Are you looking for some good old-fashioned wisdom? Look no further than the ancient appliances in your home! But it’s not just machinery that’s got people feeling nostalgic. From vegetable gardens to community connections, there’s a lot we can learn from the generations that came before us. So put on some classic rock, roll up your sleeves, and dive into the good ol’ days of hard work and conversation that we all secretly miss.
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1 – Washing Machines
Who needs smart technology when you can have a trusty washing machine from the ’90s that still works like a charm? One person shares that their whirlpool dryer from 20 years ago is still working fine. These machines are also super easy to fix for a newbie as opposed to the newer appliances.
2 – Vegetable Gardens
Seeing people have a vegetable garden of their own is a rare sight in this day and age. One user shares how they have a picture of their grandparents knee-deep in the garden. Health-conscious folks should no longer gatekeep growing organic vegetables in their home.
3 – Sense of Community
Many users constantly highlighted how their parents were better at building strong bonds. They established a sense of community by emphasizing holidays and get-togethers. Doing so would allow one to talk to someone they haven’t seen in a year. This also resulted in well-maintained connections with one’s extended family.
4 – Self-Sufficiency
Numerous forum members agreed that their parents were far more independent and self-reliant than the newer generations. One share how their father was a jack of all trades. He could repair leaky pipes, lawnmowers, and cars. He also knew how to run electrical work so he wouldn’t have to hire anyone for these tasks.
5 – Knowing the Neighbors
Some people expressed their sorrow at losing connection with one’s neighbors. For example, one explains how they are in touch with many of their parents’ surviving neighbors. In fact, some of them are like family. However, the user barely knows any of their current neighbors with no details of their life.
6 – Music
To this day, many people swear by the music from the older generations. One person mentions how the classic rock from the previous era has set the bar high. Sorry, Gen Z, but your TikTok tunes just can’t compare.
7 – The Will of a Hard Worker
As much as boomers annoy the millennials, forum members can’t help but agree that their parents were far more hardworking. Someone shares how their aged father has continued to work every day since he was nine years old. The mindset to be a provider was prevalent among everyone, ranging from professionals to homemakers.
8 – Conflict Resolution
This point made room for many controversial opinions. Several people share that their parents prioritize family unity over everything and are willing to set aside many things to avoid conflict. However, many users wonder if such means of conflict resolution are effective since they usually involve using authority and force.
9 – Growing Up
Adulting is no easy feat; folks admit they struggle to leave childhood behind. In contrast, older generations had to work from an early age, and their circumstances required them to grow up quicker than any of the later generations. These days, people struggle with adulting and leaving their childhood behind, but the older generations have to grow up faster than a kid can say “self-sufficiency.”
10 – Holding Conversations
In addition to a sense of community, many people find that their parents were also better at holding conversations. For instance, someone shares how their parents could talk about bread for two hours without it getting cringy or boring. It is hard to imagine such a conversation today! This thread inspired this post.
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