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The history books would remember your name like Hitler.

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  • 254

    siouxzeigh

    10 years ago

    on a cosmic level we are all insignificant, but that doesn't make our basic existence any less thrilling. plus, being known for some sort of atrocity isn't going instill some sort of great meaning into your life. it would just make you a jerk.

    • 227

      Cosmic Hawke

      9 years ago

      But it'd be fun

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      Sufian Ali

      9 years ago

      true sir, true!

    • 81

      Michael Anthony Williams

      8 years ago

      You are right, we are all insignificant. So your idea of what a jerk is, is even less significant than your physical existence. So you can be average, I'll be eradicating endangered species in my Humvee wearing a coat made of bald eagle feathers.

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      nigg

      8 years ago

      must be dumb. if i were to go down in history for something terrible id be the guy who finished hitler's job. exterminate some race, enslave the world, let homos get married etc

    • 12

      theme7331

      8 years ago

      Was going to pick red till i read this.

    • 21

      Utoddpia

      8 years ago

      No matter what, we'd still be insignificant. Can anybody still remember the caveman who was the first murderer? Worst crime possible, and yet nobody remembers.

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      BERSERK

      8 years ago

      32% of people are IDIOTS

    • 10

      Undead1122

      7 years ago

      Ah i disagree with this for example hitler liked painting how your saying it as if they did nothing for the world and who knows maybe you slaughtered a whole country and your known as evil for 30 60 years but then it turns out they were building a nuke to destroy the world DUN DUN DUN.....

    • 11

      Josiah Perkins

      7 years ago

      That guy who said that 32% of people are idiots was a judgemental jerk!

    • 6

      Josiah Perkins

      7 years ago

      Ya see that guy who called the 32% idiots? I know for a fact that he could be wrong about all of them!

    • 13

      thespiceofdoge

      6 years ago

      Hitler taught a vauable lesson- humanity is a race of greedy pigs and they breed to generate more greedy pigs

    • 2

      Painful

      6 years ago

      Agreed m8, agreed

    • 4

      Htopop

      6 years ago

      Regular person, or Hitler?

    • 5

      [deleted]

      5 years ago

      I agree. Also I accidentally chose red.

    • 2

      chickenfeet

      5 years ago

      true dat.

    • 6

      PebblePanda

      5 years ago

      @nigg why do you think letting homos get married will make you be remembered as someone bad ??? That's 10% of the population on your sifde, dude

    • 0

      Phonie

      5 years ago

      on the top you are nerd

    • 3

      Spooky Rabbit

      5 years ago

      Shit! I should have taken the other one! God I wanna throw a bomb on my government soo bad!

    • 3

      ungabunga

      5 years ago

      Not me, I am a time lord! Time will not forget me until it ends

    • 0

      PrimeMegalodon

      5 years ago

      One mans butcher is another mans hero

    • 0

      bar

      5 years ago

      I think being remembered for something horrible could be a great way of teaching the future

    • 0

      Dr_Whovian

      5 years ago

      WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????? I picked wrooong. Lemme nuke Trump and Hillary, plzzz

    • 1

      Phoenix

      5 years ago

      Everyone who picked red, people would hate you, no offense.

    • 0

      Nadakhan

      5 years ago

      but if u r insignificant to universe then it doesn't matter

    • 0

      Destroyesyou

      5 years ago

      deep

    • 0

      ☯Chilled☯

      4 years ago

      If I was Average I could give tips to do some fucked up shit XD

    • 2

      Obiwan244

      4 years ago

      I don't want to go down in history for something terrible. Just a normal life will do. Also wouldn't dieing and being forgotton normal?

