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.

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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.

J. Zingler
Community Member
1 month ago

A bachelor in "Gender Studoes" is not a jbo guarantee, you know?

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Well said. People change, sometimes over the course of a month, let alone 7 years. I am not the person that I was 5, 10 or 15 years ago. In fact, looking at some stuff I've said and done years ago usually makes me cringe - I realize how stupid and pointless it was.

Ileana Sky Aviles
Community Member
1 month ago

Woke and cancel culture are new monsters of this generation.

𝖊𝖆
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes! I felt bad when a Flash actor got fired, for a tweet he made at 17. It was over 10 years ago, at the time he was in school and was quite sheltered. You also have to bear in mind some people are taught things by their family or community, like in small towns where everyone looks the same. Since then, they have left home, met new people, have different friends, have a different lifestyle, changed their attitude and beliefs etc. It seems wrong to judge someone on a silly comment they made as a teenager when they are no longer that person.

Nica Van
Community Member
1 month ago

100% agree!

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Joseph OReilly
Community Member
1 month ago

My family and I were talking a few months ago about whether or not someone should be "cancelled" for doing something that was acceptable in the past that isn't in the present. Like the Dr. Seuss books that got yeeted for some reason even though it was fine at the time. Food for thought.

Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is everyone so offended by everything? Get on with your life, don't be a social justice warrior.

Sean Harrison
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Woke/Cancel culture isn't about activism or making real change, it's about winning. They just want to feel good about themselves and that they won, regardless of the damage they did to other people's lives.

Something
Community Member
1 month ago

Also, if someone does believe something objectionable, alienating them is not going to get them or anyone else to change for the better. It will only reinforce their belief.

Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly. A lot of people with good intentions (anti racism, anti homophobia etc) get so rabid and intolerant that at the end they are damaging their cause instead of helping it.

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Karl Baxter
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1 month ago

Who the hell can possibly live up to the standard? People are (& always have been) complex and contradictory. The truly “woke” person does not (& never has) existed

Logic and Reason
Community Member
1 month ago

Sometimes they’re still the same but it can only be found in writing 7-10 years ago. Like anything, this should be handled on a case-by-case basis.

NJ Valueinvestor
Community Member
1 month ago

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Trolls never forget or forgive.

Stephen Foley
Community Member
4 weeks ago

The only time I am "woke" is when my cat jumps on my bed and ends my sleep. I do not abuse people but owe nobody an apology for the past history of my country of origin or of residence. Acts by National Leaders and Politicians past and present I cannot control and accept no responsibilty for them and I make my own judgements on their actions and policies given the mores of the time when atttudes and values were different to those of the present day.

TMinus6 and Counting
Community Member
1 month ago

Woke = Weak

scarr_bee
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes. Like with the Ph1lzA situation, they dug an 8 year old tweet out of his account of a screenshot of his friend saying the n word. He was forced to apologize for it, and he said he’s not friends with that person anymore and he had barely any followers then and everyone who followed him were his friends.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Woke a doke! Shaddup!

Karen Lyon
Community Member
4 weeks ago

I'm torn on this one. We've all done dumb things, yes. Some people, though, don't improve -- they see getting away with their stupidity as permission to keep on with those kinds of choices. They don't do better, they just get better at conning people so they don't face consequences. I do care about how they act in high school -- hearing that Josh Hawley, at that age, was considered a fascist even then, or that Stephen Miller was provocateur even as a teenager does matter. I really think this shouldn't be a generalization. .

Eliyahu Rooff
Community Member
4 weeks ago

It's a matter of what you find and how far back you have to look, as well as whether there's a pattern of behavior. Having done something dumb in High School is pretty much irrelevant at my age, but when you're 20 or 21, it's recent enough that it may well tell a lot about who you are.

Jackie Porter
Community Member
4 weeks ago

I used to be mildly racist and homophobic. It was a learned behaviour thanks to my father. However I have learned, I have talked to people who are not white and gay and my thinking and attitude has changed dramatically. Thankfully I didn't post anything online but I did utter the usual tropes out loud. People do change but sometimes they don't. I agree that trawling through years of past posts is a bit extreme but it does show how that person thought and together with any posts or behaviours now might give an idea as to how far that person has progressed or not. I'm now a supporter of BLM and wear a gay pride badge to show support. I still find myself thinking like I used to occasionally but I correct myself and remind myself to put myself in their shoes.

Sue User
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Mad respect.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree. What happened to the forgive and forget idea?

Jods
Community Member
1 month ago

Woke culture, yes but those who feel they have the right to destroy statues, change the names of buildings because many centuries ago those people were involved in the trading of slaves. It is upsetting to know that the way my homeland changed, grew and made many people very rich was through slavery. But it happened and we cannot change the past, we cannot re-write or erase history.

Nicki
Community Member
1 month ago

Nobody is trying to erase history, we still have history books and ya know, education 🙄🙄🙄 those statues were put up in the 50's and 60's as a way to intimidate black people to not go into certain areas and remind them of their place. Put those statues in museums or whatever. Those statues are of traitors that fought to keep slavery in place against its OWN COUNTRY. You don't see Americans flying the British flag all over the place and placing statues of King George III around, do you? No, because they freaking lost and we won.

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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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