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24 Important Life Lessons You Learned If You Were Born Between 1990 And 1994

Putting gooey aliens back to back does NOT make them reproduce.

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1. Gooey plastic aliens cannot reproduce if you place them back to back.

Why it was important: It taught us that sex does not work if you are both backwards, but also that it doesn't work at all if you are made out of stretchable plastic and goo.
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Why it was important: It taught us that sex does not work if you are both backwards, but also that it doesn't work at all if you are made out of stretchable plastic and goo.

2. Snakes love eating pixels, but they die if they crash into walls.

Why it was important: It taught us to care about animal welfare, and also prepared us for the years of staring intently at small screens that will consume us for the rest of our lives.
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Why it was important: It taught us to care about animal welfare, and also prepared us for the years of staring intently at small screens that will consume us for the rest of our lives.

3. Rubber bracelets can cure cancer.

Why it was important: Because cancer is bad, and looking fucking cool by wearing a yellow wristband to school is good.
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Why it was important: Because cancer is bad, and looking fucking cool by wearing a yellow wristband to school is good.

4. It is important to keep a good and organised ranking of all of your friends.

Why it was important: Because the drama of every school day meant that these rankings were constantly changing, and what better way was there to tell Dave he was being a twat than by knocking him down a couple of spots on your MySpace top eight.
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Why it was important: Because the drama of every school day meant that these rankings were constantly changing, and what better way was there to tell Dave he was being a twat than by knocking him down a couple of spots on your MySpace top eight.

5. There are healthier ways to have fun with glue than huffing it.

Why it was important: Because peeling it off your hands was the most joyful way to spend any art lesson – and didn't risk killing you or ruining your kidneys.
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Why it was important: Because peeling it off your hands was the most joyful way to spend any art lesson – and didn't risk killing you or ruining your kidneys.

6. How to present your work in an engaging and professional manner.

Why it was important: Because everyone knows a CV without WordArt is a CV in the bin.
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Why it was important: Because everyone knows a CV without WordArt is a CV in the bin.

7. How to deal with the loss of something special to you.

Why it was important: It's a cruel, cruel world out there, and the sooner you can learn that, the better.
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Why it was important: It's a cruel, cruel world out there, and the sooner you can learn that, the better.

8. Or even the death of a loved one.

Why it was important: Because sometimes stuff dies – even when it lives in a little plastic case and is made out of pixels.
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Why it was important: Because sometimes stuff dies – even when it lives in a little plastic case and is made out of pixels.

9. Whether you liked butter.

Why it was important: So that you knew whether to put it in your sandwiches.
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Why it was important: So that you knew whether to put it in your sandwiches.

10. The best way to get ahead is by cheating.

Why it was important: Because people don't just give you the good things in life, you have to surf up and down the edge of Cinnabar Island looking for them.
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Why it was important: Because people don't just give you the good things in life, you have to surf up and down the edge of Cinnabar Island looking for them.

11. If you sign in and out enough times, your crush will eventually notice you.

Why it was important: Because the internet has made us all incapable of speaking to people in real life, so flirting online is basically the only option.
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Why it was important: Because the internet has made us all incapable of speaking to people in real life, so flirting online is basically the only option.

12. Advertising is just a bunch of lies.

Why it was important: It taught us not to be swept up by consumerism, always buying fancy new gadgets as soon as they come out. Like the new iPhone, for example. 😐
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Why it was important: It taught us not to be swept up by consumerism, always buying fancy new gadgets as soon as they come out. Like the new iPhone, for example. 😐

13. How to run down a track with your leg tied to another child's leg.

Why it was important: It made your parents proud of you, and then they would maybe buy you an ice cream.
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Why it was important: It made your parents proud of you, and then they would maybe buy you an ice cream.

14. Using a flip phone both looks and feels badass AF.

Why it was important: Because your non-flip smartphone probably has a cracked screen, so it's time to go back to the good old days.
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Why it was important: Because your non-flip smartphone probably has a cracked screen, so it's time to go back to the good old days.

15. Learning guitar is actually really easy.

Why it was important: Because doing cool stuff with as little effort as possible is basically the primary goal of our generation.
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Why it was important: Because doing cool stuff with as little effort as possible is basically the primary goal of our generation.

16. Everything is better when it's shiny.

Why it was important: It prepared us perfectly for this capitalist society in which the pursuit of wealth is the only thing that matters.
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Why it was important: It prepared us perfectly for this capitalist society in which the pursuit of wealth is the only thing that matters.

17. How to run backwards and forwards across a sports hall until you either gave up, passed out, or were sick on your own shoes.

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Why it was important: Because judging children against each other in every aspect of their abilities, mental and physical, is obviously an extremely good and not at all unhelpful thing to do.

18. Disappointment is sometimes inevitable.

Why it was important: Because this will be true for your entire life, or at least as long as people keep making drinks containers out of foil.
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Why it was important: Because this will be true for your entire life, or at least as long as people keep making drinks containers out of foil.

19. How to draw this 'S'.

Why it was important: It just was, OK?
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Why it was important: It just was, OK?

20. Scaring yourself shitless before going to sleep is generally a bad idea.

Why it was important: Because teenagers are advised to get at least nine hours of sleep a night, and that is difficult when you think you might be killed by a monster.
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Why it was important: Because teenagers are advised to get at least nine hours of sleep a night, and that is difficult when you think you might be killed by a monster.

21. It is possible to recover from even your biggest mistakes.

Why it was important: Because we fuck up all the time, so there's nothing wrong with using Tipp-Ex on your life.
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Why it was important: Because we fuck up all the time, so there's nothing wrong with using Tipp-Ex on your life.

22. What the actual devil looked like:

Why it was important: You will probably be meeting him one day.
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Why it was important: You will probably be meeting him one day.

23. What it was like for all of your hopes and dreams to be in the hands of dodgy technology.

Why it was important: Because all of our hopes and dreams are in the hands of dodgy technology.
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Why it was important: Because all of our hopes and dreams are in the hands of dodgy technology.

24. Your destiny.

Why it was important: Because it's your destiny, duh.
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Why it was important: Because it's your destiny, duh.