Life changes, in many ways I think its gets harder. As a teacher seeing kids cope with the rise of social media and the like I think it was easier for kids back in the 90’s than now.
@bornfree when I was a kid and if I wanted to communicate with a friend, long distance, I had to use two cans tied at each end to a long piece of string. Communicating round corners just did not work. If I really had to call somebody in an emergency such as who ate all the chocolate I had to find 2 pence and make a call from a piss stained phone box.
Social media in my day entailed reading or creating graffiti on a school wall or bike shed, and then when I moved into adulthood it became the bog walls at the local pub.