20 Things Young People Love But That Older Folks Can’t Seem To Relate To

Published 1 year ago

When we were younger it always seemed as though the older people around us used to misunderstand us quite a bit. Maybe this led to you thinking to yourself you would never be like that when you grow up. 

However, the reality may be far different as the generational differences come into force and we become the older generation that grumbles about the younger generation. One Reddit conversation took an interesting turn when the discussion moved to the differences between younger people and older internet users. 

Considering how much the modern world has evolved, the answers are thought-provoking as a dig-deep discussion ensued on the things, we the older people, just don’t understand about the younger generation. 

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Declaring everything is a result of a mental illness. Sometimes people are just a******s.


Those large, spider-looking, over-the-top fake eyelashes.

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Extravagant proms and baby showers.


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Referring to anybody people don’t like as narcissistic. Every form of lying or even just disagreement is gaslighting.


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Long a*s fake nails. How do you even go to the bathroom with those things without hurting yourself? They’re not even attractive. I don’t get it.

Edit: To be clear, I’m talking LONG here, like inches long. I have longish natural nails and I love getting them done, but I’ve seen people with nails that are over 2 inches long and I don’t understand how you can be productive with nails like that. I’m not mad about it, I just honestly don’t get the hype.


Self diagnosing their mental illnesses.

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The Andrew Tate style of misogynistic alpha male b******t that so many young men seem to buy into. I guess I kind of get how they’re susceptible to that sort of stuff, but the ideology doesn’t really make much sense.

I think most of the rest of the stuff like tik tok, hairstyles, and clothing is just a “kids these days” kind of thing where people aren’t open minded enough to realize the stuff they were into as kids was seem as being just as stupid by the older generation. Because really, it boils down to it just being different and new.


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The new Disney remakes.


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Facetiming people instead of calling them. Unless you have to show me something, I prefer not to show my face on screen


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The unending need to share everything on social media including their meals, their children, their partners everything.


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Film random strangers without consent to make fun of them online all for internet ‘clout’.


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Filming every little thing. Like why are they filming them doing basic stuff like grocery shopping?


YouTube reaction videos. I don’t understand what’s interesting about watching someone react to watching a different video.

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Talking loudly with your phone on speaker while in public. Older people do it, too.

WTF is *that* all about?


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The videos where they say it’s a “life hack” when it’s just common sense.

Aka “try out this crazy life hack for perfectly cut bagles, EVERYTIME!”

Proceeds to use a bagel cutter.

Like, seriously??? You need someone to tell you that?


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All these s****y prank videos on people in public.

The public tik tok dancing.

I can’t handle the second hand embarrassment when someone is dancing in aisle 5.


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Social media celebrities.


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Filming themselves crying.


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Im still young, but Mukbang videos. I like cooking shows, but watching someone pig out on camera is just gross.


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As a teacher, I get enormously annoyed by the idea that it seems cool to be stupid for a significant amount of teens. Like being actually proud of lacking or pretending to lack basic knowledge or primary skills. Over the last 2 weeks I had a 14 y old pretending not to know who the figure of Christ was, a kid claiming not to know how to use a ruler and one who claimed to never have used scissors…

Update: 5 min ago a 14y old asked me wether pigs have ears…

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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