If you had to catalog all the times you’ve been embarrassed in your life, I’m guessing the list would be long. Because no matter how carefully we try to avoid it, eventually we have to open our mouths, or go for a walk, or eat food in public. And these seemingly mundane tasks of being human inevitably lead to the red faced, sweaty palms, sick to your stomach maelstrom that comes when we’re mortified.
The only thing that really saves us from a never-ending shame spiral is the realization that everyone does humiliating things from time to time. And somehow the knowledge that embarrassment is a universally shared trait can get us over the worst of our chagrin. Heck. It even makes it possible for us to laugh at those moments. Because let’s face it, what makes these memes funny is imagining how completely mortified we would be if it happened to us.