…do we children of the 80’s get so nostalgic about that decade? Why do we talk about the 80’s as if it were the greatest decade ever? I never hear people who grew up in the 90’s waxing nostalgic about that decade. My dear wife and I were discussing this today over breakfast. Was there something unique about the 80’s that you don’t find with other decades? You don’t hear nostalgic songs being written about the 90’s, as far as I know. It is just very interesting to me. I love Bucky Covington’s song about the 80’s (though I didn’t like him that much on American Idol).
I know that there was a lot about the 80’s that was bad. It was very decadent and hedonistic. But there was an “innocence” about it as far as childhood goes that I don’t think was true of the 90’s. I could be wrong. Dead wrong. I’m trying to put my finger on why we tend to idolize that decade. Was it just because that was when we were children? I don’t know. Somebody help me. Please!