As any hipster will tell you, it’s always fun to be the first person to do something. It’s novel, new, and edgy. Alright, we’re joking a bit. Being hipster is probably a perfect example of what we are going to be talking about in this list. At first, as with any fad, it was really cool. The first hipsters were allegedly trailblazers. But now everybody’s a hipster. What was once really cool, just isn’t so cool anymore.
Hipsters aren’t the only example of this. There are plenty of other things that fall into this category as well, and that is what we are about to take a closer look at. In fact, you can probably think of several things that you thought were really cool at first. Then everybody got involved and it sort of ruined it for you. Another good example (that goes right along with being a hipster) is DSLR cameras. The Instagram revolution sort of just killed the novelty of being a good photographer.
Not all of the things on this list are meant to be taken completely seriously though. Just in case it isn’t obvious, parts of this list are very tongue-in-cheek. With that said, these are 25 things that were nice until everybody started doing them.
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It was cool the first time.
No grandma, I haven’t seen that meemee.
Montana? That’s fun. Los Angeles? No thanks. The more people on the road, the less fun it gets.
Being a hipster was pretty hipster at first. Now nobody really knows what being a hipster even means.
You used to have to be really smart to access it. These days, all it takes is a troll with a cell phone.
Specifically from the beginning of the year until mid February, or whenever it is that people realize it takes longer than a month to get in shape.
They used to be really useful, until every single wannabe-rich-guy started yelling into their earpieces in the checkout line. Now having a bluetooth makes you look pretentious.
Getting invited to photography business facebook pages just because someone bought a new camera gets old after a while.
The concept was good, until “social media expert” became an actual job description.
Thanks to reality TV, you’re definitely not going to get the deals you used to.
Unfortunately, gone are the days when you needed a .edu email address.
Public swimming pools
Especially in summer. Then the water gets all…well, you know.
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And people usually get hurt.
Just make sure to go during the week and definitely not in summer.
Note: This is especially true for Disney World.
Remote controlled aircraft
A decade ago nobody cared what you did with your model airplane. Thanks to drones though, things got regulated really quickly.
These things used to be relatively high quality. These days, it seems like all you have to do is sign up. TEDx and all…
Having a college degree isn’t even something special anymore. It’s kind of like graduating high school. Again.
Note: People getting educated is a good thing, but cashiers shouldn’t be required to have bachelor’s degrees. What happened to vocational school?
It was cool for a while. Then something crazy happened. You won’t believe what it was.
Ever since “youtuber” became a legitimate job description.
It used to be that people with good ideas made apps. Now, people with ideas make apps.
Climbing Mount Everest
Since so many people are doing it these days, there are long lines at the summit. The bad part? The summit is in something called the death zone. Oxygen here is minimal, and you can only survive for so long. So yea, people die.
More like i-tunesing. As with photography, there’s just too much noise these days.
At first they were novel, even scary. They spawned a culture. And now…they’re all the same.
Thanks, Macklemore. If you still want to get the good deals, go to rich neighborhoods where people donate but don’t shop. It’s amazing what you can find.
This goes along with the apps. Everybody in the world just wants to have their own TOMS company these days.