Things are changing so quickly that it’s hard to keep up! As the world becomes more and more interconnected, we become aware of all the ways that the rest of the world lives. Trends that might have been fated to stay local a few decades ago now go viral and spread around the globe, powered by social media and the news.

However, much of what we take for granted these days might not stand the test of time. The future might be radically different, and people living years from now might look back at 2022 with a lot of confusion (and probably judgment) about how we did things.

Internet users shared their thoughts about what trends will be the most regrettable in 20 years’ time in an interesting r/AskReddit thread, and we’re bringing you their best insights to get your noggins jogging. From gender reveal parties to denying climate change, some trends are pretty darn bad. As you’re reading, have a think about what fads and ideas you think will go the way of the dodo (i.e. extinct) in the near future, Pandas, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Pop culture and lifestyle expert Mike Sington, from LA, was kind enough to share his thoughts on current trends, what's here to stay, what will (hopefully!) go away, and how the people of the future might react to the fads of 2022. Check out Bored Panda's full interview with him.

#1

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Taking away women’s body autonomy. We will all pay for this.

hyperfocused , Karolina Grabowska Report

Ange Marsden
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1 month ago

Women will pay 😪

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Bored Panda asked pop culture expert Mike which current trends, in his opinion, probably won't stand the test of time. "Sharing personal photos of yourself, your life, your family, and especially your children will probably seem very peculiar in a couple of decades," he told us.

"People just now are becoming increasingly concerned about privacy on the internet, and it will be odd in the future to look back and see how much of ourselves we used to willingly share," Mike mused that, in the future, privacy will likely be a much greater concern than now.

#2

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Hopefully school shootings.

jerseybert , Katie Godowski Report

Megan Curl
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, yes, yes. This should be #1 of things that must stop.

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#3

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Electing people to public office who have zero qualifications because they’re famous for some bullshit.

formerNPC , Jorge Maya Report

Mark Fuller
Community Member
1 month ago

It also doesn't appear to be just about celebrity status. It's how much money you have and can afford to throw at a campaign. So the "average Joe" who actually might make a bloody good leader is unlikely to ever be in the runnings.

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In the pop culture expert's opinion, no matter how much time passes, humor is "here to stay."

"Funny thoughts, anecdotes, and memes are popular now, and will have staying power on the internet. People often go online for escapism, and humor has always provided that. I don’t foresee that changing," he said that humor itself is timeless. People will always want (and need!) to have a good laugh.

Meanwhile, we were curious to figure out how to tell if something's a long-term trend or just a passing fad that'll go away in just a few years or even months.

"If something becomes popular quickly and seems to come out of nowhere, it’s more likely to be a passing fad," Mike, Hollywood's Ultimate Insider, shared his thoughts with Bored Panda.

#4

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Gender reveal parties and promposals

Good lord it seems they get more ridiculous every week. This s**t needs to go.

G-Unit11111 , Melvin Thambi Report

James016
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1 month ago

TIL about the word promposal.

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#5

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back I hope: mommy bloggers who post constant pics and details of their children. Robbing children of privacy for likes and money is sickening.

Don’t even get me started on ones with sick kids…

nikki_therese , Rebecca Harris Report

Ange Marsden
Community Member
1 month ago

Roll on the lawsuits from grown up kids

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#6

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Cruel pranks on strangers for views

bigpugpapa , RODNAE Productions Report

From beyond the Banana Bread
Community Member
1 month ago

There is no such thing as a cruel prank. "Pranks" are funny for everyone involved. The thing we're talking about here is called "abuse".

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"Long-term trends with staying power seem to build more slowly, but at a steady pace. Be careful of jumping on the 'bandwagon' yourself, just because something is popular in the moment. That’s the scenario that’s most likely to haunt you in the future," he shared.

"Oh, and gender reveal parties? Get rid of them. Let me break it to you- no one cares what the sex of your child is, except you," Mike said, and we wholeheartedly agree.

Predicting the future is never easy. It can be done, but it’s never going to be close to 100% accurate. Well, not until we develop genuine AIs that can take into account trillions of different factors and how they play off each other and connect into a dynamic, ever-shifting whole, but that probably won’t happen for quite some time yet. (But if it already has, Skynet, we love you, please don’t punish us for liking social media so much!)

