It's no secret that as we get older, our tastes tend to change.
1. "Social media. I already pared it down to Reddit and Instagram YEARS ago, but honestly, I could do without IG, too, now."
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."
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."
7. "How fast time is slipping away from me, rather than how slow it used to be when I was a kid."
8. "Shopping, for anything, including groceries. Shopping used to be fun. Now it is a chore."
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."
11. "Social events. The mental preparation beforehand, followed by the wide range of personalities at said event...exhausting."
12. "Alcohol. It’s getting harder for me to bounce back on Sunday Fundays. So much so that I moved them to Saturday."
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."
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."
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."
16. "Junk food! I can tell when I’m malnourished, and it feels good to eat vegetables."
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."
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."
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.