Nostalgia is a strange creature. It always ties you to a sentimental longing for the seemingly better times when people were nicer, life was easier, and the world simply didn't stink. And let’s be real, nothing brings back happy memories more than an old mixtape. Or a childhood snack. Or a garment that is somehow back in style. These things hold a special place in our sentiment-addled hearts and make us believe everything back in the day was great, wasn't it?

Well, some people get way, way stuck in the past. They yearn for bygone days, decry modern culture, complain about virtually everything, and create countless posts and memes about being left out and misunderstood. And then rightfully get shamed for it online.

Here’s where the 'Le Wrong Generation' subreddit comes in. With the tagline "pray for kanye", this forum is the perfect place to satirically mock those who declare that the past was for sure better than the present. We at Bored Panda have gathered some of the most entertaining posts from the group to share with you right below. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy laughing through this wild rollercoaster of a ride. Be sure to upvote your favorite pics, and let us know if you’ve ever stumbled upon anything like this in the comments!

#1

They Had Us In The First Part, Not Gonna Lie

They Had Us In The First Part, Not Gonna Lie

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Mario Strada
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah, the good old days! No kids volunteer for getting polio or dying of consumption anymore. Bunch of wimps.

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#3

Le Counterargument

Le Counterargument

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

We've been trying to avoid talking to random strangers for centuries. Understandable.

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"This is a subreddit dedicated to satirically mocking those people who, blinded by their own nostalgia, believe certain things in the past to be unequivocally better than today," the moderators write in the subreddit’s description as they welcome members into the page. "We place a special emphasis on music because this subreddit was created after annoyance over 'born in the wrong generation' attitude often expressed by fans of 60s/70s rock."

This online group graced the internet in 2013 and has gained a strong foothold on the platform. At the time of writing, it has amassed over 302k dedicated fans eager to ridicule anyone who feels proud of their quasi-nostalgic attitudes, whether it relates to music, video games, film, other media, or societal trends in general.

In short, they mock people who wish they were born back in the good old days when real music (read: classic rock) and real art ruled the ears and minds of every civilian. 'Le wrong generation' people believe that everything made before their time was far better, and display hypocrisy by bemoaning the generation they live in and stereotyping everyone as rude, narcissistic, and tech-addicted.

#4

I Wish I Was Born In The Good Old Days

I Wish I Was Born In The Good Old Days

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#5

So Do That?

So Do That?

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TheAquarius1978
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ohhh there are frikking good pop/rock bands today, personaly i love " imagine dragons " for me One of the best pop/rock bands in actuality.

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#6

"I'm Only 15 And I Listen To Nirvana, I'm Born In The Wrong Generation"

"I'm Only 15 And I Listen To Nirvana, I'm Born In The Wrong Generation"

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

*listens to classical music written in the 1700s while wearing full American Revolutionary War regalia* "I was born in the wrong generation!"

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According to the internet database Know Your Meme, 'Le Wrong Generation' is a pejorative label that refers to youths and young adults who show contempt for popular contemporary culture.

The earliest known use of the term was posted in 2013 in a thread on 4chan's music board about a YouTube video of a child complaining about — you guessed it — being born in the wrong generation. The phrase quickly caught on after the subreddit in question was launched to satirize people who consider old culture superior and belittle anything current.

#7

Much Needed Opinion

Much Needed Opinion

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love u
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i like how this sounds so non judgemental<3

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#9

Fricking Millennials Calling And Texting Their Loved Ones And Telling Them They Became World Champions

Fricking Millennials Calling And Texting Their Loved Ones And Telling Them They Became World Champions

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Emma S
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What they meant to do to share their good news? Send out smoke signals?!

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It’s hardly surprising why so many people deem these proclamations as hypocritical. After all, day by day, hour by hour, our world is constantly changing. There are heaps of advancements in technology, medicine, human rights, equality, and much much more, that make life better. So when the hatred for the modern era becomes some people’s sole mission, listening to their rants (which often occur online, ironically) gets annoying. Not to mention that when people begin to "live" in the past, it can compromise their well-being.

#10

Killing The Doorbell Industry

Killing The Doorbell Industry

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Headless Roach
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whatever happened to knocking? Did it get broken and i didn't notice while i aged?

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#11

Skin Care Is For Weak Millennials!

Skin Care Is For Weak Millennials!

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

Well, in case of the bear you don't have to ask if it's organic. It definitely is.