#7

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Mommy needs a drink and mommy wine culture — I hate this BS of normalizing alcoholism and these 'Poor me, my suburbia life is so rough, I can’t make it without wine o’clock.' Huge eye roll.

mrsbraid , Meritt Thomas Report

Giovanna
Community Member
1 month ago

I agree, just drink and shut up :)

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#8

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Climate change denial.

Global warming is one of those problems that we won't truly recognise until the damage has already been done. We are reaching that point.

In twenty years there will no longer be a façade.

Clbull , Li-An Lim Report

Phendrena
Community Member
1 month ago

I would argue that we have already reached that point as significant portions of humanity are just stupid to realise what is happening and what needs to be done. We needed action 30 years ago. My son is 14 and what world is he going to experience, his kids, their kids? It deeply saddens me.

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#9

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Social Media.


It has negatively affected mental health, caused irreparable damage to grammar and the English language as a whole, produced multiple generations of narcissists.

Imhere4theinsurance , Sara Kurfeß Report

Janet C
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Social media has its place. I use it to keep in touch with friends and family who are all now 5000 miles away since I moved to Spain. I also use it to keep track of goings on and available services in my area here where I moved. What I DON'T use it for is a daily ego boost or "influencer" platform. It's all in how you view social media. For me it's a tool.

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Aaron Genest, from Siemens Software, explained to Bored Panda that we can get a good idea of what the future might hold, what technologies will be around, by looking ‘upstream’ in the investment space.

"For instance, it takes almost two years to develop and produce a computer chip and get it to market for a phone, and five years to get something into a new kind of car. So if we want to have a sense for what, for instance, the gadgets in our cars will look like in 2026, we just need to look at what the car manufacturers are asking their suppliers to design today,” he explained to Bored Panda earlier.

According to the tech specialist, industries that invest billions of dollars into particular technologies, e.g. 5G or particular chips, will want to recoup their investments. So it’s likely that the things they invested in will, at least in part, play some sort of role in the future of tech.

#10

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Eyelashes so fake they look like spiders.

njcatgirl29 , Sharon McCutcheon Report

Miocha
Community Member
1 month ago

This!!

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#11

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Single use plastics

Tom_Brokaw_is_a_Punk , Brian Yurasits Report

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
1 month ago

But.... straws 😢 I know some people won't be happy with this. I don't like excessive use of plastic either and try to avoid it. But paper straws are just gross, there's no other way for me to describe it. I need a better alternative :/

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#12

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Filming everything you do. I was born in the late 1980s and this is just so weird to me since I grew up in an era of film cameras where every shot counted. It's so bizarre seeing some of my coworkers in their twenties film an average workday at the office like it's some sort of tourist attraction. Why would you do this?

adragonthatsgay , Harry Cunningham Report

Jccaidc
Community Member
1 month ago

Agree no one gives a hoot. Like Jim Gaffigan said, 'I have more pics of my kids than my dad ever looked at me.'

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Meanwhile, Ramona Pringle, from the Creative Innovation Studio at Ryerson University revealed to Bored Panda some time ago that while we don’t know for sure what the future will hold, we can count on some trends to keep going strong: “We love stories, and we love to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Be it oral storytelling, books, blogs, movies, or video games, we’ve never lost our love of narrative.”

According to the expert, people will always look for ways to be together, to be connected to one another. We long for communal experiences, whether in concert halls, being entertained in giant arenas, or remotely.

“Immersion and interactivity have long been goals for creators and media makers when it comes to how technology can influence entertainment,” Ramona told us.

#13

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Subscription-based everything. You can't own SHIT these days. Everything is a matter of 'You can have access to this thing, but only so long as you give us some money per month.'

GeebusNZ , freestocks Report

Firstname Lastname
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1 month ago

"And we have the ability to add or remove it from the collection at our leisure, so hopefully you want it when we do."

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#14

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back The amount of people that drive full size trucks around is ridiculous. At least 90% of them could live just fine with a little 4 door hatchback. It's sad to think about all of the millions of gallons of fuel that has been wasted by those idiots.

