21st Century Horrors

Happy Halloween! Welcome to the modern world, along with all the terrors that come with it. Step into my hall of 21st Century Horrors… if you dare!

The modern world is a spooky place. Every day, we’re facing terrors that didn’t even exist ten years ago! Some of these are all too terrifying, but others veer more towards the inconvenient. Take a walk into my hall of 21st century horrors and give yourself a real fright this Halloween!

Student Loans

Student loans are an underlying anxiety if you’re British, a genuine terror if you’re American. Getting my statement through and discovering I’m £35k in debt was not fun. This would be even worse, had I not paid the lower tuition fees and received maintenance grants!

‘Private Pictures’ Being Leaked

So this shouldn’t really be something to be scared of but, unfortunately, it kind of is. Anyone who’s ever sent nudes is susceptible to this but hopefully the majority of people are decent human beings and won’t let private shiz like that get out.

Home Ownership

People who own homes in their twenties have their lives together in ways I can only dream of. The prospect of never owing a home is almost equal to the unnerving prospect of owning an actual building! That said, it would be nice to have a house I could do whatever I wanted to with my living space.

Low Signal

This is a hugely 21st century problem but one we all know very well. You desperately need to check an email or Google maps but, try asyou might, there’s no signal or wifi to be found. You never realise how much life has moved online until your internet access is gone and things get seriously inconvenient!

Perpetual Unemployment/Under Employment

In the 90s, a university degree pretty much guaranteed you a good job. Nowadays, many graduates are lucky to get a retail or office job as they’re either under or over qualified for near enough everything! The prospect of never finding fulfilling work makes my skin crawl. Thank God for creative pursuits!

Did you enjoy my 21st Century Horrors? Add your own in the comments!

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  • Elizabeth Hisle

    Student loans are especially bad for Americans (so incredibly grateful to be privileged enough not to have them!), but what is even worse for us is HEALTH SCARES. The fact that a simple emergency visit could cost the price of my house is horrifying. Many of us don’t even get routine check-ups because it’s not like we can pay for the treatment if we do have something serious. The ACA from Obama has helped, but it’s not enough.


    • Megan Roisin

      Oh gosh I dread to even think about being in that situation! Me and my brother we saying earlier how the only good thing to come out of America not having universal healthcare is Breaking Bad!!

  • This is so relatable, especially everything about student debt and not being able to buy a place to live! It wouldn’t surprise me if I just ended up renting for the rest of my life! xx


    • Megan Roisin

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I reckon I’m likely to be renting until I’m a frail old lady – my only hope of buying is by inheriting enough for a deposit!

  • I really enjoyed this, it’s so relatable! It’s so nice in a way to see other people have the same ‘horrors’ as me haha xD gahh low signal, it scares me how addicted I am to the internet and don’t even realise! I don’t wanna live my whole life on there but it takes up most of my time! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram tempting Too Faced Gingerbread giveaway!)

    • Megan Roisin

      I’m glad you liked it! There are so many things that feel so petty to be distressed by but we all experience them!