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

 
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A hell of a lot FAT people then!!! I miss those days!!!
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Immigration bad.
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Growing up me and my friends in the UK were so jealous of American High Schools...the fact they had no uniforms, everyone drove cars, partied all the time, huge sports fields, we all thought it was like the high school movies we used to watch.
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Fewer were raised by single moms. Fewer raised in daycares or by working moms. The grew up with socializing with other kids more becuase there weren't the indoor home entertainments there are now.

Television was more restrained in what it would show. Married With Children was the trashiest behavior you'd see by far, and it was ridiculed. A guy being called an Al Bundy was not a compliment.

Although the media promoted androgyny men were still men and women were still women. There was no confusion. Men in drag were entertaining and funny, but restricted to gay nightclubs as they should be.

Cultural norms were such that acting trashy was not acceptable. Women who wore spandex as pants, or skin-tight tank tops with their udders pushing out were rightly viewed as trash.

Sluttiness was still stigmatized.

Black American culture was still dominated by soul music, when singers grew up learning in gospel choirs at church.

People were not as materialistic although they seemed at the time so excessive. Most kids, as well as their parents, could remember a lower overall standard of living.

They weren't as spoiled, still expected to do household chores and have a part time job if they wanted spending money.

The music was better because kids were raised with a work ethic and a sense of hierarchy - some people are just better athletes or artists because of both talent and hard work. There were no participation trophies. If you wanted people telling you that you're great, you had to EARN it.
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"Diversity" and the Internet is what happened.
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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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Simple answer. Liberals, Democraps, homosexuals and minorities have done it to us. They have ruined all things good we once held. Truth is truth and they are the poison.
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Also to add... wWith the rise of media saturation (movies, tv,videos, reality tv, social media) comes a self awareness that kids didn't usually attain until about 30.

Used to be kids were just kids. They got their identity from their families, hobbies, friends. They were free to be themselves, explore who they were, make mistakes, build character.

Now, they have an infinite amount influences and the camera rolling 24/7. They feel intense scrutiny and a need to be both novel and perfect.

They can go viral into fame or shame. Every mistake is documented forever, there is no time to rest, they have to keep up with the latest trend to be relevant. Their identity is formed entirely online. It's not real.

At a human level they know and feel this inauthenticity. It's creates despondency, loneliness and nihilsm. Or it cause disassociation.

Scary times when you think that these same people are also having kids themselves.

Is humanity lost?
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Interesting observation.

Of course there was peer pressure at school, fashion, popularity contests, who had a car, etc., but after a day of dealing with that, you could stop when you left and be yourself.

Now that type of pressure and self-consciousness is 24 hours a day, with self-esteem often coming from how many likes you get for staring into a camera that you're aiming at your own face.

Being phony and trying to measure up to artificial and meaningless standards had a daily time limit, and you had the whole summer to be free of all the bullshit.
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the 80's were the best times! very different than today . best style best music all fun times and careers were booming money was great. clubs were awesome!today is trash; music is garbage kids are very immature.today is just a struggle. people knock the decade because they only see photos and some of the movies .but to live it it was the best time in anyone's life who grew up in it. guaranteed!
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It sounds weird now, but we used to say that things were "bitchen" if they were really good. Remember that? lol

The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager!
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And the words "gay" and "stupid" were synonymous.

"Gay" was dual-use, and could be said to mean both things, simultaneously... it didn't necessarily just mean homosexual depending on context.

I still use it that way.
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Democrat propaganda and Islam
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That was 100% my school. Graduated in 88 and it was just like that video. The 80’s really were the best decade.
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"Diversity" and the Internet is what happened.
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^This. You don’t even see kids playing outside. We lived outside practically. Internet promoted perverts acting on their perversions.
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The people in that video are the parents of the kids & the teachers of the kids that are fucking everything up now!

wtf
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You can guarantee only the cool kids were filmed

Not sure who to blame, the cool kids or the uncool kids. Anyone figure it out?
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The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
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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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What happened is that these high school kids had children of their own and didn't give a shit about them. As a result, their kids turned into circus freaks.
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Disagree.

My GenZs are very conservative and laugh at the blue hair freakshows. Don't even get them started on the furrys and the idiots who don't know where to pee.
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conservative gen z's=they get it because it really is this simple

boys have a penis and girls have a vagina, basic truth we all understood back then

any less produces misery that accompanies all the cascading lies from there

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the 80's were the best times! very different than today . best style best music all fun times and careers were booming money was great. clubs were awesome!today is trash; music is garbage kids are very immature.today is just a struggle. people knock the decade because they only see photos and some of the movies .but to live it it was the best time in anyone's life who grew up in it. guaranteed!
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It sounds weird now, but we used to say that things were "bitchen" if they were really good. Remember that? lol

The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager!
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And the words "gay" and "stupid" were synonymous.

"Gay" was dual-use, and could be said to mean both things, simultaneously... it didn't necessarily just mean homosexual depending on context.