Minmach-123 , Joshua Koblin Report

Amanda
Community Member
1 month ago

They want everyone to know that they have a small PP.

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#15

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Not sure why but I reckon vaping will prove to be a major health problem in a couple decades.

bdogski , Elsa Olofsson Report

October
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

It is allready prooving to be a mayor health problem. More and more of the ingredients are being banned because they are screwing up your lungs.

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“For the last decade, we’ve leaned into virtual reality because of how it enables both of these. We can step inside a world and have influence over it, and the story or experience that unfolds. I think one of the things we can expect moving forward is, in a sense, the opposite of virtual reality. Instead, more of an enhanced reality or fictional reality, wherein the entertainment isn’t in a headset, but instead, all around us.”

She stressed that a decade ago, people didn’t talk to robots and now many of us do. “Siri and Alexa are some of the more common bots, but we already interface with non-human characters regularly. As technology advances, including augmented reality and mixed reality, I think we can expect that entertainment will be something we can engage with off of the screen, but out in the world, with characters and stories we can engage with throughout the day, or throughout our houses.” So while some fundamental things that people care about will remain the same, the way that we interact with the world—and each other!—can change incredibly rapidly.

#16

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Political polarization in America. I see either civil war or an authoritarian government taking over in the next 20 years.

Rooroor324 , Clay Banks Report

TotallyNotAFox
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1 month ago

I think we will see a lot more political tension in a lot of countries, Europe is on the same way currently

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#17

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Too much plastic surgery, fillers and Botox on young people.

factchecker8515 , philippe spitalier Report

Aunt Riarch
Community Member
1 month ago

And on people who are already lovely (does smh mean shaking my head, if so, smh)

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#18

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Not taking COVID seriously. I think the number of long-term health issues that will result from COVID is going to be huge.

awhq , Isaac Quesada Report

James016
Community Member
1 month ago

I caught COVID a month or so ago. Even though I am testing negative, I still have a permanent splitting headache and cough. I have been told it could take about 6 weeks before these symptoms go away. Yes I am vaccinated and boosted

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#19

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Minimalist everything. Every house, closet, and restaurant looks the same now. In 20 years, it’s all going to change because we’ll all be bored.

turtledovefarts , Bench Accounting Report

Firstname Lastname
Community Member
1 month ago

I have so many stupid little trinkets around my house. Sometimes my inner minimalist wants to trash them to make cleaning easier, but then the room looks so naked.

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#20

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Facebook has explicitly encouraged its users to break down privacy barriers between different aspects of their life, e.g. work, school, and family. This is not a theoretical effect but an intentional one; Zuck has explicitly said that in his view, people who maintain boundaries between different parts of their life "lack integrity" and that it's Facebook's goal to promote "integrity" in this specific sense.

This is deeply dysfunctional.

It's *normal* to have different social contexts in which you present yourself differently. That's how humans have always been, ever since we invented huts and can go inside a hut and be private with someone.

Boundaries between different parts of your life are healthy. You get to decide who's allowed in your hut. Tearing down someone else's boundaries is a hostile act, not a friendly one. (LGBT+ people know this regarding "outing" someone without their consent.)

It should be up to *you* to decide when you feel safe to bring down certain boundaries, e.g. to come out to your family as gay, to tell your coworker about your religious beliefs, or the like.

Facebook is an institution that sees its purpose as including tearing down people's boundaries. That's a problem.

fubo , Joshua Hoehne Report

Ange Marsden
Community Member
1 month ago

It was so nice back in the days when your friends and family couldn't follow you to work and visa versa

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#21

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back The scaremongering about trans people

Timeywimey91 , Oriel Frankie Ashcroft Report

Strawberry Pizza
Community Member
1 month ago

Ugh, yes. Can't we just let others be? If they're happy and they're not hurting anyone, why do people have to take offense?

Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
1 month ago

Thank you. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Paul Pierokowski
Community Member
1 month ago

There's nothing scary or weird about trans people. My gf is trans. We've had sex. It wasn't weird. I'm not gay at all. She's a perfect and beautiful woman. I don't care what she was born with downstairs.

