Who hasn't partaken in a trend everyone was doing at one point, but which quickly became passé?

Indeed, 90's children probably have mountains of POGs which are collecting dust in their parent's attics, and their parent's probably made every effort to hide any pictures of them attempting a mullet.

But seeing the long lineage of fads, from bellbottoms to beanie babies, we can't help but wonder what current trend people will look back on with regret, if not outright disdain, in the not-so-distant future.

Redditor stoopididiotface was curious to hear what the Reddit community thinks will be passé in a matter of time, leading them to ask:

"What current trend will be the most regrettable 20 years from now?"


I update my status much less often these days...

"Posting about almost every aspect of your life on social media."

"I posted some pretty cringe sh*t as a kid that is still floating around somewhere, and that was before social media became big."

"I can't imagine what it's going to be like now."- video_2

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"In 20 years it’s gonna be the great cringe where all the TikTokers see what they did and pay for the damage they caused to society."- Confederaterifleman

Parenting should be a personal choice.

"I hope mommy bloggers who post constant pics and details of their children."

"Robbing children of privacy for likes and money is sickening."

"Don’t even get me started on ones with sick kids."- nikki_therese

Everyone was watching it... back then...

"I think people are just starting to regret naming their kids Danerys and Sansa."- Wazula42

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Felt "kute"... will regret later

"Quirky misspelling of names."- Virghia

Natural beauty is destined for a comeback

"Too much plastic surgery, fillers and Botox on young people."- factchecker8515

"Those eyebrows."

"Holy sh*t, there’s no way that your kids won’t be horrified by those weird eyebrows."- Delica

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Here's hoping actions will one day have consequences

"Ignoring criminal acts by politicians."- Max-lower-back-Payne

Contemporary views of education

"The destruction of public education."

"Squeezing and outright sabotage of public schools, prohibitive costs for secondary education."

"The normalization of being undereducated either through apathy or because of forces outside your control."

"The idea that opinion is equal to fact and that sticking to your original viewpoint is heroic."

"'Yeah, your studies may say that, but this is how I FEEL about it'" and similar arguments."

"The reason we are no longer a minor species of omnivorous hunter-gatherers is our ability to pass along knowledge to others."

"Each generation building on the achievements of prior generations is the path to progress in health, quality of life, equality, production and so much more."

"Worse yet, technology now is at a level where if the masses are uneducated, they are also powerless."

"Small groups of people with specific knowledge have become outrageously powerful and this gap in individual power will only get worse with advances in fields like AI and robotics."

"If we allow whole generations to grow up undereducated, it will be very difficult for them to understand and affect their world."

"I feel the exponential growth of wealth gaps across the world is a symptom of this deliberate enforced ignorance."- GrymEdm

Being unkind

"Mis-using real psychological concepts like boundaries to justify treating others poorly."- ejcc824

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Commitment is bound to make a comeback

"Open relationships."

"I think most people that enter them regret it and eventually it will fad once people realize that, while not perfect, monogamy works better."

"While marriage might have been a patriarchal construct, monogamy existed way before marriage came about."- AnonVeldon

Nothing wrong with a little modesty

'That one 'put your head on my shoulder' but remixed trend, the one where people would film their silhouettes."

"Sometimes even nude and occasionally seeing outlines of people's genitals and other private body parts."

"Basically any trend thats too sexual or dangerous."

"Especially if you are doing them young."

"It's not too current but it is still floating around in some bits of the internet."- Pimstan

There will hopefully be more effective ways to raise awareness.

"Not current but that ice bucket challenge several years back."

"Total cringe."- pjmshark

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Maybe a man's name will be forever ruined instead?

"Karen's. A.k.a Communism a.k.a Karenism."- Zestyclose-Goose5477

Let's hope so!

"Fascism."- managedheap84

A change in cosmetic style...

"Stretching your earlobes!"- Melodic-Inspector-23

"Those hole things people do to their earlobes."

"I think it's called lobe stretching?"

"Not sure."

"Seriously, that will not look good even 10 years from now."

"Especially if did it to the extreme."

"I'm sure if you do a small one, it's fine and will go back into shape."- SurealGod

"I don't understand the sh*tty lego-man/Beiber/helmet hairstyle guys have adopted."

"It does not look good."

"At all."

"I will die on this hill too, motherflippers."

"Also, maternity photos with elaborate dresses/poses."

"It's like getting an 80s glamour shot."- Fanfathor

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Because who really needs that much energy?

"Energy drinks are probably gonna be thought of as a lot more unhealthy."- SodaDonut

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