1. Learning a new language - with Google Translate, why spend time learning another language? The ROI on the time required to be fluent in a language doesn't seem to have a high yield.
2. Traditional School - seems very focused on who is the best at memorizing. As an adult, being a good memorizer has very low value to me.
3. Intermittent Fasting and other 'fad' diets - these don't feel like long term strategies. Yes, they might help temporarily remove a few lbs but what people really need are long term strategies for healthy eating AND enjoying their food.
4. Most news - I don't see how it has a lot of impact on me. When someone says they watch the news to stay 'informed', again, I question the amount of time they are spending compared to the return.
5. Sports - the amount of time people spend consuming sports is mind boggling to me. Who cares who threw a touchdown or pitched a no hitter?
6. Social Media - if you're a business looking for free/cheap marketing or an influencer who makes money from a following, social media is your best friend. For everyone else, I see wasted time and low ROI.
7. A lot of martial arts - people will say, 'You should know how to defend yourself.' I don't want to fight anyone. And, if anyone wants to fight me, I will try to avoid them as much as possible.
8. Government - candidates say whatever they need to be elected and then keep saying those things to get reelected. The system optimizes for those who stay in power, not changemakers.
9. University - seems like it's a racket to make a lot of money teaching kids skills that are immediately outdated. Unless you want to be a Doctor or Lawyer but why would you want to do those things?
10. NFT's - I know it's early for this but I don't care about digital artwork or collectibles.