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Old 12-23-2017, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mhays25 View Post
I'd say it went through a bigger metamorphasis in the decade before the 2002-2012 example.

1992-2002: World Trade Center bombing in 1993 then 9/11 in 2001, plus the resulting give-away of freedoms and the related hyper-nationalism. Computers became popular at home, and went from c-prompts to graphical at work. Cell phones became popular. Epic tech-based boom from 1996-2000, then the economic crash in 2001. A broad-based return to inner cities. The popularization of craft beer and good ice cream.
What was most of the point you were trying to make?

Oh, and I also say that nobody of us can really answer these questions in an objective meaning, but it's still okay to let out and discuss.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:34 PM
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My post seems pretty clear. Your question will need to be more specific.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by TarHeelNick View Post
Everyone romanticizes the past...especially the era in which they came of age. Ages 10-21.

For my generation everyone is nostalgic for the mid/late 90s-early/mid 2000s.

We remember Nickelodeon cartoons and getting slimed, skip-it, bop-it, tamagachis, All-That, beanie-babies, Pokemon cards (the first time they were popular), six-flags, Razor Scooters, Sock-um boppers, Stretch Armstrong, hotweels, power-wheels, cross-fire...and countless other things that remind us of the "innocence" that era.

What do we not focus as much on?...Timothy McVeigh/OKC bombings, gay bashing/hate crimes, Y2K panic, 9/11, anthrax, SARS, dot-com burst/recession, wars in the middle east, etc.

We were innocent in being young and sheltered; the era wasn't as innocent as we'd like to remember. This applies to every generation growing up in and then reflecting on every era ever.
You and me must be sharing a head space because I absolutely agree. I grew up in the same era. Loved it but know it was in my own little bubble of childhood because my dad had to deal with the world so I could enjoy my childhood.

And it's the same for all of these people who have the nostalgia blinders own. They didn't have to deal with the world. Their parents or parental figure faced the world so they didn't have to.

That's pretty much what it comes down to. I don't hear too many people reminiscing about the time period where they were 29 years old.

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Old 01-04-2018, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Pilot1 View Post
I was born in 1959, in Philadelphia, but grew up in the burbs. I saw the shift in society as the Baby Boomers came of age in the 60's, but it really accelerated in the 70's. They did not have to go through the Great Depression, and WWII like our parents did, and had a lot GIVEN to them. Thus the luxury to not have to worry so much about the practical, and pragmatic day, to day things, but could think of creating some type of socialist UTOPIA, which of course is neither possible, nor wanted by human beings as it is totally against our nature.

So, go ahead liberal/progressives. Keep destroying the things that made America what people want, and need, and the reasons people want to come here.
Oh please, you couldn't survive the great depression. I've always found it sad how some people want to go back to a time they weren't even alive for. They wouldn't last an hour.
Originally Posted by HumpDay View Post
911 changed the entire way we think especially of safety. I remember we could leave our car doors unlocked, and we trusted our neighbors by keeping our homes unlocked. I firmly believe in the concept that as our population keeps increasing, so does the percentages of psychos out there that want to do harm. We didn't need to worry about domestic terrorism like we do now. Airport screening, getting into and out of events, etc. It's even gotten to a point, where everywhere I go I think of a way to escape from a mass shooter. I know the likelihood of being involved in a tragedy is slim, but it changes the entire way we interact with large groups of people.
I wouldn't go that far. But yes 9/11 has changed people in this country psychologically.
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