Gardener of Weeden
Community Member
1 month ago

I do have a problem with my trans roommate - she keeps going in my closet and borrowing my c**p... LOL. Otherwise I don't care that I am an innie and she is an outie.

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Furmama0501
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1 month ago

Or equating anything that isn't herterosexual with pedophilia. It is ridiculous.

Michael Largey
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1 month ago (edited)

Especially since most pedophiles are heterosexuals.

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RandomFrog(He/They️‍️)
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1 month ago

I am a trans man and omg. I can’t. Like every single day I have to wake up and realize my chest is still there. I have to wake up everyday and realize that I wasn’t born a cis man. And deal with all that gender dysphoria. And on top of that my parents don’t accept me! Like I’m getting no closer to getting a chest binder or any support. And if the world just accepted trans people it wouldn’t be like this. I’m not saying I want to have surgeries right now, but the very least you could do is use my pronouns and preferred name. Being trans is hard and then dealing with having no support systems? I can’t. I literally can’t. The amount of times I was so close to diy-ing my top surgery becuase I was just so done? I can’t. Just let me live my life in peace!! I just want to exist in peace just let me exists please. Stop being transphobic there’s nothing wrong with us.

Cuddly Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sorry for what you have to go through. Some ahole downvoted you, so upvoting to balance.

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keighterz
Community Member
1 month ago

What people don’t seem to realize is this: you do not have to agree with someone 100% in order to give them the rights they deserve. You don’t have to be ok with someone’s beliefs or outlook or gender identity, BUT you do NOT get to harass them, strip them of their humanity, murder them, r**e them, humiliate them, beat them, etc. They literally have no effect on your life.

Kharyss
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t think the majority want to harass, dehumanise or beat trans people. But there are legitimate concerns in areas like competitive sports that do need to be resolved. If someone has gone through male puberty, they will have different musculature and skeletal differences to a genetic female. If a 230lb 6ft person wants to identify as female, I have no issues. If they then want to play rugby or football against people who are genetically female, I do. Even if only for safety reasons. Reducing testosterone levels doesn’t negate physiological differences.

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Got Myself 4 Pandas
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1 month ago

I fully support people being whatever they want to be and I will consider them whatever gender they feel fits them - I've no trouble distinguishing identity from genetics. What I don't like, which I'm not convinced is a thing from transgender people themselves but the weird offended by everything crowd, is the idea that it's no longer ok to say things like pregnant woman, breastfeeding etc as that excludes trans people. I don't see why I suddenly have to change how I refer to myself as it's now offensive, why is it offensive? Is this really something that's a thing or is it just a made up drama to bring anti-trans feelings? I fully understand still having the opposite sexual organs for your internal body image is difficult, and that's why therapy is essential to cope throughout the transition - and some conditions will always be gender specific - a genetic male isn't going to have cervical cancer, or a female prostate - it's just part of their genetics, separate from identity

WildBunches
Community Member
1 month ago

Well said. 👏

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S
Community Member
1 month ago

Like imagine if you just give them the rights they deserve... then everyone can just go back to being regular members of society and all this protesting can stop... refusing them their rights is only going to make them louder. AS THEY SHOULD BECAUSE THEY DESERVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.

RandomFrog(He/They️‍️)
Community Member
1 month ago

Louder for the people in the back!!!

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Amanda
Community Member
1 month ago

There’s this thing called minding your own damn business and just letting people be. I don’t get why it’s so hard. Oh, it’s against your religion? Please tell me, where in the Bible, does it bring up trans people?

JuniorCJ82
Community Member
1 month ago

or any LGBT+ people, FFS they want EQUAL rights NOT "special treatment"

v
Community Member
1 month ago

Why not simply scaremongering in general? When it comes to scaremongering is there actually any type that is better than any other?

Laura Ketteridge
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd say because scaremongering about trans people is causing hate crime proliferation. It is resulting in deaths.

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Mario Strada
Community Member
1 month ago

What really gets me about this is that it is completely manufactured. It's not like trans people were invented in 2013 or started using restrooms in 2016 for the first time.

