Redditor Jimjoe1 asked people what modern social trends anger them the most, and it felt like that people were so ready to share their thoughts. The society keeps on shifting from time to time and thus trends and traditions keeps on changing. Let’s see what response did the people gave considering what they think about modern trends.
Treating opinion as fact and fact as opinion
The whole instagram influencer thing. Why are we following these people??
Gender reveal. Especially when people react badly. Imagine being a kid and coming across a video of one of your parents having a tantrum because you aren’t they gender they wanted you to be.
Playing music or watching videos in public without headphones. If I go to a park or the beach I want to be able to hear the wind and waves and birds singing, not whatever obnoxious s**t you feel you have the right to subject everyone to.
“Don’t forget to like and subscribe” or “1 like = 1 prayer” just please f**k right off with that.
Making young children into social media stars. It’s fine to share pictures of your kids with friends, but aggressively documenting and marketing your family life for the public at large is… creepy.
People recording themselves doing “charitable acts” like buying a meal or giving money to a homeless person. I can assure you that person does NOT want their face all over social media so you can get clout for being a “good charitable person”. Sure do a good thing like helping the less fortunate but you don’t need to record it and have their face all over social media.
Treating depression like a quirky personality type.
How quickly misinformation spreads through social media. It’s seriously a dangerous thing in society and it’s pretty terrifying
Toxic positivity “Just be positive!” Yeah thanks Carol I didn’t realize just staying positive would cure my chemical imbalance
anti-vaccination. When vaccines were first discovered or developed or however you want to say it, they were mostly seen as a scientific break through. A great success. The wonders of man kinds great power and ingenuity. Polio? What polio? But now, it is trendy for many to be now smarter than several years of research and hard work. To know more in 10 minutes on YouTube then someone who has dedicated years of their life to study what other people before then also studied for years of their life and so on and so on. Years of human evolution, growth, study, break-throughs, accomplishments, ground to a halt by some jack wagon with a social media account.
Food blogs for a simple recipe. I don’t give a f*** about reading a story before reading a recipe
Family vloggers horrify me. The concept of exploiting your children’s lives for views is particularly awful. And because it’s a relatively new concept there are no real laws around child labor or exploitation concerning it. There are youtubers out there right now who live in mansions worth millions of dollars that they got from shoving a camera in their toddler’s face and demanding them to perform for strangers. I can’t even imagine the psychological repercussions this will have on these kids in the future.
Justifying being an a-hole with “it’s just a prank”
The instagram Kardashian body image crap. Those bodies are unachievable without surgery, money, trainers, chefs, etc. Cellulite and love handles exist. Eat healthy, exercise and love who you are with confidence.
The overgrowth of identity. There’s nothing wrong with being any race, gender or sexuality (or any other thing), but it doesn’t make you any more ‘legitimate’ or more of an authority on anything. I guess I’m just tired of all the deepening divisions. If you get too engrossed in your ‘tribe’ you’ll lose sight of all the other people out there.
How almost every article is a video rather than an article. I can get to the main point faster reading than it takes for the video to get there.
Basing your entire identity around political parties that don’t even represent your interests.
Influencers. I can’t stand the term, it gives whatever dickhead thinks they are famous a feeling of superiority. Plus everyone seems to be an ‘Influencer’ and not actually engaging in proper life. Grrr
The idea that every one of your hobbies needs to be turned into a side hustle. No one is allowed to simply have hobbies that they love, you have to strive to be good enough to monetize it
When people see someone in distress, instead of helping they whip their phones out and film. Social media and smart phones have absolutely messed this world up.
Mommy wine culture. The normalization of needing to drink to tolerate your kids. As a mom who doesn’t drink it seems like there is so much normalization of alcoholic behavior that it makes me sad.
Letting little kids have social media (unsupervised). They are not equipped to handle any of it. So many conflicts spawn out of it.
Words like “victim” and “survivor” being thrown around so much to the point where they are losing their meaning.
Public shaming. Terrifying how the blind rage of an anonymous crowd can ruin your life in hours.
Recording strangers to see their reactions.
Without a doubt, I can’t stand cancel culture, gaslighting and the insane oversensitivity shown in social media. I’m going to write it clearly……..”If you don’t like something, don’t watch it, interact with it or have anything to do with it.” Just because you don’t appreciate what someone has created, it doesn’t mean it’s your right to remove them and their art entirely. John Cleese said it perfectly “From the point of creativity, if you have to keep thinking which words you can use and which you can’t, then that will stifle creativity”
Social media influencers asking for free items unsolicited, then when of course they decline they threaten to (and in some cases do) leave bad reviews forcing the company to have to respond to false allegations for no reason.
Glorifying celebrities and treating them like gods. Like, I understand being a fan of someone, but you don’t have to create an entire livelihood around them or try to emulate them. This is also how people get into positions of power when they shouldn’t be.
Doing a stupid “challenge” that will end with one or more people injured, imprisoned, or worse.
Modern people (including most the people I’ve dated) getting pissed that I don’t reply to them immediately. “Why were you ignoring me bro?!” I wasn’t. I’m just not addicted to my phone. People will b***h and moan about how I don’t reply to them immediately, but if you put them all in a room, they can’t look up from their phones to have a real conversation. Why did they ever invent active statuses?!?! It’s so goddamn annoying to have people get mad at me because I used the calculator on my phone at work, and then people look to see that you were on your phone, and immediately think you’re ignoring them. I’m at work. I didn’t even notice your STUPID. BUBBLE.
Woke culture. It doesn’t allow for people getting better. If you have to dig 7 years to find something bad someone said on twitter they maybe a improved person now. I care about how people are now not 7-10 years ago or that they say something stupid in high school.
That people think their lives need to be viewed to be lived- it’s like privacy and being private are considered repressive. People are always online, posting about their lives, and everyone wants validation about every aspect of their lives. Just f*****g live ‘em!
Recording people in need for clout.