6 Things People Didn’t Have to Worry About 20 Years Ago

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The disturbing political climate aside, it’s not so bad living in 2017. We can stream pretty much any album online wherever we are, we live in a golden age of TV and we have technology in our pockets that our parents couldn’t have even dreamed of when they were our age.

That said, we do have some issues today that people totally didn’t have to worry about 20 years ago. Some of them might seem trivial, but that’s life.

1. Accidentally liking someone’s Instagram photo from several years ago while creeping their page.

There’s no denying, we’ve all done it. But, 20 years ago, it would have been like, “Insta….what?!”

2. Keeping one of the most expensive things you own safe while it’s in your purse or pocket.

If you own an iPhone, it might just be one of your more expensive belongings, and yet you take it with your everywhere you go, exposing it to untold dangers. Luckily you can get a great variety of iPhone X cases. Still, it’s pretty much a life or death gamble every day.

3. Spending your time wondering whether or not Pluto is a planet.

Back in the ’90s, people were safe in the assumption that Pluto was the ninth planet in our solar system. But, then in 2006, it was downgraded to a dwarf planet, and the world was shocked. But, just when we got used to the blow, it now transpires it might be a bona fide planet after all. Don’t toy with our emotions this way!

4. Opening up your phone camera while it’s in selfie mode.

It’s not a flattering look for anyone. This is why all phone should automatically open the back camera when you load it up. It’s the only way!

5. Autocorrect.

Autocorrect is nobody’s friend. And we’re pretty sure it’s programmed to be as inappropriate as possible.

6. Posting something embarrassing online and having it come back and bite you in the ass.

Way back 20 years ago, people kept their depressing adolescent poetry locked away in their journals, instead of on their Tumblr for the whole internet to laugh at them. Plus, there was no risk you could post an embarrassing photo or a totally regrettable drunk Facebook post. Oh, technology… you’ve made it so much easier for us to make fools of ourselves.

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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