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So Glad I Grew Up Doing This Not This is an internet meme.

Description[]

So Glad I Grew Up Doing This Not This is a series of two-panel exploitables comparing an image of children of their cellphones to absurd, satirical or explicit images.

History[]

Origin[]

The earliest known example of the image was posted on October 1st, 2013 on the website Angelisms posted an image of children playing in a river and children on their cellphone. The post is captioned "So glad I grew up doing this not this" with the children in the river being viewed in the affirmative.

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Spread[]

Three years later, on April 25th, 2016, Redditor igherfydrant posted the image in the /r/drugmemes subreddit featuring the children in the river replaced by an image of a Ketamine bottle. The post received more than 100 points (99% upvoted).

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On April 28th, 2016, the original image was shared by the Instagram user @businessmindset101, who received more than 8,800 likes for the post.

About three weeks later, on May 19th, FunnyJunk user raviance posted the image in which a photograph of a boy smoking a cigarette replaced the image of the children in the river. The post received more than 900 views in two years.

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On July 2nd, 2016, Imgur user bronyslayer posted a version in which two children are using cocaine. The post received more than 270 views in two years.

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