When you think about how we all live in 2021, it’s just hard to wrap your head around it. The age of advanced technology, social and gender equality, creative economies, possibilities, you name it. So how on earth does it have a place for things like telemarketing and unpaid overtime?!

When someone asked “What has no reason to exist in 2021 and yet it does?” on r/AskReddit, the answers started rolling in and each was more eye-opening than the previous one.

I mean, people are not saying 2021 is totally overestimated, but in many ways, it kinda is. Let’s see some of the most thought-inducing responses right below and be sure to add a thing or two to this list in the comment section for everyone to see!

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#1

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Child beauty pageants

-eDgAR- , Carlos Ebert Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

Another thing that should've been banned years ago

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#2

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Bullfighting.

Engel-in-Zivil , Ralf Steinberger Report

Marette
Community Member
1 month ago

This! Animal cruelty, no other way to see it 😢

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#3

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Taking 3-5 days to put money back into my account after you took it instantly.

humblepiedd , Pixabay Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

I went to test drive a car recently and the dealership wanted a £500 deposit. It was for the insurance (rather than pay it in event of a crash) but they said it could go towards the car if I liked it. I asked them if I don't like it how long would it be before I got the money back. They told me at least 7 working days. Politely declined and walked out.

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#4

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do The fact that some people still don't have access to fresh water.

Artistic_Jackalope , Joe Cheng Report

Nadia Montera
Community Member
1 month ago

Or to close water : having to walk daily more than 10 km to get water from a well

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#5

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Unpaid overtime

UrbanStray , Kim Siever Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

That's just criminal

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#6

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Homophobia. Seriously.

SunflowerSky22 , Ted Eytan Report

Potatogamers2
Community Member
1 month ago

Hate based on age, sex, religion, sexuality, nationality, race (and I'm probably missing some) in general.

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#7

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Why insulin is so expensive

Magnaverde , Alan Levine Report

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
1 month ago

It is not. It is cheap or free in every country but one. https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/cost-of-insulin-by-country

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#8

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Celebrity worship

Yellowpickle23 , Kyle Garrity Report

Nadia Montera
Community Member
1 month ago

Influencers worship is worse to me :(

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#9

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Having to call to cancel a subscription you signed up for online

Niamho2 , Mario Sánchez Prada Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Netherlands: You must be able to cancel a subscription in the same way you started it and cancelling must be just as simple as starting. So 1 click to start, means 1 click to cancel.

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#10

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Single use plastic

Financial-Mammoth333 , zeevveez Report

Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

let's start with educating people about littering !! would already be a good start

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#11

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Paying $4.99 delivery fee to the pizza place, and they say DELIVERY FEE IS NOT A TIP FOR THE DRIVER. The drivers use their own cars and pay for their own gas, and they sure as hell aren't getting any of that $5.

TrogdorLLC , Matthew Paul Argall Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

We have nothing like this thankfully. Food delivery people get proper salary, no need for tips.

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#12

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do School lunch debt. Feed the kids already!

BlondieeAggiee , cattan2011 Report

Deb March Farrell
Community Member
1 month ago

Welcome to America when you're in debt from birth....

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#13

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Poverty and homelessness

Efficient-Task6577 Report

Marc
Community Member
1 month ago

Unfortunately, this is a very complex issue. Homelessness does not have one cause, but is usually very individual. Therefore, there is no universal solution. Nevertheless, there are of course many homeless people who are in this situation solely due to lack of financial means, not always caused by themselves, and who could actually be helped without any problems. When I see alone that millions of people in the USA are currently threatened with eviction after Corona, then that is shameful to the maximum for such a rich country.

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#14

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Fax machine. Some doctors won't accept email only mail or fax. Some govt related stuff too

ztreHdrahciR , kalleboo Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

Good grief, most of ours is online. We can book online, even have online appointments (face to face), renew prescriptions etc. All in a portal called My Health connected to your own medical centre.

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#15

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do TELEMARKETING

I don’t even get any other type of call, yet I still get this s**t daily

squivo , tima-miroshnichenko Report

Marc
Community Member
1 month ago

Here in Germany it's mostly forbidden and happens very rarely. It's only allowed if you agreed to it beforehand. Some windy companies do it from outside of Germany or even Europe, but even that is very rare. There're very high fines if companies don't follow the law.

