People Break Down The Absolute Best Examples Of 'Welp, Society Is F**ked'

Frustrated woman covering her face
Photo by Dev Asangbam on Unsplash

No matter how positive each of us may try to be, there are moments when it's easy to feel hopeless about how the world looks.

Some have become fairly certain of society's demise because of a specific event they witnessed.

Redditor FlyingStudio22 asked:

"What's the best example of 'Welp, society is f**ked'?"

Work Comes First

"When I lost three of my closest family members to a drunk driver accident, and I couldn’t get time off work to plan and go to their funeral because, 'you need to find coverage and if nobody will cover for you… you have to come in!' Yeah, none of my coworkers wanted to cover my shift. This happened very recently also."

"After I posted this, a lot of people asked if I went to the funeral. I did, and I’m so happy I did. It really helped me find some closure and take some time with my family. I’m going to request time off to see the motherf**ker who hit them get sentenced, and if they won’t let me go… I simply won’t show up again.)"

"(I also politely told my manager to f**k off and that he can fire me if he isn’t happy with my decision to attend… still not fired.)"

- Beneficial_Cat9225

The Story That Should Have Been

"​I saw a news story of a high school student paying off a teacher's student loans."

- greenaidsdaog

Student Loan Problems

"There was a game show where the contestants played for the show paying off their student loans. If that doesn’t scream, 'we’re f**ked,' I don’t know what does."

- Stillwater215

Poor Medical Care

"Pretty much any ER in any major city. Spend a few days in one and see just how incredibly f**ked up a significant percentage of the population is."

- Stock-Bid-9509

Stress's Impact

"I think about my friends, family, and colleagues, and I cannot name a single person who does not have a malady or six. Depression, anxiety, stomach ulcers, heart issues, etc."

- neomattlac

The Price to Pay

​"How people with illnesses have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars just to survive. I swear, it's so messed up. 'Oop, you don’t have enough money for a heart transplant that will save your life?… well, not our problem, say goodbye to your family.'"

"Like, if you don’t have money, they will let you die. Literally. And then they’ll be like, 'There's nothing we can do about it, sorry.' YES, YES THERE IS. This is someone’s life and you’re gonna let them die because they don’t have enough money? It really shows you how people don’t care about other people's lives."

- nilyat07

The Rent is Too Darn High

"Stagnation of wages since the 1980s combined with the increased cost of living in the 400% mark in key areas such as rent and food."

"Future's pretty bleak."

- uredoom

Distributed Wealth

"2/3 of wealth created throughout the pandemic went to the top 1%. Income inequality is going to be the downfall of civilization eventually."

- Crime_Dawg

Unconfirmed Sources

"People mindlessly believing propaganda that is easily disproven by a ten-second google search."

- Wild-Striker

Environmental Crisis

"The fish fillets are getting smaller, but staying the same price."

"If ocean ecosystems are no longer able to sustain consistently harvesting large fish, that shows deep problems that cannot be covered up. Couple that with the cost of the poorest, staple foods increasing while wages stagnate, and you have a perfect recipe for societal collapse."

"People are kept docile by all governments with bread and circuses. Well alas, the bread is getting more expensive and has for decades, while the circuses kinda suck and are rapidly going bankrupt."

"I have been recently re-reading Asimov's 'Foundation,' and his discussion of how powerful empires collapse through a gradual shrinking of ambition and will until all that the smartest are trying (and failing) to achieve is the maintenance of the status quo was rather disconcerting. Sound familiar to anyone else working in the public sector?"

- e-girl

No Teamwork

"When I saw how everyone reacted to the pandemic outbreak. Turning health issues into political ones. That basically cinched it."

- sharpshooter188

Lack of Priorities

"I know the exact moment I realized this. It was during the republican debate in 2015. I forget who made a comment about trump's hand size in a suggestive manner, but Trump responded by saying there's no problem there."

"Think about that, during a presidential debate, arguing about literal d**k size, and no one batting an eye. That's when I knew."

- Manimal31

Politics Aside

"I knew when they booed McCain simply for saying Obama was a decent family man."

- DogsAreOurFriends


"The fact that human rights are 'negotiable.'"

- teddyslayerza

All of the Above

"gestures broadly at everything all the time"

- nude-rater-in-chief

Many of the points made here are deeply troubling, and it makes sense that some people would view them as signs for societal doom.

Unfortunately, it's all about perspective, and what may be perceived as terrible today may seem slight in comparison tomorrow.

Person using a smartphone
Jonas Leupe/Unsplash

Whether everyone would actually admit it or not, most people live on their phones.

They can take care of last-minute work tasks on the go, confirm plans with friends via text, and entertain themselves while scrolling through multiple social media pages.

However, one must be super cautious and focused when juggling between all those open apps.

Because being a multi-tasker comes with a risk that involves mixing private and public lives with unintended, and very embarrassing, effects.

Keep reading...Show less
Person holding passport and credit cards
Photo by on Unsplash

When people talk about living life to the fullest and having independent, solo experiences, they often reference the importance of traveling internationally to experience more of the world.

But in the midst of describing the wonders of traveling in another country, they fail to detail the things that could go wrong, or how a local might try to scam an unknowing and unprepared tourist.

Keep reading...Show less

Sometimes, in order to find the love of our lives, we have to explore what's out there.

Often encountering people who we know fairly early on are just not a good fit.

In some cases, they're perfectly nice people but don't ignite the spark in us and lack any kind of chemistry.

Then there are those who truly astound us, and not in a good way.

The sort of people where describing them as "not the sharpest knife in the shed" would be an understatement.

Sometimes, this is clear from the minute we meet them. Other times, the realization comes a bit later.

Keep reading...Show less

It's a wonderful feeling when you think you've met "the one."

Someone who is so perfect in absolutely every way that you can't help but think that they must be too good to be true.

Only to make the unpleasant discovery that they are, indeed, too good to be true.

As they neglected to tell you one important piece of information: they're seeing something else.

A discovery that is naturally met with rage, sadness, and confusion.

As well as the occasional unexpected, unusual development down the line.

Keep reading...Show less