20 Everyday Things in Life That You Start Despising as You Grow Older

Is there anything that you’ve begun despising as you grow older? You’re not alone. After someone polled an online forum for examples of these things, here are their top-voted responses. Do you agree?

1. Working

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Numerous individuals confess that they enjoy working less and less as they grow older. However, you’re forced into the hamster wheel from teenage years to retirement, and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

2. Technology

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Technology is listed multiple times as something you detest as you age. After working in a T-Mobile store, I can attest to this truth. Part of my job involved showing seniors how to use their phones and listening to them gripe about every step involved.

3. Stuff

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Stuff. One clarifies, “All the stuff cluttering up my house and closets. All those things are not worth enough to sell and potentially too useful to throw away.” Clutter is the worst.

4. Older Men Wearing Their Hats Backwards

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Haha, this one made me think of my dad. He also took issue with what one commenter suggests, which is that older men continue to wear their hats backward. It defeats the purpose of the bill keeping the sunshine out of your face.

5. Hot Weather

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Are you a fan of catching rays in the sun? According to many older people in the forum, as you grow older, your tolerance to hot weather declines. I’m confused, as so many older adults settle down in Florida. However, I’ve already grown into not enjoying the weather as hot as a kid running through a sprinkler in the summer.

6. Video Gaming

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Video games, or gaming, is something many people in the forum express starting to dislike or be less interested in as they grow older. Some note their lack of enthusiasm as game graphics and storylines are more complex and challenging to get into.

Others explain the content is less Super Mario Bros. and more unnecessarily violent. Finally, some believe all-day video game play negatively influences our children today.

7. Time

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Numerous people admit to disliking the clock getting closer to the end. Someone clarifies, “Can’t stop it, and it cannot be reversed. The years are flying by. I miss the past so much. I never realized the world changed so much. I’m scared of my parent’s inevitable death. Getting older and the associated effects. At the same time, I respect Ive learned to respect time.”

8. Black-and-White Thinking

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Do you know someone who only views the world with black-and-white thinking? I think we all do. Numerous individuals in the thread despise that way of thinking. One notes, “The older you get, the more you become aware of the ‘greyscale”‘ of life.

The more you mature and travel around the world, you realize there are so many alternative ways to live life. I just can’t stomach any more idealistic immature people (from any side of the political map) who talk about absolute rights and absolute wrongs.”

9. Aging Body, Young Mind

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A common theme in the thread is how much it stinks to have your brain fully functioning and believe you’re still in your twenties when your body reminds you that you’re not.

10. The Lyrics to Music

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Here is one I most definitely agree on. Music lyrics have evolved into absolute filth, negativity, and toxicity. It’s poisoning the minds of our youth and glorifying a sinful lifestyle that leads to prison or death. I realize it is not “all music,” but the days of doo-wop and Motown are long gone.

11. Realizing You’re the Oldest in the Group

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When did you begin to notice that you were the oldest one in the group? Surprisingly, it was when I went to college. I was 30 and made some friends, but I was typically the oldest in the group, and it’s continued that way moving forward.

12. Your Parents Getting Older

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Awe. Someone confesses they dislike that their parents are also getting older, and the fear of losing them soon terrifies them. I lost both my parents in back-to-back years recently, and this one hits home. It’s a life-changing experience and foreign grief until you’re experiencing it. So love them while you can and see them as often as possible.

13. People

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The older people get they confess, the more they start disliking other people. Numerous commenters explain that if you work in public such as in retail or food service, you will hate people before growing very old at all.

14. Ads and Commercials

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Speaking of advertisements and commercials, numerous men and women agree that as they’ve grown older, their patience for these things has decreased. Furthermore, the frequency and length of them continue to multiply.

15. Negativity and Drama

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You reach a certain point in your life where you are done with drama and negativity. One explains, “Life is too short to waste time on those things.” As you grow older, cutting that out of your life is easier. But, unfortunately, it’s inescapable in so many workplaces and spaces.

16. Subscription Service Evolution

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Everything from entertainment to heated seats in a vehicle is slowly evolving into a subscription service, and people do not like it. Several older commenters admit they have extensive Blu-ray DVD collections. The idea of paying forever to watch things, and worse, with advertisements every thirty seconds, is something many people aren’t willing to do.

17. Concerts

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Concerts are something many have lost interest in with age. One explains their feet hurt, the music is too loud, they’ve become susceptible to the strobe light effects most of them use, the fees for buying tickets are outrageous, plus parking, and they get bored. “It could be the most fantastic show on earth, and I still get bored after an hour or so.”

18. Corporate Culture

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Corporate culture can become toxic quickly. Multiple people share how badly they want out of it, while others rejoice in moving on. One user explains anytime human resources (HR) reference the business as “family,” they “cringe.” They elaborate, “We are not family. I provide a service, and you pay me. The second I stop being valuable, you’d fire me.”

19. Alcohol and Partying

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Alcohol is a poison numerous older people confessed is something they grew to dislike seriously, with many noting that their bodies can’t handle it anymore. Hangovers are no fun, and some express them taking several days to recover from only a few drinks now, so “it’s not worth it.” Additionally, partying is much less appealing.

20. Social Media

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Many users admit that social media is mostly just noise meant to distract us and generally causes more harm than good. “Social media is 90% just stupid bickering, people showing off, and just mindless drivel.”

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Elizabeth Ervin is the owner of Sober Healing. She is a freelance writer passionate about opioid recovery and has celebrated breaking free since 09-27-2013. She advocates for mental health awareness and encourages others to embrace healing, recovery, and Jesus.