Some great “When I was your age” statements

Quora asks the question: What are some great ,“When I was you age” questions.  Here are some of the answers: 

  • “When I was your age, I would go to the pub to find a girlfriend, now I open an app.”
  • “When I was your age, my phone battery would last over a day.”
  • “When I was your age, I would go to a shop, hunt up and down the aisles, queue for ages, wait for assistance when the barcode cannot be found, use bits of metal and paper to pay for my goods and carry them home. Now I go to a website, click a button and wait for someone to deliver.

  • “When I was your age, cigarettes didn’t need batteries.”

  • “When I was your age, I’d carry round one book at a time.”

  • “When I was your age, Santa didn’t need a background check.”

  • “When I was your age, AIDS was one of the biggest viral killers in the world. 3 decades and 35 million infections later, it looks like HIV may be evolving into being less deadly and less infectious” – HIV evolving ‘into milder form.’

  • “When I was your age, I’d have to wait to hear my favorite song on the radio. Now I click a button.”

  • “When I was your age, I’d need to take my turntables, vinyl, needles, cables, adapters, cleaning cloths and spares of everything. Now I need a tablet and a pair of headphones.”

  • “When I was your age, everyone thought we’d be living in space by now.”

  • “When I was your age, the technology in films was a fantasy, now it’s reality.”

Do you have any to add?