Ah, the awkward teenage years. Most people would qualify their teens as their most uncomfortable and cringe-worthy time, and honestly, those who don't sound pretty darn boring. You need the struggle of painful adolescence to turn you into a funny, interesting person, and the people who coasted through their high school years with their normal, non-ridiculous-looking hair and flawlessly zit-free skin will never know the heartbreak of eating your lunch alone or playing Magic the Gathering at home alone on prom night.
While you might have the urge to burn all evidence of these formative years, luckily, photos still exist that document this difficult time, and we can all experience a collective therapeutic moment by enjoying them. So get ready for a whole lotta awkward with these 30 hilarious childhood photos. They just might make you feel better about your own cringe-worthy years. Although letting go of that shame completely is still probably a few years of therapy away.