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Subject: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 08/16/19 at 4:14 am

I really, really do. I was 16-20 back then and had everything ahead of me :\'( So much potential if I had made the right decisions.

I feel like I had everything I needed, technology was more than enough. The youth culture was more or less the same as it is now. I remember bemoaning the latest artists such as "Soulja boy" and popular youth TV series such as "Skins" and "The inbetweeners".

I remember when all the old stuff was current.

I just want to be in the "current" generation. Back when you are that age you immediately have things in common just because you are a "youth".

Everything is geared towards you when you are a youth but once you pass you're mid 20s you just fade into the background :\'(

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: 2001 on 08/16/19 at 6:48 am

Television appeals to all (adult) audiences, I feel. Some of the best conversations on Game of Thrones I've had were with a Gen Xer. In contrast, I don't know many teens/Gen Z who watch the show. They probably watch 13 Reasons Why and other shows more catered to that audience.

Only radio/popular music is specifically geared towards youth. Which is fine with me, because I never particularly liked it even when I was that age :P In the age of Spotify it is easy to find new music that is more age appropriate (or inappropriate if that's your thing, I listen to K-Pop idgaf)

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: exodus08 on 08/16/19 at 1:18 pm


I really, really do. I was 16-20 back then and had everything ahead of me :\'( So much potential if I had made the right decisions.

I feel like I had everything I needed, technology was more than enough. The youth culture was more or less the same as it is now. I remember bemoaning the latest artists such as "Soulja boy" and popular youth TV series such as "Skins" and "The inbetweeners".

I remember when all the old stuff was current.

I just want to be in the "current" generation. Back when you are that age you immediately have things in common just because you are a "youth".

Everything is geared towards you when you are a youth but once you pass you're mid 20s you just fade into the background :\'(

I want to go back to 1999-2003 (9-13)

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: 80sfan on 08/16/19 at 3:31 pm

Let's see here.  ;D

I was 17 to 22 during those years.

Persona life: The worst years of my life were 2009-2010.
Pop music: My opinion only; The worst era of pop music ever.
TV: 2006 and 2007 were okay, but after wasn't my favorite. Although Game of Thrones is okay, LMAO.
Movies: It was still very good. Comedies really went down the drain after 2005 though.
Politics: Never cared about politics.....so far. It may change one day though.

Overall, I'd say no, I wouldn't want to go back to 2006 to 2010. It was a personally and pop-culturally not my favorite years of my life!

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: rapplepop on 08/17/19 at 1:22 am

I like that era, but I would either go back earlier to the early 00s or go back to 2008-2011.

I don't agree that youth culture was basically the same as now though. There was no Minecraft, people didn't say things were "lit" (they might have said they were "epic" though!), and the music was pretty different.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 08/17/19 at 3:38 am


I like that era, but I would either go back earlier to the early 00s or go back to 2008-2011.

I don't agree that youth culture was basically the same as now though. There was no Minecraft, people didn't say things were "lit" (they might have said they were "epic" though!), and the music was pretty different.


What I meant was youth culture was still based around silly fashions/trends and all the youngsters thought were "cool" when they were anything but.

Just go back and look at a "Soulja Boy" video or any other new fangled nonsense from around that era to see what I mean!

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 08/17/19 at 8:50 pm

In a weird (and albeit, slightly sadistic) kind of way, I do too. I was ages 10-14 from 2006-2010, which encompassed my middle school years (along with 4th/5th grade and freshman year of high school). While my personal life ranged from great (the years 2006-2008/maybe early 2009) to down in the dumps (2009-2010/2011), pop culturally it was a pretty cool time to be at an age where you were old enough to be of its target range and be involved in it clearly (such as middle school dances with kids bopping to Soula Boy's 'Move' dance or Flo Rida's 'Low'), while at the same time being young enough where you still felt pretty young (playing Wii/Xbox 360 at friends houses, being involved in town/school sports, having your first kiss/slow dance with the opposite sex, etc.).

