Why You Do The Things You Do: Then Vs. Now

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People change over time, but that doesn't mean we don't keep doing the same stuff. We just do it for different reasons. We asked our readers to think about their motivations for doing stuff, and how much those motivations have evolved, over times.

Then we took turns telling each other to get off our lawns.

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Entry by scandata

NOT ORDERING PIZZA EVERY SINGLE NIGHT In my 20s In my 40s Can't Can't afford afford the the money calories CRACKEDCON

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Entry by TheClam

BOARDGAMES Then Now Mom told Board games are... Fun? us to turn When did off the TV. that happen?! EPIDEMIC EASE Wolnn I CRACKED COM

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MY Part-Time Job In high school: to have some cash to hang out with my friends in my free time. As an adult: my second job to help me afford both rent

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Insisting Woa on for dinner: McDonald's R Asa4-year-old3 HOLY cow HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW TOYS?? THEY'RE ROBOTS! THEY'RE SO COOL!!! When you have a 4-ye

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Entry by jaykay

CRAGKEDaO Checking the mail as a kid: I get to take someone's money for fun! Htappy *Birthday! tappy Birthday! Checking the mail as an adult: I have t

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Watching animated musicals. CRAus Childhood: Now: Gawk at the Gawk at the feats colorful scenery, of subtlety it took get the stories to smuggle sexua

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Watching BRoss: CRACKED COM 30 years ago: Just killing time until Mr. Rogers and Reading Rainbow. NOW: The world is just awful, and Bob ROss'S wholeso

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THROWING MY BACK OUT 10 YEARS AGO: Moving furniture, heavy lifting at work, or going too hard during a workout. NOW: Putting on my pants, reaching for

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Entry by Sonny Time

VIDEO GAMES Then THIS IS FUN! Now SIGH MUST KEEP GRINDING OR I'LL LOSE MY ADVANTAGE. CRACKED COM

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Entry by scandata

Doing my own car repairs As a teen, a relaxing As an adult, I really afternoon with friends can't afford not to.

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Entry by DroppinShitz

PULLING AN ALL-NIGHTER ON AN ART PROJECT IN HIGH SCHOOL: have so many ideas to express! Must... Monetize... PULLING AN Hobbies... ALL-NIGHTER ON AN AR

STAYING UP ALL NIGHT 10 years ago Today Drank a cup of coffee after 4 PM. New book, couldn't put it down.

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Entry by ERRiley

WASHING DISHES as a TEENAGER ADULT I MIGHT DIE AND DAILY DON'T WANT CHORE ANYONE TO THINK I AM A SLOB CRACKEDOON

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Entry by Sonny Time

WEARING COSTUMES Childhood Adulthood Halloween Comic Con Halloween Party Sex

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Watching TV All Day As a kid: As an adult: I was home, I'm home, sick. unemployed.

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Entry by JalakLenteng

CRACKED COM EATING VEGETABLES 20 years ago: My mom used to force me. Now: MY doctor forces me.

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Entry by Sonny Time

CUTTING THE LAWN Youth 500 for a job well done. Adult $50 fine for not maintaining the yard. Co

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Entry by Kalli

Getting Up Early Each And Every Day of The Year) THEN: 11 My dad did not believe in sleeping in. NOW: My cat does not believe in sleeping in. CRACKEDC