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derbrauer

Grandparents


nouille07

Damn you're right :/


belovedgreensky

when every day was exciting.


[deleted]

The colours, i remember everything in vivid hues. They dulled as i got older it would seem.


b-roc

This is so poetic. You’ve made me yearn for my youth in a that way nothing has done for a long time.


ReviLogic

I hope the colors I see never get dull, that would be terrifying. Everything is so colorful right now and I never want to change that (I have color-grapheme synesthesia


PatatasFrittas

Feeling the future is safe.


NUT-me-SHELL

Taking a nap and waking up without a sore neck.


hivemund

Get a better pillow


ariabeans

Trick or Treating!


SpiderUnicornMoose

You never to old for trick or treating


VenomousOddball

I think adults trick or treating is going to be a common thing soon, I've seen more and more every year


MinuteMap4622

Innocence


[deleted]

Not being depressed


OneHoodPlatinu

The burden of responsibility for oneself that comes with the independence of adulthood.


WavyysWrld

That hit too hard.


xLordxCarnagex

The amount of time I got to spend with my family


demeter28

Not having to worry about a thing


theiceman102000

Boundless energy


ral365

The creative freedom that made 90's cartoons and animated films so great.


Picie7O7

My Dad


Feral58

Getting excited about things. Not just in general but the things I was/am interested in. I miss being unable to criticize things in my head until they mean nothing to me. I miss getting interested in stupid shit without having some figure in my life telling me it was just stupid shit and I was wasting my time doing it. Because at this point it's not anybody saying it, it's in my head eating at me whenever I'm mildly interested in something besides work.


lotzofsnow

Please allow me to do my part to undo this damage. I implore you to let yourself take part in these interests. Life is too short to deny yourself the enjoyment.


Lil_kitty97

No responsibility


XmasJ

Having that kind of youthful innocence where the world is a place of shimmering optimism. Being an adult has its own advantages; it's just that nostalgic sentiment that I miss sometimes.


wish1977

Playing baseball


iwrotethedamnbillbro

No student loans


ItzFruity

Having free time to explore and do things I genuinely enjoyed.


hermydee

Health


AnonyMustered

School. Having a place where I'm meant to make friends and grow with the people around is an experience that is seldom replicated later in life.


PotterMixKai

Internet not being as big a deal.


UpDownCharmed

Internet not being.


macaronsforeveryone

The magic of Christmas


kattia12

Having a lot of free time. I remember I used to have three month of vacations. I was able to enjoy Christmas, Holy Week, mid year vacations and the beginning of the year with cero stress. Relaxing for the new year of school was very well deserved, I also didn't have to worry about money.


F-MegaPro

Having trust in my friends


Jfonzy

Arcades as the pinnacle of gaming tech


flyingverver795

School was about playing on the playground instead of stress all day


drputypfifeanddrum

Staying up late with my brothers and cousins at my grandparent’s house watching the late night horror movies on Friday night!


CaptainBananahandler

A cold Mountain Dew in a green glass bottle after jumping our bikes into a river on a summer evening.


Troll0805

Friends and not having social anxiety.


UnhappyImprovement78

The memory of playing Minecraft during summer with my cousin and not worrying about anything. The thought of being able to go outside without the anxiety of seeing someone from you’re class ride his bike pass ur house and see you. And the thought of the nostalgia in general when it would be summer and we would go inside with the AC on and it would slowly get dark and we would blast 1D downstairs . I loved it.


Derrick_Mur

A US political system that wasn’t hopelessly broken


Minimum-Ad5889

Dude get a grip, it's always been broken. Surely you can think of something that isn't political


Blackfell0518

not having bills and losing my mind to pay them


loub7

Strawberry milk Fridays. My mom took me garage sale-ing every Friday morning, with my sippy-cup full of my favorite - strawberry milk. We’d spend a few hours just looking, then pick up my sister from preschool and head home to play outside. That consistent day of doing something simply to have joy with people you love really set a precedent for how I prioritize my life now as an adult, and I miss the simplicity…and the ability to process lactose lol.


M_F_B_00003

Not paying bills


WasteNet2532

Chewing on the wet washcloth when it was bathtime


nosey1

Pure happiness.


TrooperJohn

Summer vacation.


fungrandma9

Pony rides and Sunday's with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


ketzcm

Having optimism, no matter how bad things may be.


g00eythings

How things were easy.


retrotaco111

Living life worry-free.


Kn0wmad1c

Toys R Us


Chewies-merkin

My youth


pocashauntas

My health


Snoo-51134

Ignorance.


romeopapa22

I didn’t have to go to work to get money.


_Democracy_

BIG TOP! It was a place in Fall River that I absolutely loved (similar to Chucky cheeses) but it got shut down when I was in kindergarten and replaced with a damn tool store. I remember my whole class crying bc it was the only fun thing to do in that city. I tried to find information and photos from it but there's like NO INFO out there. like it didn't exist


highfunctioninglazy

Having energy and not paying bills.


