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You gotta hand it to the person who came up with the saying that old age isn’t so bad—if you consider the alternative.

All jokes aside, there’s more to be had. For instance, being old also gives you the opportunity to be mind-blown by how fast time passes and seeing things from your childhood can deliver a very fond sense of nostalgia.

And what better place to get a chronological heart attack than if not at the [Heck], I’m Old subreddit which is dedicated to sharing all of our beloved old school things and memes to reminisce about.

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Being Quick Enough To Hit 'Stop' Right Before The Dj Starts Talking Was An Art Form

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m “Let’s play a 33 on 78 and make ‘em sound like Mickey Mouse’ old 👵

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I Loved Mad Magazine! It Was So Damn Funny!! Anyone Else A Fan?

I Loved Mad Magazine! It Was So Damn Funny!! Anyone Else A Fan?

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So, there’s a subreddit with a name that my mother and general decency wouldn’t allow me to type out, but it’s based on a quite common saying expressing a somewhat comedic realization and acceptance of being old.

The online group has been around since 2013 and, as of this listicle, it has 160,000 members.

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Travel Back To 1989

Travel Back To 1989

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What We Did For 8 Hours…

What We Did For 8 Hours…

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Caught tadpoles, fell in the creek, cut across the corner of the bull paddock, climbed up and jumped out of a gum tree.

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As you might have probably understood by now, the subreddit features photos of nostalgic things, concepts, ideas as well as memes that throw us back to the good ol’ days.

Judging by the subreddit’s flairs, the majority of its content is aimed at Millennials, Xennials and Generation X. While Zillennials and Gen Z are also included, they have an “observer” tag.

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Just About Every Mom I Knew Had One In The Kitchen

Just About Every Mom I Knew Had One In The Kitchen

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But not all at the same time. Always had a kind of greasy feel to them.

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Who Remembers Growing Up Watching This Show Every Year??

Who Remembers Growing Up Watching This Show Every Year??

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These are more than just pictures and memes. They are actually also the memories that, say, one of those hulking television sets unearthed in our brains. After all, it’s not just a TV—it’s the memory of how it took 4 family members to lift it up and relocate it into a better spot so that everyone at your Thanksgiving party could now watch the holiday game.

And the older you get, the more such memories you’ll have.

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It's Furniture

It's Furniture

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Had one of those. Kept going well into the 90s. I was playing N64 games on that old beast.

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Who All Had These, Candy Cigarettes Growing Up ?

Who All Had These, Candy Cigarettes Growing Up ?

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Australia, I remember ones just called "F.a.g.s" (the slang term for cigarettes, dots added just to avoid BP censorship)...I think they changed the name to "Fads" later on

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One of the bigger benefits of growing old is retirement. Sure, existential dread might kick in, but instead of work, you can now redirect your attention to the other things in life.

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This is a great opportunity to finally pursue your dreams. Things like learning new languages, taking trips, writing—whatever—is now suddenly on the table for you to realize.

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They Were Doing Things On TV Back In The 60s That We Might Have Missed But Were, None The Less, Brilliant. Like This

They Were Doing Things On TV Back In The 60s That We Might Have Missed But Were, None The Less, Brilliant. Like This

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't have understood Playghoul at the time, thank you for this

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Who Had A Large Collection Of These When You Were Growing Up??

Who Had A Large Collection Of These When You Were Growing Up??

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If only... I remember having to copy over them. The surprise of listening to a song end only to jump in the middle of another, totally different song. (Songs recorded from the radio, of course.)

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Some Thing Nobody Said In The 1980's Can You Think Of Anymore?

Some Thing Nobody Said In The 1980's Can You Think Of Anymore?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

also you didn't call people and asked them where they are.. because there were (almost) no cell phones back then so they had to be near the phone, that you called ..

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Being old also means having significantly more time for loved ones and socializing. And if you have grandchildren or even (grand) nieces or nephews, get involved in their lives. Not only will that help you fill that potentially lonely void, but research has shown that kids need involved and caring grandparents to fully develop on a social and emotional level.

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Anybody Else Remember Playing This???

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's the toilet game!!! Always had them in the bathroom with the magazines and stuff for throne time

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Self Titled

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But if you plan on being a bitter loner who just wants everyone to get off their lawn, you can look forward to a guaranteed minimum income, medicare and social security, as well as senior discounts, and other senior-focused benefits that come with age.

