7 Things That Baby Boomers Lived Without That Gen-Z Wouldn't Survive

#1 Limited Technology

Baby Boomers grew up in a time when smartphones, computers, and the internet did not exist. 

#2 Air Conditioning

Before the 1970s, it was not often found in homes or buildings. This meant that many Baby Boomers grew up without any way to cool off during the hot, humid summers.

#3 Video Games

Baby Boomers grew up before computer games were a popular way to have fun. Even though Pong was made in 1958, it wasn't until the 1980s that most people played computer games.

#4 Instant Gratification

When Baby Boomers were young, things took longer to do and there was no such thing as "instant gratification."

#5 Social Media

Back then, there was no such thing as social media. Instead, people often talked to each other in person or wrote letters.

#6 GPS

When Baby Boomers were growing up, GPS guidance was not widely used. They had to get around by using paper maps, asking people for directions, or trusting their own sense of direction.

#7 Online Shopping

Baby Boomers bought things the old-fashioned way, by going to a store. The only way to get your shopping shipped was through mail-order catalogs, which took a long time.


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