It’s 2015, and we’ve gotten rid of so many behaviors that are just not socially acceptable in any way. But, surprise, surprise, other things have popped up to take their place. The world isn’t a perfect place by any means, which basically means that people will always get caught up in behaviors that should never have existed in the first place.
Leave it to a Reddit thread to bring up something slightly uncomfortable: things that are socially acceptable today even though they definitely shouldn’t be. Because even though we’ve come a long way as a society, there will always be things we can improve upon. Read over these 18 things that should not be socially acceptable and really think about the way you act every day… and think about how that affects others. Oh, and stop doing this stuff guys. It’s pretty annoying.
GhostingTheAustr0naut: "The fade" approach to backing out of a relationship. I'd rather someone either break it off and be straight up about it or just cut off all contact. Stringing someone along while slowly distancing yourself and leaving them wondering what the hell is going on just seems kinda cruel. It seems kind of cruel because it IS cruel. Why is ghosting a thing now? It's not okay in any way, shape or form. It's gotten to a point where people aren't even surprised when it happens. That sucks. Source: ShutterStock
Taking and Posting Photos Of Strangerssleepyhollow_101: Taking pictures of people you don't know in public. Like when people snap a picture of someone wearing a ridiculous outfit, post it all over the internet and mock them. Or when people see someone attractive in public and just take pictures of them because they're attractive. I think it's kind of shitty and mean. And, in the last instance, super creepy. Yeah, this is a really weird behavior we've all picked up. It's fun to share things, but it is totally weird to think that someone anywhere could be snapping a photo of you and sharing it on their Facebook. Source: ShutterStock
Coming Into Work When You're SickUrsa88: Workers who are proud that they come in and work despite being sick and having sick leave that they can use. Bastard go the eff home and stop spreading the plague. Ugh, I HATE THIS. I am a total germaphobe and I don't understand why people have to try to be warriors and continue to go out when they're sick. I hate how this country also seems to applaud people for doing so. It's not a sign that you're a hard worker, it's just stupid. And rude. Source: ShutterStock
Taking Pictures Of Everything You DoParkingLot_PoonHound: Broadcasting every aspect of your life for every minute/hour of the day. Uhhhh I can't really comment about this. I do it all the time. Sorry!! Source: ShutterStock
Jokes About GingersJakJakAttacks: The way people talk about "gingers" shinkouhyou: When did this "gingers have no soul" and "kick a ginger" shit start, anyway? I never remember seeing much anti-ginger bullying when I was a kid (if anything, red hair was usually a positive trait), but suddenly people started talking about gingers in the 00s. Was it a British import or something? OMG YES. Why is this a thing? When did it happen? Why is it just socially okay to make fun of people with red hair?
Shoving Your Fitness Beliefs Down Everyone's Throatmyrpou: Not shutting up about how much you excercise and eat healthy. Jess_Starfire: or the people who clearly sell the health product and all they do is talk about it. I know someone who sells shakeology and all they post about on their facebook is "shakeology changed my life" and they take pictures of their blender bottle and shakes. I like a healthy lifestyle, but I hate when people preach about it like it's the only option there is. It's annoying and pretentious.
Our Obsession With Celebritiesdarthatheos: The public's obsession with the lives of celebrities. I find it creepy. These are people that deserve as much privacy as the rest of us. Don't tell me they asked for it, no one asks to be essentially stalked. Getting divorced, breaking up with a loved one, losing a loved on, getting hurt. Those are private things that no one should be forced to share. I often look at the way we dissect celebrity lives, and I get confused and freaked out. Why do we care so much? Why does everyone make someone else's life their business? It's crazy.
Cell Phones At ConcertsThis is honestly one of the biggest reasons I don't go to concerts anymore (that and the high ticket prices). I can't stand when I'm trying to watch something, and 80 cell phones are floating above me. There are always seems to be at least one person who insists on filming the entire show on their phone. I have two questions: Doesn't your arm get tired? And please, PLEASE tell me when you are going to watch that crappy quality video on your cell phone. Also, you're rude.
The Fact That You Have To Sign Up For Everything Via Facebooktheholyone12: Facebook is the only way to register for something. I hate when I go to comment on a website, only to find out that I can't do unless I sign up with my Facebook account. I hate when I go to a play game, only to realize that you can only get the perks if you sign up with Facebook. I hate how literally everything requires a Facebook login. Not everyone has one, and even if they do, they don't want to use it for everything!
Making Cell Phones A Priorityfjord104: Prioritizing whatever pops up on your phone over everything else. We are a culture addicted to cell phones. If we get a text, we have to look at it immediately, no matter where we are or who we're talking to. It's terrible, and it's so rude. Put the cell phones down, people. That person can wait. Source: ShutterStock
Overusing Mental Disorder TermsOccasionalRambling: People using terms like OCD and anxiety when they really mean they like things clean, or not being extroverted. It's upsetting when people say these things, when you're recovering from spending 6-8 hours focused on obsessions and end up having a panic attack when someone tries to make you "get over it" because they have anxiety/OCD, too and they got over it. TL;DR mental illness in not a joke. This stuff is offensive, and everyone needs to stop saying it!
Not Sending In An RSVPstart0vah: More and more lately, it seems like not RSVPing or just being super flaky in general is becoming more acceptable. You would think that being in the age of social media would make people more accountable for making and keeping plans, but it seems to be having the opposite effect. Ugh, yes, this. It seems that as it gets easier to invite people places - Facebook events! - people are more and more flakey about them. Tell me if you're coming, tell me if you're not. Don't just sit there, doing nothing. Source: ShutterStock
Not Being Able To Speak Your Opinion Without Getting AttackedHrax535: People who think that because I disagree with your opinion I'm taking away your right to free speech. These days, it's really hard to have a strong opinion about something, especially if that opinion differs from the majority. It needs to stop. Everyone is allowed to say what they feel, whether you agree or not. Source: ShutterStock
Being Late To Seem CoolLighth_Vader: Being late to all social events because you are too scared that others will think you are creepy because you actually show up to something at the pre-established time, or because you want people to think you are cool or something. I mean, yeah. This is pretty stupid. Source: ShutterStock
The Sense Of Entitlement Everyone Seems To HaveDuff_McLaunchpad: Lack of accountability. It's totally expected now to make absolutely everything the blame of someone or something else. This is the biggest problem in society as a whole as far as I'm concerned. Agreed. Everyone needs to start taking responsibility for what they do wrong, and to stop acting like the world owes them something just for existing. Source: ShutterStock
Hashtags All Over The Placepeepingt0m: Hashtags everywhere. You can't even watch an episode of a primetime show without them keying in on the screen, "Join the conversation! #[shortname for show/episode]" I really don't have that much of a problem with hashtags, but I get how people get frustrated with them. It is annoying when they're everywhere, all the time.
Gender StereotypesCashWho: Telling Men to "man up" but getting mad when you tell women to get in the kitchen. Neither is right and neither should be considered appropriate. Ugh, yes. Agree. Why do we still have such strong gender stereotypes in 2015?
Being Proud Of Not Readingglitterbugged: People who proudly state that they haven't read a single book since high school. I know reading isn't everyone's thing, but why are you proud of that? Look, I'm not saying everyone has to love reading. But I hate that there are still people who announce they hate it like it makes them better than everyone else.
Which of these things do you think is the worst? What do you disagree with? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments.