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Old 04-11-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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I notice that a lot of people born in the 1990s call themselves "90s kids" and act as if they grew up in the 90s.

I was born in 1995 and even though I like a large amount of music and cinema from that decade, I barely remember it so I would never act like I was really part of it. Even someone born in 1990 was never older than a little kid at the end of it. I was a kid in the 2000s and the 2010s is my "coming of age" decade.

I think that to have really experienced the 90s, you would have had to have been born in the early 80s or earlier.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: PNW
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I know what you mean. I was born in 52, which means I grew up in that decade as a small child, but I consider myself more a "child of the 60's" when I still grew up a child, went through puberty, and entered young adulthood. I enjoyed both times.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I know what you mean. I was born in 52, which means I grew up in that decade as a small child, but I consider myself more a "child of the 60's" when I still grew up a child, went through puberty, and entered young adulthood. I enjoyed both times.
Same here, in fact my most memorable years were the late 60s, the hippie and rock concert days. I have referred to myself as a child of the 60s many times. Thinking about the 50s, there just wasn't anything that exciting about my first 8 years.
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Even though I was born during the Great Depression I don't remember much about it so I doubt those even born in 1990 really learned a lot about the 90's by living in them by the 4th or 5th grade..
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:04 PM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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I was born again in the 1990's, Hallelujah!!
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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i was born in the 90s and i rememeber quite a bit from the 90s.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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I was born in 1983. I grew up in the 90s and the majority of the 80s. I consider myself both an 80s and 90s kid. Anybody else who has issues with me having that viewpoint knows what they can do with themselves.

I love how, when I say that I was a child born into the cold war era, baby boomers and early Gen-Xers shoot me down just because I didn't live in the specific period *they* did, therefore I couldn't possibly have any idea. It really shows their personal insecurity and pettiness. I was born in the early 1980s. I remember when the Soviet Union finally fell (kindergarden-ish) and Czechoslovakia broke up (year 3). I remember seeing EBS tests on local TV with the civil defence logo in the background and at least once as a little kid asking mother what that "CD" in the triangle meant. I knew what the soviet flag was and what the hammer and sickle was (albeit had no clue, then, what it symbolized). I don't personally remember the Berlin Wall coming down (pre-K) but I know it definitely happened within my lifetime. Seems to me that for the majority of that decade the USSR existed just as much as it was when they lived it. Okay, so I was born near the tail end of that period in world history, but I was still born and living during that period and to decry another person as not screams of ignorance and ageism.

I mean, seriously? Yeah, I know I look younger than I am (people still ask me what high school I go to, not that I'm complaining), but... [/rant]

I mean, am I the only one who thinks about this stuff?

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Old 04-11-2018, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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I was born again in the 1990's, Hallelujah!!
Sorry, had to do a double-take there, because I thought you were an 1890s child


I was born in '93, and consider myself a 00s child, because that's the decade I became more socially aware and gradually developed my own ideas and independent thought.

That said, in terms of music I loathe new millennium output, much preferring 90s grunge, house and acid etc. But that's just music, most everything else is geared towards the 00s and 10s
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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If you were born in the early '90s you spent a good chunk of your childhood in a decade you have a right to claim it. If you were in grade school during that time you can definitely claim it. I'd say I am a late '90s early '00s kid. 1995 would be the very cut off for '90s kids.
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