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#12

Them Oldies Always On Their Talkers

Them Oldies Always On Their Talkers

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Mario Strada
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mother is 90-something. She came to visit me, for what probably the last time we'd see each other and I had to scold her for being on the phone at the dinner table. Role reversal.

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Of course, feeling nostalgic and appreciating the lifestyles of the previous decades is nothing wrong in itself. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the state of nostalgia in part as "a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for a return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition". Or, in other words, longing for how things once were.

Although we now associate the term with fond memory, the word was coined to refer to an unwanted medical condition — a mania tied to homesickness in soldiers. The nost- in nostalgia means "homecoming," and the –algia means "pain". This sentimental yearning for home was viewed as a disorder of the brain, "with symptoms ranging from melancholy and malnutrition to brain fever and hallucinations."

#13

Doctors, Amirite?

Doctors, Amirite?

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love u
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i have an obsession with plague doctors at the moment, im drawing them left and right help

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#14

Rabbits Just Aren't What They Used To Be

Rabbits Just Aren't What They Used To Be

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Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They developed cuteness to tame us into providing for them.

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#15

Le Sigh

Le Sigh

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

Perhaps they'll know the difference between "lay" and "lie".

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There’s an abundance of evidence that proves that reminiscing about the past can indeed be good for you. Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T., a marriage and family therapist with over 35 years of clinical experience, explained that nostalgia is different from simply remembering things that happened in the past, which can sometimes make us feel sad. It usually boosts our well-being because it’s a comparison-free way of looking at the bygone days.

"When we think about meaningful life events that trigger our nostalgia response, it helps make meaning of our lives," she wrote. "We form a narrative about who we are, who we've been, who we'd like to become and where we've been, where we are now, and where we'd like to go. The story we tell ourselves about ourselves is vital to our well-being."

#16

What We've Done

What We've Done

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#17

100 Year Old Comic Proving Boomer Is A Mindset

100 Year Old Comic Proving Boomer Is A Mindset

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

At least we can be pretty confident that the one on the right won't try to burn someone at the stake for being a witch.

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#18

The Person Who Posted This Is 19 Years Old

The Person Who Posted This Is 19 Years Old

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Ginny Weasly
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No point attacking at dawn. We will still be asleep lol

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Moreover, Taylor FioRito and Clay Routledge from North Dakota State University noted that nostalgia is a common, universal, and highly social-emotional experience. "When people bring to mind memories that make them nostalgic, they are revisiting personally meaningful life events shared with loved ones."

The researchers explained that negative affective states such as sadness, loneliness, and meaninglessness trigger nostalgia, and it, in turn, enhances well-being, feelings of social connectedness, and perceptions of meaning in life. "Nostalgia involves reflecting on past experiences but it motivates affective states, behaviors, and goals that improve people's future lives."

#19

Men Today No Longer Want To Break Free

Men Today No Longer Want To Break Free

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

You're so self-satisfied I don't need you. I've got to break free (This thread is FUN,)

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#20

Only 2000 BC Boomers Will Remember

Only 2000 BC Boomers Will Remember

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Mario Strada
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cicero wrote more than an essay about how much he despised the young generations in Rome. Nothing profound either, he complained about haircuts, dress, manner of speech. Basically the same things people complain about their young generation today. It's quite weird. We are talking ancient Rome, but Cicero disapproved of haircuts.

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#21

Not Even Dogs Are Safe

Not Even Dogs Are Safe

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However, while it may seem that nostalgia is a primarily positive emotion that lifts people’s spirits, psychologists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences have found the opposite may be true. They discovered that in previous studies, participants were usually asked to recall past events that made them feel most nostalgic, which usually lead to recalling positive and fond memories.

"When people are asked to describe something that makes them feel very nostalgic, the positive elements dominate," David Newman, the study’s lead author and a Ph.D. candidate at USC Dornsife, said. "They think of a pleasant past experience, and the memories they bring to mind have a positive influence on how they see their own life."

According to the research team, this approach overlooks that people may have different memories depending on their mood — whether they’re experiencing a good or a bad day. They decided to conduct several studies that look into how frequently people may feel nostalgic and how intense their feelings are in daily life. So they reached out to 230 undergraduate students to participate in diary studies and complete daily questionnaires for 14 days.

