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Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?

 
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I was in middle school in California at that time. I began high school the next year. I can tell you based on first-hand experience that you're mostly wrong. People acted different in front of video cameras for sure, but the joyful atmosphere you see in the video captured the essence of how things were.

The video embedded in the original post is a typical example from that time period. That's the way it was.
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Huh. I was a little kid. By the time I got to high school, things were much drearier I guess.
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I remember you having an Australian flag.

This thread is mostly about upper middle class American life in the 1980s which I was lucky enough to experience.

The dreary part was happening too. Like this.


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Yea I am American living in Australia. I experienced that life but I was just young. The 80’s seemed magical, but I just figured it seemed that way because I was a kid.
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The 1990s seemed magical when I was a little child. It seems like after 2001 a dark cloud enveloped everything and never left.
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I only see a lot of young people trying to self-portrait themselves and trying to grasp everyone's attention. Egoism combined with proudness are at the beginning of each downfall...
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No school shootings either.
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Let see. No massive immigration like now.
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I graduated in 1988, and I quickly skimmed through the video. I'm not going to watch an entire video of somebody elses high school. But, I was a little surprised to see that those kids were dressed and acted exactly the way we were in my high school, and my school was in a different state.

I'll tell you how it was, and then you'll know what went wrong. First of all, we did not have cell phones, so we had to use the land line in our parents home.

Oh shit, I'm not going to write a lengthy memory lane biography, let's just say it kicked ass! We could say anything, anything we wanted to say. Fuck it, I could yell J-w boy at the top of my lungs, and I might piss somebody off, but that was on me. The music of the 80's was great. We had Ronald Reagan as our President. We had cars we could afford. We smoked pot, drank beer, and just had fun. Nobody really had a care. We knew we were heading to college for even more fun!
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We had rock and roll hair. You had flock of seagulls hair..

We smoked bongs. You smoked cloves..
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Whatever .....

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Do you people not realize how controlled children are these days? From the time they are very small the schools are very controlling and students don't have anywhere near the sort of freedom they would need to be happy and carefree like you used to see.
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Internet zombies.

No real food or water anymore.

Horrible people in charge for decades

We have been lied too for far too long.
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your school had cocaine and datsuns

mine had cameras and compulsory bag search/pat down

and cops, with guns, on duty....


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Many of the students that drove trucks in my High School had gun racks full of rifles and shotguns in their rear windows parked in the High School parking lot, and no-one got shot, ever... imagine that.
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Video full of sluts and date rapist.
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Can't have both at the same time
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The world population has just about literally double in that time.
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Do you believe in the theory that the number of souls ran out, and the world is full of "organic portals" (soulless humans) now?
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Not sure, but it sure would explain a lot...
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I believe it somewhat. Not that the number of souls cannot be increased (but why?), but that many souls have finished their lessons on earth, and are no longer reincarnating. Leaving souless portals walking around.
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Soulless portals ahhh
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to me it looks like they are still copying the fashion/music idol trends of the day but the difference is their culture you had to practice and be real good at guitar or singing this was before being a killer, gang member, pimp, drug dealer, subversive activist, oppressed colored or sexuality victim became the 'cool' edgy thing. dont forget, ten years after these kids graduated they had kids and they let those kids make the spice girls and backstreet boys multi millionaires. everyone sucks no matter the year.
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Even the music was utlracool. This was approximately the peak of human civilization. We'll never return to being like this.

Was it just the Internet destroying human relationships or more than that?


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Well, I had autism back then, so I dont miss it

I was the quiet one, always staring into my book

Now everyone is just like me, quiet, staring down into their phone

Really weird to see. Its like the world flipped on its head

I never even see guys looking at pretty girls anymore as they walk by. They prefer their phone
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It's not "random" if you picked it. You chose this particular video to make a point, to drive home your message. Nothing random about that.
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Yeah OP picks a video taken of and by the "popular" kids in an 80s high school. I can guarantee it was pure hell for the other kids. Fuck high school.This just confirm s the type of asshat that frequents this forum reliving thecHigh School popularity contest glory days. PATHETIC.
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Your just mad you have to live in mommy's basement.
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Thanks for proving my point asshat.
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Diversity happened..not a single black kid in that video

Now it’s all gang members in schools terrorzing people, there’s no such thing as rich or poor kids just dangerous vs non dangerous
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It's not "random" if you picked it. You chose this particular video to make a point, to drive home your message. Nothing random about that.
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OP here. The video was recommended out of the blue by YouTube's algorithm. That's random in my book.
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your school had cocaine and datsuns

mine had cameras and compulsory bag search/pat down

and cops, with guns, on duty....


yew fucks
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Many of the students that drove trucks in my High School had gun racks full of rifles and shotguns in their rear windows parked in the High School parking lot, and no-one got shot, ever... imagine that.
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your school had cocaine and datsuns

mine had cameras and compulsory bag search/pat down

and cops, with guns, on duty....


yew fucks
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verysad
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Do you people not realize how controlled children are these days? From the time they are very small the schools are very controlling and students don't have anywhere near the sort of freedom they would need to be happy and carefree like you used to see.
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at age 11 12 13. i had from sun up to sun down to run around in the deep woods and all over the contryside, all by myself.

i would pick a few friends up among the way. play wiffle ball or football or kick ball in the morning. take a break at some random kids house. run back outside and ride bikes for hours. take a hike in the woods for another few hours. go swimming in the afternoon. all this with little adventures during the day and night , with whoever happened to be my same age and around at the same time. all day everyday. for the entire summer. without one adult bothering us. ever.

from age 11- 18. just got to school. pay attention do your best. treat people like the church teaches. obey god. respect your elders. be home by dArk
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
yeah. i graduated in 1989.

high school was horrible. the kids were horrible to each other. although they pretended to be friends. it was very fake and hierarchy based off how much money/connections you had and how populate u were.

everybody got shit on. even the popular kids.

but there was an element of innocence. more so the. what’s in the kids now
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The boundaries of a good culture are always tested and stretched, particularly by younger people. That's been true since the time of Socrates.

