12 Old Habits We Wish Would Make a Comeback

As culture changes, so do traditions. It’s not always for the better, though. These 12 habits are swiftly disappearing, but we wish they’d triumphantly return!

The Warm Welcome

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When someone new moved into the neighborhood, all the neighbors would bombard them with baked goods. It provided everyone a chance to meet the new family and offered a warm welcome to the neighborhood. 

Thank You Notes

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We used to write thank you notes for everything, from Christmas gifts to attending a special event. Now, we’re lucky if we write them for wedding gifts. 

Repairing Stuff

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Fifty years ago, it was unthinkable to throw stuff away. We’d learn to repair our old things and keep them forever. Now, our dumps and oceans are filled with stuff we tossed out after a single use. 

Politeness

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People may not have liked each other, but at least they were cordial in public. We’ve lost that civility. Everyone is constantly rude to everyone else. 

Getting Vaccines

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Vaccines eradicated diseases like polio and smallpox. People lined up to get them, knowing the simple jab would save them from the horrors of infection. Modern society is so spoiled they don’t know a good thing when they see it. 

Critical Thinking

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Schools used to teach us how to think, not what to think. Nowadays, people form opinions based on talking points they hear online. Few people think critically about something before parroting it on social media. 

Spending Time Outside

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We have so much entertainment at our fingertips that we’re self-isolating indoors. Older generations only had television, radio, and books to keep them occupied inside, so they relied on the outside world for all sorts of entertainment. We would be wise to spend more time out there. 

Fighting Fascism

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Americans used to fight for freedom and democracy, but now, many of the people who scream about freedom the loudest are actually trying to transform the US into a fascist regime. 

Frugality

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Many people today crave instant gratification so much that they no longer know how to be frugal. They can’t recognize their wants from their needs and spend too much money trying to look cool. 

Helping Others

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Helping someone else out used to be a common courtesy. We’d happily give up our seat for a pregnant rider, open the door for someone, or help the elderly with a heavy package. No one cares about anyone else in today’s “me first” society. 

Patience

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Instant shopping and same-day delivery destroyed what little patience we had left. Consumers want everything now now now, and they’ll pitch a fit if they don’t get it. 

Using Turn Signals

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Modern cars have a fantastic feature allowing you to indicate your driving intentions to others. The turn signals let others know you’ll slow down to turn or want to switch lanes. They only work when you use them, though.

Skills of the Future You Need To Learn Today

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The future is constantly evolving before our eyes. Entire industries are at risk of automation, but these skills will help you remain competitive in a massively changing world

What’s an Empath?

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Empaths can read other people’s emotions. Find out how it works and whether you may have some empathic abilities! 

Learn More: Experts Reveal Top Signs of an Empath

Boomer Wisdom Millennials Realized Was Right

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Millennials scoffed when their Boomer parents tried to impart their knowledge, but as they grew older, they realized perhaps the old man was right. Here are Boomer words of wisdom Millennials wish they had taken to heart

Are Millennials Killing Housekeeping?

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Millennials don’t keep as clean a house as their parents. Here’s why Millennials don’t care about housekeeping
 

Celebrating the Divine Feminine

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Many cultures throughout history worshipped the divine feminine. Find out why she’s so powerful.  

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