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Nothing lasts forever. That is a sobering fact about life. That and all good things must come to an end. As the world progresses and as society evolves, things change fast. Have you ever thought about which "things" we all take for granted on the daily? Certain parts of life tend to become obsolete and it can be a shock. Like back in the day, they put lead in paint and thought it was a good idea. Now it's illegal. Bet they never saw that coming. What else do you think the law has to catch up on?

Redditor u/Mazer_21 was wondering what is going to change the most over the next decade by asking... What's legal now, but probably won't be in 10 years?

I have a laundry list of things I'd love to see abolished. Starting with loud children being loud on planes. I've been grateful for a decade that indoor smoking was stopped. I never thought I'd live to see the day where we can eat in a less cancer causing environment. Makes me smile.

No Promo

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Mobile games ads not showing actual gameplay and being super sexual.

XX1Zapper1XX

Lists

Getting away with listing "colour" or "artificial flavour" on ingredient listings and not getting to know what exactly those additives are.

PlantainIsland

This is a pet peeve of mine. I had an allergic reaction to a particular sauce.

All of the known listed ingredients I have regularly with no issue. We strongly suspect it is something in the "other herbs and spices" clause. Had my doctor do an allergy test, but it did not come up on the general list.

Patches765

Let's Hope

Child/Teen pageants.

CasinoKitten

God, I hope so. Those things are SO monstrous. How the hell is that anything other than child abuse and borderline (if not outright).

Dude-e

Teen ones are creepy, the baby ones are mostly moms going crazy... idk how someone could be turned by that

Imagine those babies in 5 years.

that_little_fuccer

Gamble Box

EA's "surprise mechanics".

shebitmytip

EA is infamous for loot boxes. and in a hearing with the UK parliament they called them "surprise mechanics" to make it sound better. It's essentially gambling but it slides because you're at least guaranteed something. It's pretty scummy.

Glongus12

Secret Stash

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Gambling being quietly concealed in a video game (eg: FIFA ultimate team).

CheerfulChokehold

Now those are definitely somethings I never thought about. Of course I don't gamble already so that's no loss for me. But a few of those other ideas I can get behind. I wish some of them were already taken out. Let's keep compiling...

Thieves

Members of Congress buying and selling stocks.

0LucidMoon0

Congresspeople were profiting from stock moves before GME. There were literally congress fools that used their knowledge of coronavirus to buy/sell stock to their advantage before the general public knew of the same info. If this sounds fishy, it is LITERALLY insider trading.

jovinyo

Faceless

Deepfakes.

Strict_Act_Here

That's already a thing. You can commission deepfake videos, anyone with a high end graphics card and some practice can make and sell them. Legally murky not practically difficult.

nicht_ernsthaft

Medications

Drug commercials.

ChaseDonovan

I always thought it was weird. Do people actually go to their doctors to ask for a specific brand of prescription drugs because they saw it in a commercial?

Xvexe

Doctor here. Yes, they do. And then I have to explain to them why they don't need the medication. Often the commercials are so vague, the patient doesn't even know what the medication is or does. I will say most people respond well to "This drug does X, and is used to treat Y. You don't need it because you have Z, which this drug doesn't treat."

dr_betty_crocker

Hang Up

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The telemarketers and scam artists who are now able to use any phone number they want to call you, so you pick up the phone thinking it's your local bank.

TakeMetoLallybroch

Lay of the Land

Gerrymandering, if there's any justice.

EnshaednCosplay

Yeah, it's actually really hard to enforce the no gerrymandering rule. It's illegal in my state but to some degree it always happens. It can never be perfect. My county in particular is really screwed over. I live in a county with about 20,000 people and it's in the same district as a county with around 700,000 so my vote basically means nothing.

TitularTyrant

Not too shabby. I would say that a large majority of this list will lead to enrichment for the greater good of mankind. Let's just do away with telemarketers now! PLEASE!!!!

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Anyone who has watched A & E's Hoarders suffers from a distant PTSD. How could we not? That show could make you rethink every life choice. Then along comes Marie Kondo. Remember her? These programs have made us confront the possibility that we may hold onto things we never needed or collect in an access that is at the very least... unhealthy. So let's all discuss what could get us on these shows.

Redditor u/MitaJoey20 wanted everyone to fess up about what they basically hoard by asking... What do you own an obscene amount of?
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I love money, and I love to spend it. But I also love to be frugal and economic in my spending choices. I am always shocked to see how some people will just throw money about like it's water. (And we shouldn't be wasteful with that either!) Whether you have an abundance of it or not, you might want to rethink a couple of choices. Like ten grand for socks? Really?

Redditor u/Bxtweentheligxts wanted to hear about the most outrageous ways people throw around money by asking... What's the most overpriced item you seen someone actually buy?

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Living in New York City, I see a lot of things that a lot of people elsewhere might not remotely think about. Things like... pigeons that know to hop onto the train at 14th Street only to disembark at Fulton Street. Things like... grown men fighting in the street over the color of an umbrella. Things like... Subway "showtime" dancers who dropkick other passengers and initiate a fight as we're careening through the tunnel. You know, the usual.

After Redditor True_Madness asked the online community, "What's your 'Well, you don't see that everyday' story?" people told us about the odd, quirky instances they've stumbled upon.

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Years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman who had spent a few years in prison. He was remarkably kind and open about his experience, particularly about the support he had on the inside that he had thus far been unable to replicate on the outside. It was hard not to reflect on that, the immensity of that privilege.

After Redditor Rizkozrout asked the online community, "Ex-convicts of Reddit, what is your most pleasant prison memory?" people shared their stories and opened our eyes even further.

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