What year or era do you miss most?

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  1. Jun 17, 2018 #1

    da3ley

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    Its the 80's for me....what about you, and why?
     
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    The Cretaceous: no television, no robo-calls (no calls at all!), and a person could really get close to nature. Maybe not too close, though. It's a damn shame about that meteorite.:(
     
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    Yes to before tv and before the phone and tranquil sundays, a yellow sun, food sans additives, clean water etc.
     
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    I don't particularly miss any year or time period but I do remember how "simple" things seemed to be back in my 1970s childhood:
    We listened to our parents and took a punishment when we deserved one and no one called the cops or social services
    There were fat kids back then but we were also active, using our imaginations and playing outside all the time
    We ate what we wanted and said what we wanted
    Somehow I made it to adulthood without using a cell phone and I barely use mine now.

    Do I want to relive those times? Hell no, I don't miss school and childhood a bit, I just think it was a simpler time is all.
     
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    The 60s ...the first half was 3 channels of innocent black and white TV, the second half was sex, drugs and rock&roll. No other decade since did something as weird as that!
     
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    Whatever time I didn’t worry about paying bills!!
     
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    The 90s.

    The X Files, Tim Burton Batman movies, the SNES, relative economic stability (in North America, at least), and also I had zero responsibilities on account of being a toddler. That was nice.
     
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    I miss the 80s, early 80s. HIV was just a whisper, the club scene was fun, I was too young to be there which made it even better. Skin tight Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, Nike high tops on my feet. I might have had a mullet as well but I threw away my yearbooks. High school sucked but there were a couple short years where I didn’t care..... then life went on
     
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    I miss the early '80s, last two years of high school - spring days working on my tan during most classes - and college. Ah, college. So many books, so little time!
     
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    I actually prefer today since I like where technology is at.

    Having said that, I'd like to redo the late 90's. I felt much older than I actually was back then, so to better appreciate being in my early 20's would have been fantastic.
     
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    I seem to gravitate to the 70's. The cars, the music, the movies.
     
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    The 70s.
     
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    I came of age in the '80s as part of the Brat Pack era. The future seemed wide open, as though I could sculpt my life into anything I wanted it to be. At times, the promise of possibility was downright exhilarating.

    In spite of all that, I'd choose the '70s as my favorite time. Everyone whom I knew and loved was still alive back then, and those memories are incredibly precious to me.
     
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    Aside from the advances in technology and the (somewhat, still plenty of progress yet to be made) greater inclusiveness of society, I kinda feel like the world has been going downhill ever since right around the turn of the 21st century. Like things peaked mid-90's and started coming back down around 1997 or so. And then when 9/11 happened followed by the Great Recession, that was really The End of the Good Times. I had hoped we might have a post-war bounce back like the mid-50's boom after WW2, but so far I don't see any signs of that happening any time soon.
     
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    The late 80’s to early 90’s. Was still in highscool and living at home=no worries.
     
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    Definitely the late 90s for me. Partying every weekend, no worries. Ya know, party like it's 1999! lol! :D
     
  18. Nov 8, 2018 #18

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    I miss the day before yesterday.
    But I also still miss the day before tomorrow.

    That's all I can present so far.
     
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    The 90s was fun time but I wouldn't go back to the past. I would rather see the future. Futuristic era
     
  20. Nov 8, 2018 #20

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    I'm with you, Daisy.

    Although if it was living a part of my life over, I'd go for the 80s, but less for nostalgia and more to take better advantage of opportunities.
     

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