Part of getting older is watching all the stuff that defined your childhood become incredibly irrelevant. That process seems to have speeded up quite a bit over the last few generations as technology makes mincemeat out of every earlier form of media. A CD player? Tapes? Floppy disks? What are these pathetic attempts as file sharing? Give me a smartphone and a finger to tap with and I will destroy you!
But that’s just the start of it. Maybe it’s because the decade was coming to a close, but folks on Twitter seemed to be in a very reflective mood. People started posting about “today’s kids” and what they were missing out on or could never understand.
Honestly, after scrolling through the list below, none of it seems like stuff anyone would want to understand, but that’s neither here nor there. Nostalgia can’t be controlled. We feel it even for the stupidest things, like rolling your tall socks down. Today’s kids could never.
Today’s kids will never know pic.twitter.com/Ptm92RJ6YT
— Invadeher_zim (@876Grind) December 31, 2019
Todays kids will never know the struggle of having to create your own ankle socks pic.twitter.com/N8Dd0e7jq8
— Trevon (@_iTrevii) June 8, 2018
TODAYS KIDS WILL NEVER KNOW THIS FEELING. COULD RUIN A WHOLE DAY! https://t.co/uUunaDGyWY
— Casey Shane Hunt (@OchoJr85) January 2, 2020
— 90skid (@memorable_90s) January 2, 2020
Today’s kids will never know the joy of swapping shareware discs with your friends or having to wait for the next episode of doom or Duke Nukem to come out! pic.twitter.com/njD46VA5yH
— Art of Jason Wulf (@jasonwlf) January 2, 2020
— 90skid (@memorable_90s) September 26, 2018
Today’s kids will never know about unlimited minutes after 9 pm
— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) May 30, 2018
Kids today will never know , that 15 yrs ago champion was a cheap brand. They were sold on the back shelves of Modells. Shirts were 2.99 and kids made fun of you at school if you wore it.
— shethegoods (@shesthegoods) December 27, 2019