Society is an ever-shifting landscape of trends, traditions, rituals, and norms. Change is the name of the game, but for some people, change doesn’t happen fast enough. Redditor Jimjoe1 asked people what modern social trends anger them the most, and they couldn’t wait to share their real thoughts and feelings about what they feel is wrong with the world.

We’ve collected the best responses below, so have a read through them and tell us what you think, dear Pandas. Remember to upvote the ones you agree with and be sure to drop us a comment with how you’d personally answer Jimjoe1’s question.

Pssst, spoiler warning, plenty of these people think that social media and attention-seeking are some of the fundamental ills of the times that we live in. Read on for Bored Panda’s interview about our desire to be seen and adored on social media with an expert in history. If you think our fascination with wanting attention is something new, you’re in for a rough awakening.

#1

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Treating opinion as fact and fact as opinion

Psychological_Bat865 , GoToVan Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Awesome court ruling here recently: judge deemed a mother's own 'googling and internet research' was not sufficient to deny her children vaccines, esp measles after a 2019 outbreak (NB this parent also rejected haircuts and dental care for kids until forced to[free of charge of course]). Judge basically said if I allow your (mum) opinion to be equivalent to that of a genuine specialist witness, then what is the point of these special experts? Anyone could start to claim to be an expert, too dangerous a precedent. Kids are getting vaccinated. Awful that it had to be done like this. She said they had natural immunity and didn't need vaccines, as her kids hadn't ever gotten the illnesses, and had been given 'holistic vaccines' whatever the hell those are 🤦‍♀️

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#2

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The whole instagram influencer thing. Why are we following these people??

rburgundy69 , Kate Torline Report

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly, what made them experts to give healthy informed advise on how to live your life?

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#3

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Playing music or watching videos in public without headphones. If I go to a park or the beach I want to be able to hear the wind and waves and birds singing, not whatever obnoxious s**t you feel you have the right to subject everyone to.

twcochran , Budgeron Bach Report

Roland Gosselin
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a basic lack of education, TBH.

Something
Community Member
1 month ago

No it isn't. Education doesn't cure assholery.

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kennedy1209
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually, I would call it a basic lack of respect.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes. It’s a fine point most people don’t get. They have every right to listen to whatever music they want, but when their music leaves their personal space and invades someone else’s, that’s where their rights end and the other person’s begin. Therefore, keeping it contained in their own space through the use of headphones or earbuds keeps them firmly within their own rights without diminishing everyone else’s enjoyment of the place, or their quality of life, or even potentially affecting their health by stressing them out—-remember, there are some people who are legitimately adversely affected by loud noise (such as some on the autism spectrum), as well as those who just want a little peace and quiet.

Makabert Abylons
Community Member
1 month ago

Im waiting for the next time someone close to me on public transport listens to music without headphones.. whip out my own phone blast some heavy metal or whatever that doesnt seem to be thier taste..see how they react..

A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel sorry for everyone else sitting near you two!

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Mimi777
Community Member
1 month ago

Or FaceTiming with someone in public or being on speaker phone..

Laura
Community Member
1 month ago

that's when you join in on the conversation or start sings the words to the song - loudly and badly :)

Katz
Community Member
1 month ago

I've also thought that FaceTiming on e.g. public transport should be considered as an open invitation for anyone in hearing range to join the conversation :D Haven't had yet possibility to try ;)

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Michael Timme
Community Member
1 month ago

This has become quite the problem with all the new hikers in national and state parks. Many go to these places to escape the everyday noise and racket and listen to nature instead.

A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg! Who DOES that?

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NJ Valueinvestor
Community Member
1 month ago

People are rude

Bepina
Community Member
1 month ago

This! It should be banned by law!

POLARBEARLUVER
Community Member
1 month ago

UGH sooooo annoying

denzoren
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a top tier pet peeve of mine.

Channon Doughty
Community Member
1 month ago

Nailed it! The natural world doesn't need a soundtrack.

