Thread: Does this decade have an identity?

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    • 8 years 3 months ago
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    I love my generation.
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      • 8 years 3 months ago
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      This decade does seem to be having an identity crisis. It's just as materialistic as the 80s, if not more so. Technology changes every other day, seems like. Pop culture is in a kind of void. Maybe in ten years we'll be more able to assess what the hell was going on in this decade.
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        • 8 years 3 months ago
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        at least this decade is better than the 80s right?
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          Quote by shiroihikari
          This decade does seem to be having an identity crisis. It's just as materialistic as the 80s, if not more so. Technology changes every other day, seems like. Pop culture is in a kind of void. Maybe in ten years we'll be more able to assess what the hell was going on in this decade.


          I agree. It awalys seems easier to define a decade after it has passed than when it is happening.
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            • 8 years 3 months ago
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            hippies were mostly late 60's but whatever. anyway no I dont think this decade has an identity mostly cause nothing seems to last more than a year or 2. 2003-2004(lame punk bands) for example
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              Hippies actually really date back to the 50's, they were an extension of the Beatnick culture.

              This decade has mostly been pretty weak. Many kids today seem weak and over-protected to me and I think emo is a reflection of that.

              Also, I see a lot of Gen Xers taking for granted what they had/ have and many (fortunatley not all) bought right in to the reality show/ American Idol and or modern hipster lifestyle(s.)

              I will admit I got into the whole mp3 thing, out of frustration over the cd format (no matter how well I keep a cd it usually winds up getting scratched or deteriorating in some way.)
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                • 8 years 3 months ago
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                Quote by Maklu_IV
                Quote by the-micro-man
                Generation Y Contains:
                Emos
                Chavs
                Gangsta Kids
                Weaboos
                iPods
                Soulja Boy
                Screamo Music
                Preps


                I don't want to associate myself with it.


                Old man question: What's a "Chav"?


                It's like a pussyish, preppy version of a wigger. Almost exclusively white.
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                  A chav is the British version of a wigger.
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                    • 8 years 3 months ago
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                    i dont think we will know this generations identity until it has passed.
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                      Quote by Maklu_IV
                      Combining emo and terrorism: Shock and Waaah.


                      Oh man, that just made me laugh hard.
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                        • 8 years 3 months ago
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                        you cant tell when you are living in it really...
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                          • 8 years 3 months ago
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                          Quote by theguy73
                          The EMO generation? It seems this EMO thing has gotten out of control. They need to quit whining and just deal with it, what ever it happens to be.
                          they're not really whining.most emos are posers
                            • 8 years 3 months ago
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                            There's more things that can happen in this decade so I won't give it an identity yet especially if we are still living in it.
                              • 3 years 4 months ago
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                              There's no identity crisis, the 2000s is the decade of reality competitions.

                              Before anyone says that there were reality competitions before the year 2000: Like grunge in the eighties, pre-2000s reality competitions weren't ubiquitous.

                              Similar to grunge it had it's breakout year early in the decade (2000), and then went through it's golden age until about 2005 or 06. It's now having it's equivalent of post-grunge.
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                                • 3 years 4 months ago
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                                i think that this decade does have an identity because it's the digital age full of great gadgets and endless possibilities like mp3 players, dvds that have special features and scene selections on them also most films having great special effects
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                                  There's also Wikipedia and YouTube, not just as websites but as cultures. They are still around today, but they both had their golden days in the '00s.
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                                    • 3 years 4 months ago
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                                    Leftists generation, sissification of boys and feminism at it's worst, age of entitlement and socialist propaganda explosion(in the US begin of the siege warfare of liberals on the its Constitution)
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                                      Quote by Eddy
                                      Leftists generation, sissification of boys and feminism at it's worst, age of entitlement and socialist propaganda explosion(in the US begin of the siege warfare of liberals on the its Constitution)


                                      My experience was way better than yours I guess, at least in the first half of the decade.
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                                        • 3 years 4 months ago
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                                        I think the first few years of this decade so far will be viewed as the most forgettable years. Nothing about this decade so far stand's out on its own. With 1993 and 2003, you can see differences between the two. With 2003 and 2013, not so much in my opinion. I hope we start feeling like a new decade by 2014.
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                                          Quote by Kamen
                                          I think the first few years of this decade so far will be viewed as the most forgettable years. Nothing about this decade so far stand's out on its own. With 1993 and 2003, you can see differences between the two. With 2003 and 2013, not so much in my opinion. I hope we start feeling like a new decade by 2014.


                                          Don't count your chickens before they hatch. There might be a change most people aren't aware of yet. There are plenty of big noticable differences between 2003 and 2013 though. For exmaple, there was no YouTube or Facebook in 2003.
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