People Divulge The Outdated Items They Possess That They'll Never Replace

We get attached to some items. Also, things were not so breakable once upon a time--things were meant to last, and as time has gone, capitalism has planned obsolescence for most of our possessions.

So we really must take a look at which old possessions we have that we can get all of the value and worth out of.

Or that we are clinging to...that's a very high possibility as well.


u/aenima1983 asked:

What's something that's heavily outdated but you love using anyway (assuming you could, in theory, replace that thing)?

Here were some of those answers.


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I still use the clock/radio/alarm that my mom got me in 8th grade because I kept sleeping in. I'm 37 and it's still the only alarm obnoxious enough to reliably wake me up.

PhishStatSpatula

Same here. Had this GE clock/Radio for roughly 25 years, it's ugly with its wooden facade but damn those digits are as bright as the day it was new. Fear is if I 'upgraded' the upgrade would: A) suck a fat one or B) quit working within a year. I'll take this clock/radio any day, chances are it'll outlive me.

cujo67

It Truly Is The Best Console Ever Made

The PS2 is pretty old now, but I still think it's brilliant. It had so many games, including one of my personal favourite PS2 games in The Simpsons Hit & Run.

Dalekbuster523

I would even go so far as to say that the PS2 is probably the best console ever made. The only one I can think of that can measure up is the SNES.

It also had almost complete backwards compatibility with PS1 stuff, including the ability to read PS1 memory cards. So you could basically play any game from both the PS1 and PS2 eras on the PS2.

throwing-away2391

It's A Bird! It's A Plane!

Pre-war Singer sewing machine. Got from a flea market, the only modern part is a small electric motor I installed on it.

I'm also pretty sure that thing could survive atmospheric re-entry.

Paladinni

Fountain Pens

I use and collect fountain pens since I was younger(25now). , and I never enjoy using other writing utensils. Something about writing with fountain pens are so enjoyable for me that convenience doesn't matter.

xyrt123

A Mini Journal

An actual calendar / planner...I don't know why I just don't feel like typing sh!t out on my smartphone, I'm just so used to decades of using planners to write down when I work, what I have to do, birthdays, vacations, events, etc.

ext_1566

Plus you can look at the month and with color coding know what you need to do each week. However, on a smart phone you have to click each day to see what the dots refer to. They are color coded but I don't remember which doctor appt it is for!

Bellevert

It Cleans My Dust Bunnies!

My 1961 model electrolux vacuum cleaner. It's the same age as I am, gets carpet and floors cleaner than any new vac I've tried, uses disposable bags that are easy and clean to change, everything important is METAL, not sh!t plastic, hell I've used it to blow leaves off of my deck with the blower opening on it. Self-retracting cord, heavy, pretty quiet, I'm going to use it until it dies, then have it rebuilt and use it some more.

kellydean1

Oof, All The Way Back

iPod classic 120 gigs.. I've got about 7,000 songs uploaded and about 3,000 of those songs were uploaded from CDS that I've owned from with span of about 15 years.

coup-d-etat

I still use my iPod nano 2nd gen in the car. Only has 4gb but still holds a decent amount of songs, mostly old school hip hop. Its nice to have a piece of tech that was designed for one purpose only.

skullfucyou

Notez

I prefer taking notes on a paper pad and a uniball pen.

I can type over 100wps; it just sticks in my head better when I write it. Plus, there's something cathartic about doodling in the margins when there's no substance to what's being said.

rhymes_with_chicken

Go, Charizard!

My Nintendo DS Lite. There's nothing wrong with the Switch of course.

People have used emulators to play the older Pokemon games but it doesn't feel the same as holding the console.

Leaf_Warrior

Let's Get Physical

Physical whiteboards.

I don't care how slick Zoom's feature of the same name gets, it will never replace the convenience of whipping out a marker and sketching some ideas out freehand.

ribnag

As soon as I started my degree I got a whiteboard to do math and physics on and I'll never go back. I find I make way less mistakes than on paper because I can really space out my work

Boneless_Blaine

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What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

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I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

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