Society

The Most Disturbing Trends of 2022

Brad
5 min readNov 20, 2022

Faith in humanity is once again depleted

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1. Skidmark Steve

This year, several accounts on social media revealed that some men simply aren't washing down there. People came out of the woodwork and added their own tales and apparently, part of the American male population is not wiping or cleaning their ass because it is dirty or feels gay.

This makes no sense because A) if it’s dirty that’s precisely why it should be washed, but maybe they mean “dirty” like it is just a naughty dirty place in general, which leads me to B) if cleaning your ass feels gay, you are probably, in fact, gay, or have at least considered getting pegged. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the extent to which the most homophobic alpha males willingly reveal their closeted nature astonishes me.

This could also be why the bidet has had stunted popularity in America, women love it, but perhaps men do not like the idea of anything touching down there.

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2. “Quiet Quitting”

I understand if you’re in a job with no advancement or just doing the bare minimum because you’re working on a side business or passion in your spare time, but that’s as old as time.

But quiet quitting in corporate is career suicide. Technology is increasingly taking the place of business needs and manual tasks that you are auto-piloting. You cannot just stay safely in a job for 30 years and then retire as your parents did. The average role nowadays is 2–3 years at best. Every day you should be learning new technologies and sharpening soft skills, and constantly striving to niche down or specialize in the marketplace. If you ever hope to make more or grow your career, you should be chomping at the bit to take on as many additional tasks that interest you or can push momentum forward.

This act of defiance against corporate life is futile, you’re only hurting yourself. Doing the bare minimum will keep you there as long as it’s convenient for the company, but they will show you the door without a care. It doesn't work the…

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