We wanted to know the 25 things that should be cast out of society in ten years’ time or less.
“You truly can’t escape it. Ads on your phone, your TV, the movies, every website ever — wanna read a recipe on how to bake chicken? 62 ads first.
And then you gotta subscribe to access the rest of the article.”
One Reddit user shared: “My dad’s mom, grandma, and likely great-grandma have all died from Alzheimer’s, but luckily none of them really started to go downhill until their late 80’s.
So the world has at least two decades to find a cure for my dad.”
“It doesn’t seem like it’s plausible to be fully gone, but I do hope that a lot of the major ones are more curable or preventable in the next ten years.
Science has actually made some pretty large leaps lately, so that’s good news!”
Current Social Media Habits
“I’m not naive enough to think social media will cease to exist, but I’m hoping we become a bit more mindful in how we choose to engage with it.
“Sometimes this frustrates me so much that I wish cell phones in general would have never been invented.”
“Subscriptions for things you should only have to pay once for – looking at you, Adobe.”
“Activate your BMW seat warmers for only $9.95/mo… per seat.”
Fear of the Future
“That feeling of dread and hopelessness for the future. I miss the hopefulness and ambition of getting older and the future.”
“I used to be so excited about the future, even during my worst times. Now I’m doing the best I have ever done in life & can’t get over the constant fear & anxiety of the future.”
“Just parasites in general. I miss being a kid & not knowing such things exist. I used to be able to lay in the grass on a warm summer day.
Now I lay in the grass & panic that I will have ten ticks by the time I go back inside & will get Lyme disease.”
Inflation/Cost of Living
“The need for a two income household.”
“Inflation is so high that if you aren’t generating income with your savings, you’re losing a lot of money.”
“A 7th grader brought a gun to my granddaughter’s middle school on Monday.”
“Thank the stars. Some kid told the principal.”
“Between telecommuting (reducing the number of physical commuters), better public transit, and the potential for self-driving cars, there is really no need for a 30-minute drive to take over an hour.”
“It seems like a good idea from the outside looking in, but if these cease to exist, there is a portion of society who will cross the threshold from poverty to homelessness.”
“For normal, responsible people who conduct their finances in a reasonable way, these payday loans would be a horrible decision.”
40+ Hour Work Weeks
“The worst part about it is that people act like it’s a badge of honor if you work 40+ hours a week. Good for you that you don’t have a life outside of work but I do and it is ruined by this boomer way of thinking.”
“I’d be really surprised if he lived that long even if nobody finishes him before. He’s like 100 already.”
“He’s 70. He’ll make it more than ten years if no one gets him (I personally think that someone will take care of him somewhat soon).”
“Either raise wages or force housing prices down. Or at least give people renting/housing credits so they can afford the exorbitant costs to live.”
US Senators & Representatives
“Many of them should’ve retired before even Obama was President. Yet they’re still in power, screwing up the future for many generations to come.”
Credit Card Debt
“The 80’s ruined people with credit card usage and credit reporting….nasty system.”
“I don’t care about how Bud Light made an ad with Dylan Mulvaney or how upset Republicans are about it and how they’re boycotting. The culture wars have to be the worst thing about politics today.”
“US specifically- our healthcare/insurance system. It’s a scam. I hope in 10 years, we see some form of change. We are all so used to it that it’s normalized in many ways, but I can only imagine what people from other countries with free healthcare think of it.”
Battle of the Genders
“The male vs. female online debate. Yes, we both have our flaws. We both have our benefits. One person being an a**hole doesn’t generalize a whole gender. A relationship isn’t supposed to be transactional; we all have certain emotional needs. I just need this stupid debate to be over.”
LBGTQ+ Activist Groups
“I hope the topic will be normalized to a point [where] we don’t have to discuss it and demand equality anymore.”
“I want a world where no one feels the need to know what one’s sexuality is. Where we’re just people.” – Another user agreed.
Pet Stores Selling Animals
“I used to work at one, and the lack of care for reptiles, birds, rodents, and even fish was horrible to see. There is no proper training given to the workers on how to care for the animals.
And then the animals would be sold to people who clearly did not give a damn about how to take care of them. Easy access to buying these animals should not be an option.”
Climate Change Deniers
“Honestly, as a former farmer, even without data and science, I can tell you the climate has been changing. How much, and is it an immediate concern idk but definitely changing.”
“Started as a drug additive that was killing people, now it’s being pursued, and now Xylazine [is] taking over. Just make it stop, OD deaths have never been worse, and they will only increase.”
“I know that’s a losing battle, and there will always be sexist, racist, or _____phobic people, but I can hope.”
“Thankfully, with the process of Natural Selection, they seem to be doing themselves in with all their 40 oz Ribeyes and Freedom Fries.”
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