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Is It Too Early To Put Christmas Decorations Up?

Halloween has come and gone. We have moved on from October and move into November. The next big holiday is Christmas (I’m sorry Americans, Thanksgiving has already passed for us Canadians). There always seems to be a bit of an awkward period where people aren’t sure when they should put their Christmas decorations up.

Personally, I like to see decorations put up as soon as we are done with Halloween. Yet I also understand that some people like to wait until Remembrance Day has passed. Regardless, I decided to ask my Instagram followers what they think on November 1st.

Question: “Is it too early to put Christmas decorations up?”

Results:

Total Views: 223

Total Votes: 99

  • Yes: 58 (58.6%)
  • No: 41 (41.4%)

This vote was quite close. A majority of people think November 1st is too early to put Christmas decorations up. I’m with the other 41 people who think it’s not too early though. I love the Christmas season and everything that comes with it. So, if you like to abide by what the majority of people would do, don’t put your decorations up right after Halloween.

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Is The Ability To Walk More Desirable Than The Ability To Hear?

As I play with ideas in my mind, one that frequently arises is the thought of if one sense is more valuable than another. Psychologically people actually tend to overthink how bad it would be to lose a sense than it actually would be. People think only about what they are losing, but don’t recognize everything else in their life they still have going on to make them happy.

Regardless, I was curious as to what people thought would be more important to them when they reach an older age. I decided to reach out to my Instagram followers and see what their responses would be.

Question: “You’re 80. Would you rather lose your ability to walk OR lose your ability to hear?”

Results:

Total Views: 257

Total Votes: 97

  • Wheelchair Me: 52 (53.6%)
  • Tired of hearing you: 45 (46.4%)

I found these results surprising. I figure that once you reach an older age you typically have family around to support you when you become less mobile. You can still move in a wheelchair, but not as easily as before. The results do support this idea, but the number of people who would rather lose their hearing caught me off guard. I suppose people are already sick of having to listen to things around them are saying. That may be different when you miss the little details of hearing the birds chirping, wind in the trees, or even the laugh of a loved one.

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What Do People Value More: Being Funny Or Being Smart?

These aren’t mutually exclusive traits. You can, in fact, be both funny and smart, but to be the single best in both areas would be incredibly rare. As others think about what they would like to be, I believe being the funniest person or being the smartest person would be at the top of the list.

What I think may be different from others, so I decided to ask my Instagram followers what they would rather be.

Question: “Would you rather be the funniest person alive OR the smartest person alive?”

Results:

Total Views: 238

Total Votes: 97

  • Funny: 47 (48.5%)
  • Smart: 50 (51.5%)

Being the funniest or smartest person in the world would be an incredible title to hold. This was another close vote since both traits are highly desirable. Only by a small percentage, people would rather be the smartest person in the world over the funniest. There are many reasons others may want to be one or the other, including the possibility of fame, performing in front of a crowd, the social aspects of both, and many others.

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What Would You Choose To Be: A One-Eyed Cyclops Or Have Two Noses?

Sometimes my curiosity gets the best of me. Some questions have a purpose behind them and others, well, don’t have any purpose at all. For some reason, the idea of mutations came to mind. Some people have fewer limbs than others for a variety of reasons, while others have more body parts than usual such as toes or fingers. Then the idea of less common mutations, or even ones unheard of, caught my attention.

I wondered what people would prefer: To have one eye like a cyclops or to have to noses. I decided to ask my Instagram followers.

Question: “Would you rather have one eye in the middle of your head like a cyclops OR have two noses?”

Results:

Total Views: 269

Total Votes: 93

  • Univision: 52 (55.9%)
  • Ultimate smell: 41 (44.1%)

As you can see (likely with both eyes), people would prefer to have one eye over having two noses. I believe this is mostly because of the visual aspect of it. Looking at someone with one eye in the middle of their head might be a bit easier to grasp than if someone had two noses on their face. These sorts of polls are really fun to ask, I hope you enjoy thinking about what you would answer and seeing the responses.

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How Many People Make Their Bed In The Morning?

Making the bed can be a part of many morning routines. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson recommends making your bed as one of the easiest things to start doing to take control and implement order into your life. Others have noted feeling better about having a made bed and I agree. When I started making my bed I felt noticeably better going into my room at the end of the day. Something about having a made bed makes it the room feel cleaner and more organized.

I decided to ask my Instagram followers if they also follow this routine.

Question: “Do you make your bed every morning?”

Results:

Total Views: 259

Total Votes: 132

  • Yes: 49 (37.1%)
  • No: 83 (62.9%)

A majority of people do NOT include making their bed as part of their morning routine. My mom tried to get me to do it for the longest time, but I only started doing it a few months ago. If you don’t make your bed in the morning, don’t feel bad, you aren’t the only one.

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Do You Think Diets Are Worth It?

