When we were tweens, we had to endure terrible side bangs and blue eyeshadow. So WHY are 14-year-olds these days not going through the same, terrible journey known as “puberty”? How do these kids know how to contour better than most drag queens? Why are their fashion choices nicer than most employed adults? Here are forty-five incredible “me when I was 14” memes to help you laugh through the pain:

Thanks to The Things and Twitter for these hilarious, and very depressing photos! If you want to continue to cringe at the early 2000's, you'll also like four-panel memes that are even more cringy than your old myspace page, and the most brutally awkward pictures you'll ever see.

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