I still use it that way.
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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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Don’t let MTV and 3 Channel Television “programming” off the hook that easy! This is middle America 1986, the LBGTQ rainbow agenda was already being rolled out. Those are jocks prancing around like dandies in neon hot pants while playing horrendous air guitar
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The people in that video are the parents of the kids & the teachers of the kids that are fucking everything up now!

wtf
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You can guarantee only the cool kids were filmed

Not sure who to blame, the cool kids or the uncool kids. Anyone figure it out?
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The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
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I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
Prepare your soul for its journey into the heavens, make peace with yourself.
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Too bad there isn't the same type of video from 1979.
You'd see the same, only cooler.
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I lived those days and freedom was one thing we had more of than kids today. The war on drugs, leftists took over education, rap, MTV, Hollywood, too much immigration among other things destroyed the high school experience. They were the glory days for sure. Makes me sad for youth of today that will never have the freedom we did.
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"Diversity" and the Internet is what happened.
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^This. You don’t even see kids playing outside. We lived outside practically. Internet promoted perverts acting on their perversions.
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Suburbanization as well.

Older suburbs were still on a more human scale. There were convenience stores on side streets, lots of public parks and places for kids to gather socially.

The streets were safer to bicycle on - smaller roads, less and slower traffic. Now people live in big box houses with shoebox sized back lawns surrounded by six foot high fences. There might be a sportsplex-libary, or a shopping mall, and one bike path dominated by those speed-bike spandex assholes.

The subdivisions are a tangle of roads between blocks of six-lane avenues that are practically highways - very hard for kids to cross or want to cross, or parents to want them crossing. People drive like maniacs on them too.

Also, people are WAY more transient now. Yuppies trade up every few years, so fewer kids actually keep the same friends the way they used to. They change schools more, etc. Parents control their lives more since they depend on parents to shuttle them around. They don't know the freedom those who grew up before the late 90s knew.
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Also to add... wWith the rise of media saturation (movies, tv,videos, reality tv, social media) comes a self awareness that kids didn't usually attain until about 30.

Used to be kids were just kids. They got their identity from their families, hobbies, friends. They were free to be themselves, explore who they were, make mistakes, build character.

Now, they have an infinite amount influences and the camera rolling 24/7. They feel intense scrutiny and a need to be both novel and perfect.

They can go viral into fame or shame. Every mistake is documented forever, there is no time to rest, they have to keep up with the latest trend to be relevant. Their identity is formed entirely online. It's not real.

At a human level they know and feel this inauthenticity. It's creates despondency, loneliness and nihilsm. Or it cause disassociation.

Scary times when you think that these same people are also having kids themselves.

Is humanity lost?
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this is probably the BEST synopsis on this topic I've ever read in my life
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Too bad there isn't the same type of video from 1979.
You'd see the same, only cooler.
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Simple answer. Liberals, Democraps, homosexuals and minorities have done it to us.
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The first group you list tends to make up a high percentage of the other groups.

However, the percentage of Democrats who are of the left is probably a bit higher than that of homosexuals and minorities of the left too.

There are people like Milo Yiannapolous and Tammy Bruce. Or conservatives/non-liberals who are homosexual. There are people like Candace Owens and Ben Carson. Or conservatives/non-liberals who are black.

But admittedly homosexuality or black and Third-World cultures tend to a breeding ground for a lot of social, political liberalism.

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The people in that video are the parents of the kids & the teachers of the kids that are fucking everything up now!

wtf
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You can guarantee only the cool kids were filmed

Not sure who to blame, the cool kids or the uncool kids. Anyone figure it out?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77568399


The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
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A++. Well said

Im guessing a lot of those liberal silicon valley geeks are from the uncool kid crowd.

They have some weird sex fetish clubs in Silicon valley as well. They are trying to make up not getting the hot date in high school.
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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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Well tere is something to this OP, you might be right. I grew up in the Netherlands and attended an High School that was modeled after the American High Schools you usually will see in the average town. And that was in the early 90's. We had it all, but we also had the computer and the internet that was introduced to us. I remember making my first websites around 1994 / 1995 (after High School) and that is exactly where things started to change for the worst. Even the music died on us... It actually is something I think about quite a lot... Time flies when you're having fun I guess, I just did not know that time also swallows certain liberties and takes our freedom away over time... What the actual fuck has happened?
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Basically, all white, no rap.
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Sums it up perfectly. Everyplace in the world was better when it was "all white." Places that have been "infected," have declined. No doubting that fact.
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Modern day Liberalism happened. Kids were taught to hate their country, hate life, to fight for made up social justice causes (I think were up to about a million now).

Then to make sure no one could fuck with their programing they made it so anyone who tried was deemed a sexists, a racist, a homophobe.
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Ya'll forgeting the most important thing.

Break Dancing.




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Bring middle aged is depressing. It's true. And you get grouchy..moshpit
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Bring middle aged is depressing. It's true. And you get grouchy..moshpit
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lmao

Sums up this website perfectly!





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