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The difference between the habits from one generation to another is astounding. And as weird as newer things seem to the older generations, the newer generations can’t even fathom what the world was like for their grandparents growing up. Sadly, many of the things Boomers experienced are slipping away. Here are 13 things Boomers experienced that the newer generations will never know.

1. Not Being Reachable

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Not being reachable 24/7. No one should be obligated to reply immediately just because they can access a phone.

2. The Wave

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Neighborhoods used to be close-knit and friendly. People would see their neighbors out and about and give a friendly wave to acknowledge them. Now, many don’t even know the names of the people that live around them.

3. Manners

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Manners are slowly becoming a thing of the past. People no longer say their “please” and “thank you. Many people can’t even be bothered to take an extra second to hold the door for the person behind them.

4. Singing

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People used to sing for fun. They would join a choir or a school club or even sing while doing chores. No one does it anymore unless they have a musical profession.

5. Gloves and Big Hats

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Ladies used to wear big hats and gloves for fashion. Not only did it serve as fashion, but it also doubled as sun protection.

6. Socialize in Person

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Socializing now happens online, and most kids are too busy looking at their phones to get to know their classmates or meet new people.

7. Chores

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Kids nowadays don’t have chores anymore. Some see it as a horrible punishment inflicted on children that takes away their youth instead of instilling responsibility and pride in your home.

8. Walking

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People don’t walk anywhere. They have so many transportation options, like cars, buses, and electric scooters, and many don’t even consider walking.

9. Making Phone Calls

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With cell phones being around for so long now, people no longer call each other. The majority of the communication is being done through text messages or social media.

10. Dressing up for Work

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It used to be required to dress in business attire for work. Dress codes were in place to set the standard of what was appropriate for work environments. Today, even the most casual of fashions have become acceptable in professional environments.

11. Cursive Writing

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With all the technology in place, people barely write down anything anymore, let alone use cursive writing. Schools used to teach cursive writing in their curriculums, and sadly, over the years, many schools have stopped teaching cursive to students.

12. Voting

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Over the past few decades, voter turnout has been dwindling. Perhaps the younger generation doesn’t care about politics like they used or maybe they don’t fully grasp the importance of making their voices heard.

15 Things That Disgust People Most About Today’s Society

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Have you been around long enough for something to bother you about modern society? You’ve got company. Someone recently asked, “What disgusts you the most about today’s society?” Here are the top-voted responses.

15 Things That Disgust People the Most About Today’s Society

10 Cold Hard Facts Older People Have Learned Over the Years

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One of the best places on the internet is the SubReddit r/askoldpeople—people who are Gen-X (1980) and older answer today’s youth. Someone asked, “What are some cold hard facts you have learned over the years?” Here are the top-voted cold hard facts of life.

10 Cold Hard Facts Older People Have Learned Over the Years

15 Outrageous Myths That Have Been Told Time and Time Again

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Have you ever heard something through the grapevine that made you stop and ask, “Could this really be true?” Sometimes myths are told to keep you safe, sometimes they’re silly, and oftentimes they’re just  downright stupid. A recent online poll asked users to share stupid myths that are still floating around. Here are some of the most popular answers.

15 Outrageous Myths That Have Been Told Time and Time Again

17 Problems From the Olden Days That Much of Today’s Society Doesn’t Even Know About

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In this day and age, we have a lot of life luxuries at our fingertips. Want to talk to your family on the other side of the world? Pick up the phone and give them a call or send them a text message. It wasn’t too long ago that things like instant messaging or even the telephone even existed. We found a list of problems that most people don’t think twice about these days.

17 Problems From the Olden Days That Much of Today’s Society Doesn’t Even Know About

16 Bad Things People Remember About the 90s

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Times have changed a lot in the last few years. The 90s feel as if it was a different lifetime. Recently, someone asked users in a popular online forum, “What was bad about the 90s?” Here are some of the most popular answers.

16 Bad Things People Remember About the 90s

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