Life is incredible during youth, particularly the teenage years. There’s nothing quite like the joy of sharing newfound passions with your closest friends. Nevertheless, as people grow older, things tend to shift and some interests are lost. A recent online post is drawing the attention of older internet users, inviting them to reveal what no longer sparks their excitement.
11. Catching Up with the Latest
Excitement in being in on the latest generally dies down with age. People report saying they lose interest in knowing the latest news, technology, and gossip—or ‘tea’ in modern slang—compared to when they were younger.
Also, others say they’re stuck on their old music tastes because new ones, at least the popular ones, don’t interest them at all.
10. Video Games
“It’s getting harder and harder for me to find new games I like playing,” laments someone who, like me, finds it hard to get excited these days. “I just end up replaying old games again.”
“I can’t even handle jeans anymore,” says a woman who favors comfort over chic. Give me leggings all day, every day.” I have to agree that fashion can go and jump in a lake. Yes, it contributes to unfettered waste and pollution, but why be so concerned with looking like everyone else? “I just sit home in my underwear,” jokes another responder.
8. Impressing People
Some of us reach a point where we discover the satisfaction of not caring anymore. You can give us that sanctimonious stink-eye; you can try and make us care, but we are done caring about what you or your friends think. “I feel this way, and after getting divorced, that’s how I acted on dates,” one new bachelor reveals. “Strangely enough, just being yourself and not trying to impress works pretty well.”
“In my twenties, I couldn’t leave the house without my hair being perfect,” recalls a male commenter. “In my thirties, I gave up entirely on controlling my hair. Now I’m 39 and can say I enjoy my natural hair look.” Fair play to this guy, though the women share the other side of this dichotomy. I live in Spain, and even until old age, women here make sure their hair is perfect before leaving home.
“Theoretically, I think I could go at least a year without talking to a single person if I had the chance,” decides one thread member. This is a person after my own heart. I would consider this lifestyle if I didn’t have a close family.
We have remote communication now, so unless you need physical contact, why not try the hermit approach? At the other end of the spectrum, we have “I am so content with my little circle of friends and family.”
“I feel like I don’t really buy anything except for necessities anymore,” admits a contributor. “Just don’t see the point in having a lot of stuff.” It can feel liberating to shed oneself of unwanted worldly possessions. I have moved house ten times in my lifetime; I am always staggered by how many unused possessions I own.
4. Social Media
As you grow older, your time on Earth grows shorter, and with it, the need to be ruthless with your daily activities. Nothing unpacks the lost hours like ditching the spinning plates show we call social media.
“I uninstalled Facebook a few weeks ago as it was just taking up space on my phone,” says a thread commenter, “I don’t miss it at all.” Maybe just one central platform is all we need — if any. Do we need to keep saying the same thing on five different apps?
Once you’ve been with someone a long time, getting back on the horse again is unappealing for some and feels impossible for others. “I’m happily married, but I’ve told my wife numerous times that if something were to happen to her, I’m pretty sure I’d just stay out of the game for good,” one middle-aged guy admits. Finding the energy or motivation to meet someone new is hard when compromise isn’t an option.
I will begin by saying these are not the author’s views. Many of us love our movies as much as when we were youngsters. However, some people are turned off by modern cinema. “I think they are too accessible,” says a regretful moviegoer. “There is nothing special anymore. I know it applies to many things, but they are all over-hyped.”
“Everything,” one honest lady concedes. “Even my hobbies just feel meh at this point.” I find this very sad and suggest she starts a new hobby. I am the opposite of this mindset; I would happily write music, cook new food, and work on my golf game daily if possible. However, I agree with the next commenter: “I’m becoming acutely aware I may just be getting a little cynical,” says the observer. It is hard not to these days!
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