While some people seem to be acutely aware of the terrible times we live in, it’s easy to become desensitized to the utter bleakness of our present reality. When the television and internet are constantly barraging us with bad news, it kind of becomes normalized. The subreddit r/boringdystopia is a great tool for shaking people out of complacency. Users submit depressing headlines and tweets that really can’t fail to wake people up a little. We’ve put some of their most disturbing offerings into this gallery. Brace yourself, cuz this stuff ain’t pleasant.