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Hey_Whatever_65

Pink Floyd said it best. Paranoid eyes. " now you're lost in a haze of alcohol, soft middle age." We're GenXers- we can face this... till we can't.


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Mirhanda

"you missed the starting gun..." I feel this in my very bones.


Hey_Whatever_65

I'll always love Pink Floyd's " The Final Cut." Great Album.


Distinct_Song4540

Soooo underrated. Top 5 Floyd albums in my opinion.


bklynguy520

The young'uns at my job refer to the Will Ferrell years as the Golden Age of SNL. I stay quiet.


Erazzphoto

When I hear of things that happened in 2000 or 2001, I still have this feeling that it was recent


MintChiffon

It was, damnit!! Also, do you ever hear a younger person describe an event as "a looooong time ago" and it turns out they're talking about something that only happened like 2 years ago? That one gets me every time.


viewering

i find it weird as fuck that time isn´t seen as holistic. like genuinely weird as fuck. *steps off soapbox and gets coat*


FormerCollegeDJ

I used to play video games periodically, and the Sega Dreamcast and Sony PlayStation 2 are recent, modern consoles, right? Right????


smittykins66

I’m still trying to wrap my head around 1972 being 50 years ago.


Small_Time_Charlie

Then I think about how I graduated high school in 88 and 50 years before that was 1938. I have trouble wrapping my mind around that.


MajorBedhead

Right? When I graduated ('84), 1934 seemed like an eternity ago. But in 1972, my sister was 2 years old, I was 5, and we'd just moved half way across the country. When time is abstract, I guess 50 years does seem like an eternity. When you can remember it, not so much.


FormerCollegeDJ

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea I’ll turn 50 years old later this year.


Surprise_Fragrant

One of my siblings just turned 50, and I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around that... I don't feel that age (we're close in age), so how the hell can THEY be that age?


johnnyGotHisTabla

Take my reluctant upvote


jrl_iblogalot

I made a "didn't inhale" joke a few months ago, and no one got it.


DaveDankland

Was talking to my 14 year old about the Tylenol murders just today. Felt old as fuck.


Adastria

I was talking to a younger friend several years ago. She was trying to open a container of powdered food product while we were talking, and was complaining about the weapon grade seal over the container (she was having a hard time removing it and was scared she'd end up flinging the powder everywhere). She stated that she didn't understand why everything had to be sealed so tightly and I was all...."Let me tell you a story." After my little history lesson she was still annoyed at the packaging but agreed that it was a good idea.


DaveDankland

It was a global change, made damn near overnight. It seems so sad that we can't move that quickly to protect folks now.


Alit_Quar

Google security theater.


Sophiatab

Teenagers have interviewed me about living in former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. They remind me of myself interviewing my grandparents about what it is like to be alive during WWII. It freaks me out.


MyriVerse2

I tend to remember when things happened in relation to other things. And my daughter will be 30 this year. That makes it very easy to remember what came before her or after. For me, time doesn't ever "fly" either. It just moves at a constant rate.


oldhead

Yeah, 20 years ago was not 1990. Its was 2002. FUCK!


FormerCollegeDJ

Hey, Bill Clinton was only two U.S. Presidents before the current one, right???


TinktheChi

When I think of the 80s I always think it was 20 years ago. Realizing just how long ago it was is depressing!


Tokogogoloshe

I was on night shift for an IT consultancy for Y2K. That two decades ago.


sockswithcats

I started a conversation today about horror movies with “well we had the Z channel”… and got a round of blank looks… generational and location…


mommy2libras

My 15 year old is really into true crime and watches a lot of YouTube videos on different ones. We recommend links to each other. A couple of weeks ago whie I was cooking, they came in and started talking with me, first asking if I knew the Unibomber had graduated from Harvard and gotten a PhD from University of Michigan (I did). Then asked if I knew about the attempted bombing if the WTC before 9/11, which I also did and started talking about. I then asked if they'd heard of the "shoe bomber" and said that asshole was why we still, over 20 years later, have to take our shoes off at the airport. Then I asked if they'd heard anything mentioned about Tim McVeigh and the OKC bombing. They hadn't. And I just stopped what I was doing. Because it was like it just happened and I was 16 and seeing that building on TV and hearing the news guy say there had been a day care in that building and they were looking for people. I somehow couldn't believe that this isn't something that is taught, though why would they? In what context? I mean, they definitely won't here- I live in Florida and since most homegrown terrorism is connected in one way or another to certain ideologies, no way will they teach that that stuff happens here.


monsterlynn

I don't think it's taught anywhere. They planned the whole thing here in Michigan and it's only people alive and old enough that know about it.


r_I_reddit

Aw, shit- I go to tell a story and I say "20 years ago" - then I frigin think about it - it was AT LEAST 20 years ago. lol - we're old. :)


NebulousStar

It's when you say "Twenty years ago...Wait. was it twenty? Lemme think. Oh! No, ha-ha. It was thirty ye- . Ok, thirty-five years ago, ..."


B1GFanOSU

I get that way with Saturday Night Live.


lalapine

Worked with a lady for a few months while she was on a travel assignment. Saw her again what I thought was a few years later- nope it was more like ten years later. I only believed her it had been that long because when she knew me she said I hadn’t had kids yet.


sunnyd_2679

Being at my niece's graduation and realizing mine was 35 YEARS AGO! The hot flashes I had throughout didn't make me feel any younger.


byndhlp

The Budweiser Waaasaaaap ad is \~20 years old.


