Some things in this world need time to mature. Cheese and wine, relationships, our self-esteem… But they are not what this post is about. Quite on the contrary—we will be looking at things that miserably failed the test of time and made it into full walk of shame mode.
Thanks to the subreddit “Aged Like Milk” and its 713k devoted members, we have this precious collection of some pretty things, said or done, making a solid U-turn. “A subreddit dedicated to all those things in media and elsewhere that didn’t stand the test of time, at all,” states the community’s description and here you go, my attention is yours.
Let's scroll through some of the sourest cases below that will remind us all to think twice before letting something out into this world.
80 Years Ago A Us President Was Advocating For Job Guarantee And Many More Thinks
In order to not regret things you said or did and make them stand the test of time, you gotta be really good at decision making and being aware of what the future holds. But even then, it’s just a very human thing to do.
Unless you’re a superforecaster. It’s the practice of prediction that covers everything from whether a currency will become stronger, one country will invade another, or there will be civil unrest in a city. Superforecasters calculate the probability of something happening and then adjust that as circumstances change. In this way, they’re able to come up with consistent predictions.
Kevin...you Sweet, Sweet Summer Child
But it’s much more complex than that. According to Bloomberg, superforecasters did not accurately predict Brexit, putting the chances of a Leave vote at 23% in June 2016—the month of the referendum. Their predicted figure had been higher a few months previously, but they had adjusted the likelihood downwards, reports the BBC.