A video from 1989 featuring high school students has left many on social media scratching their heads. The old footage shows a group of students, and it's got people wondering about how things have changed since then, from fashion to daily life. It's like opening a time capsule and taking a step back in time!
People Baffled At Video Of High School Students From 1989
High school life in 2023 looks quite different from the late 1980s.
Nowadays, students use computers and devices for their schoolwork, while in the '80s, it was all about pen and paper.
But what's got everyone chatting about this video isn't the tech shift. It's the super cool and unique fashion choices that steal the spotlight.
"Interesting" doesn't quite capture the flair and fun of these retro styles, making it a delightful throwback to the past.
The video features high school students from the late '80s, and it was originally posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) by A Slice Of History.
What struck most viewers was the unanimous agreement that these students appeared remarkably mature for their age, a striking aspect that left many viewers in awe.
"Man I'm 37 and those kids still look older than me," joked one user, while another remarked: "Can someone explain to me why high school students each year look younger and younger. These people look like they're in their mid 30s."
As to why they looked older than years, one user theorised it was due to their hairstyles.
"They look 'older' because they continued to dress that way as they aged, and now they are 'old', and we view their same styles as old rather than hip," they wrote.
A second said: "They don't actually look older we just associate traits that they have with being old (such as hairstyles and clothing)."
Another claimed it's all down to 'diet and social interaction', adding: "Foods today are pumped with so many chemicals/preservatives etc. These have an effect on the human body.
"Back then, people actually interacted with others OUTSIDE since they could walk and didn't just have a tablet/phone in their face 24/7."
I mean, if the argument is that tablets and phones keep you looking young, I'm failing to see a downside.
In other corners of the internet, some viewers couldn't help but notice how uneasy the young students appeared while being in front of the camera.
It's worth remembering that this was a good two decades before smartphones became an integral part of daily life, which offers a plausible explanation for their discomfort.
"Wtf no smartphones?" one commenter remarked, to which another replied: "No we had these things called conversation and books. I was 19 in '89 and it was just the best era."
A third added: "No internet, no cell phones, good music, cruising, neighbors interacting, affordable living. It was pretty great."
A fourth chimed in: "They look older, healthier, and have more self awareness. 99% of them don't even want to look at the camera.
"Phones and social have desensitized some many people I don't know if we will ever get back to this."
True to the internet's nature, when discussing the 1980s, many couldn't resist drawing parallels with the popular Netflix sci-fi series, Stranger Things.
Notably, one student stood out, resembling Eddie Munson, a beloved character from season four of the show, sparking a wave of playful comparisons and nostalgia among fans.