Stamuse Erenest
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think there is scaremongering, there is bulling by people claiming to represent trans (which are not). There are, however, extreme claims that trans men who transition to women can run over women's rights and claim those as their own while pushing biological women aside. They deserve every right, but no one deserves the right to take someone else rights and oppertunities.

Gozer LeGozerian
Community Member
1 month ago

Those aren't claims, it's actively happening

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Claire Bear
Community Member
1 month ago

This!!!!!’ It’s just the latest Satanic Panic. The poor folk subjected to the current hatred, by some, towards trans folks is dreadful, shame on the bigots

Bisces
Community Member
1 month ago

I just wanna apologize to anyone I offended here. My comments came out transphobic and that was never my intention. I realized I invalidated some people with my choice of words in my fit of bitterness towards transwomen. I don't know if any of y'all are in the comments but if you are, then I apologize. I'm almost an adult so nothing I say can really be used as an excuse as I'm getting to old for them, but just know that my words didn't come out of evil hatred but out of bitterness and annoyance. This came out of nowhere as I used to be a strong supporter of the trans community. I would always hate when my mom said something transphobic but after a few scrolls on "radfem" tumblr blogs, I found myself agreeing with them and my mother. I found some really good arguments and points and also some unsavory posts from transwomen about cis women. Like REALLY unsavory. I started getting upset and believing the radfems. I'm trying to listen to both sides, transpeople do deserve right, your 1/2

N’Baro Atksteel X377
Community Member
1 month ago

I've heard it's because they're afraid of a cis guy going into a women's restroom and molesting the kids. But like. That's a *cis* guy. He has nothing to do with a trans lady. Also just make the walls between stalls floor-to-ceiling and raise boys to be respectful.

Istax
Community Member
1 month ago

it's the cis guys that pretend to be trans ladies to molest the kids that we're worried about. in Scotland, there were 50 or so rapists that identified as women as soon as they were taken into custody, served their sentences in women's prisons where they impregnated several female inmates, then reverted back to their birth sex as soon as they were let out.

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Jaybird3939
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1 month ago

Be a good person. That's all I care about. Oh, and using their turn signal.

A.
Community Member
1 month ago

Since the dawn of time prophets have said " Live & Let Live".

Celeste Grant
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't understand why people even care. If you can't treat someone as a human being because they are trans you are just a horrible person. They are still a person; someone's child, sibling, friend. It's not hard to call someone by the name they ask to be called. That's not "pushing it down your throat", it's just a name. It's the same with pronouns; it might not be something you are used to but it's not hard, and yet it matters to the person who's asking. You don't have to believe in something for it to affect other people. You don't have to "agree" with it to just let others live their life the way they want to, or need to or choose to.

Michael Largey
Community Member
1 month ago

The bigots yell like there are gangs of trans people on every street corner. Actually it's a relatively rare condition. They are vastly outnumbered by straight, gay, lesbian, and bi people. You may go years without encountering a trans person and a lifetime without being seriously affected by one.

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

This issue seemed to come from nowhere. Trans people are a tiny percentage of the population. They can't possibly harm anyone by being trans - it's their body and it's their life - it affects no one else at all. The problem is the far right being utter snowflakes..

Kawaii Potato
Community Member
1 month ago

Let people do what they are going to do....we should not judge others...

Bisces
Community Member
1 month ago

2/2 pronouns and names should be respected, you deserve and SHOULD be treated as human beings. But also looking at the radfem side, you just truly became a women yesterday, I don't think you should play in women's sports BECAUSE of your male structure and some if y'all are quite disgusting when it comes to cis women and I can't support that. I'm trying to better myself but I'm just really, really bitter. Again, this is not an excuse, but just so you understand that I don't hate y'all, I don't want you dead, I'm just confused. I'm not going to agree with everything the tras are fighting for but I'm definitely not going to agree with vile people that want you dead. Again, I'm sorry, you don't have to forgive me, you probably won't, but I am sorry.

Jordi Sharpe
Community Member
1 month ago

Trans People are human beings who deserve compassion and respect. I'm sick of my fellow cis and straight people being so goddamned anti-human.

