From Cool to Cliche: 20 Things That Were Ruined Because Too Many People Started Doing It

What happens when too many people jump on the bandwagon? Sometimes, the very things that we love can become ruined due to overexposure or saturation. In this article, we’ll explore 20 things that were once considered great but have since lost their appeal due to their widespread popularity.

Natural Swimming Holes

Natural Swimming Holes
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“In my area, it’s always been a ‘locals know’ thing until Reddit and Facebook. These beautiful natural spots suddenly were overrun by people, trash everywhere.”

“Ugh, this. There’s one near me that has a tiny beach. Now it’s packed every day starting in May.”

Thrifting

Thrifting
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“Seriously. I couldn’t find any type of Pyrex for less than $25 anywhere near me. Went on vacation to the coast and got two for $12.”

“Like, let us have some fun! I like being cheap, and I like collecting!”

Podcasts – Not EVERYONE Needs One…

Podcasts – Not EVERYONE Needs One…
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“Most of them are unlistenable. With 95% of podcasts I’ve tried, I can’t even get through one episode.”

“Honestly, celebrity podcasts are the ones that suck the most.”

Superhero Content – We’re Looking At You, MCU…

Superhero Content – We’re Looking At You, MCU…
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“I love me some comic book content, but they don’t really take it forward or experiment with something different. It’s the same rehashing of already familiar tropes.”

“I’m getting tired of more obscure characters being in the MCU. Comic fans have nothing left except Captain Carrot, and that’s a DC character.”

Social Media

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“Facebook, in its heyday, was strictly for students to connect and keep in touch. Now that our parents/grandparents are on it, it’s trash.”

Dog Breeding

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“Thanks to all the backyard breeders and puppy mills, we have an overpopulation crisis that leads to millions of dogs being euthanized in animal shelters every year.”

“People who buy from breeders make me so angry!”

Airbnb – Greedy Owners

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“Yes! It costs an arm and a leg now. Those stupid ‘cleaning’ fees…”

“A decade ago, Airbnb’s were cheap, accommodating, and beautiful. Now it’s all trash.”

Going To Brunch – Can’t Even Get A Table Now!

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“It’s so hard to get a table now. My boyfriend and I have started going to our local diner between 8 am-9 am. And even then, we sometimes still have to sit at the counter.”

Houseplants

Houseplants
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“A lot of people got into the hobby for the wrong reasons; they just want what nobody else has, regardless of whether it is poached.”

“Entire natural reserves have been picked clean by people who sell the succulents and cacti off commercially.”

Garage Sales

Garage Sales
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“Garage sales used to be great. Now everyone wants to treat it like an overpriced thrift store.”

“I had priced something for 10 cents, and a woman offered me a nickel. I handed it to her and said just take it. Clearly, you need it more than I need your nickel.”

Giving Kids ‘Unique’ Names

Giving Kids ‘Unique’ Names
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“Yeah, that really only works if you’re a celebrity’s kid. Then it’s advantageous to have an ‘interesting’ name as you’ll automatically have brand recognition.”

“Especially when it’s a relatively uncommon name, why do you need to make it “unique” too? “

Crochet Small Businesses

Crochet Small Businesses
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“Ugh, I hear that. I try to make original stuff with my own patterns, but it’s so saturated.”

“There are definitely some great crochet influencers, but there are some absolutely awful ones who act as if they invented granny squares.”

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails
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“They’re so tramped down, wide, and rooty. It doesn’t help that there are so many fallen trees, and the province doesn’t take better care of this provincial park.”

“Yes, as well as garbage overflowing cans and poop bags hanging from trees or littered.”

Vaping

Vaping
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“JUUL is awful for targeting kids & teens and ruining it for the rest of us.”

“For real, I see so many kids vaping nowadays, increasing rapidly since the past year.”

Going To Amusement Parks – Those Lines Are Insane…

Going To Amusement Parks – Those Lines Are Insane…
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“This is why I love Disneyland because you can enjoy yourself for the entire day and not even go on many, if any, rides.”

“It sucks that not many people can afford fast passes.”

Climbing Mt. Everest

Climbing Mt. Everest
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“It literally is being ruined by people because they leave behind tons and tons of trash that nobody is really taking out.”

Music – There’s So Much Mediocrity Now

Music – There’s So Much Mediocrity Now
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“So many ‘TikTokers’ and influencers getting into the music industry and making mediocre music.”

“It’s so hard to find decent, not even good, music anymore.”

Investing In Real Estate – Nigh On Impossible

Investing In Real Estate – Nigh On Impossible
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“People are able to make a chunk, but at the cost of the entire housing market/housing security. It sucks.”

“Out of control consumption at its finest.”

Shopping At Aldi – Ransacked!

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“I love Aldi, but lately, everyone in the universe comes and ransacks the shelves. There’s never anything good left.”

“As well as being extremely popular, their stock seems to be slimming down.”

Getting A Dog – How Much?!

Getting A Dog – How Much_!
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“The cost of puppies has gone through the roof, and it’s nigh on impossible to get the kind of dog we want from a rescue place.”

“The vetting and food bills for dogs these days have gotten out of hand. I don’t know how they justify some of these prices.”

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