The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, high top fades and afros, jheri curl, Puffy shirts, Rugrats, Rocket power, Power Rangers, beepers, Pokémon.
I often find myself sitting in my bed staring at the ceiling and wishing I could go back to the ‘90s. I think those were the best days I’ve ever seen. Maybe it was because I was young and naive and the pressures of the world had not dropped down on me yet, but the ‘90s seem to have been the best of times for me.
The music was great, the movies were epic and the comedy was funny and clean. Now, music is tarnished, the movies are just 90 minutes of bad dialogue and the comedy is filled with fart and toilet jokes.
Am I the only one who’s disappointed in the way things have turned out? The age of technology seems to be the end of good entertainment.
Granted the styles, the fashion, the terms were not the best, but I felt a bit more pride in the world back then. Back before little girls were wearing short shorts, way before hip hop was ruined by the “rappers” of today, back when there weren’t 18 versions of power rangers.
Now this may seem like the ranting of and overgrown child wanting to be want to be a kid again, but I'm sure I am not the only one. I can’t say that all the products of the 2000s are bad. Like I said, the technology is awesome, and I can’t say I miss the blocky graphics on my Sega Dreamcast, and I’m not too big a fan of cassette tapes and beepers. I’d rather ride in a Cadillac Escalade than a Opel Omega, but there are some things that should not have changed.
In my opinion, the ‘90s were the best and there will never be another decade like it.
Teen Board Member Aaron M.H. Anderson is a senior at Butler High School