https://i.redd.it/cdvfmh8jloc21.jpg

Overall, things were more carefree for my life, despite the world itself being set on fire at the time; between two unpopular foreign wars, an oil crisis, gay marriage being a 'hot button' issue, and a financial collapse, which all culminated to President Obama's successful ascension to the White House. However, at the same time it was an era of crazy transformative change, especially in a technological sense; between 7th generation game consoles, Hi-Def TVs becoming mainstream, WiFi being common, smartphones like Blackberry being huge along with the launch of the original iPhone, social media sites like Myspace & Facebook being huge, YouTube in its Golden Age when the platform was the 'wild wild west' along with video streaming being common. I could go on and on.

https://miro.medium.com/max/1400/0*ARoYQR2Em0kMWaeI.png


dQDKFGGhvnM


Being at that age in that tumultuous/transformative time in American (let alone, world) history reminds me a lot of the show The Wonder Years for some reason. The characters were born in the mid 50s (archetypal Boomers), while I was born in the mid 90s (tail end Millennials). The late 2000s just has that 'mystique' essence to it, that it's hard to ponder why? It may had been the crappiest part of the 2000s decade in retrospect, but it is the part of the decade that left the biggest impression for most people, in the same way the late 1960s is what most people think of "the 60s". 2006/2007-2010 is going to be as iconic as the Late 60s has become, especially as more time passes, for better or worst.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/middle-school-trends-late-2000s
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/25-things-middle-schoolers-remember

For anybody else whom was in middle school/high school in the mid-late 2000s, I salute you! It was a cringeworthy time that only us can truly understand what it was like ;D.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 9:28 pm


In a weird (and albeit, slightly sadistic) kind of way, I do too. I was ages 10-14 from 2006-2010, which encompassed my middle school years (along with 4th/5th grade and freshman year of high school). While my personal life ranged from great (the years 2006-2008/maybe early 2009) to down in the dumps (2009-2010/2011), pop culturally it was a pretty cool time to be at an age where you were old enough to be of its target range and be involved in it clearly (such as middle school dances with kids bopping to Soula Boy's 'Move' dance or Flo Rida's 'Low'), while at the same time being young enough where you still felt pretty young (playing Wii/Xbox 360 at friends houses, being involved in town/school sports, having your first kiss/slow dance with the opposite sex, etc.).

https://i.redd.it/cdvfmh8jloc21.jpg

Overall, things were more carefree for my life, despite the world itself being set on fire at the time; between two unpopular foreign wars, an oil crisis, gay marriage being a 'hot button' issue, and a financial collapse, which all culminated to President Obama's successful ascension to the White House. However, at the same time it was an era of crazy transformative change, especially in a technological sense; between 7th generation game consoles, Hi-Def TVs becoming mainstream, WiFi being common, smartphones like Blackberry being huge along with the launch of the original iPhone, social media sites like Myspace & Facebook being huge, YouTube in its Golden Age when the platform was the 'wild wild west' along with video streaming being common. I could go on and on.

https://miro.medium.com/max/1400/0*ARoYQR2Em0kMWaeI.png


dQDKFGGhvnM


Being at that age in that tumultuous/transformative time in American (let alone, world) history reminds me a lot of the show The Wonder Years for some reason. The characters were born in the mid 50s (archetypal Boomers), while I was born in the mid 90s (tail end Millennials). The late 2000s just has that 'mystique' essence to it, that it's hard to ponder why? It may had been the crappiest part of the 2000s decade in retrospect, but it is the part of the decade that left the biggest impression for most people, in the same way the late 1960s is what most people think of "the 60s". 2006/2007-2010 is going to be as iconic as the Late 60s has become, especially as more time passes, for better or worst.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/middle-school-trends-late-2000s
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/25-things-middle-schoolers-remember

For anybody else whom was in middle school/high school in the mid-late 2000s, I salute you! It was a cringeworthy time that only us can truly understand what it was like ;D.


Love this post!

Every era of the 2000s had something to it. Perhaps, the 2000s were better than now because we had just left the 20th century in that time. Bottom line, living in any year of the 2000s was nothing like today. The 2000s were ‘the calm before the storm’. From the 2010s to the 2090s, everything we have done and do will be for the 22nd century.

I don’t know why people like to look back to only the years 1967 and 1968 when remembering the 60s. ??? Those were the years of the 60s closest to the 70s. You might as well be nostalgic for 1967 to 1971 or 1972.

