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    People Are Sharing The Things They Like Less And Less As They Get Older, And NGL, It's A Little Depressing

    "Driving. I used to drive to do fun stuff like pick up my friends, go places I wanted to be, or just cruise during the night and enjoy the air. Now I drive to work. Even though my car is a million times more fun to drive, I'm perpetually annoyed."

    It's no secret that as we get older, our tastes tend to change.

    But can we really change THAT much? Well, u/aisha213 recently asked the people of Reddit, "What are you starting to like LESS the older you get?" And it turns out, there's a LOT that can change once you start becoming a more ~mature~ adult. Here are some of the most telling responses:

    1. "Social media. I already pared it down to Reddit and Instagram YEARS ago, but honestly, I could do without IG, too, now."

    u/tiny_butt_toucher

    Person holding a cellphone as emojis hang in the air above it

    2. "Lack of leisure time. When I was younger, it wasn’t a big deal to go from work to the gym to home to right back out half an hour later to barhop or see a movie or something. Now it’s like, 'Work...ah, hell, gym? Not even half an hour to chill? No? F*ck.' After the gym, I’m not doing sh*t the rest of the night."

    u/Expensive_Rhubarb_87

    3. "Anything with a lot of hype that requires me to stand in a long-ass line."

    u/sneakynin

    People standing in a long line on the street

    4. "Going to the damn grocery store."

    u/KendalMay

    "Same. It costs me nearly $300 every week these days."

    u/StewTrue

    5. "The way the internet is in 2022. Ads, subscriptions, pay walls, unhelpful sites with more pictures than words, and streaming service content split up between around 200 platforms. And most of the good content is exclusive to one, and never available elsewhere."

    u/Zeus_McCloud

    6. "Loud places, like bars and parties and stuff like that."

    u/JackSchitt-716

    A crowd of people in an arena with their arms raised

    7. "How fast time is slipping away from me, rather than how slow it used to be when I was a kid."

    u/XMrIvyX

    8. "Shopping, for anything, including groceries. Shopping used to be fun. Now it is a chore."

    u/Beside_Wayside

    9. "Driving. I used to drive to do fun stuff like pick up my friends, go places I wanted to be, or just cruise during the night and enjoy the air. Now I drive to work. Even though my car is a million times more fun to drive, I'm perpetually annoyed."

    u/Khaosus

    Homer Simpson driving

    10. "Feeling like I've done all the right things, yet the goal posts keep moving farther out."

    u/lacucaracha447

    "This! I keep getting higher-paying jobs, yet the ridiculous cost of living keeps negating my pay raises."

    u/NZAvenger

    11. "Social events. The mental preparation beforehand, followed by the wide range of personalities at said event...exhausting."

    u/gling-

    Person standing at a blackboard with the caption "I'm ready to go home!"

    12. "Alcohol. It’s getting harder for me to bounce back on Sunday Fundays. So much so that I moved them to Saturday."

    u/obrandn

    13. "Roller coasters. The more I see how little people care about their jobs, the more I question how well put-together those things are — especially at fairs and carnivals."

    u/fmsksishqlqoakz

    Rear view of people going up an incline on a roller coaster with their arms raised

    14. "Contrarians. A lot of people dislike stuff simply because it's popular. They think it makes them edgy and cool, but they just seem like defiant teenagers to me nowadays."

    u/Counterfeitmind

    15. "As much as I hate to say it, video games. Not that I like them less inherently, but it feels like as an adult, I'm entering into a long-term relationship every time I start a new video game that I don't have time for. The pile of shame of unfinished video games is real."

    u/BobbyByrde

    Person wearing a backward cap sitting and crying as they hold a video game controller

    16. "Junk food! I can tell when I’m malnourished, and it feels good to eat vegetables."

    u/gaysh1ttt

    17. "Holidays. As kids, it's about opening presents and eating, but as an adult, you need to be the one to cook the big meals all day and buy the presents for everyone. Halloween was about getting excited about dressing up and getting free candy, but now it's about buying candy to give away and maybe buying an expensive costume."

    u/HappyTurtle777

    18. And finally, "Leaving the house. I used to be a social butterfly, and now I have to convince myself to go get basic necessities and go to work."

    u/Driverguy1992

    Woman in silky pajamas sitting up in bed and reading a book while smiling

    What things do you find yourself losing affinity for as you get older? Tell us in the comments!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.