A Special Look Back At The Childhoods Of Anyone Born In The 1980s Or Earlier

Were you born sometime in the 1960s, 70s, or 80s? If so, you may sometimes marvel at the way things have changed within your lifetime. I was born at the tail end of the 80s, and I look around today and I still feel amazed! I still remember my dad's first cell phone, that fit inside a briefcase. Now we have phones that fit in the palm of our hand and do so much more than just call people. 

Life for kids is pretty different, too. Thanks to technology, there are more devices, apps, and gadgets dedicated to child safety than ever before. We've got GPS, Amber Alerts, 24-hour news cycles, and more. It's enough to make you wonder how anyone born before we had these things ever got out alive!

As we all know, however, those generations not only survived, they thrived. They went on to achieve great things and helped shape the world we live in today (including the technology). As this video shows, the conditions they were raised in helped toughen them up and sharpen their wits. 

With the advent of such rapid technological progression, there is bound to also be some downside. Many experts say that reliance on social media has had adverse effects on young people's behavior, often causing them to grow up too fast instead of enjoying being kids while they still can. On the other hand, many parents are also guilty of their own technological addictions cutting in on quality time, leading to resentment from their kids. What's your take on this issue? Let us know how you feel in the comments section.

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H/T: Augustus Charles

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