Whispers of Youth: Nostalgia and the Fading Allure of Growing Up
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Are you feeling grumpier with each passing year? Do you find yourself muttering under your breath about things that never bothered you before? Fear not, fellow oldies. You’re not alone. Let’s explore the things we’re starting to dislike more and more as we age. So grab a cup of tea, beer, or whatever you need, and settle in for a cathartic venting session.
To start, a Redditor replied, “Apps. I shouldn’t need to download an app for everything.”
A user commented, “It seems like most people today have zero situational awareness… almost everywhere I go, they’re in their own little world, oblivious to what’s happening around them. Grocery shopping is the worst for this.”
One Redditor simply said, “Loud noises.”
A second Redditor added, “I HATE LOUD NOISES. My neighbor has developed a nasty habit of drilling and hammering things around his house at 6:00 AM.”
An interesting comment was, “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.”
A second comment was, “Just the other day, I had a single can of pop and a single kit-kat bar, and even the thought of trying that again now makes my stomach churn, and the back of my tongue feels sticky. I had to lay down and read just to distract myself from how nauseated it made me.”
A person commented, “Social media. Literally everything about it. Grown people making silly staged videos for likes.”
Another person added, “Social media (besides Reddit), I hate how tik tok is influencing the youth and making them do stupid stuff.”
A popular comment was, “Going out and partying.”
Another popular comment was, “I much prefer having a few beers and some good food on my deck in the sun with a small group and going to bed at a reasonable hour.”
One Redditor replied, “Every workplace feels like high school. Just do your job, get paid, quit complaining about everybody else, and go home and enjoy your free time.”
A popular comment was, “Holidays—especially ones that involve mandated gift giving. I LOVE to give gifts and often do throughout the year (I make a mental note of people’s interests). I prefer to give gifts on a random day simply because I see something that reminds me of someone or just because. The over-commercialism of holidays nowadays is just awful.”
One person commented, “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.”
A person replied, “Swimming pools. I used to see a fun place and spend hours in the water. Even though I’m only 16, the only thing I see now is a big waste of water full of urine and hair.”
A second person added, “It really sucks to admit it…but I can tell you I know for sure I’ve peed in a public pool at least 3 or 4 times when I was a little kid. It’s crazy to imagine how many other people did the same and won’t tell because…it sucks to admit such terror.”
One Redditor added, “Teenagers. I get the old man yelling at the kids hanging out now.”
A second Redditor replied, “I hope they have the time of their lives because I know they don’t have much longer until they’re assimilated into reality.”
A funny comment was, “Summer/hot weather. I’m not out here trying to show off a “beach bod” or whatever. Just trying to live my life, but I’m drenched in sweat and irritated 24/7.”
A user commented, “Waiting for things/other people. My patience has gotten progressively worse.”
A second user replied, “I ain’t got time to wait for other people. My remaining moments are precious.”
A Redditor wrote, “Mail. Noting good comes by mail.”
A second Redditor added, “In Canada, bud comes in the mail….”
Finally, someone said, “That people are worse than I thought, love is not the same anymore. Life is just different from what I thought it would be.”
Redditors have spoken, and it seems like the older we get, the more we start to dislike things we used to enjoy. So let’s all embrace our newfound grumpiness and complain about the good old days together.
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