10 Things from the ’80s and ’90s That Gen Z Is Totally Missing Out On

Every generation has nostalgia that the newer generations are totally missing out on . . . like how Boomers would walk 10 miles to school, in two feet of snow, barefoot, uphill both ways.

There’s a thread on social media where Millennials and Gen X are talking about the things from THEIR childhood that Gen Z never got to experience.  Here are a few highlights:

1.  “Not having all your screw-ups forever uploaded to the internet.”

2.  “Parents that let their kids run free.”

3.  “Musical involvement.  Spotify has made everything so available that it’s destroyed a sense of connection.  When you were only buying a few CDs every year, you got to know those albums inside and out.”

4.  Similarly . . . “Checking the ‘TV Guide’ and getting excited about a show or movie that’d be on later in the week.  Having everything on-demand ruins that.”

5.  “The excitement of getting back developed film.”

6.  “AOL Instant Messenger.”

7.  “Parents not having HD security cameras.”

8.  “Browsing the video rental store.”

9.  “Real, actual boredom.  You were forced to be creative . . . learning instruments, drawing and painting, and writing terrible teenage poetry.”

10.  “Not being connected to everyone on social media . . . for better AND worse.  And being able to disconnect in general.”

Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).