For those of you that were around in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, what do you miss the most about those times?

For those of you that were around in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, what do you miss the most about those times?

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  1. i miss the sense of community that was present in those times. people were more connected to each other and there was a greater sense of shared experience.

  2. The internet was simple in the 90s. Not the huge ad riddled, conspiracy theory infected, politically influenced, machine for thought control that it is today.

    I miss leaving the house and not being able to be reached.

  3. Old fuckers like me say this a lot… but that kids don’t just “Go out and play” is still really weird to me.

    “Bye Mom!”

    “Okay. Be back when the streetlights come on!”

  4. I was born in the 70s, but didn’t experience them. Grew up in the 80s but too young to understand. 90s, I would say was a magical time. I had a lot of firsts in the 90s

  5. Simplicity and the pace of life. I remember a lot from the 80s and 90s (Born in 81) but the 2000s become a blur. I think because moments were more meaningful and I was more fully present.

  6. Life was a little bit harder than now and less convenient but you could just be non contactable by unplugging the home phone.

    I try to not look at it through Rose coloured glasses and have nostalgia

  7. The world just felt so much bigger, which meant bigger possibilities. With technology we’re now connected to most parts of the world and can essentially see what’s going on 24/7. Not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing, but when you were younger you didn’t have that access, which made the world feel large and full of possibilities

    People just seemed to be a lot more connected to the moment and the environment around them, rather than their online personas. Nowadays you go somewhere and there’s always people who are more interested in getting the perfectly curated Instagram pictures to share with their following rather than being present with those around them

  8. My pop had an old 63 Chevy Impala work car, the keys were rusted into the ignition and trunk lock. I’m not so sure that the doors had ever been locked, we never locked anything then.

  9. I was born in 69. My children were born in the 00s. I think I would have really enjoyed being a parent in the 70s and 80s when were weren’t expected to always be worried about and helicoptering our children. We all know kids had a lot of freedom, but it must of been less stressful for the parents too.

  10. Affordability of major life milestones.

    My parents got their degrees without debt because student loans weren’t a thing yet. Then a few years later they bought a house with a 20 year fixed rate mortgage.

  11. I grew up in the 90s, and honestly, it was more peaceful.

    I was 16 when 9/11 happened and the world literally changed overnight. I imagine teenagers gorging up through Covid will have a similar experience.

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