My daugher is 29 years old. She asked me how I did if I missed my favorite TV show 40 year ago. I said I couldn't do anything. She was so surprised.
I see many young members on this board. Do you have anything you are wondering? There are older people on this board and can answer them.
Hold on, we had refrigerators. anything else?
I find it funny that you think 29 is young. I’m 30 years old and there are a lot of things younger people do today that I just don’t understand. I already have a lot of “back in my day” thoughts.
I turn off my phone every evening and some people find it weird. It’s like I’m expected to be connected and on-call all the time. I know a few people who also turn off their phones, but some people get annoyed that I’m not easily reachable and ask me why my phone was off.
Some younger people say that they are expected to call or text their friends back within 30 minutes or something like that. I can’t imagine having that kind of pressure. I text back whenever I can, which is sometimes within a few minutes and sometimes within a few hours or even the next day if I’m too tired. Even my partner does not expect me to be on constant call, and likewise I don’t expect my partner to be on constant call. People have separate lives and I can’t imagine being so dependent on someone’s availability, but this seems to be very common nowadays. Like if you don’t respond within a few minutes, many people will feel that you don’t like them or something.
I was born and grow up in former USSR as drasvi.
I think we had a lot of everything. We read books, we played REAL games, not virtual ones. We had REAL friends. We danced, we had parties, we traveled and hiked or we just walked in the city. We had a lot to do and didn't have time to sit at the front of the TV.