True, because 25 (or so) years ago when I was a teen, kids almost never cared what other teens were doing, worried about being out of the loop, or prattled on about the minutiae of their lives. They just did their homework and hung on every word of their elders. I can’t ever remember teens talking on the phone for hours seemingly every night about the day’s events and minor melodramas. This is all texting’s fault!
Other things I remember about my teen years:
- We walked to school two miles, uphill each way.
- The music was better. Not like that noise kids listen to now.
- We listened to our music on cassette Walkmans, the pinnacle of music technology.
- Gas was 10 cents a gallon.
- Dad worked and Mom stayed home.
- There was no crime.
- There were none of these new-fangled things like VCRs or cable television. TV stations signed off at 1:00, 12:00 Central.
- Everyone was white, spoke perfect English, and attended church. It was a pretty diverse world though - in our neighborhood there were even some Catholics!
- Gays didn’t complain about not having the right to marry because they didn’t exist.
- Rush Limbaugh’s radio show just played records because America was a perfect place.
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