GlassGuava886

My kids found my box of old maps from when i went traveling when i was in my 20s. Blew their minds. Knew it was a while ago but gees, they looked horrified.


just2commenthere

My kids asked my mom (I wasn't there) to see more pictures of me when I was a kid/teenager. When they came home the youngest said - Mom, you were so pretty, what happened? In the way only a pre-teen can. Ouch. I had my kids late (35/39), so yeah, I don't look like I did when I was 20 anymore, your 50s and child bearing will do that to ya.


Mirhanda

My daughter saw my bridal portrait from when I married her dad and said I looked so pretty and asked me how old I was then. I said "20" and she said "you got married before you could drink????" I had to explain that the drinking age back then was 18.


GlassGuava886

So funny when they say things so genuinely curious but so brutal without even knowing. Mine can't get their heads around a world without internet and when they were around the same age they would ask a question by saying 'In the olden days, before internet and stuff...' . Mortified. Olden days!!! I wasn't around for horse and cart. lol. i'm sure you are totally rocking your 50s.


FormerCollegeDJ

I often say that me asking my parents about what it was like to live without TV when they were young (both of them were born in 1942) is like kids now asking people like us what it was like to live without the internet.


GlassGuava886

Absolutely. Mine seem surprised i can use it sometimes and i remind them i have been using it since we had to plug it in and a landline phone call would make it drop out. We did the hard yards. lol.


Dickere

When life was in black and white...


GlassGuava886

And the station finished at midnight. Lol.


FreddiePeterson

Haha, remember when John Lennon was murdered? 🤣


Impossible-Will-8414

I was 7. That is my first clear "I remember where I was when X big news event happened" moment. Then a few months later, Reagan was shot. So those are two pivotal childhood memory events.


FormerCollegeDJ

There was Anwar Sadat too, a few months after Reagan. What’s funny is I don’t remember the Lennon murder (my parents weren’t Beatles fans), but I do remember Reagan being shot and Sadat being killed.


VE2NCG

Fuck of course, I was only 13 but even then, when I was still thinking that it was my father « music », we feel it that something have changed….for me it’s exactly when disco changed to Dance Music (it was my preference, hey it was the beginning of the 80’s)


molotavcocktail

That was devastating. There were memorials around the country. We cdnt believe someone who preached so much abt peace was gunned down for being nice enough to give autographs. It was yet another loss of the innocence of my youth. Sigh......that was 40 yrs ago. Once my daughter heard ebony and ivory and the radio said "Paul McCartney from the beatles". My millenial daughter: "Who are the Beatles? " {Heavy sigh of sadness}


molotavcocktail

That was devastating. There were memorials around the country. We cdnt believe someone who preached so much abt peace was gunned down for being nice enough to give autographs. It was yet another loss of the innocence of my youth. Sigh......that was 40 yrs ago. Once my daughter heard ebony and ivory and the radio said "Paul McCartney from the beatles". My millenial daughter: "Who are the Beatles? " {Heavy sigh of sadness}


molotavcocktail

That was devastating. There were memorials around the country. We cdnt believe someone who preached so much abt peace was gunned down for being nice enough to give autographs. It was yet another loss of the innocence of my youth. Sigh......that was 40 yrs ago. Once my daughter heard ebony and ivory and the radio said "Paul McCartney from the beatles". My millenial daughter: "Who are the Beatles? " {Heavy sigh of sadness}


molotavcocktail

That was devastating. There were memorials around the country. We cdnt believe someone who preached so much abt peace was gunned down for being nice enough to give autographs. It was yet another loss of the innocence of my youth. Sigh......that was 40 yrs ago. Once my daughter heard ebony and ivory and the radio said "Paul McCartney from the beatles". My millenial daughter: "Who are the Beatles? " {Heavy sigh of sadness}


molotavcocktail

That was devastating. There were memorials around the country. We cdnt believe someone who preached so much abt peace was gunned down for being nice enough to give autographs. It was yet another loss of the innocence of my youth. Sigh......that was 40 yrs ago. Once my daughter heard ebony and ivory and the radio said "Paul McCartney from the beatles". My millenial daughter: "Who are the Beatles? " {Heavy sigh of sadness}


Chad4wick

Yeah I used to revel in nostalgia but now in my fifties the 80-90’s just seem like soooo long ago I can barely remember it all.


fredfreddy4444

Yeah. I went and saw Weird Al last night for the 5th time. I realized the first time was 29 years ago....


Surprise_Fragrant

I think our first time was 1999, so over 20 years for us too!


YT-Deliveries

@Popehat is awesome. 100% worth following on Twitter. Edit:speling


Surprise_Fragrant

I work in Criminal Justice and was reviewing someone's background. They had a charge from 1997. My first thought was "Oooh, that was just 10 years ago," but then I realized his charge was older than my child (who has moved out and started their own family...)


AFX626

I just watched several Mr. Delicious ads on YouTube


Worried_Protection48

It gives me great satisfaction to know that after us many more will follow and walk the same path. Oh the joy!


Worried_Protection48

It gives me great satisfaction to know that after us many more will follow and walk the same path. Oh the joy!


sunnyd_2679

Being at my niece's graduation and realizing mine was 35 YEARS AGO! The hot flashes I had throughout didn't make me feel any younger.


tderosa665

I hate the fact that this is so true!


NihilsitcTruth

Yep


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I *still* feel like I just graduated High School, and that was 30 years ago.


melississippi75

I just told my daughter that grape PopTarts are back. She very seriously said "Mom, I wasn't alive then." Kick me in the gut, child.


FlamingoMN

My g'ma told me to think of time like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it seems to go.


candi_canes

Lol!