Getting old is something that none of us truly look forward to. Sadly, like the rising of the sun and the crashing of sea waves, it’s something that’s going to happen whether you want it to or not.
Now, whilst we grow old and move into a future largely built of the unknown, many of the things we use and interact with every day don’t. Some of them evolve and change until they’re unrecognisable, others are left in the past altogether when it becomes clear that they’re obsolete.
This is happening at a faster rate than ever before in the current age, where technological advancements and ground-breaking developments are made on a yearly basis. What does that mean? Well, it means that what one generation considered the peak of technology, the next look at as though it were made in the stone age.
It’s also the reason a lot of Generation Y members (those born between 1981 and 1996, often referred to as millennials) are now admitting to feeling like they’re far older than they might actually be …
It began when a few Generation Z members (those born between 1997 and 2015) admitted on social media that they couldn’t relate to a lot of items their elders considered perfectly normal not that long ago.
Now, I might understand it if we were talking about advanced tech that looks complicated from the outset, or things that have a ‘I was made in the 1950s’ appearance to them. But we’re not. We’re talking about things like winding handles for car windows and pencil sharpeners. We’re talking cassette tapes and the like …
Yes, it transpires that though we millennials may still consider ourselves young and hip (and some us aren’t old in anyone’s book) there’s plenty that has changed in our short time on earth.
So much, in fact, that when millennials uploaded pictures of every day items that were common ‘back in the day’, the reaction from their Generation Y counterparts was interesting indeed.
In the "I'm getting old" department.., a kid saw this and said, "oh, you 3D-printed the 'Save' Icon." pic.twitter.com/rwgCpSjfDQ
— Bill Gross (@Bill_Gross) October 17, 2017
Admit you’re old……Retweet if you know what this is pic.twitter.com/1kj8r7MpID
— Siobhán McHatton (@Alltheway80s) March 20, 2018
— Jordan Miller (@TheJordanMiller) July 9, 2018
My 18 year old brother just asked me what this is pic.twitter.com/lan8Axo9xh
— the Sweatpants ninja (@NinjaSweatpants) June 25, 2014
Today, one of the kids I babysit asked me "what is this lever for" and I had to explain it rolls the windows up and down. Yes, I do feel old pic.twitter.com/huKMqR8EoH
— Stephanie Richey (@StephanieLentz) June 19, 2017
— Gil_6:30 (@Gil_630) August 8, 2016
saniya just asked "what are these?" lol made me and @MajorTayIor feel old! pic.twitter.com/yc1PIQvscP
— Diana (@diditheshooter) October 22, 2016
We know, it’s enough to make you feel like a dinosaur!
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