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The Top 5 Realities That You’re Getting Old!

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As I age, I have come to realize that what I see as “getting more mature,” some see as “being from the stone age.” Working with younger people in the office has certainly made me reflect on how things have changed and advanced. Whether or not those of us from the baby boomer era think it is good or not is another matter. Here are five realities that prove you’re getting old!


Technology is Moving Faster than You

 
 

You owned an 8 track tape player and spun vinyl records. You watchedour favorite movie on Beta or VHS, and when the machine ate the tape, you were S.O.L. No bluerays, DVDs, Redbox or Netflix, just a black and white TV with an antenna and a few local channels.

 

It Used to Be Cool to Be “Groovy”

 
 

Bell bottoms were in style, lava lamps were in and hippies were the norm. You loved nature and the earth, and there wasn’t any global warming or worrying about holes in the ozone. Life was clean and simple, or at least we thought it was.

 

Talking to Someone Meant Actually Talking to Someone

 
 

“Social media” meant that you actually had a face-to-face conversation with someone, not by email or by text message. You didn’t have to worry about not getting a cell phone signal or dropping a call, because there was no such thing as cell phones.

 

Sexuality Used to Be Private

 
 

You could watch daytime and primetime TV and the people in the shows actually kept their clothes on. The most risqué thing was if you happen to get a peek of Barbara Eden’s mid-drift on I Dream of Jeannie.

 

YOU Are The Mean Parent!

 
 

All of those sayings your mom and dad said to you that you thought were so lame and uncool and made them soooo old, you now say to your children. One day you look in the mirror, and guess who’s staring back at you? Your parents! I guess since I think my parents are pretty damn cool, it’s not so bad getting older.

 

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