‘You Are Too Young to Understand It.’ 15 Things That People in Their 30s and 40s Miss the Most
We are much used to several gadgets and inventions that you can barely imagine going on without them. However, there are still people who would rather the world looked like it did 20 years ago.
One Reddit user asked the following question: ‘What do you miss that the younger generation will never understand?’ Here come some of the best answers.
#1 Slamming the receiver of a landline phone. Pressing the red button does not compare
#2 ‘The beauty of being out of reach. Nobody would take a phone with you when going away.’
#3 ‘You could do stupid things without worrying that it will go online and stay there forever.’
#4 ‘Taking photos and waiting to to get them developed hoping that all the pictures will look sharp and clear.’
#5 ‘To listen to your favorite song you had to buy an entire album. Or wait until your radio station played it and record it on tape.’
#6 ‘Our parents did not know where we were sometimes. All we could rely on was trust.’
#7 ‘You never knew who was calling you. Was it my girlfriend? My grandmother? Or a salesman? It was like a guessing game!’
#8 ‘I miss these good old days when there was some music on MTV.’
#9 ‘When I wanted to play with my neighbors first I had o go there to see if they were at home and ask their parents if they would let them go out. You never knew whether your request would be approved or not.’
#10 ‘Old-school library drawer catalogues. I hated them and… I loved them at the same time.’
#11 ‘If there was something interesting on TV, you had to look it up on the TV program and wait until it was actually broadcast.’
#12 ‘When you had a date, you had to wait for the person to turn up. When they didn’t, you had no idea what they were up to.’
#13 ‘I loved browsing through the thick encyclopedia volumes. They were in every single house!’
#14 ‘Driving in a new city without a GPS unit was a hell of an adventure.’
#15 ‘There was a moment when we felt that the world was becoming a better place.’
Do also miss any of the things above?
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