• 6 years 5 months ago
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    Do any of you born in the early or mid 80s consider yourselves 80s kids?

    For those born in the mid to late 70s or earlier, do you have a problem if those people consider themselves 80s kids?
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      I consider myself an 80s fan, not an 80s kid. The bulk of my youth was spent in the 90s, so I'm technically a 90s kid. That being said, I don't love the 90s like so many on here do. I'm an 80s fan because the decade has provided me with great escapes from the Hell that was my 90s youth.
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        I still consider myself an eighties kid even though i was a baby for the first half of the eighties, i experienced the toys, the clothes, the music and movies and i remember them and prefer them to this day. Also i had two older siblings that were born in 80 and 81 so that helps as well. Even well in to the early ninties alot of things were still eighties in my household.
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          I've said it once, and I'll say it again. I was born in 1985, and I do not consider myself an 80s kid, just an 80s baby.
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            I consider mid 80s babies 90s kids.
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              I was born in 80. Can remember most of my childhood from 1984 onward.

              What does that make me then? I've always considered myself an 80s kid.
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                I was born in 1983, so "technically" I'm not an 80s kid since I was six years old when the decade ended. But I'm a bigger fan of the 80s because my life kind of went to crap for most of the 90s. Some of my fondest memories are of my early childhood.
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                  shiroihikari wrote:
                  I was born in 1983, so "technically" I'm not an 80s kid since I was six years old when the decade ended. But I'm a bigger fan of the 80s because my life kind of went to crap for most of the 90s. Some of my fondest memories are of my early childhood.


                  I was also born in '83 towards the end so I "technically" am also a 90s kid, but that's not what I feel. The 80's were the best part of my childhood so that's the decade I identify with. It seems like once the 90s rolled around everything turned to crap for me. My parents got divorced, I finally forced to switch from leg braces to a wheelchair fulltime, and I moved away from all my friends. So the 80s represent a happier time for me which is why I latch on to that decade more.
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                    This topic has been beaten to death. Does it really matter what decade you were a kid in?
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                      mlw1984 wrote:
                      This topic has been beaten to death. Does it really matter what decade you were a kid in?


                      No, it doesn't. I was born in 1980 but remember disco music, classic rock, afros, bell-bottoms, All in the Family, and the Brady Bunch. Why? Because my parents experienced those times and watched those shows and listened to that music and still did when I was growing up through the '80s with checkerboard designs and neon colors everywhere when synthesizers dominated the music industry.

                      I didn't experience the '60s or the '70s but got a taste of them during childhood. I'm not a '70s kid at all but still got a sample of what the decade was like.


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                        mlw1984 wrote:
                        This topic has been beaten to death. Does it really matter what decade you were a kid in?


                        Which is why I'm bringing this up. What's with this "you're a 90s kid/you're not a 90s kid" crap? I don't remember having these kinds of arguments over who's an 80s kid or whatnot. But with this "90s kid" concept it seems like they want to make it into some exclusive club or something.

                        I for one don't care what someone calls themselves. If they're born in the mid 80s and call themselves 80s kids, or born in the mid 90s and call themselves 90s kids, it's no skin off my nose.
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                          Well, there are also a lot of older people who are like "If you were born during the 80s you can't be an 80s kid! You didn't see the REAL 80s!" and stuff like that. So it isn't just the younger people doing this.

                          I don't really care either way myself, but what DOES bother me is being told that I and my 14-year-old nephew are of the same "generation" (Gen Y). That's a total load of crap. Kids my nephew's age are of a completely different generation than me.
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                            lol this topic again, I'm a BIG 80's fan (have been since i was a kid), and now (since last year) I dress like the 80's (sometimes early 90's) a lot, i just think the styles of the 80's are great.
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                              I was born in the mid 80s. So I'm an 80s toddler, 90s child. I had two older siblings and I played with their toys and watched their tv shows because they were older and they said so...I appreciate 80s television more than some of my friends because I actually have memories of watching it. My dad had a thing for recording shows we liked on the Betamax. Carebears were on our walls and my sister had Strawberry Shortcake bedsheets. Punky Brewster was my first idol. We had a Teddy Rukspin the entire Little People city, including the Sesame Street side, haha. Anyways, even with clear-as-day memories like this, I still consider my self a 90's kid, or, at least 90% of one
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                                Let's fight over terminology again!
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                                  mlw1984 wrote:
                                  This topic has been beaten to death. Does it really matter what decade you were a kid in?


                                  YES IT DOES.

                                  Because old people hate youth.
                                  Old generations hate current generations.
                                  And they must argue with the youth about what they remember and what the decade they were kids was "really" about and how much the youth's generation sucks compared to theirs.

                                  It's a never ending cycle that will never stop.
                                  We'll be getting a similar thread based on the 70's kids soon enough.
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                                    I was born in 1975... I don't remember too much about the 70's, except a few vague memories that have nothing to do with the decade.

                                    I am 100% an 80's kid...

                                    My childhood buddy was born in 1980 (5yrs difference), and he would definately be an 80's kid, with a decent touch of early 90's. In the 80's, I remember the era of 2600's peak with Pitfall, and other Activision games, Transformers and watching Bugs Bunny before school. I remember ShowBiz Pizza being more fun than Chucky Cheese, and the days when our little malls were popular and crowded. I remember BMX biking and how skateboarding was never really 'in'.... so it was definately an 80's era...

                                    90's, I remember a lot about it, but definately wasn't a kid anymore... only my buddy was, so I had half the pleasure to enjoy it... but I remember a lot of 80's moments we've enjoyed together...

                                    I'd say a cut-off point would be 5yrs & above... 1985? You're a 90's kid. 1995? You're a oh-oh's kid. 1965? You're a disco dancin', gas-crisis, Hong Kong Phooey kid.

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                                      I was born in 76.. this means I am a 70's baby... but I grew up in the 80s, therefore making me an 80's kid!

                                      I was a teenager going into adulthood in the 90s.. and I only like 1990 to 1995.. everything after that sucked!
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                                        I was born in 1986 and I consider myself a 90s kid because that's when I started to become fully conscious of my existence and those around me and consciously became a participant in life when before I was operating in a subconscious state.
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                                          I would consider someone born in the early 80s (up to say 1983)to be an 80s kid, but not one born in the mid-80s. For example, I was born in the mid-70s, but do not consider myself to be a 70s kid.
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