Black Pug Puppy
Community Member
1 month ago

Why would you do this.Its rude and embarrassing

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 month ago

Especially in Restaurants. I'd like to have a conversation with my spouse and son. If you choose to ignore your family, so be it. But do it quietly.....

Violet Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish I could give this one 100 up-votes. Obnoxious.

Sori
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s the worst during my allergy shots! It’s mandatory to sit in the waiting area in case there is a negative reaction for at least half an hour, so that means I can’t move or relocate while listening to your nonsense while trying not to claw off my skin, no thank you!

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait...they are doing this now? I remember seeing this as a kid in the 80's.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree 110% HATE people who drive around, windows down, radio blasting, or have it outside on the patio, turned up full.... get earplugs or headphones...If I wanted to listen to that crap you call music I'd do it without forcing everyone w/in 100' to have to listen to it too....

Michael A. Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought that went out of style with the boom box??

New Prometheus
Community Member
1 month ago

This should be higher up. When did this become acceptable??? And WHY is the sell of excessive bluetooth speakers even allowed?

François Carré
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks more like a trend from the 1980's to me. Not the mention the ghetto blaster on the picture..

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 month ago

I told a co worker that she had no right to turn her car radio up so loud, that I could not hear what I had on my radio.

Piotr Dubiel
Community Member
1 month ago

This, so much this.

NWB
Community Member
1 month ago

young kids are terrible at this now...I don't want to listen to your shite music!

Franc Esca
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg did you read my mind?

Piper McLean
Community Member
1 month ago

YESSS

Daniel R.
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen this happen even at grocery stores or the mall. Some earphones are only like $20 bucks! C'mon!

grafxgal60073
Community Member
1 month ago

Add to that "those cars." I don't like sitting beside them at traffic lights and I REALLY hate the boom car that goes past my property every night. My driveway is 1/4 mile long (so way off the street) and it shakes the glass in my bedroom windows late at night and wakes me up. I wish there was a device (remote control) one could use to instantly silence those nightmares.

New Prometheus
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually it is possible to attack Bluetooth devices, maybe those cars have some Bluetooth functions you could deny: https://hackmag.com/security/bluetooth-ddos/

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Prignon Yves
Community Member
1 month ago

This is not a "modern trend" it's been like this since music is portable, remember the ghetto blasters ?

Psycho Cat
Community Member
1 month ago

If they were there first, move to some other part of the beach or park. If you were there first and the came and started blasting music, then you're right.

Keri Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

went to zanzibar on holiday with my bf. french man with his kid gave child an ipad and cartoons, no headphones, on LOUD. cartoons... so much better than the sound of the ocean.

William Teach
Community Member
1 month ago

Drives me nuts. Several people at work do this. Either playing music or tv shows or Youtube videos about sports with people yapping like they know what they're talking about.

Sara Kerschbaumer
Community Member
1 month ago

...also,seldom the Music they Listen to is Nice, mostly anoying as their behavior...

Sara Kerschbaumer
Community Member
1 month ago

The WORST!!!

Julie Mattise
Community Member
1 month ago

Places people do this that get on my nerves: nail salon and office waiting rooms.

Community Member
1 month ago

I have a friend and she didn't headphones on her, but she brought her phone. (We just finished a standerdized test and she brought her phone to call her mom to pick her up when we finished the test). She wanted to show me a video. So she put it, but she made the volume super quiet and put on captions so she wouldn't bother anyone. (Everyone was finished testing btw). No one heard it, I barely did, and I was standing next to her. (We had masks on properly and neither of us had covid symptoms, they quickly checked us before we entered the building.)

Nkotanyi
Community Member
1 month ago

You can't blame our parents tho, I doubt those people know even that headphones exist or th low volume button

Laura Gillette
Community Member
1 month ago

UGH, THIS.

Nadine
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes!!!

