Here’s a sentence that might break most of you, “things change.” Regardless of how hard you love a person, place, or thing, it will change.
But what disappoints us the most is that certain things age like cheap milk rather than fine wine. When Open-Outcome-660 went on r/AskReddit with an intriguing query asking people to share things that have degraded over the years, they came up with the best answers.
Here are a few of them.
The history Channel. I used to watch it in the 2000s. Now it’s all swamp people and aliens
Internet in general. I used to be able to search Google for a subject and then get a list of reliable websites to read from. Now it’s 99% crap infomercials/ad ridden sites that all want to sell me things I don’t need.
Appliances. Used to be made to last. Now they’re just made to last the warranty.
Cooking websites. Everyone knows the struggle of scrolling through 273 paragraphs of bulls**t before getting to the recipe, but now some actual antichrist websites are putting a 2nd page inside the first where after you get past the 273 paragraphs it’s like “now click here for the recipe”. Rage inducing.
Patriotism. It used to feel like a good thing to be proud of my country, to be grateful for the blessings of living here, trusting that our government is at least trying to do the right thing. But now this has devolved into this nasty “My country first, best, and alone” crap, all others are bad, wrong, and are enemies. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Flying. From the incredible shrinking seat, crazy people, covid, no food, baggage fees, carry on fees to questions about planes safety.
MTV. It was so good back in the 90s. Actual music videos, shows that featured artists, MTV Unplugged, Daria, Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux, TRL, Celebrity Death Match… Then Pimp My Ride and Cribs were pretty fun though it was the start of reality tv style shows
Streaming services online, Netflix was op back in the day, now you have to have 15 different services if you want to watch all your shows
Thrifting. All the rich kids ruined it.
Hollywood. They ran out of ideas.
How United States are perceived in europe
Entering the workforce and saving up. Never was great in my lifetime, but I’ve heard stories of people buying their first house after like 2 years of saving. That’s just a fantasy these days.
The air. Literally breathing in pollutants.
Amazon. It’s slowly turning into Wish.
Not being busy. Not constantly “hustling” or trying to do it all. Not “living for the weekend.” Down time can be a good thing.
My mental health
The search to buy your first home used to be exciting and filled with choices. Now it’s “take it or leave it” overpriced homes you can’t afford, in a terrible neighborhood. Or continue paying your super high rent.
Being able to go outside. Maybe not so much in the cities, but in the suburbs there was all these open fields and forests to go into, you could stay out till the sun went down just riding your bike. Now those fields and forests are paved over and turned into a strip mall. Those big areas with playgrounds? Bulldozed for some shitty half-assed jungle gym.
Can’t go out on the streets anymore. Kids get the cops called on them constantly. So much more private property too.
And if you wanna go somewhere that isn’t outside, you better cough up some money. Every place charges you to be there now. And not for long.
Radio. Wth are they playing now?
To be honest, quality of work in professional settings.
Yahoo answers lol it’s dead now but it used to be fun kind of like reddit but then later on karens took over… couldn’t even ask a simple question about cooking or anything innocent without getting a lecture
Disney I always loved dark gothic disney cartoons Now its just rubbery overproduced cheesy stuffs only.