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One of the older generations - do you prefer living in the digital age, compared to life back in the 70's and 80's? Life appeared to be less stressful

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I’m glad I was a teenager before the internet. We were our own entertainment back then, and it was all about hanging out, driving our cars around, going to concerts, etc, but whatever it was, we got out of the house and did things.
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[@812185,BamPow] There was Internet in the 80s, I used it.
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Technically, it was around in the 60’s, but it wasn’t commercially prolific until the 90’s. I know there were some basic BBS’s, but it wasn’t really on the radar of the vast majority of teenagers until the mid-90’s. If you were using it in the 80’s, you were definitely on the cutting edge at that time. [@763507,crossproduct]
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[@812185,BamPow] yeah, I was teaching myself skills independently of school that I would use later, and the early Internet was essential to the more advanced part of that. I'm glad I was there before it went commercial, it seems like this cozy little Garden of Eden in retrospect even though people acted exactly the same way on it as they do now.
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if it was for music only then yes. 😊
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[@812185,BamPow] Nice... I couldn't believe how good they were live.. absolutely spectacular. I forget the singer's name damnit but he was so good.
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Ian Gillan is the current singer and was the singer in the “Mark II” era, which was the lineup that had the iconic hits for them. Gillan had a couple of solo bands in the late 70’s that were great and definitely worth checking out if you can find any of their old records. [@574445,Lilymoon]
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[@812185,BamPow] Ian Gillan that's it... holy wow he's good. and thanks I will.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
There’s good and bad to it but we had incredible social life’s and it was fun actually being with people and I have the real pictures to prove it 😁
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
[@11509,Keepitsimple] I fully agree with you. There is nothing like going out with a friend and sitting face to face talking.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I like to be with people. I usually feel good after catching up and laughing and enjoying each other’s company.[@78387,Stereoguy]
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
[@11509,Keepitsimple] I do too. Being online is just not the same.
faith2hope4love · 56-60, F
I do love all the new technology...smartphone and internet.

Sometimes I miss life before the internet...much simplier and less hectic!!😏
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@670636,faith2hope4love] yes life seems to be non stop sometimes. Maybe all the 'being connected' isn't so good afterall
faith2hope4love · 56-60, F
I do agree, we need to take a break sometimes!!🙂[@397622,Laughman]
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I grew up in the mid 70's / 80's ...I think kids are certainly missing out on getting outside more and being more active...i would ride my bike all over the neighborhood,go to the playground, I wouldn't be home until the street lights came on ...times are different and scarier
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@388015,Chernobylplayground] oh well please ..do go on.
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[@397622,Laughman] I've moved on 😊
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@388015,Chernobylplayground] nice work! Hey it's almost lunchtime at work. Only 5 hours left :/
curiosi · 56-60, F
Being a teen in the 70's was awesome, I sometimes feel sad for today's generation. The invention of cell phones and the internet is a huge boost. Not all of us are addicted to them we see the value in being able to connect with others easier.
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@423488,curiosi] I was an 80/90's teen. I remember late night bike rides, tyre swings, skip n slide. We were certainly active.
get off my lawn.
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@60223,DuchessOfMapleSyrup] sure, Walt.
I love both but I see less children playing in the streets.
Back in my days, it was fun playing physical games and not just glued on gadgets.
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@871789,1DrinkMargarita] Exactly. The use of social networking is not providing much socialisation.
[@397622,Laughman] yep technology creates zombies out of children.
hertoy · 61-69, M
Life is stressful regardless of when. The digital age is great except fo life has become less personal.
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Agreed. I don’t remember it being less stressful before the internet. It was just less introverted. [@402576,hertoy]
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@402576,hertoy] spot on. People find it harder to develop a deep friendship as it's now too hard. The internet makes it easier to choose how and when we communicate.
I like the here and now, I have learned to use technology wisely instead of becoming a slave to it .
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
I do like the digital age. I love my smartphone and the internet. :)
chris62ca · 56-60, M
I wish I had the digital age when I was a teenager. Lol
Laughman · 41-45, M
[@376657,chris62ca] Actually I'm glad I didn't have it. It actually made me socialise with people by physically calling them and arranging outings to meet people face to face.
ScarletMoonEmpire · 36-40, F
[c=#359E00]by the way.. talk about stressful life, i've write something about this[/c]

https://similarworlds.com/4229681-I-Have-Something-to-Say/2238951-Human-life-never-been-easy-it-always-hard-from-the
luckranger71 · 51-55, M
A lot of us were kids in the 70s and 80s with less responsibility. I think that has a lot to do with with looking at the past with rose colored glasses. I like the here and now.
Byron8by7 · M
I think life was less stressful back then. There are many benefits to "living in the digital age," but not without great cost, in time, money, and stress.
ScarletMoonEmpire · 36-40, F
[c=#359E00]life never been easier, it's just drop in human quality[/c]

 
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