What has happened over the past 30 years is that boundaries are now so broken, modern culture is taking a high dive over the cliff.

Ruthless, violent, misery-inducing ultra-liberal Mao Tse-tung in 1960's China enlisted millions of mainly younger people to rip down what few Chinese traditions and norms still existed in already-Communist (and suffering) China. His program was known as the Cultural Revolution.

Millions of people saw their possessions, livelihoods and even lives wiped out. Reeducation camps were set up all over China.

Cell phones, personal computers and Facebook didn't exist back then. But berserk liberalism/leftism did.

In 2020, we're now dealing with a China that has been Wuhan-virus-ized and a US-based leftism that is attempting a Yankee/Uncle Sam/Lady Liberty version of Mao's Cultural Revolution.

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I graduated in 1988, and I quickly skimmed through the video. I'm not going to watch an entire video of somebody elses high school. But, I was a little surprised to see that those kids were dressed and acted exactly the way we were in my high school, and my school was in a different state.

I'll tell you how it was, and then you'll know what went wrong. First of all, we did not have cell phones, so we had to use the land line in our parents home.

Oh shit, I'm not going to write a lengthy memory lane biography, let's just say it kicked ass! We could say anything, anything we wanted to say. Fuck it, I could yell J-w boy at the top of my lungs, and I might piss somebody off, but that was on me. The music of the 80's was great. We had Ronald Reagan as our President. We had cars we could afford. We smoked pot, drank beer, and just had fun. Nobody really had a care. We knew we were heading to college for even more fun!
TBC-whocaresTBC-stfuTBC-stokedTBC-dance000hN00mrbill
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Class of '88 were AMATURES compared to the Class of '83.

We used to hang little fuckers like you from your pants belt loops at the top of the cafeteria doors and laugh while you cried.. in '83 there was no fear of herps or aidz; our chicks PUT OUT or got the fk out of our cars!

We had rock and roll hair. You had flock of seagulls hair..

We smoked bongs. You smoked cloves..
 Quoting: 1983 1292386


Whatever .....

We had the Funky Cold Medina, and The Love Shack. chuckle




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Exactly, the dawn of the Kardashian generations to come..


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What a fucking stupid video.LMAO. pathetic
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That's a lot of Mullet!

I graduated 2003, it was a fucking blast!

Playing in bands, everyone partying together... cell phones were somewhat new (nokias) and many still had beepers.

No social media!
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I graduated in 1988, and I quickly skimmed through the video. I'm not going to watch an entire video of somebody elses high school. But, I was a little surprised to see that those kids were dressed and acted exactly the way we were in my high school, and my school was in a different state.

I'll tell you how it was, and then you'll know what went wrong. First of all, we did not have cell phones, so we had to use the land line in our parents home.

Oh shit, I'm not going to write a lengthy memory lane biography, let's just say it kicked ass! We could say anything, anything we wanted to say. Fuck it, I could yell J-w boy at the top of my lungs, and I might piss somebody off, but that was on me. The music of the 80's was great. We had Ronald Reagan as our President. We had cars we could afford. We smoked pot, drank beer, and just had fun. Nobody really had a care. We knew we were heading to college for even more fun!
TBC-whocaresTBC-stfuTBC-stokedTBC-dance000hN00mrbill
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Hate to say but you guys all looked the same over the country because you were watching so much mtv. You mimicked everything you saw - everything got homogenized. You were fed godless cool people 24/7 and they all were egotistical, selfish, narcist, taught to be rowdy party animals who had crazy sex and abortions with no guilt -- hedonists. You all are 50 now - are your shrinks allowing you to cry and morn the loss of how superficial you were all pushed into being?

Happy and real ?? maybe near the mid to late 70s still around then.
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It's not "random" if you picked it. You chose this particular video to make a point, to drive home your message. Nothing random about that.
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OP here. The video was recommended out of the blue by YouTube's algorithm. That's random in my book.
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How weird is it you sit around watching videos of High School Kids?
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I never even see guys looking at pretty girls anymore as they walk by. They prefer their phone
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Or in 2020, they may also not even be sure about their sexuality or gender.

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your school had cocaine and datsuns

mine had cameras and compulsory bag search/pat down

and cops, with guns, on duty....


yew fucks
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Many of the students that drove trucks in my High School had gun racks full of rifles and shotguns in their rear windows parked in the High School parking lot, and no-one got shot, ever... imagine that.
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B00M3RS LOVE LAWS
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Leftists love laws
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The People far more intelligent than millennialss spent 30 years trying to get their printer to work while the world burnt down around them.
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I never even see guys looking at pretty girls anymore as they walk by. They prefer their phone
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Or in 2020, they may also not even be sure about their sexuality or gender.

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Right? Look up Elizabeth Hurleys kid. WEIRD !
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You got old
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Diversity happened..not a single black kid in that video

Now it’s all gang members in schools terrorzing people, there’s no such thing as rich or poor kids just dangerous vs non dangerous
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There are some black students in the video. bsmeter2





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