What doesn’t deserve its popularity? Whether it be a book, movie, way of life, or other trend, I’d love to hear about it!

#1

Most reality "stars", namely the Kardashian/Jenners.

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    #2

    Influencers. They are not a god

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Not even sure if this is a legitimate job title. Seems everything can be done with internet nowadays. What ever happened to good old labor?

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    #4

    1) The expectation that life owes you something.

    2) The need to have the very best the very first go. My first car wasn’t what I wanted, it was what I could afford, same with my first rental, my first house, my first job…

    3) The belief that your opinion is sacrosanct and that anyone who disagrees with it is “Disrespecting” you.

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    #8

    Goddamn politics. This needs to go away. I don't know what system to replace it but the cult followings and popularity contests it has all devolved into are childish and keeping us as a whole from reaching our potential.
    I can imagine a Galactic organization of civilizations occasionally checking in on us - "No, they are nowhere near ready for contact."

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    Nicholas Harrison
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Politics is people not hitting each other with rocks and clubs. As bad as it is, there is worse.

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    #9

    music used to be good quality music coming out of the radio now most of the stuff that gets played i have no clue how they got signed to a label let alone make it all the way on the radio

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    #10

    Taylor Swift. I like some of her songs, don't get me wrong, but I just don't understand Swiftie culture. Basically I'm saying I wouldn't stand in line for 3+ hours to get a T Swift concert ticket.

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    #11

    Grading on the curve. Students should be graded on their own accomplishments, their own progress.

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    1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    There are many places where grading on a curve is appropriate. When picking a surgeon, I want the one who has a 99.97% rate of survival who is graded an "A" on the curve over the surgeon rated a "D" with a 91% survivability rate. That 91% isn't an "A" effort. If doing surgery every day, the first one loses a patient every 9 years. The second one loses a patient about every 12 days (32 a year).

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    #12

    Dark Fantasy.
    It completely dominates all media (Game of Thrones in TV, Dark Souls / Elden Ring in gaming, The Witcher in literature) while always using the same rehashed medieval-European settings, the same tropes, the same character archetypes. Plus the authors seem to have a contest about who can create the most bleak, depressing and needlesly violent story ever. Never understood the appeal.

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I didn't enjoy GoT and its Dragon prequel for precisely this reason. My life is already bleak and depressing, so why would I want to make it more so?

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    #13

    Food. Fancy restaurant food that has flowers or unnecessary garnish. cupcakes with cereal on the icing. Looks pretty, how does it taste?

    Medicine advertised on TV

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Even worse are dishes that combine really questionable ingredients like "goat liver tartare with a souffle of pickled heirloom tomatoes, kimchi, and brussels sprouts topped with a crumble of truffle-oil infused limburger cheese and crisped plantain skins".

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    #14

    Dining out/ fast food.
    It used to be good, but I swear every place just sucks nowadays.

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    #15

    I’ll start, I guess. My biggest pet peeve is this “aesthetic studying” trend. I think it’s great to have cute pens, a clean study space, etc, but honestly, I feel like a lot of study posts nowadays are more focused on the pretty aspect of studying rather than, ya know, being productive and practical. It’s really bad, learning should be about learning, not making cute notes.

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    Mickysixxx
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I don't know what that is but I'm a more of a I'll do it on the day kinda guy. I read stuff but I never had any fancy study space and I reckon I only ever took notes because everyone else was lol I know teach high school and have led personal development classes for teaching staff on how to better engage at risk students.

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    #16

    Pronouns and Victimhood. Go ahead and downvote me you pigs!

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Well, technically everyone has pronouns, even if you're not part of the LGBTQ+ community. They're just parts of speech. If we didn't, it would just be "Matt went to the store with Matt's friend and Matt got some birdseed for Matt's bird feeder..." etc.

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    #17

    Internet. Everything is "use this website, log on here, buy online" blah blah blah. Just a modern trend that I refuse to have anything to do with. You'll not see me using this new fangled internet.

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    Danish Susanne
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I think I understand, but the internet is a great help for us all, so I assume your irritation comes from the firms who refers to their website for help instead of offering a phonenummer you can call to get what help you want. Or worse insist that you have to ask a chatrobot, who is really hard to get to understand your problem as I usually find out.

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    #18

    Competitive Exams. Like it is a near 1% chance or less that you might clear them on the first attempt. But what about the ambitious ones? On average, an aspirant wastes 3-4 years of the peak of his/her youth studying for an exam. And unfortunately, most, like most, end up pursuing other career pathways because you gotta pay the bills, right?

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    #19

    Owning your home. Sure it can be a good deal and potential wealth builder, in the right place, at the right time, at the right stage of your life. But it can be the wrong choice many other times. Replacing roofs, HVAC, floors etc. is way more expensive than many people are ready for. If your job falls apart, you may be trapped somewhere with limited options. If you have bad neighbors, you may be stuck with them for years. Especially now, any house you buy is probably at the highest price it will be for a long time, and you are competing with a lot of deep pocket investment companies. Don't be in a hurry and feel like you are missing out, if you wait to buy until you can comfortably afford ALL the costs. That time may be never if you live in a major city. I've both owned and rented, and it can be such a relief when you're renting, the furnace goes out and you can say "Not my problem!"

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Owning a home is the best way to build wealth. But just like with anything it needs to be within your means.

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    #20

    “Smartphones” and E-scooters.

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    Nevada McKinney
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Honestly I am kind of being a hypocrite because I would like to have a high quality smartphone, but I still hate every type of electric personal transport. Like: if you say you go on a bike ride everyday but it's electric, that doesn't even count. That's cheating.

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    #22

    Iron Maiden. To me, all their songs sound the same and there are far better rock and metals bands out there. I would also add that you only need one AC/DC album and that is Back in Black.

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    #23

    Fidgets

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Those are to take out stress so it doesn't erupt somewhere else. Now, WHERE IS MY FIDGET?!?!?

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