College students reminisce about 90’s too frequently

Published by adviser, Author: Hannah McLaughlin - Commentary, Date: February 13, 2014
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Ok kids it’s time for some real talk. Most of us here are like 18-22 years old, meaning we were born in the early 1990’s. We grew up with Rugrats and Gack and early years of Disney Channel Movies. It was a different time. Some would argue a simpler time. But I am here to say something that might make me more unpopular than I already am.

STOP TALKING ABOUT THE 90’S AS IF IT WAS THE BEST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!

If I hear one more person talk about how they’re part of the last generation that had really great TV/music/movies/toys/sugar cereal, I’m going to lose my mind. You were 10 years old maximum during the 90’s. Shows weren’t better, you were just younger. And why do you even have strong opinions about today’s children’s products, ya weirdo? Do you enjoy feeling superior to children?

I just don’t understand why people get into a frenzy when they say ‘oh it’s such a shame that today’s kids won’t have the same memories that we do’. It’s not a shame, it’s how time works. If this behavior continues, we’re going to be a generation of oversized toddlers. Do you really want to live in a world in which 25 year old adults hold firm opinions about which evolution of Pokemon is the best?

Now I still enjoy watching the odd Disney movie and who among us can’t say they haven’t watched an episode of Hey Arnold at 4 a.m.. But that doesn’t mean that you should whine and fret over the state of children’s programing today. This isn’t Neverland. It’s time to grow up.

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