    • 0

      The Winter Lord

      4 years ago

      Be the first person to kill an entire continent's population- North America

    • 0

      shadowofdestruction

      4 years ago

      go down in history for destroying earth

    • 0

      GDIWOS

      4 years ago

      OH NOES I DIDNT MEAN THIS

    • 1

      GDIWOS

      4 years ago

      www.pornhub.com/ wanna watch it with me ;)

    • 1

      Lilia

      4 years ago

      True

    • 0

      BBSleek_YT

      4 years ago

      i changed my mind

    • 0

      hellotherjoe36

      4 years ago

      this is jared, he voted for donald trump so nobody likes him

    • 1

      Wolf

      4 years ago

      must be insignificant for the cosmos. But I'd make sure I give hell for everyone living on the same planet as I do

    • 1

      Pokemon Fan

      3 years ago

      But if I'm gonna be average, then why not put a little spice in my life?

    • 0

      Kitty

      3 years ago

      Dang getting all philosophical

    • 0

      KindCreep

      3 years ago

      Omg I love that!

    • 0

      qwerty9118

      2 years ago

      buuuut i could be captain jack sparrow

    • 0

      Carter The Unimaginitive

      2 years ago

      @BESERK and the rest are even dumber

    • 0

      Tyler

      1 year ago

      Ikr

    • 1

      Big Chungus

      6 months ago

      what 0 pussy does to a mf

    • 0

      Your Mom

      5 months ago

      Yeah

  • 58

    Brendan

    9 years ago

    No publicity is bad publicity.

    • 32

      DjEqualizee

      9 years ago

      Hitler.

    • 3

      OhGodWhy

      9 years ago

      Actually, that is a quote from P.T. Barnum. Only he said "All publicity is good publicity"

    • 8

      TheAverageJay

      8 years ago

      He was paraphrasing him, not quoting him.

    • 13

      Ashley

      8 years ago

      You Might go down in history for something terrible to some but helpful for others e.g killing Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj Justin Bieber One Direction ect ect :D

    • 3

      Nathalia

      7 years ago

      @Ashley or for being Nicky Minaj, Justin Bieber, an One Direction member or whatever

    • 0

      Dr_Whovian

      5 years ago

      @Ashley and Dunlad Chump

    • 0

      Noobdolf

      3 years ago

      school shooter spotted

    • 0

      [deleted]

      2 years ago

      No, no publicity is anonymous. I suppose you do not know what publicity even means?

  • 30

    Tucknerwear

    12 years ago

    Thinking more along the lines of a Tyler Durden.....

  • 24

    Patrick Keith Justad

    9 years ago

    Heil Fürer Patrick!

    • 9

      NinjaCat

      9 years ago

      Führer*

    • 9

      nout

      9 years ago

      @NinjaCat lol grammar nazi IYKWIM

    • 17

      Damon Genade

      9 years ago

      Is this the Fuhrer? No this is patrick

    • 1

      Steven

      8 years ago

      @nout grammar is the set of structural rules that governs the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language. Grammar =/= spelling mistake.

    • 0

      Hollowstar

      5 years ago

      I knew I'd find a Hitler somewhere in here lol

  • 15

    Jasmin

    8 years ago

    Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain.

  • 14

    GareBear

    11 years ago

    Being remembered is all there is. I don't want to get married and have kids, and there's no way I'm going to be forgotten.

    • 42

      Daemon

      9 years ago

      You are

    • 2

      xzFLYBOYzx

      9 years ago

      Umm your fucking crazy

    • 7

      BringOntheRoboticGod

      9 years ago

      If you think all life is is a posthumous dedication then you are really fucking missing the point of life. So fixated on death you are.

    • 1

      Jacob Murphy

      8 years ago

      Isrgree

    • 1

      Jake White

      8 years ago

      This is the kind of guy to shoot up public place...u need help

    • 1

      Hayden

      5 years ago

      being remembered is not the main point, there was another reason i picked red, i picked it to be remembered for a reason, not to be remembered for nothing

    • 0

      Boss Nass

      5 years ago

      Well u never know

    • 2

      Angel Perez

      5 years ago

      Wtf would you need to be remembered? YOUR FUCKING DEAD

  • 10

    Joshua Aaron Bowers

    8 years ago

    I died in a terrible terrorist attack, after saving a thousand newborn kittens, their mothers, and saving 5 human babies. I had to kill 25 people to save them though. I died trying to rescue a group of school children who were trapped under a car, which exploded.

