15 Things Only People Who Grew Up In The 70s Will Understand

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There are at least 15 things only people who grew up in the 70s will understand. You can try to comprehend it though.

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Wide-collar shirts 

Add a pair of colorful pants and a pair of large sunglasses, and you’re good to go. Hey, it was a look.

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Owning a pet rock

Hey, in the 70s there wasn’t a lot of new technology. People had to make do with what was there. Even so, this is always good for a chuckle.

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Listening to an 8-track

On the plus side, you didn’t need to worry about charging anything. On the downside, the 8-track tapes were bigger than a smartphone.

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Inserting a cartridge into an Atari

Some people are still down for a nostalgic gaming experience. In the 70s it wasn’t much, but it was something different.

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Kitchens with various colors

Stainless steel wasn’t a huge thing among many people back then. Color was the ‘in’ thing to have.

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Shag carpet…’nuff said

Sitting on the floor wasn’t too bad back in the day. Of course, cleaning it was a pain in the rear.

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Tigerbeat Magazine

If you were a teen or a pre-teen, you didn’t miss an issue back in those days. If you wanted entertainment news this was one of the best sources.

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Charlie’s Angel’s hairdos 

Hey, don’t get judgmental. Remember, people wore Jennifer Aniston’s customary Friends ‘do for a while.

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Watching SNL when it was funny

Well, watching it when it was still new and exciting is a better way to say it. When Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and John Belushi weren’t legends yet.

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Fawning over the Cassidy brothers

They were kind of like the Jonas brothers back in this time. And yes, for young women they were insanely attractive and popular.

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The music and the dancing

Some of this has made a comeback in recent years. But some of it is probably best left where it started.

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Mood rings

Some people still believe in these things. But back then, a color shift meant something, even if it was just the fact that your body temperature changed.

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Your mom’s macrame obsession

If your mother didn’t festoon your home with macrame art, congratulations. Trying to find something to do with this in the decades to come was interesting.

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Piling in the old station wagon

A couple of kids in the middle seat, a couple of kids in the back, and mom and dad in the front. It was one of the Vacation movies in the making.

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Learning necessary skills from cartoons 

Yes, there was actual educational material placed in cartoons back in the day. Schoolhouse Rock and several other programs tended to the education of children in one way or another.

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