There are a multitude of common pet peeves out there from burping, nose picking, bad drivers, and others (The Kardashians!), but some pet peeves surround a certain year or decade and are more specific than we’ve ever encountered before.
1. The Kardashians
Will they ever just go away? With millions of followers on Twitter from Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, the answer is probably not.
Why do we hate them so much?
Are we all just haters? Are we jealous of their rich and famous lives, their whole famous for being famous shtick, or the fact that a sex tape was the sole reason for their success? The answer is a simple, YES! Let’s face it, we are jealous. Most people hate the Kardashians because most people work low wage jobs, work their butt off, and do everything just to live day to day.
Yet, the Kardashians are famous for a sex tape, a Playboy cover, and maybe the fact that their late father was involved in the famous O.J. Simpson case.
However, you could make a case that their show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” makes the family seem vapid, rude, shrewd, crude, and an obstruction to society. Personally, I don’t have a huge problem with them because they did whatever they did, and it worked out for them.
2. Password Plus
Have you ever wondered why you need to know your mother’s maiden name to access your Ebay account or how about needing to know your first pet’s name to access you AOL account?
Has hacking become so much of a problem that we have to enter pages worth of useless information just to access our accounts for one minute? This is a huge pet peeve for me because I don’t feel the need to have to provide so much information just to quickly access my emails or personal accounts.
I don’t mind putting in and answering one or two security questions, but lately things have become more severe. Now they ask you five or more personal questions, they ask you for multiple passwords, and they want you to answer completely irrelevant questions.
Being secure is one thing, but there is such a thing as too much security and it drives me and others I know crazy.
If hackers are as intelligent as I think they are, then they will find a way to hack an account despite numerous security measures.
3. Bad Parenting
The parenting situation has gone far enough. It’s a bit ridiculous that people need a license to drive, fish, go boating, and many other things but they don’t need a license to be a parent. Honestly, if it were up to me, future parents should be required to go through a vigorous testing period before having a child.
And this might be drastic, but those under 18 should not be allowed to keep the child if they end up pregnant unless proven capable to be able to parent the child because things have gotten completely out of control. The children have become wild, uncontrolled, untamed, and immoral. (See link “Top 5 Reasons to Dislike Kids”)
A good parent is a fine prize these days and those are parents that will make a difference by teaching their children to do what is right.
4. Putting Everything on YouTube
I know hundreds of people have achieved viral fame by posting videos of themselves singing, dancing, or performing some stunt, but there’s a limit.
I don’t mind people singing covers to songs or playing an instrument. I don’t mind them showing off an impressive stunt or providing humorous commentary within our laughable pop culture society.
I do mind, however; when people post videos of stupidity for the sake of trying to become a viral sensation. I’ve seen people post everything from trying to injure themselves to trying to make their pet dance, to ridiculous rants that are strictly intended to be crude, rude, and offensive for the sake of gathering views.
Enough is enough, it’s time to reinforce the law and begin banning completely useless videos. There’s seven billion people in this world and, I know everyone wants to be noticed and become rich and famous, but you don’t achieve that if that’s your sole purpose.
Becoming successful is all about doing what you love, being organized, determined, hard-working, and passionate about something. It doesn’t happen when you do everything and sacrifice your dignity just to get noticed.
5. Lack of Interaction
Facebook is here, and it has taken over society. Remember when people use to meet, talk, eat out, and you know, socialize.
Ironically as our global communication grows, our lives become more and more empty and lonely. There’s nothing wrong with trying to communicate with an old friend or friends and family far away through Facebook, but when that becomes your main source of communication, then it becomes a huge problem.
Does having the most friends on Facebook give your life meaning and fulfillment? Chances are you barely talk to a third of those people on a weekly or monthly basis. Many articles on various news sites like CNN have been written about this topic, and it shouldn’t be ignored. (See link “Opinion: Facebook threatens to ‘Zuck up’ the human race”)
At this rate, exactly what will happen 5 to 10 years from now. How populated yet isolated will we all become?
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