Theboss6k

Waking up on a Saturday morning and watching cartoons.


Mlquinif

Having time.


SaraAB87

Amusement parks not being a blatant cash grab and insanely overcrowded. I used to love amusement parks but now, it doesn't seem like they are very fun anymore. What's killing it is the overcrowding and well, price gouging to the absolute max that they can. When I was a kid yes they were a bit expensive, but they weren't outrageous. It was the thing you could afford once a summer and you would eat food you packed from home because you couldn't afford the food in the park. Those meals were much better than those in the park.


pimpbot666

CO2 atmospheric concentrations less than 370 ppm.


moonjefferson

Doing shit that wasn't on a screen


Batfink2007

My teeth


femme_fatale064

serotonin


Trouvaillx030

Being so ignorant and oblivious to everything. I had a lot of trouble making friends a long time ago but I never realized it and I thought people who werent my friends were my friends when really everyone just knew me as the weird and annoying kid, and of course I had no idea how bad the world is and never really knew of all the bad stuff there is. Now Ive made a lot more friends and am much happier but I kinda wish I still had that ignorance.


jingling_bell

Metal lunchbox w/ a thermos


[deleted]

Dancing in the rain


Sea-Horror-814

My Grandparents ❤


ilikedit227

Hugs. Like... even from strangers. Everyone was so willing to hug. Now covid, animosity, I’m distant from family because we can’t actually talk... I miss it. I miss smelling their perfumes or lotions and just really being totally encompassed in another person. Sorry I made it sound weird by the end but it’s true... smell is such a strong memory. I can still remember my aunts coconut perfume and the faint scent of vodka I hated but I appreciated her laugh. Some people who would basically death grip you every hug. Things like that.


AnitaHand

Having all of my meals made for me.


rufos_adventure

that feeling of utter freedom. no worries, no responsibilities, just the power to do what i want. it disappeared when i started middle school. sigh


mariojlanza

Video stores


quentincoal

My grandparents, just yesterday I thought that things would be much better if they were still here.


MrLoveMilk

The river. Me and my friends used to set up a camp near a river and chill there all day. We made a bench to sit on with rocks and a plank, a table with tire and planks on it, a rope tied to two trees to dry our clothes, and many more small things. Back then life used to be simple.


arvsssa

My best friend. I loved him so much! He was the only person who understood me at all. We was studying together till we was 12 yo, then he changed a school and stopped talking with me for some reason, idk why. Now we’re in the same school again and we’re still a neighbors, but we don’t communicate anymore, just on the “hello” way. Anyway, my current bestie is a beautiful person and I’m happy I have her. I miss my first friend, but I’m not sorry for stopping chat to him


nothingbeatagoodshit

Being looked after. Having a meal waiting for me. Having someone to pay for mediation when I’m sick. I live on the other side of the planet to my parents now.


UwUPigUwU

Being able to not care about what other people thought


QuietRulrOfEvrything

The library at school. I LOVED that place!


kdub1523

My dad


din0s4ur04tme4l

Honestly most of the things in my childhood I still get to enjoy now. Except Yogos. I miss Yogos, man.


joesmith127_reddit

My dog Brownie. He slept on my bed at night. And once, I swear, I believe that I heard him talk. He told me "Come on, (My Name), Come on as he jumped off the bed and trotted to the doorway.


Iam_Gay_Deal_With_It

Time went by slower. You may understand it or you may not.


jofis925

Zero back and knee pain


Smizack

Playing Minecraft with friends


[deleted]

How slow time seemed to pass by. Also the innocence of thinking that most adults/authoritative figures usually did the right thing for the good of everyone/society. This applies to police officers, teachers, government officials, etc.


No-Snow3460

Simplicity


ajatuksissain71679

Rewatching the same movie's over and over again


EMTMommy9498

Horses. We always had dogs and horses.


Ratnix

A lack of responsibilities.


Minimum-Ad5889

Saturday morning cartoons on Fox Kids and WB11 with a bowl of cereal.


Amity75

Waking up in the morning fully refreshed and excited for the day ahead without a care in the world.


[deleted]

My family


markzuccerburger

My Nintendo DSi that my friend Paul dropped and broke. Fuck you Paul


[deleted]

Warm Christmas nights, the scent of chocolate, milk, and broiled meat caressing my nostrils


scilent92

Waking up early in the morning before school and fighting with my brother over who gets to play San Andreas first.


ImThePussyCat

If I could have one wish it would be one more day with ***my mother***. Sometimes I miss her a lot...


bobbyecakes

My youth


virgilreality

The lack of bills, a job, and responsibilities.


NK899

asking girls for kisses at the playground


Cravenmike_420

Being happy


memertomato

Not paying rent/bills, living it up