40 Things People Are Hoping That We Collectively Leave Behind In 2024

Published 6 months ago

With the start of a brand New Year, most folks are considering their resolutions for the coming 366 days. There are many things we need to achieve as yet, just as there are some things that we could do with getting rid of. 

Recently, a thread on Reddit was quite popular after someone asked the internet, “What should die in 2024?” Scroll below to check out what folks said and share your opinion in the comments sections. 

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#1 Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, being a f*****g subscription.

Image source: 3rdFloorFolklore, Karolina Grabowska

#2 Cancer. F**k you, cancer.

Image source: TheGreatGamer1389, Thirdman

#3 Telling me your life story when I’m only there for the recipe. Everything becoming a subscription. Everyone begging for a tip. Lastly: HOAs

Image source: NerdInLurkingArmor, Anna Shvets

#4 Having to constantly tell websites you’re OK with cookies

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#5 The idea that anything can be labeled “hate speech” simply because it “offends” someone.

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#6 Murder and hate and racism

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#7 ALS. F**k you ALS, you cruel disease

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#8 Inflation and high housing costs. A nice dual death.

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#9 Pop up ads that don’t permit you to “x” out for like ten seconds. I’ve left many sites for that reason.

Image source: Lulinda726, Greta Hoffman

#10 Spinning the iPad around asking for a tip when all you did was take/pull up my order

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Obsolescence being built into things, electronics especially.

Rent being so damn high.

Groceries being so damn expensive.

Having too much month left at the end of my money.

#12 The teeny tiny X in the corner of ads. Every other mm takes you to the purchase page.

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#13 Ticketmaster

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#14 Unskipable Ads.

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#15 Cancel culture

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#16 Ads everywhere, paying subscriptions for news services Edit: adding subscription services for things you actually own

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allisongivler replied:
“I can’t even look at a recipe without 50 ads and a video popping up.

#17 The practice of businesses laying off thousands of employees because the company is “needing to make difficult choices” and “cutting the fat” while giving CEOs millions in bonuses.

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#18 War

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#19 auto-playing videos on websites

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#20 Private companies investing in single family housing.

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#21 Medical bankruptcy or being unable to access lifesaving care because you aren’t rich enough or are in the wrong country/province/part of the world.

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#22 Predatory Prank videos

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#23 Making movies/shows that check boxes for a message rather than writing a good story

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#24 Unfinished games being released at full price.

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#25 Influencers

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#26 Family vloggers

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#27 Prank YouTube channels that are clearly meant to embarrass or harass people just trying to go about their day

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#28 Andrew Tate

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#29 People “self-diagnosing” themselves as “autistic” or “neurodivergent.” Just because you’re quirky and have poor social skills Claiming to advocate for other “autistics” while denying the severity of symptoms of those with level 3 autism who don’t have the ability to create a TikTok to advocate for themselves..

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#30 Federal prohibition of cannabis

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#31 MLMs.

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#32 Convenience fees

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#33 Having to put in payment info for a “Free Trial” so it’ll just auto-renew and start charging you once your free trial is over.

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#34 Old politicians. Let’s start fresh. Pretty sure they’re past their expiration date anyways.

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#35 Tipping in America

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#36 High Cost of Healthcare

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#37 Fentanyl. I had an 18 year old niece who died from taking a pill she thought was a painkiller, but it was fentanyl and she was gone in 20 minutes. Her “friends” did nothing to help her. Nobody was charged for her death even though they knew who the drug dealer was.

Talk to your kids about fentanyl! No family should have to go through this nightmare.

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#38 Citizens United and pay to play politcians

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#39 Having to pay a convenience fee to pay rent

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#40 YouTube ads being 2 days long

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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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