22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

Fellow Millennials, we’re getting old, and unlike other generations, we’re open to admitting our mistakes.

Always under attacks, the Millennials showed that they’re not some snowflakes, as the boomers called us. Yes, we’re full of empathy, and we genuinely wanted to create a better world.

But, we’re also victims of social media and some super bad propaganda. Why am I talking in the past tense? Because we’re almost 40, and it’s time to face the music. Shamelessly, and with no regret, we give you 22 things we, the Millennials, thought were normal.

Hopefully, gen Z will have as much fun as we did back in the 00’s, and perhaps they will learn from our mistakes.

#1 Our Facebook albums were a bit over the top

#2 And we spent a LOT of time making them look and feel special

#3 No regrets, but darn those Alvin and the Chipmunks

#4 The Blingee era is still a puzzle

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#5 This was actually a great way to slip someone you’re into your number…

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#6 MySpace wanted me to “own” a picture, and it still sounds sinister

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#7 Pirates Vs. Ninja fights were real

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#8 We had fun with voicemails, as well, though no one knows why

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#9 No one will ever understand “Talk Like A Pirate Day”

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#10 Dad jokes? We were all about Chuck Norris jokes, and no, we don’t feel any shame!

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#11 We were always oversharing: love, ideas, our thoughts on Facebook…

#12 Writing your favourite lyrics everywhere, yeah, those were good times

#13 We are patient because of Limewire, and Dial-Up Internet

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#14 We knew how to get creative even when it wasn’t necessary

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#15 Our depressing lyrics were crafty messages to our crushes

#16 Only the cool ones wore these big shoes

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#17 MySpace memories: if you’re not among the chosen 8, you’re not worth my time

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#18 Basically, we all wanted to be porn stars…

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#19 The Millennials invented their own language, and no, you can’t sit with us

#20 See? We knew how to communicate even before memes, which we also created

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect
22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#21 Every generation has its fair share of fashion fails

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect

#22 Our pictures were silly, but hey, we were trying our best to be original and united

22 things millennials thought were completely normal but are now deeply embarrassing in retrospect