It's easy to take the benefits of the modern world for granted. Sure, you used to play with a calculator for entertainment, whereas now you casually carry a computer around in your pocket. Still, sometimes you think about the time before, back when people had to at least pretend to listen to you instead of blatantly checking Instagram, and it sounds kind of nice.
But the internet is here to remind you that that's false nostalgia. The time before phones sucked, no matter how easy it is to romanticize. There were hardly any emojis, and people still had conversations instead of just repeating internet catchphrases back and forth.
The "not a cell phone in sight" meme is here to prove this. Just think, before cell phones you had to prove things through arguments and cited sources, but now you can just put a stock phrase on a picture.