Jim Day
Community Member
1 month ago

Here, it seems to emanate from vehicles. I am an old rocker and love my Pink Floyd at 11 but, I am careful about subjecting everyone else's musical taste to it.

kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

you mean i can't watch youporn on the bus without my headphone?

ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

literally everywhere in Singapore...it was so rare to fine a quiet place even for 2 minutes without someone on speakerphone or sans headphones playing games etc at full volume

Tami
Community Member
1 month ago

Or at the gym, arrghh! Someone really needs to have video playing in the locker room and shower??

Izzy_
Community Member
1 month ago

Or playing the music so loud, one can hear it through their headphones

Pepper Pots
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats annoys me and its just rude

Luna Lovegood
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with this one- however, I must admit that when I go on bike rides, a lot of times I will play music without headphones because I need to hear cars and such, but I always move my hand over the phone's speaker to mute it when I pass someone, and I'm never near someone else for long. I try to be considerate, but some people just don't care, which is very annoying.

New Prometheus
Community Member
1 month ago

It's noise pollution nevertheless. Try cycling without entertainment.

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
Community Member
1 month ago

Just as rough as giant noise cancelling headphones nine public. Nothing says I don’t want to be in public than being so noisy or being so cancelling as if to say my time is more valuable than yours.

John Montgomery
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with this in principle, but there are times when my headphones have died and break is not over. Then let the music play. I don't play that loud though so I don't think it travels far.

New Prometheus
Community Member
1 month ago

Just.... Don't?

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Xavier David Kern
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1 month ago

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Nah because your in a public space people can play what they want

New Prometheus
Community Member
1 month ago

No, they cannot.

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Jimjoe1’s thread was incredibly popular on r/AskReddit, getting over 64.4k upvotes at the time of writing and being the top-awarded post on the site. Other redditors gifted the user more than 340 awards and we can definitely see that number getting higher as the thread continues to get more and more attention online.

Bored Panda spoke about social media, people’s desire to look beautiful and ‘perfect,’ and how this is commodified with historian Dr. Jane Nicholas from St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo.

According to Dr. Nicholas, seeking perfection isn’t a new idea: it’s long been sold as an attainable ideal. Something that’s within our grasp and could be ours if we just tried harder (or… spent more).

#4

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Gender reveal.
Especially when people react badly. Imagine being a kid and coming across a video of one of your parents having a tantrum because you aren’t they gender they wanted you to be.

ScienceFactsNumbers , BARBARA RIBEIRO Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

Imagine being the kid who’s parents started a wildfire or accidentally killed someone at your gender reveal. Some people are so narrow minded, selfish and just beyond stupid.

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#5

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends People recording themselves doing “charitable acts” like buying a meal or giving money to a homeless person. I can assure you that person does NOT want their face all over social media so you can get clout for being a “good charitable person”. Sure do a good thing like helping the less fortunate but you don’t need to record it and have their face all over social media.

aeb630 , Tom Parsons Report

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 month ago

Charitable act: A charitable organization or activity helps and supports people who are ill, disabled, or very poor. ADJ n. ...charitable work for the handicapped. 2 adj Someone who is charitable to people is kind or understanding towards them. -- What they are doing is self public relations and not a charitable act at all.

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#6

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends "Don't forget to like and subscribe" or "1 like = 1 prayer" just please f**k right off with that.

AirForceWeirdo , cottonbro Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

thoughts and prayers? How about something that will make a real difference?

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“Many cosmetics, for example, promise the ability to achieve a certain look with their use. Social media is driven by different, more individual forces than traditional media, but it is caught up in many of the same patterns, specifically selling goods,” she explained that there’s a (hidden) economic aspect to social media that drives it forward. So what we’re seeing with influencers and their fixation on making a profit shouldn’t surprise anybody.

The history expert noted that even if we’re smart enough to know that an image posted on social media is “highly manipulated,” this doesn’t mean that we can easily identify it with our own two eyes. “It’s difficult now to distinguish real people from the highly curated image presented on social media,” she said.

