People Name What One Thing That Was Ruined By Popularity

Only 6014 persons were known to have reached the peak of Mount Everest as of the end of December 2021. The fact that this once-pristine region has been damaged by unsightly litter and the other telltale indications of man's almost parasitic intrusive presence is a sad tragedy given how little human meddling there has been.
There are a ton of activities, locations, and sights huge see in the world that we want to take advantage of. The endless hordes of people who carelessly and mindlessly go through life, with little respect or consideration for the influence of their own unique footprint on the earth, permanently spoil the amazing and rare moments that we would like to take in and appreciate.

#1 Burning Man. The old guard of the old hippies of yore are long gone. It’s over run by hedge fund college kids and raver frat kids

Source: g6paulsonSteve Jurvetson

#2 Driving to work early. I used to do it, but now it’s the same as morning Rush hour

Source: andreACOURTenyDerek Lee

#3 Basically anything outdoorsy. Hiking trails, National Parks, fishing spots, etc.

Source: JustAnotherMiqoteSanta Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

It’s fun when you’re the only person on the trail, the lake, or at the camp site. It’s not so fun when you’re hiking and someone is blasting their music on their Bluetooth speaker, when the lake is packed and people decide to fish 10 feet away from you and are obnoxiously loud, or you go to a National Park and there is graffiti and trash everywhere, random people’s names carved into the largest and oldest trees on Earth, and mobs of tourists taking selfies in the middle of the trail.
People don’t know how to respect nature. People don’t appreciate silence. People don’t know how to “leave no trace” or appreciate the natural beauty in the world around them.

#4 Airbnb

Source: CG1991Open Grid Scheduler

Used to love Airbnb years ago. Now, it’s pricier than a lot of decent hotels, and some of the house rules are nutty.

#5 Living in Iceland got f****d up due to Iceland becoming a popular tourist destination

Source:  KristinnEsCassie Boca

Prices are way up, housing has skyrocketed (lots of reasons, big one being air bnb) and our nature monuments are slowly being eroded by dumbass tourists. I’m a native, but I can barely afford to live here anymore ?

#6 Moving out to “the country”

Source: Guvnuh_T_BoggsLouise Tollisen

Traffic used to be that one light that didn’t cycle right, now there’s backups every day because they failed to upgrade the infrastructure. Urbanites spazzing out because they heard a gunshot from the farm down the street, calling the police because they saw a coyote and “someone needs to do something about it!” All of them putting 10,000 watts worth of lighting all around their house, completely washing out the night sky. Can’t forget their bored f**k trophies breaking into garages and trespassing and street racing on dark narrow country roads because there’s nothing else to do here. Oh and there’s been a couple murders now, before all this the last time we had one was in like the 60s.

#7 Subscription everything…especially software. I want to buy Office/AutoCAD one time and use it for a decade. I don’t want to buy it every year.

Source: TroubledWaterBridgeEd Hardie

#8 Thrift shopping

Source: charlesdexterwardNilay Sozbir

Yup. 15 years ago the prices were soooo cheap and you could always find a gem. Now they’re always crowded and everything is overpriced and you might find something good once every 2-3 visits if you’re lucky.

#9 Cooking shows. It used to be a few talented chefs who had shows to teach. Now it’s every damn celebrity who can or cannot cook making the same recipes as everyone else

Source: CannaKitchen757SHVETS production

#10 Craft fairs. Now they’re crowded with dozens of MLMs. I just want to find knitted slippers made by an old lady who clearly has a drinking problem, not more Norwex

Source:  LadyKnightmareTom Hilton

#11 Festivals. I use to enjoy going to some local festivals. Now they’re just overcrowded and expensive

Source: TryingToNotBeInDebtFred von Lohmann

#12 Declaring their pets as service animals when they are not., thus making it extremely difficult for actual service animals to get their certification, or permission to be around to provide their service

Source: AssociateMany102Brian Wangenheim

#13 Tipping culture in America

Source: notreallyatryhardMarco Verch Professional Photographer

I can justify a standard 18-20% for good service in bars/restaurants. Why the actual f**k am I being asked to tip 20-30%+ for carry out to eat at home or when I buy retail goods?

#14 College almost guaranteeing a good job and career. It is not the ticket it used to be. Over, over, over saturated

Source: mjk1260Dom Fou

#15 Streaming services. I miss the days of one single service: Netflix. Now every studio has its own service and holds their stuff away from services like Netflix and Hulu. Direct consequence: too many subscriptions! At this point it’s more economical to buy stuff you want to watch

Source: Foreign-West-6669charlesdeluvio

#16 Visiting major historical sites…


Most of them have been turned into badly maintained, super expensive tourist traps.
Add in the trash and damages tourists do, and yikes.
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