It’s interesting how quickly things become outdated in this day and age.
It seems like we’re moving at warp speed and, to be honest, it can be a little difficult to keep up. Especially when it comes to trying to give people advice.
So what advice is now outdated and doesn’t apply to folks anymore?
Here’s what folks on AskReddit had to say.
“If you want to use the internet, make sure no one is using the landline.”
“Show up at the office with a resume and don’t leave until you get an interview..”
“To pay for college, just work part time at a restaurant waiting tables!
When my dad was in college in the 1970s, he paid for his tuition, expenses, car, and spending money for the entire year with a summer job at the meat packing plant that my grandpa got him.”
“When people say “Just be patient and love will find a way” was said in a time when people were outside a lot more.
Nowadays someone can go to work and go home and sit at their computer every day for years without ever being even close to finding someone.
I think nowadays you have to go out of your way to find someone. Or at the very least go out of your bubble and be social.”
“If the baby won’t stop crying check to make sure the diaper pin is not sticking him.”
“You need to learn to write in cursive or nobody will take you seriously and you won’t get good grades on your assignments in college.
By 2010 when I went to college, virtually all of my assignments, including most tests, were digital, and even the few handwritten exams allowed regular print.”
“My Grandma: “Don’t drink water after eating fruit or you’ll get sick”
Apparently this comes from a time when people drank from wells. The sugar from the fruit would allow bacteria from the water to ferment in the stomach.
Not a problem with modern water supplies.”
“Grandpas are always like “I pestered her and followed her around for months and months even though she told me to go away until she finally went out with me, and we’ve been married 50 years this month”
Yeah, don’t do that.”
“I remember my teachers telling me “don’t study these new trendy subjects at university like media, video editing, tech etc. You should focus on traditional subjects like literature, History, and so on”.
15 years after graduating with my BA and MA in English lit, I now work minimum wage in a shop.”
“If you want to show a company how interested you are in a position, keep checking back.
Don’t let them forget you.”
“After I graduated with a degree in computer science, my 75 year old aunt told me to get a job at a factory sweeping the floor and work my way up to management.
I just said okay instead of explaining to her that it hasn’t worked that way since 1970.”
“Given to young girls: ‘that boy is being mean to you because he has a crush on you.’
That boy is just being a d**khead and that behavior is not a good thing.”
“Finish your plate.
I just teach my kids to stop eating when they feel enough.
No need to stuff their faces with more food just because of whatever.”
Now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us what advice you think is outdated these days?
Thanks in advance!