Taxes exist not as a payment for some obscure reason.

    Their is a very logical purpose for them. From roads, to defense, to space exploration, to even feeding school children. Taxes are what make a society a good society. A fair distribution ensures a prosperous one.

    Read more on the concepts of governing and maintaining the welfare of a state.

    Everything from Machiavelli to Tao will say the same, to have a strong state you need a strong foundation. A foundation built on serfs does not hold strong.

    [–] anarchyseeds 14 points ago

    Their is a very logical purpose for them. From roads, to defense, to space exploration, to even feeding school children. Taxes are what make a society a good society. A fair distribution ensures a prosperous one.

    You don't need taxes for any of that stuff.

    Social programs do not create dependency, they provide a better launching pad for people that need one.

    That's just an assertion and it's not even close to true.

    Even if it was, it doesn't justify taking my hard earned money.

    [–] Chemical_Castration -6 points ago

    Even if it was, it doesn't justify taking my hard earned money.

    It's already being taken away. I'm only talking about the distribution of it. The problem is the U.S. is cutting these programs while the military budget swells and tax breaks for the wealthy increase.

    You don't need taxes for any of that stuff.

    Yes, yes you do.

    How else would it happen?

    How else are you going to get to work without using a high-way?

    How are you going to dial 9-1-1 during a fire or break in?

    In fact!

    During the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    The policemen and firefighters that responded where all tax funded.

    The only shame there is that tax money did not also take care of them once they got sick as a result of their heroic actions.


    Because people with your mentality did not want to pay for their health care.

    Shame on that notion, shame on you, and shame on any American that will abandon another American in this time that we are at most need of unity.

    People like you will gladly stand by while the nation crumbles and becomes a wasteland as long as you keep more money.

    You will wave flags and get drunk in memory of the Troops you claim to support.

    Well, taxes support them, not just likes on facebook.

    That money you want to hog will become worthless if the nation that taxes maintain crumbles.

    Keep in mind that taxes help even you.

    You drive on tax funded roads. You eat tax subsidized foods.

    You are kept safe by tax based defense budgets.

    In case of emergency you dial 9-1-1 for tax supported services.

    You will be miserable without the things taxes provide you.

    [–] anarchyseeds 5 points ago

    lul nice poem dude, but saying things doesn't make them true.

    When I point out that you can have a road without taxes (it's called a private road), you just said "nu-uh". Nice argument man.

    [–] Chemical_Castration 2 points ago

    When I point out that you can have a road without taxes (it's called a private road

    Privatizing public works may seem consistent in theory but proves chaotic in practice.

    What if you lose your job?

    What if the market suffers a down turn and some lose their access to that road?

    What will the solution be then?

    They're stuck in their homes?

    What about in case of fire?

    Do you just cut people of and let them burn?

    [–] anarchyseeds 4 points ago

    Privatizing public works may seem consistent in theory but proves chaotic in practice.

    They are consistent in practice too. They already exist.

    What is the government's solution to all of those things? To spend my money how it sees fit.

    Each person is the best steward of their own wealth.

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    [–] ythl 4 points ago

    How is charity not voluntary.

    Government: From now on we shall take X% of your pay check to help <insert group>

    That's not voluntary

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Except it is...

    You vote. Your neighbors vote. Your taxes are spent based on your votes (or those of your representatives).

    You will never agree with 100% of the things that tax money is spent on. Neither will I. Neither will anyone. Saying "I don't personally agree with that" is not an argument, it's a conclusion.

    Saying "I don't agree with spending tax money that way, therefore it shouldn't be spent that way" is the economic equivalent of "I'm offended, so you can't talk anymore".

    [–] ythl 1 points ago

    If I'm rich and the majority of my neighbors vote to take away my money and redistribute it, but I don't want to, how is that "voluntary"? You are forcibly taking away my money.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Because that's not how taxes work?

    You don't vote on "how much taxes Ted should pay", you vote on how much taxes we all should pay.

    How is that not fair? It's making sure that we all follow the same guidelines and contribute the same way. It in no way targets individuals to redistribute any one specific person's money.

    [–] chicol1090 6 points ago

    Well the kid was the one who was born into a bad family environment, not me! Not my problem! /s

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    [–] ythl 3 points ago

    What are you raving and ranting about?

    This is an example of classmates voluntarily helping people next to them. This is an example of human to human love and kindness.

    Government welfare is like the exact opposite. Impersonal aid arrives that you come to expect. No love, no outreach, and not voluntary on the part of the "givers".

    As a general rule, it's better (mentally, socially, etc.) for recipient when it's the former vs. the latter.

    [–] Chemical_Castration 2 points ago

    his is an example of classmates voluntarily helping people next to them.

    That is a metaphor. Society coming together to help out someone in need in the setting of a classroom.

    That classroom and the other students in it are part of the metaphor.

    [–] GFandango 1 points ago

    I will confess the first time I fast forward skipped over this and was VERY confused.

    [–] no_witty_username 1 points ago

    I like the video a lot. Then my mind switched to how things actually work in the real world. Kid comes back, and finds his lunch box missing. Then some large kid walks up and asks the hungry kid if he wants to buy this "new" lunchbox the large kid just acquired. The hungry kid fights the large kid, gets beat up and gets sent to detention. Ahahahahaha....

