If you could bring back one trend from the past, what would it be and why?

  • Who wants to read real books again? Or get rid of the currency system?
  • Each week, our readers will vote on their favourite answer and the contestant with the least votes is eliminated
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Every week, we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers vote for their favourite answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the least votes every week until we have a winner.

Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

Contestant 1 

I would definitely bring back the Avengers trend. Remember when everyone was crazy about them? We watched our favourite heroes repeatedly, dressed up in their costumes, and played Avengers online games. Didn’t the characters make our life more exciting and give us a break from our boring daily routine? 

From children to adults, everyone is excited to know what awaits us. In Avengers: Endgame, our favourite heroes unite to fight evil. I wish the world could come together like our superheroes to fight Covid-19.

Contestant 2

The trend of reading traditional books should definitely make a comeback. Nowadays, most of us use audiobooks and online books. Traditional books have lost their appeal. 
There are many reasons why reading traditional books is better. You can absorb the information more effectively. You are also more likely to connect with the story on an emotional level. It feels good to be able to hold a book in your hand and flip the pages. Plus, that real-book smell is amazing. 

Contestant 3 

I would love to bring back the barter system. It might sound weird to our generation. In fact, when I heard about it the first time, I felt the same way. But after understanding how the system worked, I found it interesting and fascinating. It was an easy way of exchanging goods and services. 

Most importantly, it does not involve money, so most of the socio-economic problems that prevail in society today could be eliminated. The barter system would be very valuable to modern society.

Contestant 4 

Many years ago, there was a legend. A celebrity who used his songs and dancing to change the world. His work and his moves may have been forgotten by our generation, but if I could bring back a trend, it would definitely be the Michael Jackson trend. 

It’s not only because his songs and dancing were extremely cool, he also had a charming personality. He was devoted to charity work and environmental protection, and his songs had meaningful lyrics. They taught me to always have faith in life, no matter what is happening around the world. “It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or right, just beat it, beat it”.

Contestant 5 

The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media in 2014. It involved pouring a bucket of iced water over one’s head to raise awareness of a disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The challenge brought people together for a good cause. 

I hope we could bring it back with a twist. This time, it could be called The Icy Hand Challenge, where you dip your hands in iced water to raise awareness of the hard work of frontline medical workers and to express your gratitude to them. 

Contestant 6 

I wish super-baggy jeans were trendy again. They are the best jeans that ever existed in the history of fashion – at least for eating. You could have plenty of servings at a buffet and still manage to zip up your jeans. You wouldn’t have to worry about love handles. 

Squeezing into tight jeans is just too much work. I can’t wait to see boyfriend jeans flood my Insta feed. 

*In case of disputes, Young Post reserves the right to make a final decision on the winner