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Subject: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Zelek on 10/05/15 at 8:19 pm

I'm asking because some consider childhood to be the "important part" of their lives, whereas others think being a teen in a decade was more defining to their personalities and childhood doesn't matter in the slightest.

I'm also asking because some (like @mqg96, @ocarinafan96, @Eazy-EMAN1995) claim to have really great memories and remember all the way back to age 3, and consider ages 5-10 to be their "real childhood" years. Whereas other people I've seen have rather poor memories and didn't start caring about anything until ages 9-12, like those teens in the "Teens React" videos. I know those videos are meant to make viewers upset and froth at the mouth, but still.

No, I'm not saying one part is better than the other or that everything after some arbitrary date sucks. I'm just interested to hear your thoughts.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: #Infinity on 10/05/15 at 8:28 pm

This is complicated.  While I definitely prefer the popular culture from the early 2000s, I'd say the later part of the decade was actually when I felt happiest.  I have extremely fond memories of playing Dance Dance Revolution, running cross country, listening to eurobeat and eurodance music, watching AVGN, and attending high school during that time.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: mqg96 on 10/05/15 at 8:50 pm

I consider 2002-2006 as my peak childhood being 6-10 at the time. (not counting years I started Kindergarten or finished 5th grade) However, most of my peak childhood moments when it comes to the pop culture geared towards kids happened throughout 2002-2005. I would say I associate with both the early & mid 2000's equally when it comes to my peak childhood; an even mixture of the culture. When it comes to the vacations I went to and most of the video games I played throughout my childhood, that would be mostly from the mid 2000's than early, since I used to play tons of games on the Gamecube and original XBOX at the time, and going on trips to Jamaica, Sarasota FL, Washington DC, Disney World in Orlando FL, Huntsville AL, and much more. When it comes to my favorite cartoons on TV from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Toon Disney, or Kids WB, and a lot of the LEGO toys I built and collected, I associate all of that mostly with the early 2000's rather than mid. When it comes to the sports and athletic activities I did, then that would probably be my later childhood years through my adolescence years. Although, I did Flag Football a little bit back in 1st grade in Fall 2002, but only for one year though as I quit after that season. I participated in Martial Arts America, or Karate for 3 years from 2005-2008, I started with white belt in Summer 2005 and finished my black belt in Fall 2008. Now as for the late 2000's culure, I'd associate that with my early adolescence years or preteen years. I enjoyed much of the music coming out at the time and it was around the time I became more interested in watching sports on TV too!

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: mqg96 on 10/05/15 at 8:56 pm

Also, as for the polls you put up, you only gave two briefs choices, those were "Classic 00s"/Bush era: 2000–07 or Transition to 10s/Obama era: 2007–09, and I think the 2000-2007 period could easily be broken up into 2 or maybe even 3 sections.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: SpyroKev on 10/05/15 at 9:13 pm

Um, I can't decide. Majority of my 2000s memories are balanced divided. I like majority of the 2000s, so I associate more with what ever 2000s year I reminisce the most to on certain days.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/05/15 at 9:31 pm


Also, as for the polls you put up, you only gave two briefs choices, those were "Classic 00s"/Bush era: 2000–07 or Transition to 10s/Obama era: 2007–09, and I think the 2000-2007 period could easily be broken up into 2 or maybe even 3 sections.

Agreed, 2000-summer 2001 Y2k, Final Clinton years
2001-2007, classic George W. years
2008-2009, Obama recession years!

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/05/15 at 9:51 pm

Agree with Infinity. This is COMPLICATED!
Me being a 95er, I guess since I consider late 2000-2004 as my most defining childhood years, 2005-2006/07 my older childhood years, the entire late 2000s were my young adolescent years; I'd identify with all 3. But if I were to choose one it would be the classic 00s since those were the main years for me growing up. It was pretty special. In my PERSONAL LIFE, in the early 00s I'd go to chuck e cheese, play with my Nintendo and two Playstation's, SEGA, and my two gameboys. Played outside when I took my game break. Mid 00s, started karate, playing baseball, playing hockey, playing soccer, camping. I also started following music more regularly. The late 2000s, I'd go out with my friends A LOT more, played baseball and tennis, play games online, listen to even more music.

