Five Things People Wish They Had in the 80’s


If you’re a middle-aged adult in your 50’s, chances are you’ve seen young people enjoying things you never could have back in the 1980’s. Besides making one feel old, it also makes you wonder what new things will be created in the next decade. Here are five things that middle-aged adults would have loved to have in the 80’s.


Most older adults can’t even imagine what it would be like if they had had access to cellphones back in high school. When you were a teenager, if you wanted to make a call you used a landline. There were no text messages. A video phone call sounded like science fiction back in the 80’s, but now it’s a realty. How different life would have been as teens.


Back in the 80’s, no one imagined that computers would grow into what they are today. Everyone has their own computer or laptop. Just the idea of internet when middle-aged folks were young is unfathomable. Add social media to the mix and you wonder how you ever survived without it. One can only speculate as to what high school or college would have been like with the help of the internet.


More and more young people are using e-cigarettes opposed to regular tobacco. A 510 vape battery definitely didn’t exist in our parents times. A couple of decades ago, people didn’t even know the damages smoking would do. Heck, thirty years ago you didn’t have the option to vape. Today, people can use vaporizers with lower levels of nicotine than cigarettes and with aromas and vape oils such as Naked 100 ejuice that are much more pleasant than cigarette smoke. Something that people from the 80’s can relate to is these teenagers using fake ID to purchase tobacco or e-cigarette products. The only difference is that Rhode island Fake ID nowadays is of a higher quality and teenagers are being much more successful in their purchase.


Long gone are the days of almost total privacy. Drones are used in all types of surveillance. On the bright side, drones can take people places they never would have thought possible. Now you can experience the view over cliffs, waterfalls and inside volcanoes. Anyone can own a drone and film fascinating things.

Video Streaming

Back in the 1980’s, VCR’s were the rage. It was a dream come true to watch almost any movie whenever you wanted by going to the video store and renting one. Today, movies are literally at one’s fingertips with all the streaming services available.

A Simpler Time

The fact is that young adults today have an unbelievable amount of advantages to make their lives easier. Though many fantasize about how their lives may have been different with these gadgets and services, it’s doubtful they would change things if they could. There’s something to be said about a simpler time when things moved a little slower and face-to-face conversations were the norm.


Actress and Founder of Girls on Food: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. I grew up a typical “McDonald’s kid”. I was very picky about what I ate and refused to try new foods. No fun, I know. My Mom started taking me on trips to Europe when I was a teenager and that’s when my palate for finer foods began to develop. Some of my most memorable favorite meals include Veal Bolognese in Rome, Gyros in Athens, Paella in Lisbon and Duck L’Orange in Paris. While this helped me grow out of a fast food phase, I still eat out quite a bit. I know I should be at home cooking, but I love dining out. I started working in restaurants in various front of the house positions at age 15. Since my start, I’ve worked in every casual restaurant setting you can think of: a teriyaki stand, brewery, sushi nightclub, trendy Mexican, family-style Italian, American diner, pizza parlor and even a BLT themed food truck. I can't help but notice that many of the LA food bloggers don't have any sort of background working in a restaurant. A lot of my perspective on food and dining out comes from my years of experience in the biz. Since starting this blog, I have shot appearances on a couple of cooking competition shows as a taster (including MasterChef Junior and another upcoming show). We have also started producing a Youtube Channel. IMDb page here: For this site I contribute content from all over Los Angeles (and the world) to showcase my favorite fine-dining spots, steakhouses, exclusive supper clubs, Hollywood nightlife and our very own #GOFx events, which I plan and coordinate.