30 Things People Started To Dislike As They Aged

Published 5 months ago

As kids, we used to be so idealistic in our worldview. We had such hope and appreciation for new things. We even had such innocent effervescence for mankind itself and believed we as a people could change the world into a better place. However, with time our views have become more realistic to the point of almost being jaded. 

Recently, Redditor u/Boring-Advice7763 inquired online from the ‘Ask Reddit’ community what things they have started to dislike more and more as they age.  Folks got real and were frankly quite honest and relatable when sharing their opinions. We’ve checked them all out and posted the most popular answers that resonated with a lot of people from driving, to loud noises to grocery store layouts changing in the gallery below

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#1 People. I used to be a people person, but people ruined it.

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#2 Other drivers. As you get older you begin to realize just how stupid the average driver is. It’s appalling, and I’m tired of having to constantly prevent accidents.

Image source: striker69, Aleksandr Popov / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#3 People with no manners or civility.

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#4 I just know I like cancelled plans more and more now

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#5 Dating.

Image source: DavidDoesDallas, René Ranisch / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#6 The internet. I came here for bluey memes and cat vids not people being d***s to each other

Image source: Rogang4thewin, John Schnobrich / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#7 How rigged everything is in favour of rich people’s interests, making maximum profit and screwing everyone at every possible opportunity. Late stage capitalism, in my view is driven by pure psycopathy.

Image source: themodernritual, Andrea Piacquadio / pexels (not the actual photo)

#8 People talking on speaker phone in public. People, in general, just disregarding that other people exist.

Image source: MusicalAutist, Andrea Piacquadio / pexels (not the actual photo)

#9 Loud cars and trucks. I genuinely think it’s noise pollution and should be illegal.

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#10 How my optimism that the world would get better has been crushed. It’s 2023 and we’re going backwards on rights for almost everyone, we lionize idiots, and the environment is only slightly less f’d.

Image source: wembley, Dev Asangbam / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#11 The expectation to socialise. Leave me alone and let me be a happy hermit.

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#12 Patriotism – I speak from the USA, but I think it applies to all countries. It’s b******t, all this energy poured into us first, us great, us alone, Yada Yada. My country right or wrong makes for a whole lot of of wrong. As George B. Shaw said, “Patriotism is the conviction that your country is the best country in the world because you happened to be born there.”

Image source: ststeveg, Jonathan Meyer / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#13 The lack of common sense and independent thinking in the world today

Image source: anon, Andrea Piacquadio / pexels (not the actual photo)

#14 Starting to get really tired of manufactured outrage. Every day, there’s something new to be outraged about across pretty much all spectrums. Politics, sports figures, celebrities, even just general life things that people write articles about, or tweet about, or whatever.

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Constant outrage to get clicks and eyeballs. Gotta get people all riled up and steaming mad. Just getting sick of it, day in and day out. I don’t know if there’s an actual term for it, but to me I’d call it outrage fatigue.

#15 Ageing. In myself, I don’t feel any different to 30 years ago. But my knee usually hurts, my back frequently hurts, and recently I’ve been getting sharp pains at the base of my spine. Getting old sucks it’s just better than the alternative.

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#16 The lack of compassion in the world

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People who are more concerned with winning than understanding
I feel we would all make so much more headway if we could agree to make an honest effort to understand each other and try to work for everyone’s best interest instead of constantly trying to one up each other.

#17 Fashion trends. Loved them when I was younger. Now I feel like a crotchety old woman when I look at low rise jeans coming back in disgust. Now I get why older people sometimes get stuck in a decade clothing wise.

Image source: anon, Mizuno K / pexels(not the actual photo)

#18 Normal things that sometimes don’t work like they need to like the broom that just won’t F*****G STAY STILL FOR A GOD DAMN SECOND ON THIS F*****G WALL And little s**t like that

Image source: anon, Karen Grigorean

#19 Social media. Literally f*****g everything about it. Grown people making f*****g staged videos for likes. GO TO THERAPY!

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#20 Influencers

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#21 Loud noises.

Image source: nickeyjames, Ketut Subiyanto / pexels (not the actual photo)

#22 Sugar. I’m not a heath-nut by any means but any time I eat something sugary like candy, cake, ice cream, etc, I just feel like it’s too sweet and I feel like it’s rarely worth the calories.

Image source: theglenlovinet, Mathilde Langevin / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#23 Waiting for things/other people. My patience has gotten progressively worse

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#24 The uber wealthy. Unchecked capitalism. Technology. Republicans. Religion. Cops. The military. The same exact things I’ve been screaming about my whole life.

Image source: middleagerioter, Natilyn Photography / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#25 Apps. I shouldn’t need to download an app for everything

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#26 Anytime the grocery store rearranges itself. Goddamnit, it’s taco Tuesday, I shouldn’t have to hunt for the tortillas

Image source: cyanderella, Jack Sparrow / pexels (not the actual photo)

#27 Every workplace feeling like high school. Just do your job, get paid, quit b****hing about everybody else, and go home and enjoy your free time.

Image source: anon, Redd F / unsplash (not the actual photo)

#28 Religion

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#29 Going out and partying

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#30 How despite working a good job with ostensibly good pay, things are going backwards and opportunities contract.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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