If not for the three grey hairs peeking out, I’d feel as fresh as new. It seems like only yesterday we’d drink Capri Sun, burn CDs and listen to the Smashing Pumpkins. Speaking of the latter, kids these days call it “dad rock,” and how can you blame them?

The oldest of Gen Z, aka the newest generation that was born between 1997 and 2012, is now 24. No, it’s not you who are 24, it’s the kids who have no clue what “pick up the phone'' means.

So today, we’re diving deep into the world of no illusion, ready to face one fact we all dread (hence the booming skincare industry among millennials!)—we are old. Thanks to the corner of Reddit ‘Heck I’m Old,’ we have a collection of posts to make you feel not just old, but rather ancient. “When you look at kids nowadays and see their music you can't help but think of how everything is old,” says the group’s description and from what you see below, they ain’t lying.

#1

I'm Just Going To Leave This Here

I'm Just Going To Leave This Here

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Bradley V.
Community Member
1 month ago

Truth!

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#2

Ah Nostalgia....

Ah Nostalgia....

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Warloew Brinn
Community Member
1 month ago

That tv setup meant a good day every time.

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#3

Zoom Meetings!

Zoom Meetings!

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

except nobody holds up their cat/dog for everyone to see

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If you ever feel like time is passing at the pace of a hadron collider, you can be sure you’re not the only one. Most of us feel that the passage of time is inevitable, and that it only makes us older (but also wiser, more confident and happy overall!).

Having said that, it's no secret that our modern society is obsessed with freezing and even turning back time. This ageing paranoia that’s sweeping across our society has been heavily fueled by social media, where young folks constantly put pressure on achievements, looks, and everything, really. Its competitive nature shows that someone is doing better and has accomplished more by your age than you have.

#4

I Remember!

I Remember!

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Steve
Community Member
1 month ago

still want it TBH

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#5

The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real

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Steph
Community Member
1 month ago

Great metaphor!

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#6

Just Pause Duh

Just Pause Duh

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Steph
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh yes, spilling the juice while running back to the tv and constantly bumping your knees or toes when jumping over the furniture... but thanks to the adrenaline: no pain felt!

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Being scared of ageing is not only nothing new, it seems like it creeps into the minds of younger generations obsessed with anti-ageing life choices earlier than ever in history. In 2018, a report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) found that millennials felt the most negatively towards ageing, viewing it as a steep decline and assuming dementia and loneliness as inevitable.

#7

I'm Old I Remember Having One Thinking It Was So Cool

I'm Old I Remember Having One Thinking It Was So Cool

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Fat Harry
Community Member
1 month ago

I had the 16 colour version. It was a bitch to write with because it was so fat.

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#8

I Feel This Deep In My Soul

I Feel This Deep In My Soul

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kristina law
Community Member
1 month ago

That cashier was just jealous that you got to experience Blockbuster and they didn't lol

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#9

I Consider This A Small Victory

I Consider This A Small Victory

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

不不不不kids please.....

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In some extreme cases where fear of getting older interferes with your life, doctors diagnose people with gerascophobia. “Gerascophobia sufferers have very frequent thoughts about changes in their appearance due to ageing and increasingly losing control over their life as they get older. These thoughts trigger panic attacks, shortness of breath, sweating and shaking," Dr. Rose Aghdami, a consulting and coaching psychologist, told Refinery29.

"Their behavior is affected too, as they often avoid certain activities which remind them of ageing, withdraw from social contact, and become more isolated."

#10

You Might Be Old...

You Might Be Old...

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

I absolutely love these, and trust me I'm not that old

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#11

Doc Brown And Marty Mcfly Still Here, Together, In 2021

Doc Brown And Marty Mcfly Still Here, Together, In 2021

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, this one actually made me feel good. They ditched the Delorean?

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#12

Never Failed

Never Failed

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AndThenICommented
Community Member
1 month ago

Ohhhhhhhh the feeling

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The RSPH has also urged people to stop using the term 'anti-ageing' popularized by the beauty industry, since it could be putting pressure on women to see ageing as something inherently detrimental. Another 2017 study found that 30% of women under 35 were regularly using anti-wrinkle products, a fact that’s so obvious when browsing through social media that you don’t need a survey for it

#13

"I Grew Up With No Internet" Starter Pack

"I Grew Up With No Internet" Starter Pack

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

And still have no idea how to play minesweeper 不不不不不

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#14

Beware This Man

Beware This Man

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Thanks, Macaulay. I wish you would look up to Bart Simpson, he doesn't age like that.

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#15

I Resemble That Remark

I Resemble That Remark

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm a millenial, but I get angry too.

