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10 Real Life Struggles We Survived That Kids Today Won't Understand

Kids today don't know how lucky they have it. I'm sure every single generation has said that since the dawn of time, but it always feels true!

There were a lot of things that we remember doing that kids wouldn't even understand, and maybe some that you forgot about now that everything is so much more convenient than it used to be. See if any of these remind you of your childhood!

You just didn't really know your extended family that well because Facebook wasn't around and you would only see them on special occasions

You had to carry quarters at all times in case you needed to call home

Or you had to call collect and either say your entire message in the three second name spot or hope your parents accepted the charges

Picking your Top 8 in MySpace was a real issue

You had to use a real paper map or MapQuest and print out the results to get anywhere

Click to the next page to see if you had to deal with any of these other situations that kids today wouldn't understand!  

Or you had to learn bus schedules because once you were out and about it wasn't easy to figure it out

You could get lost while driving if you didn't have a map and couldn't resolve it all that easily

Your mom could fit all of the family recipes in a book or a little case and you would always use the same ones because there was no Pinterest

Stranger Danger was a widely known phrase and you would have to be alert

And most importantly, you had to actually show up to the things you agreed to. No last minute "sorry, not coming" text messages, if you didn't show up your friend who have no idea why


How many of these things do you remember? Let us know in the comments.

It's just all so different now! So many things that used to be socially acceptable are totally frowned upon now.