In any case, you might end up with a happier outlook on life as your age will entail more comfort with who you are and you’ll be better equipped to deal with challenges.

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The Good Ol' Sick Days

The Good Ol' Sick Days

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yessss. for me sick days were crackers and flat schweppes lemonade (the fizzy australian kind - but flat, for some reason.)

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We Are Daniel Radcliffe's Curse

We Are Daniel Radcliffe's Curse

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Now, if you want to age well, you gotta look after yourself. Eating healthy is a key factor in having a higher life quality when you grow old, so losing 5% of your body weight, avoiding processed meats, and skipping packaged foods are great ways you can make a significant change to how you feel in seniority. Or maybe even until then.

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It goes without saying, movement and exercise are also a must in making sure your body lasts. Intense exercise intervals—e.g. 15 minute bursts—reverses natural decline of muscles with age.

And that’s besides all the other benefits of exercise: improved brain health, better weight management, reduced risk of disease, bone and muscle strength, among other things.

Ultimately, your brain needs enough stimulus to keep it from declining as well. Activities that involve movement, socializing, and creativity have great potential to keep the brain active so as to not have it age too fast.

Lastly, stay connected and socialize. Apparently, being social helps outweigh negative habits such as smoking and lack of exercise. If that means entering retirement without quitting your day job, that’s fine—it just expands your circle of friends, allowing for higher self-esteem, greater empathy for others, and making us more cooperative.

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Did You Ever Take A Picture With One Of These Bad Boys?

Did You Ever Take A Picture With One Of These Bad Boys?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, I remember shaking the resulting polaroid until the image appeared

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Axl Rose

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So, accept the fact that you’re getting old—we all are—and embrace the finer things in life. Like checking out the subreddit about things that remind you of your age, and checking out another Bored Panda article on the same topic.

But if you truly need to retire for the night, at least leave a comment of the things you miss from your childhood in the comment section below!

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Born At Age 48

Born At Age 48

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like they’re celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary!! 🤣

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The Internet, C. 1974

The Internet, C. 1974

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I still have the 1950's encyclopedia my parents bought when they just got married. I refuse to part with it, I had so much fun going through them as a kid.

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I Always Thought These Were Weird. Do You Remember Seeing These In Bathrooms Back In The Day? 🤣

I Always Thought These Were Weird. Do You Remember Seeing These In Bathrooms Back In The Day? 🤣

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These "ugly-cool" dolls would Discretely hide a roll of TP, simply by placing the doll on top of the roll. 😎

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I paid big money to have big hair back in the 80s. I don’t think my follicles have ever recovered.

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Do You Remember?

Do You Remember?

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Anyone Remember Who This Is??

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

MAX HEADROOM! "Y'know... I get the feeling there's a lot of faces out there... watching... me! And I can tell you it brings a lump to my ratings. Yes, this is Network 23. The net-net-net-net-network that puts it right... where they want you to be!"

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Found This At A Restaurant Yesterday. My Kid Didn't Understand Why I Was So Excited

Found This At A Restaurant Yesterday. My Kid Didn't Understand Why I Was So Excited

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Who Remembers These Car Stereos?

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I'm Lucky If My Phone Lasts 8 Or 9 Hours Nowadays

I'm Lucky If My Phone Lasts 8 Or 9 Hours Nowadays

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I'm A Few Years Past 40. But Still

I'm A Few Years Past 40. But Still

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. It will be dark soon. That's why we stat at 9am instead. (Joking here guys)

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I’m Old Enough To Remember When I Actually Liked John Travolta

I’m Old Enough To Remember When I Actually Liked John Travolta

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2 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Old enough to have liked him (Saturday Night Fever) , hated him (Staying Alive), liked him again (Pulp Fiction), and hated him again (Battlefield Earth).

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Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Is Now Older Than He Was At The Time Of His Death. She’s 28, He Died At 27

Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Is Now Older Than He Was At The Time Of His Death. She’s 28, He Died At 27

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks so unhappy. I wish he would have retreated to some quiet island where no one knew who he was living a quiet life, instead of taking his own life. One of the many missed terribly.

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How Many Do You Recognize?

How Many Do You Recognize?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember the full glass box phone booths before those crappy blue ones came out.

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If You Were Sick On A School Day, Then He Was Your Idol

If You Were Sick On A School Day, Then He Was Your Idol

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