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#16

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Convenience fees being applied when you pay a bill online.

Byzantium42 , Karolina Grabowska Report

Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago

Seriously? We used to get a discount for doing this until someone decided it wasn't fair on those people who can't do things online.

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#17

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do For profit prisons.

NoodlesWithMelons , Steve MaysFollow Report

Dream SMP & Cosplaying
Community Member
1 month ago

I have never heard of this. Maybe its an America thing...

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#18

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Having no idea how much you'll pay for a minor medical procedure

dreemkiller , Presidencia de la Repúblic Report

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
1 month ago

But it does not exist. Well only in some underdeveloped countries.

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#19

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do 40+ hour work weeks. The technological improvements should have made it so we could have a more leisurely society where we could dedicate less of our lives to pointless work, not so they could increase profits indefinitely for the business owners while we spend all our waking hours on labor that doesn’t even need doing at this point.

counterboud , 1137303 Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

The worst are middle managers who expect you to give 100% of your time to your job.

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#20

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Commercials for prescription medicine

Dollar_Llama , Open Grid Scheduler Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

Side effects include death. BUY IT NOW!!!

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#21

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Low quality surveillance footage

Kittykitty76543210 , Jonathan McIntosh Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

Seriously, why do the potato cameras even exist anymore?

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#22

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do E-ticket processing fees. Seriously, do these have any function other than making money for some middle man?

Stillwater215 , Kindel Media Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

No, they are a scam.

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#23

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Junk mail, just filling up the mailbox with [stuff].

maarrtee , Torsten Dettlaff Report

TmKhr
Community Member
1 month ago

For some reason my hotmail account I've had since 2006 is now very bad at filtering spam, it's annoying since I still use the account regularly

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#24

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Your race on forms. I'm so mixed I just check them all.

lettersfrommeme , Alex Green Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
1 month ago

Most ethnicity forms here don't have me as any option aside from "Other". Sometimes not even that and then make it required. Ew. Why do you need to know that I am Malay, company not allowed to discriminate based on ethnicity?

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#25

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Door to door sales people. If I want lawn care I’ll google it dammit!

perdhapleybot , MART Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

We used to have them. But that was back in the 1950's and 1960's. And they didn't try to sell idiotic stuff like lawn care.

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#26

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do I work for USPS. Went to request a day off and the form required carbon paper to copy.

bigmike2001-snake , Wikimedia.Commons Report

Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

let's remember Trump tried to sabotage democracy by defunding USPS ...

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#27

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do My adult acne

pm_me_bat_facts , streetwindy Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

I have noticed that since wearing masks I am breaking out a lot more, especially around my mouth and chin.

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#28

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Tax software in the US. Seriously should just be a simple form on the internet that takes 5 minutes.

GatorBone69 , Andrés Moreira Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Netherlands: Log in into a secure site. Check what the government has already filled out. Let the program figure out in which way you get the biggest refund, electronically sign the tax form and submit it. Takes 15 minutes, if you're a slow reader. Wait a few months to get your refund in your bank account. No charges, no fees.

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#29

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Gas stations charging 10 more cents per gallon for paying with a debit/credit card.

mattjf22 , Skitterphoto Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

The credit card companies charge them what amounts to ten cents on each gallon, or 2.5 percent.

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#30

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Lousy printers. It's like no one ever tried to build a good one and humanity just agreed they need to be louder than a Lambo for 2 minutes straight before they can print my Amazon return ticket.

BrooklynNeinNein_ , rjp Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Again a matter of watching what you're buying. My old laserprinter just makes a humming noise that's barely noticeable while printing .

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#31

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Gas cans that seem deliberately designed to not work and that spill gasoline everywhere.

Thin_Host , slavicdeath Report

Chucky Cheezburger
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep...most can around here have some kind of vapor lock that makes it near impossible to use without spilling. Kinda defeats the purpose. On a side note, love the picture. I love my Jeep Cherokee.

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#32

32 Things That Have No Reason To Exist In 2021 And Yet They Do Having to call to make bill payments.

Pixey873 , Anete Lusina Report

Trillian
Community Member
1 month ago

How does this even work? Don‘t you have online banking?

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