I’m not one of those people who says “kids today don’t know how easy they’ve got it!” because frankly, I don’t think kids today have it easy AT ALL.
I mean, yeah, sure, they never had to suffer the excruciating pain that was dial-up internet, but they also never experienced, like, hope. So I’d say it all comes out in the wash.
On a lighter note, though, it can be a lot of fun to compare and contrast yesterday to today, and the best way to do that is just to get all nostalgic scrolling through Twitter, a thing we DIDN’T EVEN HAVE BACK IN THE DAY! YOU DANG KIDS! YOU GOT IT SO GOOD!
10. The skinny jeans
Surely science can find us a happy medium between these extremes.
all these youths trying to cancel skinny jeans clearly never experienced this trauma pic.twitter.com/QCLj240mlw
— dritty brake (@LipServX) February 22, 2021
9. Babe: Pig in the City
“I feel like this is important, but I have no idea what’s going on.”
Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet and Babe attend the ‘95 Oscars pic.twitter.com/NBCgY4Xblo
— Lady Lloyd (@DJLadyLloyd) February 24, 2021
8. Happy brunch
What kind of chaotic nightmare world was that place?
high school really had us drinking milk with hamburgers at 11:30AM
— ???? ? (@themoon_XD) February 25, 2020
7. Fair enough
I don’t know why I always get so excited to look through there, there’s literally nothing of value to me, ever.
The dollar section in Target is just a Scholastic Bookfair for adults
— 30andTired (@30andTired) February 21, 2021
6. Fishy go boom
I’m genuinely terrified at the age at which peoples’ lives become public broadcasts now.
* 10 year olds making tiktoks *
Me at 10 years old : pic.twitter.com/x00bHJsPPx
— R A F I I ???? (@rafiisiddiqui) February 22, 2021
5. Yummy gummy
They just wormed their way into all of our hearts, didn’t they?
one of these could cure a lot of problems for me right now pic.twitter.com/uUbKCQswFT
— annie (@kidfigment) March 3, 2021
4. Assault and battery
Dropping your phone SHOULDN’T break it now, just buy a case, dang.
remember that point in time when dropping your phone didn’t break it but instead the back of it fell off and the battery fell out and you just had to put it back on.
— A Regular Degular. (@thirrty2k) February 23, 2019
3. Gone with the wind
Prepare to be utterly and thoroughly broken, air currents.
The wind never stood a damn chance! pic.twitter.com/hbC4NtCrFx
— The Real Neon (@The_Real_Neon) June 30, 2017
2. Nobody out pizza’s the hut
Man, now I’m hungry. Again.
When Pizza Hut was this….there was no better place to be ? pic.twitter.com/CyGFQZoFQ1
— ✨???????????????✨ (@1AlterEgoSD) February 13, 2021
1. The secret word!
Me: “OMG my kids watch the dumbest stuff on TV.”
Me in 1985: pic.twitter.com/VJwJSJ4yDt
— TheMotherOctopus (@MotherOctopusKJ) June 30, 2019
Ah, yesterday. We hardly knew ye.
What are you most nostalgic for right about now?
Tell us in the comments.