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5 Stages of Trying (Desperately) to Keep Up with the Times

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Just when you think you’ve got the hang of something, anything, there’s an update that makes you feel like you need some time in remedial kindergarten.

You become a halfway decent emoji wrangler, and then they add more and change the layout, or someone comes out with something entirely different like bitmojis. And we all know, with aging dread, that in a couple of years (or months, ffs) it’ll probably be QRcodejis or hologramojis or some jumped up, glitzy new fangled digital garbage that mystifies and pissed-ifiies us.

Thanks to the march of time and the consequent older-getting we all do, we’ve got curses like Snapchat to make social media an obnoxious riddle; Common Core to make math incomprehensible; bitcoins to make investing a confused headache.

There’s something new and cutting-edge in every category of life that can make us feel like our parents or grandparents, with their VCRs eternally blinking 12:00. Because everyone turns “too old for this sh*t”-years-old at some point, and we all just decide or resign ourselves to metaphorically waving it away with a cane, and hope we can count on our kids to deal with it.

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2 Responses to “5 Stages of Trying (Desperately) to Keep Up with the Times”

  1. Bradley says:

    An advantage of being a millennial parent is being tech savvy enough to know navigate the latest apps and updates. We are like big kids still using them ourselves! I am not looking forward to the day my children pass me one the tech savvy curve… I will invest in a good cane to wave at them when we get to that point.

    • Andy says:

      It is an advantage. My kids haven’t passed me yet, probably because I create for the internet for a living. But it can be a struggle. So, I do keep one of my metaphorical canes to hand at all times. 😉

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