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PastGarden
A lot of teenagers get very defensive when their memories are not considered "retro" by older peers. For example, on RetroJunk, there is a Spongebob article from 2005. One person says that eight years isn't old enough for something to be retro, then another person replies using curse words.

Why are "teenagers" so desperate for their childhoods to be "retro"?
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Vaporman87
I was never so desperate. Perhaps because those years were genuinely BETTER to be growing up in than now. I can't say for sure. I do know that I sometimes wish I could spend a great deal of time living in the 50's or early 60's. That would be awesome.
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PastGarden

Vaporman87 wrote :
I was never so desperate. Perhaps because those years were genuinely BETTER to be growing up in than now. I can't say for sure. I do know that I sometimes wish I could spend a great deal of time living in the 50's or early 60's. That would be awesome.


I've sometimes wished that I could be a bit older too, but when I was a teenager, I didn't go around name-calling older people and saying "things have changed from three years ago, how dare you say it's not retro".

Better times or not, teenagers should be looking to their future, not their past.
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PastGarden wrote :
I've sometimes wished that I could be a bit older too, but when I was a teenager, I didn't go around name-calling older people and saying "things have changed from three years ago, how dare you say it's not retro".

Better times or not, teenagers should be looking to their future, not their past.


Agreed. Solemnly reflecting on good times is something we love doing and sharing here.

Wishing time away for yourself to be grouped into something because you consider it somehow cool, that's not healthy.
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PastGarden wrote :

A lot of teenagers get very defensive when their memories are not considered "retro" by older peers. For example, on RetroJunk, there is a Spongebob article from 2005. One person says that eight years isn't old enough for something to be retro, then another person replies using curse words.



Why are "teenagers" so desperate for their childhoods to be "retro"?

Curse words? Real mature. Curse words are only for folks who have nothing intelligent to say.

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Curse words are only for folks who have nothing intelligent to say.



I disagree.


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Vaporman87
Richard Prior was not funny at all to me. I've never understood his appeal.

Carlin though, he was a master. Didn't care for his language one bit, but man he was funny.

And he had a whole other side to him. It's funny to hear him narrate Thomas The Tank Engine versus doing stand-up.
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           Vaporman87 wrote:
          
Richard Prior was not funny at all to me. I've never understood his appeal.



I can see if you don't care for his standup; all routines are not for all people. How about his movies, though? Moving, See No Evil Hear No Evil, The Toy...?  Nothing for you there?
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Vaporman87
I did enjoy "The Toy" and "See No Evil, Hear No Evil". Also, he was mildly entertaining in Superman 3 (despite the movie being terrible overall). Brewster's Millions was all good.
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blueluigi
PastGarden wrote:
"A lot of teenagers get very defensive when
their memories are not considered "retro" by older peers. For example,
on RetroJunk, there is a Spongebob article from 2005. One person says
that eight years isn't old enough for something to be retro, then
another person replies using curse words.




Why are "teenagers" so desperate for their childhoods to be "retro"?"






(quote button doesn't work for some reason, so I decided to use this as my method of responding)

I think it has a lot to do with how badly influenced they are by all the 20-30 year old nostalgiatards on the internet who talk about how everything was a lot better in the 80s and 90s, and make claims that the current generation "sucks". It's because of that they're refusing to enjoy their childhoods just the way the are, and are jumping on the bandwagon on what the adults have to say. Really, this era is not as bad as what these nostalgiatards make it out to be, and I would much rather that these kids would just enjoy their childhoods just the way they are instead of basing everything they see of what these old farts have to say, which is all nothing more than a generation gap.

Though that is one thing about this era I do hate... the influence the internet tends to have on younger kids. Some of those kids who try to sound all "cool" and "mature" based on what these said adults post online, and they also have less supervision from parents. This is also true when they have access to some of the mature rated content that's posted on sites like Youtube. That's one of the things that companies and parents should try to take more action on, and find ways to make the internet a safe and fun place for them without having any ways to badly influence them.
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