12 Once Highly Respected Things That Are Now Considered a Joke

Times are changing, and sometimes it's hard to keep up with new trends and ever-evolving culture.

Recently, people met in an online discussion to reveal a handful of things that used to be in high regard but now are unanimously considered jokes. 


Currently, it's a place to watch The Challenge, a reality-TV competition show featuring D-list celebrities hamming it up for the cameras. 

Bank Managers

“They used to have serious power in local communities,” confesses one man. “Now they have to be glorified customer service representatives most of the time.”

The Guinness Book of World Records

At one point, receiving recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records was legitimately remarkable. But, unfortunately, that doesn't hold today.


In 2023, it is now primarily used by our moms, aunts, and uncles to post their uninteresting thoughts and opinions on topics like politics and, well, politics. 


One musician laments the way times have changed. “Hustle culture ruined a lot of that because every time I share my music with people, it turns into a conversation about monetization or how I'm wasting my time on something,” he confesses.

Air Travel

There used to be a time when air travel was affordable and luxurious at the same time. Sadly, those times have long passed.

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