Old-timers

When did you start feeling old? When I hit 30 I thought that that was it for me. Everything seemed to slow down. No more staying up late, and I preferred spending my evenings at home rather than at the pub. Not to mention that working out became a necessity and a priority as my knees were already making creaky sounds.

Also, I was beginning to use certain sayings more and more…

As a teen, whenever someone started a sentence with “back in my day”, I would cringe. Yeah, yeah, old man, back in your day people respected each other, prices were lower, cars were bigger, the sun brighter and the Earth revolved counterclockwise. Good for you!

But guess what! As years passed by, I began to appreciate more and more how things were back in my day. When I compare my sister’s youth years with mine (bear in mind that she’s 12 years younger than me), I can only say that she’d missed on so many great things.

Like phones with actual buttons!! Having the smallest phone was the cherry on the top of the cake.

Listening to music on a walkman and collecting cassette tapes. The first MP3s that barely had 500Mb, then the first iPod.

No internet!! Instead, reading magazines to keep in touch with the novelties, and buying TV Guides to know what shows to watch and what not to miss.

Listening to Spice Girls, collecting Action Man stickers, watching Power Rangers! Decorating your bedroom with posters of your favorite idols.

Diversity!!! The whole town was divided into groups: the skaters, the rollers, the bikers, the rappers, the emo kids, the goth kids, the punkers, and so on. Kids had so much more personality and creativity and explored fashion and music and sports at another level. Whenever I go outside today it seems that everyone is wearing the same clothes, always staring at their phones, gathering in a pub, and doing nothing, as if they have no interests.

And so on and so forth.

Compared to how things are today or how I see them, I feel lucky to have lived through the 90s and 2000s. But every generation feels this way about their past days.

Is it just nostalgia or are times actually declining?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. colinmcqueen says:

    LOL! It’s all been downhill from the sixties! Honestly, I think whatever your age was, that was the golden age. I hear people claiming that the 80’s was the golden age for music and I despair! 😜😜😜

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  2. Wic says:

    I think you’re right. Everything seems to be merging into one and like multiple colours when you mix them the eventual result always seems the same. The internet seems to be bringing all ideas and cultures together and eventually we’ll all have been exposed to the same ideas and trends, all absorbed the same and all end up being the same😕. Back in the day, do you remember having to walk to the library to learn something new?

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    1. moonraven44 says:

      Oh, yes! Going to the library and having to read multiple books to write a report. I loved staying in the library.

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  3. Amorina Rose says:

    Not declining, changing and not always for the best.

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