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
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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 :)

Fade
Community Member
1 month ago

*As child of drunk pukes on you*

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Fish Boden
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd rather not see the dig at 'suburbia life is so rough'. We don't know what other people are going through or suffering, this is just rude.

Casco447
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1 month ago

^^^this^^^ so right!

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sarah downer
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't agree more. It's partially what turned me into an alcoholic. Almost 6 months sober and I feel so much better and I enjoy my family more.

the one panda _
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1 month ago

Congratulations!

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

Cheese o'clock it is then ;)

Daniel O'Neal
Community Member
1 month ago

And buying onesies for your baby that say "I'm the reason mommy drinks"

BadCat
Community Member
1 month ago

If parents want to drink alcohol responsibly then whatever. What's terrible is parents lying to their kids calling it "juice" or any form of it as juice. Just be straight with your kids. Call it wine. It's not like men have ever told their sons "Go fetch me my "Daddy cola" from the fridge". Talk to your kids about alcohol.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 month ago

Does that even exist ? I mean... This sound pretty dangerous. If my kids think it's juice, they are going to try for a sip...

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Got Myself 4 Pandas
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't mind the mummy needs wine stuff, I often joke that my kids drive me to drink but in reality I rarely drink these days - and I hate wine so guess I'm not a great example. We go to the local town pub quiz fairly regularly and often take our two youngest with us if the older two don't want to babysit - they see me and their dad have a few pints but it's not a big deal. Alcohol in general isn't seen as a massive deal in Scotland as long as you're not getting s**t faced in front of your kids every night. My oldest two are 16 and just turned 18 so oldest is legal go drink but I'll also buy my son drinks if he asks as I'd much rather know what they're drinking and how much than send them out to drink god knows what concoction their mates come up with - and Tim works, they've never went behind my back and I've earned their trust just as they've earned mine. If the worst thing a parent does is have a drink to unwind after a long day then I think they're doing a pretty good job

Beck
Community Member
1 month ago

In the '50's it was a xanax like pill.

Powerful Katrinka
Community Member
1 month ago

"Mother's little helper."

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kath morgan
Community Member
1 month ago

You don’t know what’s going on with people.

keighterz
Community Member
1 month ago

Also how people think it’s completely acceptable to get trashed drunk in front of kids because “aLcOhOl Is LeGaL” but if a woman smokes a little weed outside the house to help with anxiety or stress it’s horrible and they should be in jail. I hate wine moms and everything about them.

Kelly Aitken
Community Member
1 month ago

Victim of this culture for 10 plus years. Finally sober!

Elena Doyle
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah yes, the “live laugh love” moms

Verena Abt
Community Member
1 month ago

Why wine and not beer?

Lia Salvatore
Community Member
1 month ago

wine moms:"just a quiet drink to keep up", also wine moms: "wINe o cLoCK",

Jccaidc
Community Member
1 month ago

It's mostly tongue in cheek humour

Novel Idesa
Community Member
1 month ago

As someone who was raised by a middle class "wine mom" and now regularly attends Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings, I promise you, it's not.

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Kat Hague
Community Member
1 month ago

Mama's little helper has been around for a while If I find something that helps me to help my fam I will use it as I see fit

Christina O'Lear
Community Member
1 month ago

Cannot agree with this one.

Tyler
Community Member
1 month ago

ahem Claire Dunphy

Kelly Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

This. This & this. Modeling alcohol abuse to kids & glamorizing it has effected many teens I know. Sad stuff.

Hill Branda
Community Member
1 month ago

Alcoholism is not cute. Your kids will either grow to be useless drunks like you, or see you for what you really are, and grow to resent or even hate you.

RJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Like we need an excuse to drink wine...

Ronny Pieters
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep, just get drunk and do not bother anyone with it.

DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
1 month ago

"my suburbia live is so rough" lol so accurate.

Gina Babe
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this really is common as the Capital market makes it out to be? I think that it's less common yet there's just an enormous amount of products out there that you can buy that says it.

G'ma B
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Just another excuse to drink!

RandomPanda
Community Member
1 month ago

Drink responsibly if you want, but don't blame it on your kids.

Darla Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

And don’t publicize it

Beachbum
Community Member
1 month ago

I hate this as well.... IF you going t odrink drink teh hard stuff

DC
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah ... if you do drugs, just admit it, even if only to yourself, and ... and whatever. I don't really wanna know.

Biofish23
Community Member
1 month ago

Im the target demographic, but I just don't get mommy wine culture. I can't think of much worse than having to parent hung over! I like wine, but hardly ever drink.

Caroline Kimber
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think this is normalising alcoholism?

Breezy
Community Member
1 month ago

Isn't drinking alone, a sign of being an alcoholic?? As in your no longer a social drinker, which is the whole point of drinking?

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

They look down on alcoholism because they only drink 'a few glasses a day' Three large glasses of wine a day is one bottle of wine, if it's strong then it's the equivalent of a half bottle of vodka. That's FIVE TIMES the recommended limit for the week!!

James Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll drink to that!

RafCo (he/him)
Community Member
1 month ago

Americans have a love affair with alcoholism. My wife says stuff like this all the time. Hey mother too. OMG, i can't survive without my wine. Really? That's not good. I didn't grow up with alcohol being a necessity. Even now, i may have one drink if I go out with friends. Usually that drink is a tea. Sometimes it's a caipirinha, but only one.

Peaches GreFra
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly, they've chosen this life so what's wrong?

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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
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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
Community Member
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?

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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

-3055- , Mael BALLAND Report

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

video_2 , John Schnobrich Report

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

Abrahamlinkenssphere , Mick Haupt Report

loty moty
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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.

cleaning-meaning , August de Richelieu Report

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.

GrymEdm , Kenny Eliason Report

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.

Wazula42 Report

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.

sue_girligami , Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona Report

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.

raalic , Pixabay Report

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.'

based-india , Andrey Metelev Report

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

TheStol , Peio Bty Report

Ange Marsden
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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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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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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