I've read and observed that the decade experience really runs from the middle of one decade to the middle of the next. For example, most people think of the 60's as a time of social upheaval, hippies, civil rights, Woodstock; most of which happened in the mid to late 60's. The true 60's as they are remembered took place between 1965 and 1974. Disco took off in the late 70's, etc.
Originally Posted by pippi
Fiver is correct, it is freeing to not have to impress someone, to be accepted for who you really are.
Terrorism + global warming + recession + loss of civil rights in trade for illusions of security in the west.
These were really the only things that consistantly showed up throughout the entire decade, and weren't just for a small section of it.
100 years from now, that's really the only things that happened in large enough scale for anyone to care about. There's lots of little things that went on, like the war down in israel for a lil bit, and some other semi-major things, but they didn't last long enough to have broad reaching effects. Ask someone about the 1940's, ZOMG WW2! Why? Because nothing else really happened on a global scale other than nuclear power and the start of the cold war, and those are far longer reaching past that point, and so are viewed as extensions of ww2, or in seperate decades.
It doesn't matter if they're right. If they can't proove they're right, then they're wrong. No matter how right they may be.