23 Photos That Prove We Grew Up in a Very Different Time

If you were a child in the ’90s, you definitely can’t look at your family album and not shed a nostalgic tear: the crazy fashion, the first video games, cassettes, floppy disks, and other things modern kids don’t know about.

The bookstore is very harsh on the modern generation.

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In the “I’m getting old department” …a kid saw this and said, “Oh, you 3D-printed the ‘Save’ Icon.”

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We had a backpack instead of a pocket and we were okay with that.

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These guys used to look really cool.

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There was no instant messaging or social media, here is how we corresponded:

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If you don’t recognize this house, you didn’t exist in the ’90s.

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“I show my boyfriend ONE picture from my childhood and suddenly reproducing with me is off the table.”

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If this ball ever hit you in the face when it was wet, you’d be finished.

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And parents used to be more strict.

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Only real ’90s cats will understand.

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This is how we turned into our favorite superheroes:

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“As an adult, I will go to great lengths to recreate a feeling as good as this.”

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How we saw games vs how modern children see them:

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It’s a miracle that our generation survived.

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As a kid, I thought I’d be cool if I had one of these:

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And how do modern kids entertain themselves without calculators?

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Can you remember the smell?

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“What should I watch tonight?”

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“Elementary school kids have iPhones, but this is what I did in elementary.”

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The loudest noise of childhood

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What do you know about choice?

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“Guys, I think I’m in trouble I forgot to return this… You think they’ll be mad?”

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In childhood, even board games were like a party.

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