You Had To Use Encyclopedias
It sounds kind of obvious, but Google wasn’t at your fingertips back in the day. To find information, you had to head to your local library, pick up an encyclopedia, and dig through all that information in the hopes you’d find what you were looking for. It likely came in handy, since you were only getting real information and not fake news. Still, looking for that information was a dedication. But it did have benefits, as people had longer attention spans and consumed less information, which meant they had time for personal hobbies and conversations with loved ones that lasted longer than a few minutes… or seconds (Brilliantio).