30 Things People Started To Dislike As They Aged
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
#1 People. I used to be a people person, but people ruined it.
#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.
#3 People with no manners or civility.
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#4 I just know I like cancelled plans more and more now
#6 The internet. I came here for bluey memes and cat vids not people being d***s to each other
#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.
#8 People talking on speaker phone in public. People, in general, just disregarding that other people exist.
#9 Loud cars and trucks. I genuinely think it’s noise pollution and should be illegal.
#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.
#11 The expectation to socialise. Leave me alone and let me be a happy hermit.
#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.”
#13 The lack of common sense and independent thinking in the world today
#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.
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.
#16 The lack of compassion in the world
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.