nostalgia

People Break Down What Most Folks Have Forgotten About The Internet's Early Days
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Oh, the beginning of the interwebs.

Those were the days.

We definitely did not see what was to come.

Maybe it should've stayed simple.

We'll never know.

Computers rule the world now.

Let's see where we are in another twenty years.

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People Break Down Which Things Were Common In The 1990s But Are Rare Today
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Oh the 90's. What a decade.

Who knew we were in the time of revolution?!

So much happened, yet so much stayed the same.

And not decades later, so much has changed.

Who doesn't love to look back upon a decade and discuss the things that were a common part of life and are now basically obsolete?

You never know in real time.

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People Share The Most Nostalgic Things From Their Childhood
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Oh to be a child again.

There are very few people who don't have a memory that runs through their thoughts every so often, which makes them reminisce about their childhood.

Be it staying up way past your bedtime in a blanket tent to watch a scary movie for the first time, or waking up at Christmas hoping that Santa didn't forget the Power Ranger action figure that you can never find in stores.

It's hard not to look back and smile at the good old days every now and then.

Redditor agentMICHAELscarnTLM was curious to hear what memories instantly sent the Reddit community back on a nostalgia trip, leading them to ask:

"What’s something you can bring up right now to unlock some childhood nostalgia for the rest of us?"

How high could you go?

"That feeling when you are going as high as you can go on the swings."

"Power?"

"Freedom? "

"Hard to describe."- zazzlekdazzle

"What's your function...?"

"Conjunction Junction."- HarlanCulpepper

Before there was facebook.

"That sound of a door opening and shutting on AIM when your friend logs on."- Consistent-Candy6277

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Snow Day!!!

"Getting up in the morning on a day it snowed to watch the list of closed schools across the bottom of the news/weather channel hoping your school was closed."- cmokelley213

Does anyone still have a VCR?

"When you'd watch a VHS and it would say 'and now your feature presentation'."- Mickthemouse

A gift bag perennial

"Chinese finger traps."- JbunnyThumper

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Incentive to avoid mistakes.

"An eraser that looks and smells like a very fake strawberry."- zazzlekdazzle

Just don't push too much...

"Flintstones push pop ice creams."- Reveries25

Sleep in? Pffft!

"Waking up super early on Saturday morning before the rest of the family to watch cartoons."- helltothenoyo

"Mom, I think I have the flu..."

"Watching the Price Is Right when you were sick at home."- mayhemy11·

It goes without saying that there are numerous things about being a child that no one misses.

But oh, the things we wish we could do once more.

Then again, are we ever too old for swings?

People Break Down Which Things Were Discontinued Without Anyone Even Realizing
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Literally every natural/curly hair enthusiast who read that headline just took a deep cleansing breath and needed to re-find their inner peace after having a montage of all the discontinued hair products they have loved and lost.

RIP, my beloved sea-salt texture spray that donated a portion of its profits to wildlife charities and foundations.

You helped me AND a ton of African lions rock our manes a little more fabulously.

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I was browsing through a thrift shop the other day and came across a treasure trove of old VHS tapes. Of course, there are plenty of people out there who still have VCRs but let me tell you, it was truly something to stumble across copies of Scooby Doo on Zombie Island and Elmo in Grouchland.

I used to own those! And now I'm an adult and those movies are well in the past. Are they even any good? Have they aged well at all? (Well, Zombie Island has, and I refuse to hear anything different.) The experience induced a pleasurable wave of nostalgia.

And I'm not the only one experiencing these feelings lately. People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Super_Turnip asked the online community,

"Do you ever get hit by a wave of nostalgia so powerful that it hurts? What are you nostalgic for?"
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