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Friday Flakes: Things That Are Overrated and Things That Are Underrated

Agree or disagree?

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Here is my deep dive into five things that are overrated and five things that are underrated. Reminder that things in the overrated group aren’t bad or terrible, I just don’t think they are as good as people appear to think. The inverse is true for the other list.


  1. Filet Mignon
  2. Instagram
  3. College Degree
  4. Almost Anything On Netflix
  5. Any Pie at Thanksgiving


  1. Ice Water
  2. Coffee
  3. Ceiling Fans
  4. Scrubs (The Show)
  5. Winning Football Games

Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

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