As much as we're hoping that somebody will finally invent time travel, there's one advantage to not being able to return to the past. Namely, we don't have to meet our past selves and explain all that's wrong with the future.

After all, if Marty McFly had a tough time convincing Doc Brown that Ronald Reagan was president in the '80s, they'd definitely think we were joking about the nonsense we have to deal with today.

And then once we started sobbing, they'd probably just think we were crazy. Either way, they wouldn't be convinced, and we'd never get them to help us prevent these problems of ours.

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I guess we should start by softening the blow a little. Past selves, we have some good news and bad news.

The good news is that you can find pretty much anything you want online in a matter of minutes. The bad news is that it takes at least a few days before you found out you just paid money for a box of grasshoppers.

But even that would still be better than this piece of discomfort.

Oh boy, we're gonna have a really hard time explaining that viruses aren't the biggest problem with the internet.

Oh boy, we're gonna have a really hard time explaining that viruses aren't the biggest problem with the internet.
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I'm not sure when we had to start leading double lives so we didn't get fired, but we'd really have to make sure they knew that "on the internet" and "in real life" are pretty much the same thing. 

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I can just picture this conversation now: "Hey, you know how it's cold in the winter and hot in the summer?"

I can just picture this conversation now: "Hey, you know how it's cold in the winter and hot in the summer?"
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Yeah, I'm still not used to the fact that the weather is basically just whatever it feels like being nowadays. I guess I'd just tell them they're not just checking the weather for rain anymore.

Depending on how far back we'd go, it would really weird to explain how we literally can't get rid of the things they want the most in the world.

Depending on how far back we'd go, it would really weird to explain how we literally can't get rid of the things they want the most in the world.
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And it would probably be even weirder to tell them that a lot of people just want to go back to the NES and Super Nintendo. 

There's one silver lining, though. Even back then, they probably knew not to sell stuff to GameStop.

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And then comes the awkward part where we'd cringe every time they say "daddy."

And then comes the awkward part where we'd cringe every time they say "daddy."
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Although, I guess this one isn't that big of a deal because it's not like 16-year-old me made a habit of using that word. We can probably just start kids on "dad" way earlier.

But sure, "bruh" works too if you'd rather say that.

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