It’s interesting to see the trends that come and go and which ones folks latch on to.

And if you pay enough attention to trends, you’ll quickly realize that people are into all kinds of dumb things.

What do you think is stupid that a lot of people think is cool?

Here’s how AskReddit users responded.

1. You’re not a professional.

“Not wearing a cage in beer league hockey.

Losing your teeth in a beer league game because you’re too tough to wear one extra piece of protective equipment is so stupid.”

2. Not worth the risk.

“Not wearing a helmet when riding a skateboard or bike.

I’ve even seen motorcyclists not wearing them, in some states it is legal to not wear one, which is the dumbest thing I can think of.

I am sure those people think they look so bad*ss but to most of us you look like an already brain dead fool.”

3. Pretty weird.

“This new trend of people making depression a personality.

I am not saying people cant be depressed, have anxiety or other mental health issues. I just don’t think people should base their personality and identity around having (or even pretending) to have a mental disorder.

If you have a mental issue and you use it as your personality, you might not be able to drag yourselves out of it. If your pretending to meet a trend, you could start developing actual depression. But what do I know…. I’m no a doctor. I just see this as a stupid dangerous trend.”

4. Drives me crazy.

“Condemning intellectualism.


A culture or subculture that stigmatizes meaningful achievement is hot garbage.”

5. A big turn-off.

“Acting incredibly nihilistic and playing hard to get.

The sort of “won’t message first, your parents will probably hate me” type.

It’s not bad*ss, it’s annoying and is a major turn off for most sensible people.”

6. You should probably stop that.

“People that brag about all the energy drinks they drink. “

Yo I drank 6 Monster today”.

Awesome. Enjoy your diabetes and no teeth.”

7. Not something to brag about.

“Having been in jail.

That’s the most interesting thing about some folks and they take every opportunity to be edgy because “they been locked up”.

F*ck off.”

8. Macho man.

“For lack of a better word, let’s use the correct concept: “machismo”.

Trying to be a “manly man” stereotype instead of being a normal person.”

9. Look where that got them.

“Bad grades.

When I was in school, the bullies bragged about failing tests.”

10. Dumb and proud.

“Willful ignorance.

For some reason, it’s become en vogue to stay uninformed on something rather than to have enough of the basic information to have a simple stance or opinion. It’s even more tragic considering the ease at which information is accessible now.

It’s not like you have to go to the library and learn the Dewey Decimal System to find the most basic information on things.”

11. Not a fan.

“Harley Davidson motorcycle culture.

Where I live there are many areas that are tourist destinations especially for bike riders and motorcyclists. Most are fine and do their own thing until the Harley groups come in. They are basically a bunch of Karens in leather vests. They act all uppity, know everything and expect you to show them respect because of the logo on their vest.

They are tough, but throw a hissy fit if you pass them in a 55 mph zone while they are going 30. Bunch of 60 year old babies trying to look tough.”

12. Better watch your mouth.

“Acting ghetto.

I was skiing a few years ago, and waiting in the lift line I hear a bunch of ghetto talk including the n-word. Turn around and it’s a couple of spoiled white kids with hundreds of dollars of snowboard equipment talking sh*t and flashing (fake) signs.

At the time, I lived in a very rough neighborhood in a dangerous city and all I could think is “your stupid white *sses wouldn’t last 2 seconds in my hood, go back to your suburban McMansions and STFU!””

13. Idiots.

“Flying the Confederate flag proudly.

Nothing is more stupid to me than seeing Billy Bob flying his extra large flag from his jacked-up truck (complete with truck nuts hanging off the trailer hitch).”

14. Stay in school!

“Doing badly in classes and skipping school.

And making fun of smart people.”

15. That’s weird.

“Trying to emulate sociopaths/psychopaths, especially ones from TV/movies/video games.

I knew a guy in college who was wayyyy too into the Joker. He started wearing a purple trenchcoat, mimicked the Joker’s laugh, and even carried knives around, though he never tried to hurt anyone.

I mean I’m all for loving dark characters, but believe me, you’re not them and shouldn’t try to be them.

Also, people who think being rude and obnoxious on purpose makes them interesting.”

16. Tough guy.

“My sister’s fiancée is in a motorcycle gang, and he loves to talk about how “tough” he is.

Riding his bike through thunderstorms, windstorms, and all the peril he gets in along the way. I just sit there and think, that doesn’t make you cool, that makes you stupid.”

17. Not cool.

“People that brag about how “crazy” or “psycho” they can be.

Like, I go from 0-60 in 2 seconds flat, don’t p*ss me off!

Try me b*tch, I’ll pop off!

Go to f*cking therapy…”

18. Not the best idea.

“Really bad face tattoos.

People that get them don’t look cool.

They look like bathroom stalls.”

19. Take that somewhere else.

“Trying to act like Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty.

Yes, Brian, we all admire your newfound nihilistic worldview, so-called “superior intellect,” and aggressive atheism.

Get out of my face.”

20. The grind.

“Bragging about how many hours you put in at your job and how each day you have to slam an energy drink just to hold your eyes open because you only let yourself get 3 hours of sleep at night.”

21. It’ll catch up with you.

“Excessive drinking (at least with young people).

When you’re young people seem to find being able to drink massive amounts admirable or impressive but the minute middle-age hits it becomes a problem and pitiful.

I really do worry about some people I know who are younger and have massive drinking problems and who don’t seem to be able to see the long-term problems it could cause them.”

22. That’s really stupid.

“Veteran here- I’m willing to bet a pretty significant number of military members/veterans have had some version of the following interaction:

Someone finds out I was in the military and tells me about how they were going to enlist/commission/sign up, but didn’t for whatever reason. Not relevant to this thread, but I don’t care why you didn’t join the military much like I don’t care about other jobs you didn’t apply for.

More than once, I’ve had people say stuff like, “I’d have done really well in the military, but I would have punched the Drill Instructor if they got in my face.”

That comment doesn’t make me think you’re tough, it makes me think you’re a f*cking idiot.”

23. Not a good idea.


Smoking as made a real 180 in my lifetime. When I was a little kid in the 70s and 80s if you wanted to show how bad*ss a character is you would show them dramatically lighting and smoking a cigarette.

Then sometime around the mid-2000s I almost never saw anyone smoking. And now when I see someone smoking I notice it and think how dumb they are. And vaping? That sh*t will never look cool.”

24. So fake.

“People that “don’t care” about anything.

They care so little, they feel the need to tell people all the time, it is almost like they care what people think but don’t want to seem weak.”

25. Ugh. Gross.

“Posturing in bars.

Bragging about getting in fights in public places.

Threatening/emasculating other dudes over petty stuff.”

26. Gets old really fast.

“Constantly being sarcastic or having an “offensive” sense of humor in order to seem contrarian.”

Now it’s your turn.

What do YOU think is stupid that a lot of people think is really cool?

Talk to us in the comments!