Farewell, Social Rules: 15 Norms That’ll Soon Be as Antique as a Fax Machine
Considering tech advancements and changing human behavior, today's norms may soon be outdated. A forum user asked which modern societal norms may seem absurd in future. Here are top responses.
PROFIT HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE
“For-profit healthcare and health insurance, I think one day it will be seen as one of the worst things humans have ever done to each other.”
9 to 5 JOB
"The 9-to-5 office job will seem odd in future. Why commute and sit in a cubicle when we can work remotely? It wastes time and ruins work-life balance. A major work paradigm shift is coming."
“Tipping… let’s hope!”
“20 years from now, the new generation won’t know what a tweet is or why people get so upset over them.”
“Plastic on and in everything.”
GOING TO COLLEGE
"College isn't necessary for many
; experience or certification suffices. Fewer people should go unless their chosen career demands a degree."
FORCING CHILDREN TO ASK FOR PERMISSION
“Forcing children in K-12 to ask for permission to use the bathroom, limiting or possibly barring access, should probably be considered a human rights violation.”
“Massive weddings. I think people will find better ways to spend that money. The decline of religion and our mobile society will probably speed things up.”
“Filming and pranking the general public.”
"Driving extensively harms many. Future generations will view our 21st-century obsession with driving and infrastructure like we view Rome's lead pipes."
"Mowing lawns or letting grass reach its natural height is a personal choice. Regulations seem arbitrary. If I bought land, I ought to decide on its vegetation."
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR KIDS
“Allowing kids to be on smartphones/social media/the internet, especially with no restrictions.”
SOCIALIZING AND ALCOHOL
"Social pressure to drink is common, but more people are opting for sobriety. This trend might lead to drinking becoming frowned upon in future."
LARGE AMOUNT OF SUGAR IN CHILDREN FOOD
"Sugar in kids' food/beverages is addictive & harmful. Quitting is tough. Future generations may judge us for it."
"Society may embrace veganism, realizing that unnecessary animal suffering for flavor is unjust."
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