Istax
Community Member
1 month ago

ehhhhhhh I think it's gonna be the exact opposite. we're gonna look back on this, 20 years from now, and be flat-out horrified at the madness that has consumed our culture. I don't think sterilising and mutilating kids, using children as test subjects for experimental drugs, locking vulnerable women in cages with violent sex offenders and rapists, bullying and harassing women who stand up for their sex-based rights, calling MALE child molesters "she", literally chasing students out of universities for their views, acting as if delusion and mental illness is trendy and fun, slicing body parts off twelve-year-old girls, falsifying statistics to support your own twisted agenda, and calling for the rape and slaughter of terrified women is gonna be looked back on with pride and happiness.

Alex Mont
Community Member
1 month ago

just keep them away from MMA and Rugby

Bisces
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1 month ago

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Idk. I mean yeah I support them, but, as a woman, I just have this deep, not hatred but, dislikeness? I don't hate trans people or women in this case, but to say you're a woman and we're going through the same struggles, like what? You just got boobs yesterday, I got mine at 8, I've faced sexism and sexual stares since I was a child. I've been told what I can't or can do, what I shouldn't or should do as a girl and into my teenage years. To have boobs or get a period, I just had to be born, you had to take a pill or a shot. I've also seen some unsavory post from different medias and some of y'all, don't deserve to be supported. Please don't downvote me, this is just my thought as a young woman.

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1 month ago

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Sure. Because women need stronger sports competition :-D Buckle up ladies :-D

Liberal Disease
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1 month ago

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Pretend people...keep you to yourself and stop placing your mental illness on innocent people - especially children

Tamra
Community Member
1 month ago

How EXACTLY are trans people harming anyone? This is made up b******t. They just want to live their lives, there is no other agenda. Stop listening to Tucker Carlson for a while.

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Richard Graham
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1 month ago

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I fully support the BLT Community.

GayBoi
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1 month ago

Oh look at you. Being soooooo original. It's just so damn insulting and you probably don't care. 🙄

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What people will actually regret is kids being used as guinea pigs and given untested and unnecessary drugs and people having unnecessary mutilating cosmetic surgeries. Also the erasure of women as a class that is already having a significant negative impact of women's rights and the women's rights movement.

Powerful Katrinka
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1 month ago

Have you ever actually known a trans person, or better yet, a trans child? For them, the drugs and surgeries are life-saving.

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#22

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Veneers. People are LITERALLY sawing down their teeth for pictures and likes.

Bonfi-Aurora , aida_azizii Report

Charlie does cartwheels
Community Member
1 month ago

…or maybe to help their own self esteem or confidence? Not everyone is social media obsessed. My husband has two because he was really uncomfortable with issues he’s had since youth. And yet, he he doesn’t have an account on a single social media site, go figure. 🙄

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#23

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Letting companies freely track our online behaviors

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Nimues Child
Community Member
1 month ago

(edit: moved this from a reply to a comment) @Anna Banana, my wife works in IT security and I work at a place that studies this stuff. It is a bigger deal than you are articulating. It is telling when the professionals who work in network security keep as much of their life offline as possible. 15 years ago, when a company contact balked at including his work email in a registration because of what he knew from his time in the NSA, I thought he was just overreacting. Now, I understand.

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#24

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back posting about almost every aspect of your life on social media. I posted some pretty cringe s**t as a kid that is still floating around somewhere, and that was before social media became big. I can't imagine what it's going to be like now

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Hippopotamuses
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

When I was a kid, I’m 60 now, I yearned for a life where I could be someone else. Now, with the internet, I can see how dangerous that would have been. I feel so sorry for people who’s persona is created entirely by what they can cultivate, manipulate, and then present to the world as who they are.

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#25

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back $1200 sneakers

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loty moty
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, don't worry, in 20 years time we are looking at $120,000 sneakers.

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#26

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back A lot of parenting and schooling trends will change. Just look at now vs 20 years ago.

Gentle parenting is big right now. The idea is fine but it leads to permissive parenting in most of the cases I worked with in daycare and as a nanny.

Not telling children “no” like ever. Not letting them fail. It’s going to lead to a lot of anxiety and stress in future children when things don’t go great.