#7

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Worshipping billionaires.

shartedmyjorts , Steve Jurvetson Report

troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

Worshiping influencers,/actors.. I just don't get it. It's fine when somebody likes them, but idolizing them? Too far imo

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#8

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Making young children into social media stars. It’s fine to share pictures of your kids with friends, but aggressively documenting and marketing your family life for the public at large is... creepy.

Hermit_Krab , Julia M Cameron Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Awful. These posts and pictures are there forever. The child isn't old enough to consent. Protect their identity, they have rights too! Some sick buggers just use or even adopt children in order to make the videos.

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#9

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Treating depression like a quirky personality type.

SuperTriniGamer , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Or even worse - pretending to be depressed, in order to get sympathy or likes on social media...

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Dr. Nicholas believes that our inability to distinguish between real and highly curated images on social media “reflects something of our true selves now,” implying that things are here to stay. At least for the time being.

But for those of you lamenting that modern society is a nightmare, wishing to go back to the good old days, ask yourselves this: which days exactly are the so-called good old days? Dr. Nicholas told Bored Panda that we’ve all lived with various images of beauty since at least the 1920s, and “these have become parts of ourselves.”

Our modern focus on social media is merely an extension of a long historic fascination with beauty. Similarly, other trends could be seen as continuations or reactions to previous trends once you dig a little deeper. That’s why having a solid foundation in history is vital if you want to make more accurate guesses about the future.

#10

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends How quickly misinformation spreads through social media. It’s seriously a dangerous thing in society and it’s pretty terrifying

bvsshevd , Ivan Samkov Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

"A lie will get half way round the world before the truth gets its boots on"

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#11

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Toxic positivity

“Just be positive!”

Yeah thanks Carol I didn’t realize just staying positive would cure my chemical imbalance

NoStateOfGrace , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Zarin Jashim
Community Member
1 month ago

yeh ,annoying really.

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#12

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends anti-vaccination. When vaccines were first discovered or developed or however you want to say it, they were mostly seen as a scientific break through. A great success. The wonders of man kinds great power and ingenuity. Polio? What polio? But now, it is trendy for many to be now smarter than several years of research and hard work. To know more in 10 minutes on YouTube then someone who has dedicated years of their life to study what other people before then also studied for years of their life and so on and so on. Years of human evolution, growth, study, break-throughs, accomplishments, ground to a halt by some jack wagon with a social media account.

Gharrrrrr , Gustavo Fring Report

Angela Brisebois
Community Member
1 month ago

I had a stroke because I caught whooping cough in an area where there was an outbreak and anti-vax cluster. I can't express how angry I am, years later, at people who refuse to believe that vaccines work/help. I would not wish what happened to me on anyone...how can people take such a stupid chance on themselves/kids/family/friends/strangers? The mind boggles.

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Are the internet and social media to blame for what’s wrong with society? I like to think that they’re merely tools and aren’t inherently good or evil, but we make them so with how we use them. Or, to put it a tad more poetically, they’re funhouse mirrors that reflect and amplify our inner selves.

Social media can be a way to get in touch with long-lost friends and to give a platform for your art. Or it can be an excuse to post endless vapid selfies and to advertise products for monetary gain.

#13

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Food blogs for a simple recipe. I don’t give a f*** about reading a story before reading a recipe

guiltycitizen , Klaus Nielsen Report

Commander OwO
Community Member
1 month ago

Agreed. It takes eternity to scroll down to the recipe

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#14

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Family vloggers horrify me. The concept of exploiting your children's lives for views is particularly awful. And because it's a relatively new concept there are no real laws around child labor or exploitation concerning it. There are youtubers out there right now who live in mansions worth millions of dollars that they got from shoving a camera in their toddler's face and demanding them to perform for strangers. I can't even imagine the psychological repercussions this will have on these kids in the future.

