21 Social Rules And Traditions That Are Totally Obsolete

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The world is evolving at a dizzying pace, yet somehow we're still stuck with traditions, expectations, and unwritten rules of society that are about as relevant as VHS. We asked our readers to come up with the most annoying examples of social rules that need to die, right now.

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Entry by Wyrmologist

Let's stop requiring good excuses from friends who are unable to hang out with us. Some people are busy. Some need to rest. It should be perfectly f

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Entry by Ka-ga-mi

End this arbitrary discrimination of nipples. CRACKED.COM

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21 Social Rules And Traditions That Are Totally Obsolete

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Entry by Wyrmologist

If gifs are supposed to come from the heart... Then why are We expected to give one on certain occasions?

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Entry by paperine

RESTING YOUR ELBOWS ON THE TABLE ISN'T RUDE! IT'S OK TO BE COMFORTABLE WHILE EATING!

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There's absolutely no reason for many 9:00-5:00 jobs to be ONLY from 9:00-5:00. 11 1 11 1 10 2 10 2 9 3 9 3 8 4 8 4 7 6 5 7 6 5 7 6 There's nothing sp

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Entry by jaykay

In most cases, the man is supposed to make the first move, plan the first date, and propose. Why?

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Entry by Sonny Time

HOXO We should stop looking at all caps as shouting or that someone is being rude. We have emjois for that now.

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FAMILY ALWAYS COMES BEFORE FRIENDS? WHY? FRIENDS ARE COMPATIBLE PEOPLE WE CHOOSE TO ASSOCATE WITH. AND SHARING DNA WITH YOU DOESN'T ABSOLVE SOMEONE

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Entry by The_MoHan

CRACKED COM WHY IS GETTING DRUNK SO normalizeD in OUr CULTURE, AND WHY ARE non-DRinkeRs OFTEN meT WITH SUSPICION?

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CRACKEDCO Google how many partners does the averagel how many partners does the average person have how many partners does the average female have how

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we need TO STOP TELLING BOYS THAT onLy THE WeAK ARE AFRAID And Anyone AFRAID IS unmanly BECAUSE THEY GROW INTO men WHO BELIEVE IT. UP WHEN we TELL men

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We need to put an end to the idea that people who read books are all wicked smart. People read straight-up trash every single day, and they aren't mad

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Don't eavesdrop! Forget that. If people are audibly talking in public then they're fair game.

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Entry by HappyClown2

Why are some foods only meant to be eaten at breakfast?

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We've got to dump the idea that brightly-c hair and CRACKED.COM visible tattoos are a sign of a person's character. TE PCOPLE Plenty of people manage

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Entry by PookieJones

Can We stop labeling people who rarely leave the house? introvert2 Recluse? Hermit? They could have an online job and an active social life. CRACKEDCO

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Entry by paperine

WHY AREN'T MEN ALLOWED TO CARRY PURSES? THEY'RE BETTER THAN BULGING POCKETS AND VERY PRACTICAL, NO MATTER YOUR GENDER. CRACKED

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Entry by JarOCats

IF WE REALLY BELIEVE MEN AND WOMEN ARE EOUAL THEN LADYU TEAM NICKNAMES HAVE GOT TO GO. PENN LADY LADY STATE GRIZ LION ETBALL mont Lady Ady BASKET Vli

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CRACKEDco For some reason we treat cat owners like pathetic losers, and label them needy, codependent shut-ins. But cats embody the opposite traits: t