    • 0

      SpongeCave

      5 years ago

      This is the perfect example for what would be in the books! If you replaced saved with killed! It said "Terrible"! This was "Bad for a good cause"! This was a bad attempt on a loophole if you ask me, sorry.

  • 9

    John Tang

    7 years ago

    I'll wish for a ton of genies

  • 8

    webster2086

    9 years ago

    I love the attention

  • 8

    Scott

    9 years ago

    For all the people that vote red. As of now you are living an average life and will be forgotten. So why haven't you done something terrible to be remembered? Because you would rather not do something terrible, therefore you would rather live an average life.

    • 1

      Alejandra Torres

      8 years ago

      because the worst and greatest things any one ever did, took time

    • 0

      Kuro

      6 years ago

      Because its hard to get your hands on the technology to start a nuclear holocaust. All joking aside their are consequences for your action however if their were no consequences besides being remembered I don't care what the world thinks.

    • 0

      PaisleyPrickle

      5 years ago

      Because there's a third option that you can choose in real life. I'm gonna be remembered for doing something great. But if that doesn't work out, I'm gonna lower the population as much as I can before I go. ;)

    • 0

      SpongeCave

      5 years ago

      Who ever picked red should be reported to the police. Paisley yours just sounds like a death threat

  • 7

    VSpartan

    9 years ago

    I'm happy with my life, so long as I enjoyed it, I'm happy. However, if I were to go down in history for something bad, I'd probably be able to teach the world something, therefore bettering the future... tough choice really.

  • 6

    Thatnerdykid

    9 years ago

    Frankly, once I'm dead, I won't give a fuck if people remember me.

  • 6

    Bob2ball

    9 years ago

    Muhahahahaha

    • 31

      Bob2ball

      9 years ago

      this just in man kills 3 billion people and solves over population

  • 5

    Derp

    8 years ago

    Yeah

  • 5

    Sufian Ali

    9 years ago

    true sir, true!

  • 5

    tyler

    9 years ago

    FUCKS I CLICKED WRONG ONE I WANT TO BE FAMOUS FOR DOING SOMETHING AMAZINGLY DANGEROUS AND STUPID AND GETTING AWAY FROM IT :( WHY?!?! sorry all caps cause this is serious.

  • 5

    Madison Reardon

    9 years ago

    Something like a massacre would probably be a good bad way to be remembered :)

  • 5

    NylonSkye

    9 years ago

    Most of us will live normal lives and be forgotten in time anyway.

    • 0

      [deleted]

      2 years ago

      I don't want to be known as a worldwide hero; or be known as a communist, fascist, or an Imperial Marxist. I just don't want to be known, period.

  • 4

    Lennon Cameron

    8 years ago

    In other words, Would you like to die being thought of as scum of the earth, or die knowing you had a resonably decent life and people actually liked you

  • 4

    Lasse Hauberg

    9 years ago

    I intend on having kids at some point in my life. I would not want them to be remeberede for some attority their father commited.

  • 3

    Joshua Davila

    8 years ago

    Hey if I were hitler, I wouldn't mind the fame.

  • 3

    AnonymouslyAnonymous

    8 years ago

    Not to be a horrible person, but do you know how many people know who Hitler is, and joke about him over the Internet? I would rather be a god in history books.

  • 2

    Divinity

    8 years ago

    ill unite the world by being the worlds most hated man

  • 2

    hunter

    8 years ago

    i would kill all of north Africa and make all of south Africa sex slaves for kittens with funny hats

  • 2

    James Holmes

    9 years ago

    I MADE MY CHOICE!

  • 2

    Pedrodarigan

    9 years ago

    A lot of people respect or even admire Hitler

  • 2

    Hamit Özdemir

    9 years ago

    Well, it's like Hitler." I was going to say and read the description. Awkward.

