Kids today vs. kids in 1982: What a difference a generation makes

The Walkman is replaced with an iPod, and the urge to smoke is far less while the habit of safe sex is much stronger.

It’s good to be a kid these days. Or rather, it’s better to be a teenager now than it was 30 years ago. That’s the essential argument made in an infographic from Besteducationdegrees.com. Today’s teens make more money in their crummy jobs, enjoy PlayStation instead of Coleco Vision, and have cell phones on which they listen to their music. To heck with those clunky Walkmans! Today’s kids may be less likely to graduate high school, but they’re also less likely to smoke pot and cigarettes. Check out the rest of the differences here:

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