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What’s the weirdest thing about modern life that people just accept as normal?
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Well, this might sound annoying to most people, but one of the things that I find so weird about modern life that people accept as normal is the fact that most people get married over and over again. It beats my imagination how marriages don't last these days especially celebrities. I still wonder why people are okay with this. Why can't the modern and civilized couples try to work on their homes rather than opt for divorce without even trying. Most of our parents are still together after so many years and still counting. They were able to renew their love for each other having mutual respect, patient, and understanding, but today, getting married to 10 different men within the space of 5 years has become normal and accepted by the society. 

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Facebook. I think that Facebooks only purposes are to sell to its users advertising, to sell their personal data to advertising companies and to track them and their lives almost 24 hours a day. I don't know if it was really created by the CIA as some say, to make their tracking work easier, but I see Facebook the weirdest thing in modern life.

Making some of your intimate moments public and seeking attention and appreciation for them for me is too weird to be true. Plus many cases of depression, anxiety and low self esteem are caused by the excessive use of Facebook. 

Also weird about it is that lots of people see it as I described it, but keep on using it the same smokers keep on smoking despite knowing that cigarettes are harmful for their health. 

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Smartphones

My generation and older remember before smartphones became prolific and realize on some level that something is a bit off, a bit weird.  Those who've grown up only knowing smartphones and the constant connectivity they provide believe this is just a normal part of modern life.

It's not normal and it's not healthy.   [Americans spent over 10 hours with screens per day](https://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/30/health/americans-screen-time-nielsen/index.html).   Excessive smartphone usage has been linked to [neck and back](https://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/20/health/texting-spine-neck-study/index.html) issues as well as to [sleep deprivation](https://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/20/health/texting-spine-neck-study/index.html).   Studies have linked elevated screen use to higher levels of [depression in both adults](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335517301316) and [children](https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/).    One study found that [simply having a phone nearby](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-your-cell-phone-hurts-your-relationships/) (even without checking it), can interfere with attempts at interpersonal connections. 

This is beyond weird. Something's wrong. Left unchecked, constant screentime can lead to mental, physical, and interpersonal dysfunction. 

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Countries.

The idea that if you are born in a particular place then you are somehow beholden to that area of land. When you scale the idea (my country, my city, my street not your street) it's just wierd. 

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The weird look people give to someone who says he/she does not use Facebook or Instagram. If you don't use Facebook or Instagram, it seems that this is not acceptable in modern life. You have to be on these social media, otherwise you will get a weird look from others which I think is the weirdest thing about modern life that people just accept as normal.

Facebook is a social media, but if you observe, you will see it is an advertising company. You can use Facebook for free, but you are the product. What you share on Facebook or Instagram, that is used to target you and show you ads.

There are many positive things of using these social media as well. If you don't want to use Facebook or Instagram any more, that's your choice. We should know what's going on behind the scene. This is your life and do whatever you think is right as long as it doesn't hurt anyone.

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Answering from my perception, I think the weirdest thing about modern life which people just accept as normal thing is the "concept of modesty amongst ladies".

I am very sure we might have seen different pictures of ladies during the 12th century to the 1990s. The manner of dressing of the young ladies or women then can never be compared to the modern day dressing of today ladies. During the previous years, the lady were very modest in their manners of dressing. They don't really expose their delicate parts (breast, buttocks, body structure) due to their method of dressing.

Ladies in the modern world today doesn't see modesty as something important. Today ladies now expose their delicate part, and body structure either by wearing sexy wears or tight dresses that shows their body structures.

A great disadvantage of the modern dressing of ladies is that it has caused more harm than good when we talk about illegal sexual intercourse, premarital sex, raping, fornication and other immoral activities which you know about.

I have even watched a video of women walking naked all in the name of modernization. This act as caused great disaster to the world today compared to the early years. I won't even be astonished if I see people around the world committing illegal sexual intercourse in public because this is one of the adverse effect likely to occur.

The funny part is that the most of us see this as normal thing. The fact is if illegal things act is done continuously, it becomes something normal because the people won't even remember it is bad since everyone is taking part in such cause.

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.

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Okay, the fact that modern life is really making Moral virtues wither out and everybody is just pretending as if nothing is happening. But our moral standard is on the decline as things like respect for elders, teachers are simply dying out.

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Well my friend there are many weird things in our modern life, things that in the past weren't just weird but unacceptable and even offended by the community, but now people start to do those things as if its normal, here are two points to clear that:

1. The weirdest thing ever is considering something weird normal, and considering normal things or normal people weird, because that will take our life into a wrong way, some people come and say that we live in the 21 st century so we should stop doing things that way and we should start doing it this way, stop living our life that way and start living it this way, and words like " those things are old we should move on", i say no we should do things in a normal and logical way as it should be done, an live in a normal and decent way as we should be living like humans according to principles and reason.

2. Then come the many weird things that many people are adopting and inventing in the name of modernizing and freedom and personality and so on, like  couples living together for many years and having kids then the decides after 10 years to get married, the kind of thing which makes me think again about the meaning of marriage, and let me also mention loosing virginity for girls before 18 and if not she is weird, and you name name it, the world is full of weirdos and their weird things 

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