posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 10:34 AM
Having been born in 1970 the 80s were my biggest transitional years. From age 10 to age 20, I went from Jr High to my first 2 years of College, it was
a decade of self expression and growth through one of the biggest shifts in both technology and entertainment as well as global arena. We went from
simple over the air T.V. to cable and MTV, from 8 tacks to cassettes to floppy discs. We went from rotary dialed phones to push button to cell phones,
from the Commador and Atari to the Apple IIe and the beginnings of the internet. We went from a Cold War of Communistic fear to the celebration of
freedom and Democracy. In my opinion, the 80s were the last full decade of true self expression, the last decade of true originality as the 90s
brought remakes and not much more than simply improving what we already had. The Rock rocked, the Rap popped, lol even Classical music had a beat. All
of this I miss.
Having to pin it down to a few things I miss the most I would have to say, in agreement with a few of the posts before this one, the general
connection and politeness of society. Sure there was crime but when you walked down the street and your yes met anothers there was a smile and a
hello(sup, hey, whatever your flavor). I miss the basic honesty and courtesy among the general people. It seems to me the 90s brought an end to this
common place and society became cold and withdrawn. I miss the Womans long and wavy hair styles, not so much the ever popular mullet and I'm not sure
about the spandex pandemic lol. I miss the fact that things were made to last and were made of real materials(our cars were still made of steal) as
the 90s brought us the disposable and the plastic(fake). I suppose we should have seen the World we live in coming with the beginnings of cooperate
disregard to natural and public safety that began in the 80s(yes it existed prior but we didn't know it was a problem) with the blatant conscious
dumping of chemicals into our water supplies to save a buck or two even after the effects became known.