In this CNN article, “What Era Do You Wish You Had Grown Up In?” the writer discusses how many people wished they grew up in a different era and asks us what our opinions are.
Question: What era do you wish you grew up in? Are you happy to be coming of age in 2020, or do you envy a previous time? Tell us why. (Be as specific as possible: Is it the culture and style of an era that attract you? The ethos and values? The people and events?)
One show that I am absolutely obsessed with is Stranger Things. I watched all three seasons in about 3 days because it was that good. The vibes of the 1980s are immaculate. They were the “simpler” times that I wish for. Despite the fantasy/fiction with the plot, the older televisions, walkie talkies, and just being able to explore fully without cellphones or social media sounds so fun. I feel like modern day teens are so toxic and ready to “cancel”/judge people over anything. Although there are judgemental people in the 1980s as well, it’s not a “trend” and overall I think the people would be a lot nicer. However, I do love 2020 as well because of the convenience of things, but I think 1980s love would be a lot better. 2020 is known for the “hookup culture” which I am not about.
Artwork by Jacquelyn Ryu