19 Reasons You Should Respect Your Elders
Kids these days have it easy.
If we wanted to hear a new album, we had to, you know, buy it.
To have that new song before the album came out, we had to hover over the record button indefinitely waiting to tape it off the radio.
We didn't have Wikipedia, we had microfilm.
We couldn't just "change plans on the fly."
Meeting someone required some effort and courage, not just a GPS-enabled hookup app.
This was our home movie viewing experience.
We didn't have "on demand," we had "driving to the store and spending an hour picking out some video that might not even work."
Arguments with friends couldn't be settled until we got home and hoped the answer was in the encyclopedia.
We didn't have video games with "immersive worlds," we had one pixel at a time.
We didn't have Skype, we had calling cards.
Taking trips involved planning and maps. We didn't have all this GPS stuff.
We couldn't take a million digital photos and hope one came out well. Every shot was money out of our pocket.
There were no "Smoke Free Areas." Pretty much anywhere.
Privacy for phone calls was restricted to how far you could stretch out this damn cord.
This was the closest thing to health food we had.
We didn't have Craigslist or LinkedIn or any other such wizardry. We had a newspaper and a highlighter.
We didn't have Instagram. Sharing your travel photos meant boring people to death with albums or slides.
If we lost this page in the newspaper, everything on TV was a complete mystery.
We had something called BOREDOM. It was acceptable and it built character.
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