AggieChristie , Gage Skidmore Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

I read today about that awful YouTube couple who put their healthy dog down, they apparently backed out of a Thailand adoption because they were forbidden to discuss or show the baby on social media for 12 months. These type of people do not care about children, only chasing money.. https://amp.nine.com.au/article/c2ff7936-818b-47e6-9332-09361787befe

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#15

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Justifying being an a-hole with “it’s just a prank”

brch01 , Polina Zimmerman Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

It's been this way for decades, it was done in the playground before social media

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Similarly, the internet itself is both a vast repository of painstakingly verified knowledge and funny animal videos, as well as a seemingly endless archive of half-truths, rumors, fake news, and gossip. You can’t have the good without the bad. Though it’s always healthy to sit down and think about what you’d change about the world if you could. And then, perhaps, even go out and make those changes into reality.

#16

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends How almost every article is a video rather than an article. I can get to the main point faster reading than it takes for the video to get there.

tekka97 , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Andrea Purzycki
Community Member
1 month ago

This! Especially when I'm looking for a video game walkthrough. I just want to know where this one chest is. Show me a picture, a few sentences about how to find it, and maybe a map. I don't want to scroll through a 20 minute video to find out where this one stupid chest is.

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#17

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The overgrowth of identity. There’s nothing wrong with being any race, gender or sexuality (or any other thing), but it doesn’t make you any more ‘legitimate’ or more of an authority on anything. I guess I’m just tired of all the deepening divisions. If you get too engrossed in your ‘tribe’ you’ll lose sight of all the other people out there.

cewumu , Kaique Rocha Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Amen.

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#18

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The instagram Kardashian body image crap. Those bodies are unachievable without surgery, money, trainers, chefs, etc. Cellulite and love handles exist. Eat healthy, exercise and love who you are with confidence.

Sydneyfire , Eva Rinaldi Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago

You forgot filters and photoshop 🙃

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#19

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Basing your entire identity around political parties that don't even represent your interests.

DeathSpiral321 , Benjamin Claverie Report

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
1 month ago

what's actually worse is people exchanging their religious beliefs for political identity. yes, i'm looking at you conservative christians!

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#20

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Influencers. I can't stand the term, it gives whatever dickhead thinks they are famous a feeling of superiority. Plus everyone seems to be an 'Influencer' and not actually engaging in proper life. Grrr

theundeadworlock , Mateus Campos Felipe Report

Casey Burns
Community Member
1 month ago

Narcissists fueling their egos.

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#21

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The idea that every one of your hobbies needs to be turned into a side hustle. No one is allowed to simply have hobbies that they love, you have to strive to be good enough to monetize it

snoort , Caroline Feelgood Report

Nat Hedley
Community Member
1 month ago

"If you enjoy something, why not make it a stressful obligation upon which you're financially dependent? Suck all the joy out of your life today with Side Hustle "

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#22

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends When people see someone in distress, instead of helping they whip their phones out and film. Social media and smart phones have absolutely messed this world up.

TankRCDC , Dario Fernandez Ruz Report

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm torn on this. Depending on the source of the distress it may not be appropriate to interfere and filming it instead will be vital evidence. If it's clear that help can and should be provided, then yes, use your phone to call for help and not film.

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#23

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Mommy wine culture. The normalization of needing to drink to tolerate your kids. As a mom who doesn't drink it seems like there is so much normalization of alcoholic behavior that it makes me sad.

bootsandspurs , Elly Fairytale Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Sad and frightened. Parents are the ones who drive their children wherever they need to go, and monitor their activities to ensure they’re safe. Mothers are also the ones who need to be careful about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in any children born after they become alcoholics because they’re dependent on wine—-or whatever alcoholic beverage they move on to—-just to get through the day.

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#24

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Letting little kids have social media (unsupervised). They are not equipped to handle any of it. So many conflicts spawn out of it.