Now Pop culturally I identify EASILY with both the early 00s and late 2000s. Mid 2000s had some weak mainstream music. Good rock and R&B though THAT WAS IT. As a kid I LOVED The early 00s, it had great pop, rap, nu metal rock, and GREAT R&B. In the Late 2000s it was really good again.As a young teen I LOVED the great mmixture of amazing rap, R&B, electropop, and dance music.

I will NOT use the movies and tv shows as an example.

Overall, pop culturally the early 00s, politically and lifestyle wise for me I loved the mid 00s, the economy and everyone around me were at their happiest. Late 2000s, the music and video games helped me escape the hell that was late grade school aka Middle School.



Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Zelek on 10/05/15 at 10:11 pm

I re-did the poll to have one more option.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: bchris02 on 10/05/15 at 11:18 pm

I prefer the late '00s.  I graduated college, moved out on my own, and began really discovering myself.  I associate the pop culture from that period with that very exciting part of my life.  Unfortunately there was a dark shadow over it because of the economy, but overall when I think of 2000s culture, I think of roughly the period from late 2006 through 2009.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: #Infinity on 10/05/15 at 11:21 pm


I re-did the poll to have one more option.


I wouldn't really consider 2007 a mid-2000s year at all, that was when Lindsay Lohan was no longer popular, Superbad and the first Transformers movie came out, Timbaland was dominating the charts, thug rap was gone, video gaming was indisputably in its seventh generation, and Facebook and YouTube were both heavily established.  It was a very different time compared to 2004 through early-mid 2006.  I know you included part of 2007 in the late 2000s category as well, but I think the vast bulk of the transition had already occurred the year before, and that the end of '07 wasn't really much different from the beginning of '07 aside from a few tv shows beginning (Mad Men, Phineas and Furb) and ending (The Sopranos, That's So Raven).  It seems like the general consensus is that 2007 was purely a late 2000s year, which is why I bring it up.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 10/06/15 at 11:47 am


I wouldn't really consider 2007 a mid-2000s year at all, that was when Lindsay Lohan was no longer popular, Superbad and the first Transformers movie came out, Timbaland was dominating the charts, thug rap was gone, video gaming was indisputably in its seventh generation, and Facebook and YouTube were both heavily established.  It was a very different time compared to 2004 through early-mid 2006.  I know you included part of 2007 in the late 2000s category as well, but I think the vast bulk of the transition had already occurred the year before, and that the end of '07 wasn't really much different from the beginning of '07 aside from a few tv shows beginning (Mad Men, Phineas and Furb) and ending (The Sopranos, That's So Raven).  It seems like the general consensus is that 2007 was purely a late 2000s year, which is why I bring it up.

Agreed!!
2004-mid 2006 mid 00s
late 2006-mid 2008 late 2000s
late 2008-2009 VERY late 2000s

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: mqg96 on 10/06/15 at 11:54 am


Agreed!!
2004-mid 2006 mid 00s
late 2006-mid 2008 late 2000s
late 2008-2009 VERY late 2000s


early 2010's too, and you know what I meant, which is why the very late 2000's would be combined with that period as well.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 10/06/15 at 5:38 pm

It's three portions for me. The very early 00s are my childhood; 2002-03 is transition to me and the rest is my adolescence.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/09/15 at 4:13 pm

I associate with all three. I have a lot of childhood memories from the early and mid 2000s but I have the best memories from the late 2000s.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: mqg96 on 10/09/15 at 5:59 pm


I associate with all three. I have a lot of childhood memories from the early and mid 2000s but I have the best memories from the late 2000s.


