Talkin’ ‘Bout My (De)generation
In every age, humans tend to think themselves as the most intelligent of beasts, even as natural selection takes us out one by one.
Advanced as we may be, humans still make countless mistakes all the time, from eating, drinking, and otherwise ingesting harmful substances to fooling around with dangerous toys and technology, or simply walking into the street without looking both ways.
More often than not, the things we do that cause us the most harm in the long run are some of the things we pay the least attention to or, despite the warnings from experts, choose to continue doing or using because of their popularity.
For hundreds of years, humans smoked cigarettes as though they contained the oxygen necessary to survive, while in reality they were slowly but surely killing everyone who took a puff. It wasn’t until relatively recently that we’ve even become aware of just how bad cigarettes and tobacco use in general are, but that hasn’t stopped millions of people around the world from smoking all day, making the tobacco industry—while lethal—so wildly successful.
Redditors were asked to take a step back and look at the common choices we make today regardless of their health implications. Which of these will become the “Turns out cigarettes are bad for us” of our generation?