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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#2

Ah Nostalgia....

Ah Nostalgia....

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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.

#5

The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real

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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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#8

I Feel This Deep In My Soul

I Feel This Deep In My Soul

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#9

I Consider This A Small Victory

I Consider This A Small Victory

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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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#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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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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#15

I Resemble That Remark

I Resemble That Remark

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#16

Who Else Had These Exact Same Speakers?

Who Else Had These Exact Same Speakers?

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#17

This Feeling All Of The Time

This Feeling All Of The Time

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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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#20

70's Kids Checking In

70's Kids Checking In

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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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#22

Stolen From Facebook

Stolen From Facebook

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#23

Phoebe’s Baby Is A College Grad

Phoebe’s Baby Is A College Grad

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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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#25

We All Knew This Day Would Come

We All Knew This Day Would Come

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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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#30

Old School Uncool

Old School Uncool

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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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#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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#35

After 9 And On The Weekends Plus $.10 Texts

After 9 And On The Weekends Plus $.10 Texts

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#36

Pink Floyd::pride

Pink Floyd::pride

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#37

This Cut Me Deep

This Cut Me Deep

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#39

That's Relatable

That's Relatable

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#40

Internet Is For The 1 Percenters

Internet Is For The 1 Percenters

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Note: this post originally had 86 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.