Teddylina , Katerina Holmes Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Never ever. I check all apps for chat functions in any capacity, I know my kid isn't ready. But I know kids around his age (8-12) that use it 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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#25

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Without a doubt, I can't stand cancel culture, gaslighting and the insane oversensitivity shown in social media. I'm going to write it clearly........"If you don't like something, don't watch it, interact with it or have anything to do with it." Just because you don't appreciate what someone has created, it doesn't mean it's your right to remove them and their art entirely. John Cleese said it perfectly "From the point of creativity, if you have to keep thinking which words you can use and which you can't, then that will stifle creativity"

Boomage79 , Clem Onojeghuo Report

Isabella
Community Member
1 month ago

I can not upvote this enough!

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#26

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Public shaming. Terrifying how the blind rage of an anonymous crowd can ruin your life in hours.

Boborbot , Inzmam Khan Report

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

They used to call these lynch mobs. They used to let you die with some dignity by hanging you and be done with it. Now they ruin your life and salt the earth. In some cases, death might have been a mercy.

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#27

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Words like "victim" and "survivor" being thrown around so much to the point where they are losing their meaning.

Allenrw3 , Andres Ayrton Report

Aga S
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't forget the "struggle" too. One more "everyday life struggles of a girl" and I'm ready to throw said girl off the roof 🤦‍♀️

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#28

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Recording strangers to see their reactions.

VoluptuousPorsche , Rebecca Harris Report

mcborge1
Community Member
1 month ago

That's just plain creepy.

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#29

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Social media influencers asking for free items unsolicited, then when of course they decline they threaten to (and in some cases do) leave bad reviews forcing the company to have to respond to false allegations for no reason.

llcucf80 , carringtondurham Report

Ick Villiams
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s almost like Bored Panda have done a posting about this very issue

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#30

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Glorifying celebrities and treating them like gods. Like, I understand being a fan of someone, but you don't have to create an entire livelihood around them or try to emulate them. This is also how people get into positions of power when they shouldn't be.

A_Wild_Striker , Eva Rinaldi Report

Kristal
Community Member
1 month ago

This has been a thing since the first celebrity, the worship and emulation is not new. What's new is information access; many celebs have social media accounts for more access to them.

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#31

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Modern people (including most the people I've dated) getting pissed that I don't reply to them immediately. "Why were you ignoring me bro?!" I wasn't. I'm just not addicted to my phone. People will b***h and moan about how I don't reply to them immediately, but if you put them all in a room, they can't look up from their phones to have a real conversation. Why did they ever invent active statuses?!?! It's so goddamn annoying to have people get mad at me because I used the calculator on my phone at work, and then people look to see that you were on your phone, and immediately think you're ignoring them. I'm at work. I didn't even notice your STUPID. BUBBLE.

Notthesharkfromjaws , Ketut Subiyanto Report

Sasy
Community Member
1 month ago

I remember a time when friends and family respected business hours, meaning you only called if something was important, and if you had to leave a message you expected to wait until end of work.

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#32

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Doing a stupid "challenge" that will end with one or more people injured, imprisoned, or worse.

alpaca1yps , viviandnguyen_ Report

Esther (she/her)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

one word: Tiktok. Why? The (pretty sure it’s called)skull breaker challenge and many more

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#33

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Woke culture. It doesn't allow for people getting better. If you have to dig 7 years to find something bad someone said on twitter they maybe a improved person now. I care about how people are now not 7-10 years ago or that they say something stupid in high school.

deephair , Andrea Piacquadio Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

It takes a special someone to spend time trawling through twitter to see if someone made a dumb tweet when they were essentially a child or very young adult.

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#34

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends That people think their lives need to be viewed to be lived- it’s like privacy and being private are considered repressive. People are always online, posting about their lives, and everyone wants validation about every aspect of their lives. Just f*****g live ‘em!

AntiqueGreen , Kampus Production Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

The Truman show, but with a wider cast, and willing participants

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#35

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Narcissism. Everyone has to livestream their trip to the grocery store, or sits in front of a beautiful natural site and never turn around and look at it, because they’re obsessed with themselves and creating this false narrative about their life. Everything is all about “living their best life”(usually at the expense of others) or “living their truth”(complete BS not remotely based on reality). It’s all about them, and only them. F*** I hate these people...