Diets, or just food ideologies in general, seem to be a big topic among people. While some diet and train to look their best, others just wish they could eat whatever they want and not have to worry about their body changing. Unfortunately, our metabolism can’t stay the same as an 18-year-old forever, as much as we wish they could.

I wanted to find out if others thought watching what you eat in order to look fit is worth it, so I decided to ask my Instagram followers.

Question: “Would you rather be able to eat a lot and stay the same size OR watch what you eat and be really fit?”

Results:

Total Views: 274

Total Votes: 104

  • Eat all the food: 71 (68%)
  • I’m a Greek God(ess): 33 (32%)

It seems people would rather eat all the food they want instead of having to watch what they eat. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible forever. Others have to watch what they eat just to be able to maintain the size they are now. But if you gave them the opportunity, they would eat as much as they could if they would stay the same size instead of watching what they eat to become really fit. In the end, it doesn’t seem people think dieting to look really fit would be worth it.

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Live In The City Or Live In The Country?

When people begin looking for homes they quickly realize there are a bunch of decisions to be made. One of those decisions is trying to determine if they want to live in the city or in the country. When they look at their budget, it doesn’t take long to realize what they get in the city and in the country is quite different.

In the city, people tend to have a smaller place but are around other amenities such as restaurants, stores, and bus stations. In the country, people tend to have a larger property but may have to drive farther to get to those same amenities.

I decided to ask my Instagram followers what they would prefer.

Question: “Would you rather live in the country with lots of land but a longer drive into the city OR a smaller place but right in the city?”

Results:

Total Views: 238

Total Votes: 100

  • Country Livin’: 68 (68%)
  • City Slicker: 32 (32%)

Although being near amenities is nice, it seems a majority of people would rather have more space. Something tells me that when they inevitably forget that one thing for dinner, they might wish they lived closer to the city.

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Rain Or Snow?

As a Canadian, we have to deal with varying temperatures and weather conditions. In Spring and Fall, we have cold rainy days that we wish we didn’t have to deal with. In Spring we will mention that the rainy weather is better than the snowy months we just had to deal with. In Fall we mention that we’d rather have snow since we don’t get soaked even though it’s a little colder. As you can tell, we have quite the predicament living here.

I decided to ask my Instagram followers what they would rather.

Question: “Would you rather it be 10°C and raining OR -10°C and snowing?”

Results:

Total Views: 264

Total Votes: 110

  • Rain: 59 (54%)
  • Snow: 51 (46%)

This one was a close vote. I understand the people that would rather snow since they are most likely skiers or snowboarders. Snow is also fluffy and doesn’t completely soak you when you’re outside in it. But if there’s snow it’s also quite cold, and it seems most people would rather have that little bit of warmth with rain instead of baring the cold weather.

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If You Won The Lottery, Would You Share The Wealth?

I believe everyone plays a game in their head of what they would do if they won the lottery. What would people buy? Would it be cars, houses, toys, clothes, something for others? The biggest question I wonder about others is if they’ll share with everyone or if they would limit it to themselves and family.

When someone wins the lottery there are stories of long-lost relatives magically popping up with sob stories to get their hands on some of the winnings. Some people do need the money, while others are just doing it to get their chance at free money.

I decided to ask my Instagram followers what they would do in this situation.

Question: “You win 10 million in the lottery. Do you share it with others/donate OR keep it to yourself (including family)?”

Results:

Total Views: 251

Total Votes: 86

  • Spread the wealth: 29 (34%)
  • I won. Me & family it is: 57 (66%)

About two-thirds of people voted to keep the money to themselves and their family. One-third of people said they would spread the wealth with others. In this question, I tried to make it harder to decide if someone would share the money or not by keeping the winnings smaller in lottery terms. So if you know someone who won the lottery, chances are if you’re not related to them you won’t be getting much of their winnings.

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Should I Tell Everyone It’s My Friend’s Birthday?

People have their own preference when it comes to their birthday. Some like to have a birthday week, celebrating every day and letting the world know they’re getting older. Others like to keep it low-key and enjoy the day with their closest friends and family.

When you don’t know someone very well you might wonder if you should wish them a Happy Birthday in front of everyone or give your wishes quietly. I decided to ask my Instagram followers what they prefer.

Question: “Would you rather everyone know your birthday and yell it in front of everyone OR keep it on the down low and hope for quiet birthday wishes?”

Results:

Total Views: 252

Total Votes: 89

  • Yell it. Give me attention: 28 (31%)
  • Thank you, but shh.: 61 (69%)

As you can see, the majority of people are thankful for the birthday wishes but hope you do it quietly. Before you make a big deal of someone’s birthday, it may be worth telling them quietly first! Or if you’re like others, this gives you a better reason to be loud about it and embarrass them. In the end, who doesn’t like birthday wishes.

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