  • 0

    Fury

    1 month ago

    I rather live an average life because it is better than doing something wrong

  • 1

    Meme

    4 years ago

    so yall wannna be hitler???

  • 1

    choicemaker

    4 years ago

    I've got a song for that kind of thing (ukulele note) (smashes ukulele) A-one Two Three! When you think you've got a problem And your life is full of doubt Remember in the scheme of things Your life just doesn't count To you, a leaf might seem quite small But to an ant, it's ten feet tall It's hard to be objective So we'll offer some perspective You think there's nothing greater than the planet you call Earth But Earth can seem quite skinny next to Neptune's mighty girth Neptune: [spoken] Oi... Relax! 'Cause when you think you've got a problem If you're thinner or you're fatter Remember in the scheme of things your life just doesn't matter Now the Sun can make us all feel small Cause he's the biggest of us all But that's just in the Solar System Bigger things than that exist The Milky Way The galaxy And don't forget the universe That's just the ones we know about They're huge compared to you or us You're tiny and you're minuscule Irrelevant, a speck Upon the dark side of that rock You're just a measly little fleck Your life may last a century On Earth, or maybe quicker But up here, a hundred years is just a flash, a blip, a flicker! So when you Think you've got a problem When your life is full of doubt Remember in the scheme of things Your puny, little, tiny, weeny, meager, futile, worthless, teeny, boring, foolish, pointless, minimal, wretched, gloomy, bleak, and pitiful Life just does not count!

    • 0

      choicemaker

      4 years ago

      fuck, i meant to put spaces, each verse ends at the capital letters

  • 1

    Mcdonalds guy

    5 years ago

    nah I don't want everyone hating me

  • 1

    Polelek

    5 years ago

    I HAVE BECOME HITLER!

  • 1

    ThanatosRune7

    5 years ago

    My picture in the history books would be laughing at them, as if, "Haha, I'm wasting your lives by existing! Have fun studying me for the test!"

  • 1

    John

    5 years ago

    :D

  • 1

    Alex

    5 years ago

    Well, I think mathematically at least some people would respect me for it, whatever it was. And I don't really care, I'm dead.

  • 1

    TysonWolfe

    5 years ago

    ill be the love baby of hitler and osama and i will alahu akbar the jews

  • 1

    Noob Plays Stuff

    5 years ago

    I already am terrible...

  • 1

    JockyRhonson

    5 years ago

    Yo, at least i'm in the history books!

  • 1

    CokeGirl

    5 years ago

    Think About It, you get remembered, go down in history, and get killed, but you are known. Think of yourself as Hitler, remembered. Hitler never got forgotten. Kim jong-il, Hitler, Joseph Stanlin, and even Barrack Obama! You know them all, Villans!!!!!!

  • 1

    MClaraA

    5 years ago

    the history is written by the winners.... beeing known fo something terrible could only mean I lost.... '-' but at least I made something

  • 1

    Endernakutter

    7 years ago

    Some people like Hitler, and someone has to be that guy who ruined the world, so...

  • 1

    publicmasturbator69

    7 years ago

    If I'm not dying for something, then that means I'm dying for nothing. Call me selfish or whatever, but fuck that!

  • 1

    gideon

    7 years ago

    its cool to be the bad guy

  • 1

    Mr. Epic Man

    8 years ago

    Would it be terrible to kill jb

  • 1

    Peter Goedhart

    8 years ago

    Did you think we had forgotten? *Evil laughter* Did you think we had forgiven? *throws poisonous barrels throughout the country*

  • 1

    ThePorkyJesusKing

    8 years ago

    Stealing the internet!

  • 1

    Samuel

    8 years ago

    better be a forgoten ghost( which i already am) than becoming the most hated demon ever

  • 1

    Andrew

    8 years ago

    It's sad how much some people want fame

  • 1

    jeffrey hamberg

    8 years ago

    I am evil as fuck.

  • 1

    Stephen George

    8 years ago

    The people who say red are the people who shoot kids in an elementary school....

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