Trends are all around, Underdogs, and they can be both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because it gives people a common ground, such as something to talk about and break the ice in a new situation. Some trends can be a lot of fun or raise awareness. However, some are just terrible. So bad in fact that your eyes roll as soon as you see the. Some are dangerous, and some are just plain stupid! With the start of the new year, here are a list of Trends that need to be left in 2017. There is a new year coming, and while that doesn’t change anything but the date on the calendar, we really need to move past these trends.
1. The Kardashians:
I am very proud to say that I have never watched a single episode of anything to do with this horrible family. This might make it seem that I should give it a chance before I judge. I understand that point, but I have seen so much of these people covered in the news and in media that I don’t think I have to watch a show since they are always shoved in our faces. Why are these people famous? They are terrible, terrible people who have no talent. They don’t act, or sing, or dance, or do anything that is creative themselves. They have a team of people to be creative for them. They have a Mom who took advantage of her children, and a small thread of fame and exploited it all. They have been everywhere for so long that people have grown up watching them. People now think this is entertainment, and what it means to be successful and famous. What a shame. I can’t wait for these people to fade into the background. This is a trend that never should have started in the first place, and it’s time to be over! I feel dirty even giving them any sort of attention on my blog, but I feel very strongly about how much damage they have done to women, entertainment, and taste.
2. Blaming Named Generations:
Everything wrong with the world is due to the, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, but most of all Millennials. In fact, Millennials are the worst! They are lazy, don’t work, and are just plain stupid. The Millennials are a term for people who are born between certain years. This year range changes all of the time, but generally it’s somewhere between 1980’s to the 2000’s. Basically, any lazy stereotype that you can throw at this group has been used to describe them. The term has become derogatory, just as Baby Boomers and the Gen X and Y. None of them have been looked at in a positive light, and all have been blamed throughout history for being terrible. In essence, these named generational terms have been used to worry the past, and mark the monumental fear of change. This trend is not a mark of a generation, but used as excuse to place people in a box, spread fear, and even anger around people in that generation. If you recall, Baby Boomers were accused of the same thing back in their day. It’s a cycle, and a trend that needs to stop.
3. Dangerous Postings:
I may sound like an old person here, but I really don’t care. It doesn’t matter how old you are because anyone can be affected by someone’s dangerous posting. If you haven’t received the memo, it’s dangerous to text and drive. In fact, studies have shown that it is safer to drive drunk that it is to drive and text. Don’t drive drunk either! It’s also dangerous to talking on a cell phone and drive, but it’s not illegal in all states as of this posting. So many accidents and deaths have been caused by a person who can’t ignore their phone and pay attention to the road. I have lost someone because of this, and have been involved in an accident because someone was texting. It’s not just texting, it’s uploading photos to Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter and any other social media outlet. YouTubers are also setting up a dash cam to record their blogs. This is a huge distraction and is a terrible trend that needs to end now before more people are killed. It can wait, because no post is worth your life or the life of another person.
4. Belief in the News:
Since people have reported news, there has been truth stretching. It gets worse but it seems more and more people are believing and trusting everything that they read. News is a product just like anything else. If you don’t make it appealing, no one is going to pay attention. People running the news have their own agenda, and it’s usually do to corporation or government.It has become more apparent than ever that the news is just a paid opinion like an infomercial. There is no biased news reporting, but there is some good out there. While it’s unconventional, many bloggers and YouTubers have taken up urban journalism. While it’s still biased, you are getting another view than the traditional news and you may see how much is being made up, and what is really going on that they don’t want you to know about.
5. Cheat Day:
This is one of the most annoying things I have seen all year. This is when a blogger or even mainstream media cheat of their diet and so called healthy lifestyle. They make it seem as though they work out and are healthy the rest of the week, but this one day of the week, they eat everything that they want no matter the calories. Most of the time, it’s not just enjoying a single snack, but binge eating all of the junk food that they can get a hold of. Then, they shrug it off and justify everything under their cheat day umbrella of protection. It is enough to make your eyes roll seeing very skinny girls who get very crazy about their cheat day. Quite frankly, this promotes unhealthy binge eating instead of teaching people to be healthier and enjoy treats in moderation. It also very confusing to young girls. They are already impressionable, and seeing very skinny girls have an very unhealthy relationship with working out and food can make it so much worse for them. These girls need to see a healthy balance between food and exercise. This mind set is not healthy for anyone and it’s a dangerous trend.
While, I’m sure these trends aren’t going anywhere, I hope at least people will take some of these bad and damaging things into considerations. While some are annoying, some are dangerous. I hope that 2018 will bring better .On a personal note, thank you all who follow this blog, or any blogger like myself. It’s a lot of fun and work, even if it doesn’t seem like it. There are hours and even days of research and writing that go into this process. I love it, and I hope that you enjoy the content that this page has brought you. In 2018, I will strive to do better to keep on a tighter posting schedule. I know life gets in the way more often that I want, but I’m going to do the best that I can. Thank you all for your support, comments, emails and suggestions! I am excited to see what new challenges this year will bring! If you feel like supporting this page, click the links for the affiliate programs that you find on the home page, and at the bottom of the page here.