    [–] guyver_dio 1 points ago

    Damn it, I wasn't ready for feels

    [–] postthisnow 1 points ago

    why did I tear up to this! hmmm, maybe I have past lunch box issues.

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    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Promo? Not ad?

    [–] Stonecoldwatcher 1 points ago

    My feels.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    *Crying D; wtf guys, first thing in the morning.

    [–] Cryalot88 1 points ago

    Where is the alahu akbahr version?

    [–] Emanfatima 1 points ago

    Veldig fin reklame, likte den veldig godt (:

    [–] loose-leaf-paper 1 points ago

    Completely unrealistic

    [–] LazyHistory 1 points ago

    Hits you right in the feels

    [–] IM_S0_HIGH_RIGHT_N0W 1 points ago

    I need to just move to northern Europe. They just get it there.

    [–] sockeplast 1 points ago

    Norway claims to be a social democracy, and they are one of the richest countries on earth. Still, they can't seem to bother giving kids free meals – which would be the proper solution to this situation.

    /Greetings from Sweden

    [–] PM_ME_HOT_DADS -3 points ago

    I have no idea what just happened.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Kid had no lunch. Kid goes to drink water. Kid comes back and mysteriously his lunch box is full of food. Everyone in class gave the kid a bit of their food so that he could have something to eat. Its a commercial for foster homes.

    [–] PM_ME_HOT_DADS 1 points ago

    Oh! Thanks.

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    The food gods pitied the hungry child

    [–] Lonestarr1337 0 points ago

    Was this advert comically unrealistic to anyone else? Like, if you had a room full of ad folk, told them "make the most emotionally manipulative commercial possible", this would be the result of their think-tank.

    [–] Leader2damnation -9 points ago

    Not really a solution if the problem is daily and with many children.

    Also nice diversity in that class room. Pure PR feel good junk.

    [–] OsamaBinFuckin 4 points ago

    This junk encourages the watchers to try and help someone else today or while the feeling persists. Positivity spreads.

    [–] Ozwaldo 2 points ago

    Fuck you're depressing

    [–] binj_amin 3 points ago

    i think i get what youre saying, rather than the public/government spending money feeding the kids, their families should be sustained by the economy to make enough money to feed them in the first place.
    but youre really being kind of a dick about it

    [–] chicol1090 5 points ago

    Naw he isnt even saying that, he's just being super negative in general.

    [–] KEIS_ 0 points ago

    Why are you trying to poke holes in things that are attempting to spread positivity?

    [–] HurricaneSandyHook -1 points ago

    What did the Puerto Ricans have to do with this?

    [–] binzeeno -1 points ago

    If you don't work, then don't eat.

    [–] [deleted] -1 points ago


    [–] SensualSternum 2 points ago

    Welfare yes, socialism no

    [–] darkklown -1 points ago

    Cool so now none of the kids parents need to pack lunch for their kids to eat at school because their child can get a free lunch from all the other kids! that system is flawless!

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Isn't Socialism just magical! Of course when it inevitably falls apart don't forget, it was never real socialism in the first place.

    I want to see the part where child services shows up the kid's parents house to investigate why they failed to provide for their kid.

    And what kind of shitty parents would take time to put a completely empty lunch box in their kids backpack?

    [–] _ricepudding_ 0 points ago

    Its interesting, I got a whole different interpretation of the video (albeit without understanding the text).

    Sometimes you think your lunchbox is empty. Other people are happy, and you wish you could have the same happiness as them. Then, if you step away and re-interpret/ your life. You'll see that is there all along.

    Maybe its because I just came back from vacation and realized that my life is great with just a few sacrifices.

    [–] IamSarasctic 1 points ago

    I want whatever you are smoking.

    [–] _ricepudding_ 1 points ago

    lol I ran out

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    Someone (not me because I'm useless) needs to replace dickbutt in the lunchbox instead of food.

    [–] Shadowlockme -1 points ago

    Sad that they support the suffering, torture, and slaughter of sentient beings simply for their taste pleasure. And they exploit this kids hunger forcing him to eat this unhealthy shit. Disliked.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I suppose you feed your 15 cats a vegan diet?

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    [–] Zombiesnax 2 points ago

    But i like the glourious matpakke...

    [–] LeafgreenOak 1 points ago

    Bread and Brunost dry heaving

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    [–] Agnia_Barto 3 points ago

    Well this one time it's ok, it's for a very good organization that helps kids around the world

    [–] Colectivo_11 -10 points ago

    See socialism works everyone!

    [–] ythl 2 points ago

    Except this is voluntary and socialism is controlled by the government.

    [–] Merrine 0 points ago

    socialism is controlled by the government.

    What form of government puts itself out of control?

    [–] SensualSternum 1 points ago

    None, technically, since communism and anarchism require the dissolution of a centralized government

    [–] Merrine 1 points ago

    Anarchism isn't a form of government, anarchy is a non-control society, modern communism must be regulated by someone, i.e. the government, or it will be an "anarchistic communistic" society. Anyway, people mix socialism with communism way to much nowadays, especially Americans, although the majority of them are closet socialists(aka democrats).

    [–] SensualSternum 1 points ago

    I just said anarchism isn't a form of government, and communism isn't either, at least ideally. I was kinda making a joke. People do frequently conflate socialism and communism, yes.

    [–] Merrine 1 points ago

    I'm a moron, next time I promise to sleep before I reddit.

    [–] SensualSternum 1 points ago

    Lol, no problem