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30 millennials lament the skills they honed that are now completely obsolete.

30 millennials lament the skills they honed that are now completely obsolete.

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As millennials age, they are learning that the skills they fixated on are no longer viable in the modern age.

Years were spent perfecting cursive and mastering long division, and now? We have AI, vapid influencers and autocorrect. Listen, millennials don't really have too much to complain about in terms of wasting skills that don't translate to the future, but complaining is the most modern thing to do. So, one millennial, hollowreader, took to Reddit to see if they were alone in their frustration, asking:

Millenials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?

30, (roughly) 30-year-olds, were happy to comply:

1.

Texting using T9. I was so good, I could carry on a verbal conversation with my parents without looking at what I was texting. I wish I had some other skill that would have aged better. - thatwasawkward84

2.

Memorizing phone numbers. Now everyone just saves contacts on their phone. - Aggravating_Cut_2114

3.

Memorizing the TV channels so I knew what to look for on the TV Guide channel. - Sandman1031

4.

Burning CDs. I was the first one in my class who learned how to do it and had a computer capable of doing it. Oh, what a brief and shining moment of popularity... - ImInJeopardy

5.

Using WordArt and ClipArt to make documents more visually interesting. - daisy-chain-of-doom

6.

Walking carefully while I listen to music so that the broken headphone cable won't disconnect. - dagross2307

7.

How to smack the pogs with the slammer just right. - this_barb

8.

How to keep my tamagotchi alive. - NeonRunaway

9.

Using an encyclopaedia and dictionary when writing papers. - OdysseyTag

10.

Making a homepage with HTML. - SweetCosmicPope

11.

Long division. - froot_loop_dingus

12.

Reading paper maps. - mydogfinishedmyhw

13.

Recalling all 151 original Pokémon in order. Only really impressive to the other kids at the time when I was still in school. - Cal-DW

14.

Blowing on video game cartridges to make them work. - Massadonious

15.

I started training to be a travel agent. That career disappeared in about 3 years. - jackatman

16.

Two words: Oregon Trail. - DamnItRJ

17.

Writing a check & balancing a checkbook. I think the last time I wrote a check was about seven years ago. I don't even know where my checkbook is anymore. - Hghwytohell

18.

I can’t believe the Macarena isn’t the top answer. I’ve never been so disappointed in Reddit. - -spooky-fox-

19.

Dewey decimal system. - Striking-Pipe2808

20.

Operating lime wire 💻 Knowing which pirate sites had good seeds that weren’t going to trace back and report me to my internet provider. - Swizziedizziebizzie

21.

Cursive. Haven't used it since I was 15, no plans on ever using it again. - IanCGuy5

22.

Playing Minesweeper. - Pepper_Thyme

23.

My whole f*cking college degree. 'Get a degree,' they said. 'It will help you,' they said. - Front-Advantage-7035

24.

How to make a paper fortune teller!! Lmfao - BriNoEvil

25.

Girls these days are much less impressed by my ability to tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. - maleorderbride

26.

Remembering to not trip over game controller cords. - AcornTopHat

27.

My roller coaster tycoon weaving skills will not be utilized for the rest of my life. - adchecker

28.

Spelling. - Aliteracy

29.

Yoyo master. - llamande

30.

How to hope for the future. - mathaiser

Did we miss anything?

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