SexyWampa , cottonbro Report

Friday
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

These people do not know how to truly live in the moment, so it’s really their loss.

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#36

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends You can't just buy something now. Everything is a subscription. First it was just Netflix, then it was dollar shave club. Now every TV channel is a separate subscription, every household item wants to send it to you over and over again. Nothing is released physically, so the only way to watch a movie or check out a new album is to pay someone monthly. Services that were offered for free or one-time purchase are rescinded and now offered as subscriptions. It's so obvious that everyone and everything just wants to milk you as long and for as much as possible. And people just buy into it willingly. I know people who spend like $200 a month on stuff that was free like, 10 years ago. People are even offering themselves on a subscription base now. I can't believe how cool everyone is with watching all their money disappear all the time.

thejazzace , Mollie Sivaram Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

CDs and DVDs are still available for music and film. Some of this is an exaggeration.

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#37

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Plain articles of clothing like a t-shirt where the only thing on them is a large graphic of the logo of the brand that made it. See it a lot with “Gucci”. People are literally paying hundreds of their own money to be a walking advertisement for a company.

jimjoe1 , Frank Schwichtenberg Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

"Oooh, I don't have a personality, perhaps wearing a famous brand can substitute for that."

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#38

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends I'm exhausted with how vapid and fake social media is.

cogitoergopwn , Ivan Samkov Report

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 month ago

Jip, when everyone I studies with now on social media "looks younger" than what they did when we studied 14 years ago!!!

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#39

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Recording people in need for clout.

overthinkingdreamerx , JoshPalerLin Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Never. And dont force it on them, or act like they owe you in any way (ie for clout etc) i know ppl say beggars can't be choosers but that's dehumanising esp when in literal examples of beggars like this, rather than a metaphor

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#40

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Public grieving. And berating those who don’t grieve publicly. When Chadwick Boseman passed away, people were hounding his co-stars regarding their responses. When Malik B of The Roots passed away, Questlove actually found out by being spammed on Twitter by a bunch of strangers. Imagine finding out one of your closest friends died, because random strangers wanted an immediate response from you.

Wookie301 , fibonacciblue Report

troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate public grieving too. I mean... how do you even have the strength to think about your social media when you grieve??

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#41

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends The fact that if you don't have Instagram and don't document your whole entire existence you're a nobody and don't have a life and live under a rock??? Excuse me but since I deleted social media accounts my life seems way more fulfilling and enjoyable than having to worry about how many people views my story and liked my photo of what dirt i ate for breakfast.

whatdoyoumeanwork , Amy Humphries Report

Kateryna
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree with this one!! "Have you not seen this trend? You live under a rock!!" No, I just have different interests, that's all.

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#42

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Couples recording pranks on each other that are so painfully staged. It’s the same super popular trends that are reproduced. Like do you really need to act so shocked the tenth time your girlfriend pretends to strip in front of the camera but actually has clothes underneath her towel? Are you really THAT shocked? At this point I just block but I just can’t imagine people have that much time

overthinkingdreamerx , RODNAE Productions Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

The giant fake open mouth grin smile faces, oh god it's second hand cringe, just so fake

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#43

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends How people try to destroy you or simply frown upon when you don’t join whatever bandwagon they’re on.

sith10rd94 , Alex Green Report

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 month ago

Seen this happen so often on even BP, where most are factual opinions hopefully

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#44

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends Everyone acting like experts on crazily complex topics because they either read a headline or one article that agrees with what they already believed.

KillerOfCereal , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Casey Burns
Community Member
1 month ago

Misinformation is why the world seems so lost.

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#45

Annoying-Modern-Social-Trends I'm just so glad the "licking things at the store" trend is over. It is over, right? Please tell me that's finally done.

Anjelikka , Moto Lewinski Report

HiddenGenZ
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew! I never knew

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