Today's kids will never know these struggles

Things have changed a lot since the 90s. How many of these do you remember?

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  • We take for granted all the new technology and advances readily available to everyone these days. But if we go back twenty years, things were much different.

  • These are struggles no kids today will ever understand.

  • 1. There were a few advantages before cell phones came along

  • Missin out kids #90skidproblems

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  • 2. Not only did we write notes, we knew how to expertly fold them

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  • 3. The internet and the phone couldn't be used simultaneously

  • #90s #90skid #90skidproblems #1990s #retro

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  • 4. Oh, the anticipation

  • #90skidproblems

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  • 5. Tapes were cool (except when the tape player malfunctioned)

  • 6. Popped you in the head, or snapped you on the fingernail when you tried to do it yourself

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  • 7. Kids today miss out on so much character development from doing scary things

  • LOL The FEAR Was Real. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’―πŸ’― #90s #90skidproblems #90skid

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  • 8. Movies and TV shows lied to us again and again

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  • 9. You needed big pockets in your jean jacket for one of these

  • 90s kid problems #90skidproblems #90s #portablecdplayer

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  • 10. When movies didn't just stream over the internet onto your TV

  • The original Netflix and chill. #tbt #90skidproblems

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  • 11. You had no way of contacting someone if they weren't home

  • Oh the #90s #memories #nostalgia #clueless #aliciasilverstone #nostalgia #90skid #90skids #90skidproblems

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  • 12. "Unsolved Mysteries" fueled your nightmares

  • So true, need it on #Netflix so I can marathon it. #90skid #watchedthereruns #unsolvedmysteries

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  • 13. Remember this little helper (who wasn't very helpful)?

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  • 14. Oh, the thumb cramps!

  • #tbt#90skidproblems

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  • 15. If you didn't have your ears pierced, you wore these

  • Literally never stayed on. #90s #90skid #90skidproblems #stickonearrings #fail #lol

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  • 16. This should still be a thing

  • I was SO athletic πŸŽΎπŸ’ƒ

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  • Kids today don't know how easy they have it - things were much different for people who lived through the 90s. It's crazy to see how much things have changed (and improved), but it will always be fun to look back and see how far we've come.

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