The pushpin emoji detour meme is dragging us for our bad habits

Bad habits die hard. The thing is, we tend to know exactly how to fix most of our problems. There’s usually a simple solution to our problems, yet most of us continue to do the same thing over and over again. The “pushpin emoji detour meme,” which evolved from the “distance meme” that gained popularity in October, is demonstrating just how often we avoid the simple solution to our habits. Rather than doing what we know we should, we instead take a detour to bad habits-ville.

The meme starts with a pushpin emoji and says “me,” showing where we start. It then trails down and around another pushpin emoji that says the sensible thing we should be doing right to the bottom where we arrive at the same old habit.

Some people are using it to display how they navigate their relationships.

https://twitter.com/perksofjustine/status/1078497389667745797

https://twitter.com/stvrksloki/status/1077828062522298368

Others have explained their self-care routine with the meme.

https://twitter.com/peedekaf/status/1077706551199068160

https://twitter.com/peedekaf/status/1078482924402429953

https://twitter.com/belmeran/status/1078216176105332736

And many are using the meme to show how they wear the same things, watch the same shows and read the same books rather than ever trying anything new, despite likely constantly sayting they will.

https://twitter.com/WordOnRd/status/1078455834189987840

https://twitter.com/Mysq_/status/1078348453548314624

https://twitter.com/TobyHater/status/1078490241143582721

Memes continue to hold up a mirror to reveal just how perdictable we all are. Here’s to many more in 2019.

Gabrielle Sorto

Gabrielle Sorto

Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer covering culture, lifestyle, and news. Her work has appeared in CNN, Teen Vogue, INSIDER, and Vice. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or hanging out with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.