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    Default Why is everyone my age so obsessed with the 90s? You were a baby in the 90s?

    I constantly get invited to 90's themed parties, and I even recognize myself wearing 90's looking clothes sometimes... and I'm d o n e
    Don't get me wrong, I'm naturally nostalgic and I happen to like 90's music a shit ton, but I don't base my life on reliving the 90's? WHY IS IT SO GOD DAMN TRENDY TO DRESS LIKE YOUR COURTNEY LOVE? OR GAVIN ROSSDALE?

    Same thing with this new tumblr 'hippy' thing going on, that is 12x more annoying for me, because I love a lot of relaxing practices like for example cleansing my chakras, charging stones, making lil cute herbal nick nacks for good luck. My friends are way more into than me, and I wouldn't really ever classify myself as a spirtual person, but I would never brag about how cool I am because I do yoga. My good friend is a Yogi and teaches classes, and she recently had an experience making a twitter. Some girl followed her, and her name was like 'goodvibes' something lame. She showed me her twitter page, and it was legitimately just hash tags of everything "hippy" and she was being super disrespectful too. she tweeted for example: "gotta smoke this blunt to cleanse myyy chakras hahah much needed (:" "omggg love sublime scarlet begonias is so well written!!!" "ugggh why do nooo guys wear tie-dye anymore!!!" Me and my friend continued to creep on about 3 other girls like her on twitter. Then my friend deleted her twitter lol.

    I'm not trying to be a TOTAL HIPSTER here, but It's scary. I know it's just a teenage thing, but it's so stupid and it is the definition of annoying. It seems like with more social media people are trying so hard to stand out yet belong at the same time. I keep on seeing people legitimately living their lives according to tumblr trends. I love tumblr don't get me wrong, but it's MIND BLOWING, how kids blindly follow people and moralize them as good people/admire them just because of pretty pictures. It alters your mind set a little bit, idk. I just wanted to see if anyone else agrees with me.
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    Yeaaaa, this 90s/hippy phenomena is pretty prevalent, I'm not sure why either, but this is my guess...

    All I know is that the latest "trend" these days is to be something unique or different (which is hilariously ironic). And I think the "unique trend" may be derived from all the outlets into social media. A faiirrrrr amount of people want to popular (this applies to every time period, not necessarily this one). And social media gives people a chance become popular on a larger scale (this is no longer about who wears the cutest A&F outfit at school, it's about who stands OUT amongst the thousands of users on instagram).

    The 90s vibe presents this very quirky decade personality. Because it's a time period where a lot of people will say "oh yaaa, I remember that" it even adds more charm to the quirkiness. For example, I'd say that the 80s had a lot of flair, but being born in 92, the 90s is wayyy more relatable.
    I believe the whole "hippy" thing is popular, because, again, it's different and it stands out. The image of a "hippy" is to be one with nature, being kind to Mother Earth, and balancing chakras and yaddy yaddy ya. This goes against the "standard American ideal" which is simply to make money and to be confined to the society's expectations. By yelling out, "I'm not a slave to society!", you're definitely standing out.

    Obviously, not everyone of those 90s obsessed teenagers reblogs with this mentality. I'd say a FAIR amount of them are fostering the growth of this movement, BECAUSE it's popular (oh the irony, the irony). I used to work at American Apparel (they sell a freakload of 90s garb), and groups of 14 year olds would walk in and try on some high-waisted "mom jeans" and tell their mom "omg, i saw Susan and Amy wearing these, so I have to get these!"

    Meh, well that's my guess regarding the psychology behind this 90s and hippy trend. I could be totally wrong, but your question really intrigued me

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    Every generation has it's stupid bullshit they're obsessed with. Ours just happens to be a rather boring decade in which most of us where barely sentient.

    Also, hipsters that's why.

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    It's a nostalgia thing, much like there's the 80s thing coming out that appeals to the 20-30 somethings. It's like a connection to one's youth. Though the 80s and 90s represented economic prosperity for the western world as a whole. Given the current economic slump, it makes sense for us to want to return to an era that things were going relatively decent. The hippie culture might be a response towards the commercialism thing, the green movement.... then again, this is speculation.
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    I am so out of touch now.

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    Well, we were obsessed with the 80s just a bit ago. Pretty soon we'll have moved on to the 2000s.
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    Not sure why it caught on. I think these things happen for a lot of reasons. Strangely enough, teens have a tendency to like things their parents listen to, contrary to popular mythology. There always seems to be a small popular resurgence of decades old style connected to when a certain generation is of age to have children with some buying power.

    I think the whole grunge thing is also pretty refreshing in contrast with the currently popular heavily produced music/styles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling View Post
    It's a nostalgia thing, much like there's the 80s thing coming out that appeals to the 20-30 somethings. It's like a connection to one's youth. Though the 80s and 90s represented economic prosperity for the western world as a whole. Given the current economic slump, it makes sense for us to want to return to an era that things were going relatively decent. The hippie culture might be a response towards the commercialism thing, the green movement.... then again, this is speculation.
    This makes sense.

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    I think corporate media plays it up too. Easy nostalgia value, no need to create anything new, and lots of bright colors. And wouldn't ya know it? They just eat it right up.
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    you know why? Because Gavin Rossdale is hot and Courtney Love is cool...that's it!

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