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#16

Who Else Had These Exact Same Speakers?

Who Else Had These Exact Same Speakers?

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Bradley V.
Community Member
1 month ago

HAD? Still use 'em!

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#17

This Feeling All Of The Time

This Feeling All Of The Time

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Ally R
Community Member
1 month ago

I still think the 90s were 10 years ago.

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#18

What Else?

What Else?

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Bill Evs
Community Member
1 month ago

UK specific but when I was a kid in the 80's we had a grand total of 4 TV channels to choose from.

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#19

In The 80s, TV Stations Just Turned Off Late At Night. No Infomercials, Nothing. Just This

In The 80s, TV Stations Just Turned Off Late At Night. No Infomercials, Nothing. Just This

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, they played a nifty tune first, and then some nice white noise to fall asleep to...

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#20

70's Kids Checking In

70's Kids Checking In

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cugel
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh yeah, Disney on a Sunday night, that one hits home.

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#21

Well, This Is The New Metric For How Old We Are, I Guess

Well, This Is The New Metric For How Old We Are, I Guess

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Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
1 month ago

My Kids freak out every time I tell them I wasn't born in this Millennium

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#22

Stolen From Facebook

Stolen From Facebook

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm not loving it

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#23

Phoebes Baby Is A College Grad

Phoebes Baby Is A College Grad

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S. Tor Storm
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

hahaha, I actually thought to myself: wow, she actually kept in touch with him even tho it wasn't her baby?

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#24

Was It A Nokia Or A Razr You Had?

Was It A Nokia Or A Razr You Had?

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I had a Nokia c2 when I was 10 or 11. Used to feel quite smug typing fast without looking at the keyboard.

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#25

We All Knew This Day Would Come

We All Knew This Day Would Come

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That's a great imagination right there!! I remember the young person that saw a real floppy disc and asked his dad why he has 3d printed the save icon!!

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#26

Aww

Aww

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Ally R
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww!

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#27

Anyone Else??

Anyone Else??

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

And then you go to the actual store and those young whippersnappers rearranged it again.

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#28

An Ancient Artifact From A More Civilized Time

An Ancient Artifact From A More Civilized Time

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kristina law
Community Member
1 month ago

Who didn't have this exact alarm clock?!

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#29

Pretty Much!

Pretty Much!

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

oh crap, i totally have such location in my home town, the realization hit me like ton of brick

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#30

Old School Uncool

Old School Uncool

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago

I would fail that student instantly

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#31

Some Redditor Is Mocking His Dad For This 80's Handset That's Plugged Into His iPhone. All I Can Say Is, That Looks Amazingly Comfortable....

Some Redditor Is Mocking His Dad For This 80's Handset That's Plugged Into His iPhone. All I Can Say Is, That Looks Amazingly Comfortable....

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

I still have a landline. Hate taking calls on my smartphone.

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#32

I Was 20 When It Aired And God, Do I Still Feel Old....

I Was 20 When It Aired And God, Do I Still Feel Old....

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Kay blue
Community Member
1 month ago

Betty White is older than sliced bread.

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#33

Good Morning

Good Morning

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

me, 35, in march 2021 : for vaccination too young, for gynecologist 'geriatric' :D

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#34

Afv Anyone?

Afv Anyone?

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David Shoemaker
Community Member
1 month ago

The American bashing on this site seems to be a hobby for a lot of people.

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#35

After 9 And On The Weekends Plus $.10 Texts

After 9 And On The Weekends Plus $.10 Texts

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Natalie Oleander
Community Member
1 month ago

Free minutes were the best!

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#36

Pink Floyd::pride

Pink Floyd::pride

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Michelle M
Community Member
1 month ago

Reminds me of the Newton's gay meme.

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#37

This Cut Me Deep

This Cut Me Deep

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yesterday i was watching the next top model of my country! And i kid you not but the models(18-19 years old) didn't know Sharon stone, Michelle Pfeiffer and CHER!!!!! How can you not know Cher????

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#38

Never Failed

Never Failed

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 month ago

I use to have a fake 8 track player to fool my car into playing cassettes. In 1992.

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#39

That's Relatable

That's Relatable

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Steph
Community Member
1 month ago

Honestly: I did see this picture in a different BP post and: yes, I was absolutely thrilled and thought I need to get this for my little recreation cabin in the mountains!

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#40

Internet Is For The 1 Percenters

Internet Is For The 1 Percenters

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
1 month ago

You mean 20 seconds. It took that long to respond to an accidental press of the internet button and wouldnt respond to the desperate attempts to SHUT IT OFF

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