#22

Beautiful Little Thing I Found In The Comments Of Paint It Black The The Rolling Stones

Beautiful Little Thing I Found In The Comments Of Paint It Black The The Rolling Stones

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Bleep Bloop
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

those are the two options, Cardi B or the Rolling Stones. They should do that instead of gender reveal parties

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#23

Here We Go

Here We Go

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Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's all well and good if you need to calculate the area of a rectangle. I'm 34. There's not been a lot of need for that recently.

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#24

Listening To Two Of The Most Popular Bands Of All Time Makes You Interesting

Listening To Two Of The Most Popular Bands Of All Time Makes You Interesting

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Interestingly, the results revealed that people were likely to feel nostalgic when things were not quite right for them in the present. "Nostalgia is a mixed emotion," Newman said. "It also is negative. We found that people are most likely to think of the good old days when something goes wrong in the present."

Moreover, people reported feeling more stressed, depressed, and lonely on days when they felt nostalgic. They also expressed more regret and rumination, lower self-esteem, and dissatisfaction with their life. "These negative experiences colored nostalgia in a negative light,” Newman added.

However, the psychologists also found a positive connection "when they had helped others, were reminded of old friendships or music, felt inspired and engaged in social media use".

#25

Parents Smart. Kids Dumb

Parents Smart. Kids Dumb

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Green Tree
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YouR nOT aLWayS goINg To hAvE a CalCuLAtoR iN yOuR PocKEt!

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#26

Those Were Ye Good Ol' Days

Those Were Ye Good Ol' Days

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#27

Spotted On The Ifunny Features

Spotted On The Ifunny Features

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Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The 2019 ones look a whole lot happier. Maybe not so bad*ss, but if that's the price for happiness, I'm onboard.

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"The results from these studies stand in sharp contrast to the prevailing conclusion from previous research, which had indicated that nostalgia is a mixed but predominantly positive emotion," Newman said.

"Deliberately engaging in the recollection of extremely nostalgic moments may improve well-being. But in most situations in daily life, feeling nostalgic may not feel very pleasant," he concluded.

#28

Wish We Could Go Back

Wish We Could Go Back

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Headless Roach
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was growing up, we had an ultimate safe word (call?) in kids' fights - "ej, nie w szczepionkę!". It meant that one should be careful not to hit the other kid on the shoulder vaccine injection spot. Now that I think about it, I am really curious what the code was where you grew up, fellow pandas? Anything similar?

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#29

Posted On Facebook By A 23 Year Old

Posted On Facebook By A 23 Year Old

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Nathan Pogorzala
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can't even perform manual labor doing something that is irrelevant because we destroyed the housing market and you don't own a lawn.

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#30

Pinterest

Pinterest

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

Grandma, tell me that story about how you made $6000 a week working from home!

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#31

Engineers Are Bad

Engineers Are Bad

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

How did ancient people make their roads so resistant to thousands of trucks and cars passing them every day? They must have been geniuses.

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#32

A Lewronggeneration And A Wooosh At The Same Time

A Lewronggeneration And A Wooosh At The Same Time

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mcborge1
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I could never live in a violin, too many strings attached... I'll get my coat. :D

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#33

This, Not This

This, Not This

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Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait till they realize they forgot the towers for their heavy a** CRT monitors.

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#34

Poor Millennials

Poor Millennials

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

It really annoys me when people say millennials are offended by everything and are too soft. No, we've realised that good mental health and having boundaries is important, and that bigotry towards people for skin colour, religion, gender and sexuality isn't ok. If a millennial is being called lazy for refusing to work 70 hours a week for a barely living wage, or if a gay person is offended by being called a homophobic slur then they aren't the ones that need to look at their values or attitudes. I'm a student nurse and can't tell you how many 'old school' nurses complain how today's students moan too much. Easy to say when their generation were being paid a living wage to train and didn't have to pay extortionate tuition fees. Side note- the guy in the photo is clearly from the millennial generation.

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#37

Why Are There No Smartphone Photos Of The Titanic?

Why Are There No Smartphone Photos Of The Titanic?

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#38

Pretty Sure Most People Know Both

Pretty Sure Most People Know Both

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Emma S
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the UK almost all cars are manual. We can decide when learning to drive to do automatic or manual but if you choose automatic you aren't allowed to drive manual, and if you choose manual you can drive both. So most people still choose manual. Including this millennial right here 💪

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#39

They Will Never Survive

They Will Never Survive

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Lesbian Sloth
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unless you're an introvert. We don't take sh*t online

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#40

The Tables Have Turned

The Tables Have Turned

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

You say black, I say white, You say bark, I say bite...

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