Although it’s been getting better I still think the amount of homework some kids get is ridiculous. Specially younger children. I nanny a 4 year old. She’s still in pull ups and learning how to wipe. She doesn’t need homework from preschool.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

I believe that homework is just a failure of the educational system. Kids already spend 40h in school. They should have minimal homework or none. Imagine if most adult people needed to work 40h plus every evening and part of the weekends for free. Unpaid overtime is a problem in adults but nobody realises that thats what the schools are forcing on children as well

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#27

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back The destruction of public education (squeezing and outright sabotage of public schools, prohibitive costs for secondary education). The normalization of being undereducated either through apathy or because of forces outside your control. The idea that opinion is equal to fact and that sticking to your original viewpoint is heroic. "Yeah, your studies may say that, but this is how I FEEL about it" and similar arguments.

The reason we are no longer a minor species of omnivorous hunter-gatherers is our ability to pass along knowledge to others. Each generation building on the achievements of prior generations is the path to progress in health, quality of life, equality, production and so much more.

Worse yet, technology now is at a level where if the masses are uneducated, they are also powerless. Small groups of people with specific knowledge have become outrageously powerful and this gap in individual power will only get worse with advances in fields like AI and robotics. If we allow whole generations to grow up undereducated, it will be very difficult for them to understand and affect their world. I feel the exponential growth of wealth gaps across the world is a symptom of this deliberate enforced ignorance.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

To be fair for most of our history most humans have been extremely uneducated. But yeah its not something good

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#28

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back I think people are just starting to regret naming their kids Danerys and Sansa.

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

If you really have to name your kid after a fictional character....make sure that character's arc is already over so you don't have any surprises.

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#29

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back In the future, all of the trans hate laws that are passing right now are going to be viewed the way people of today view Jim Crow laws.

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Jccaidc
Community Member
1 month ago

Hope so

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#30

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Letting people under the age of 18 use social media.

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

That's never going to change nor is it going to be a "regrettable" trend because it's been a thing for as long as social media has been around. 20 years ago we were chatting on message boards, 15 years ago we were all on facebook, 10 years ago everyone was on twitter...all that's going to change is who dominates what platform.

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#31

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Nearly all NFTs. Cash grab riding the hype of the 'underlying technology.'

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

Luckily this ship is already sinking and the regrets have begun to flow.

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#32

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Cryptocurrency will be known as a 21st century gold rush

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Ange Marsden
Community Member
1 month ago

I want to start tulip coins to see if anyone sees the irony

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#33

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back Vaping at a young age. Studies are already coming out on the dangers of vaping in the short term. I can't imagine what will be shown with long term studies.

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BadCat
Community Member
1 month ago

Just smoking anything at a young age. With all the warnings and education about the dangers to themselves and others they are inflicting their smoke on, you would think the youth today would be smarter than that now.

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#34

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back House/furniture/thrift items being flipped for a profit.

1. The amount of failed flips I see online is ridiculous. Cut corners, trendy designs, and sub par work done by people who sometimes have no previous background. In 20 years flipped houses will be the new "why did they cover the wood floor in vynil, and why did they carpet the bathroom," just on a much bigger scale.

2. Furniture and clothes from thrift stores or places like FB Marketplace are becoming ridiculously overpriced. Everyone assumes that you're a reseller and you wanna take their $30 coffee table and slap some black paint on it and try to resell it for $300. Walking into a thrift store and trying to find some affordable cute clothes? Nice try, we know you're just gonna sell it online so what used to be a $3 shirt is now $15!

Its ridiculous. It's not sustainable when used or flipped items cost almost as much as new ones.

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Jon Steensen
Community Member
1 month ago

However I you can upgrade a worthless product and put it back on the marked in a state where it is actually useful for someone, I think it is a great idea. That is a much better solution, than constantly producing more and more stuff. So if you put in the effort of sanding down and painting an old item, why shouldn't you be allowed to sell it at a profit? You put in work, and I think that is worth paying for.

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#35

Someone Asks What Current Trend Will Be The Most Regrettable 20 Years From Now, And 35 People Don't Hold Back The men's broccoli top haircut. I've heard it referred to as the "f**k boy" cut.

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NsG
Community Member
1 month ago

I've heard of the f-boy haircut, but not "broccoli top". I definitely prefer the latter!

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