I think childhood and early adolescence/core adolescence are two completely different stages, not the same thing. It's natural that anybody is going to remember 6-8 years ago better than 12-15 years ago. Because, well, the early 2000's are further back than the late 2000's, simple as that. However, you may have been into different culture at the time depending on your age back then. To me, I relate to the early & mid 2000's when it comes to my core childhood/kid nostalgia, but I relate to the late 2000's more when it comes to the pop culture geared towards teens, my favorite music, and maybe movies too. As for video games it be a mixture of all areas.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Shemp97 on 10/11/15 at 11:38 pm

Early-mid Hundreds for me. Though I chose "early". By late 2007, I pretty much completely dropped my childhood years and entered preteen years.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Ripley on 10/17/15 at 12:34 pm

The early part definitely.  Some things were still really good.  At least music wise.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: af2010 on 10/19/15 at 2:38 am

Associate with what? Childhood? Teenage years? Adulthood?

Being born in 87, I was still a kid at the very beginning of the 00s. I went through all of my teens and was in my early 20s by the end of the decade. So I associate with all of it in one way or another. If you're asking what part I prefer from a pop culture standpoint, I would probably say early-mid, like 2001-2005.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: mqg96 on 10/19/15 at 2:51 am


Associate with what? Childhood? Teenage years? Adulthood?

Being born in 87, I was still a kid at the very beginning of the 00s. I went through all of my teens and was in my early 20s by the end of the decade. So I associate with all of it in one way or another. If you're asking what part I prefer from a pop culture standpoint, I would probably say early-mid, like 2001-2005.


I think a lot of people get the word "child" and "kid" confused a lot, and think it's one way around or the other way around. I still felt like an older child in late middle school & high school, but I didn't feel like a kid anymore. I always thought child means under maturity (under 18) and kid means under puberty (under 12 or 13).

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: af2010 on 10/19/15 at 4:04 am


I think a lot of people get the word "child" and "kid" confused a lot, and think it's one way around or the other way around. I still felt like an older child in late middle school & high school, but I didn't feel like a kid anymore. I always thought child means under maturity (under 18) and kid means under puberty (under 12 or 13).


I've always associated the term "child" with younger kids who are more dependent on their parents. "Kid" can mean a lot of things. It can mean a 3 year-old or a "college kid." But for these discussions, I use the term "kid" to imply that I was still into "kid things" like playing outdoors or watching cartoons, as opposed to more "mature things" like music/fashion/relationships. For me, ages 11-13 were a transition, but I would still consider myself a kid then. By 14, I didn't feel like a kid anymore (i.e. I wasn't into "kid things").

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: bchris02 on 10/19/15 at 1:40 pm

I liked the pop culture of the early 2000s but it wasn't the best time for me in my personal life.  I liked the late 2000s a lot better.  Being born in 85 though I would say I associate with all of it because it was 'my' decade.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 11/20/15 at 11:30 am

I think a lot of people get the word "child" and "kid" confused a lot, and think it's one way around or the other way around. I still felt like an older child in late middle school & high school, but I didn't feel like a kid anymore. I always thought child means under maturity (under 18) and kid means under puberty (under 12 or 13).

The opposite as far as I'm concerned. It would sound weird to refer to a 17 year old as a "child" ??? But kid means someone youthful, appropriate probably up to mid 20s. Whereas child sounds more like a biological term which is appropriate for non and early teenagers.

Anyway, on the topic, for me definitely 2006-2010, those were my 16-20 years and by god I wish I could go back. I don't give a sheesh about pop culture or any celebrity crap but it would have to be correct for the year otherwise it wouldn't feel right. Hell knows I wish I could go back in time and do things differently or even give a few words of advice to teenage me.

I am into technology though and I feel like things were "just right" in the mid-late 00s. Hard to believe how old the 00s are actually getting, it makes me quite sad, actually.

Subject: Re: Which part of the 00s do you associate with more?

Written By: Ripley on 11/20/15 at 1:51 pm

I graduated and still had good friends to do things with. My family was still close.

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