As a core Xennial, I would like to go back to the years 1986 to 1991. There will never be another time in history for someone like me! :D

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Slim95 on 08/19/19 at 2:10 am

Even though the pop culture sucked and I have little interest in reliving that, this was pretty much the prime years of my life. Going back to being 11 - 15 would be pretty cool! The experience of finding my first love, making friends in middle school, and finding myself as a person would be really great and awesome to experience again! Oh and it would be cool to use Windows XP again and not have nor need a cell phone and entertain myself by simply going outside for a walk. :P

But I know I would be very sick and annoyed with hearing "Low" on the radio constantly... Even in the state of music we are in today. If I wanna relive good solid pop culture, I would go back to anything pre-2006.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: shadowcookie on 08/19/19 at 2:32 am

I hated my teenage years so I have no desire to relive them - however I am increasingly nostalgic for certain aspects.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: violet_shy on 08/19/19 at 9:49 am

2006 and 2007...some of the best years of my life! Still have my journals from 06 and 07. Will take some time to read them later today.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: piecesof93 on 08/19/19 at 12:37 pm

I was 13 in 2006. I was 13...13 years ago lol.

2006 is an underrated year. I enjoyed a lot of the pop culture and the new technology that was becoming popular.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Si_1997 on 08/20/19 at 6:40 pm


Love this post!

Every era of the 2000s had something to it. Perhaps, the 2000s were better than now because we had just left the 20th century in that time. Bottom line, living in any year of the 2000s was nothing like today. The 2000s were ‘the calm before the storm’. From the 2010s to the 2090s, everything we have done and do will be for the 22nd century.

I don’t know why people like to look back to only the years 1967 and 1968 when remembering the 60s. ??? Those were the years of the 60s closest to the 70s. You might as well be nostalgic for 1967 to 1971 or 1972.

As a core Xennial, I would like to go back to the years 1986 to 1991. There will never be another time in history for someone like me! :D


That starter pack was made by a girl (me) born in 1997 by the way it’s on the Gen Z/millennial sub on reddit if you wanna check it out

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Retrolover on 08/20/19 at 7:42 pm


That starter pack was made by a girl (me) born in 1997 by the way it’s on the Gen Z/millennial sub on reddit if you wanna check it out


The starter pack was very well done. Every image in the starter pack reminds me of 2008 and I wasn’t in middle school then.  ;D

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Si_1997 on 08/20/19 at 10:57 pm


The starter pack was very well done. Every image in the starter pack reminds me of 2008 and I wasn’t in middle school then.  ;D


Thank you 💗

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Retrolover on 08/21/19 at 6:40 pm


Thank you 💗


You’re very welcome.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Lyndialy on 08/22/19 at 2:14 pm

I was 1-5 years old in 2006-2010. I don't remember anything at all. My recollections from 2011 and after are more clear.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: exodus08 on 08/22/19 at 2:18 pm


I was 1-5 years old in 2006-2010. I don't remember anything at all. My recollections from 2011 and after are more clear.

Wow! You're the same age as my oldest niece.  :o

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Dj. on 09/02/19 at 2:37 pm

same, altough i would pick 2005-2009 because thats when i was 16-20

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Slim95 on 09/02/19 at 2:49 pm

2007 - 2009 were great years personal-life wise. 2006 was okay but I didn't have as much freedom as in '07 I guess I felt very young still.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: wagonman76 on 09/02/19 at 10:34 pm

Not me.  Record high gas prices.  Work layoffs.  Housing crisis.  We also had a governor who was running the state into the ground.  Don't know what was on TV as I couldn't afford TV service.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: batfan2005 on 09/03/19 at 5:11 pm

I'd gladly go back to 2008, and to the age I was (late 20's) and live in Japan again. The only thing I would do differently is not marry my first wife.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: mwalker1996 on 09/07/19 at 7:44 pm

For me 2006-07 5th grade was like the best school year for me 2008-09 was of 2010 was meh for me. Like ZeldaFan said it was a an overall carefree time for my life but I wouldn't group those 4 years as one era for my life since my life really changed after September 07 when I moved from NYC to North Carolina.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 09/08/19 at 3:25 am


That starter pack was made by a girl (me) born in 1997 by the way it’s on the Gen Z/millennial sub on reddit if you wanna check it out


The only thing I would question was the PC, I guess it could pass as mid 2000s but it looked more early 2000s to me ;D

I think something with an LCD (or "TFT" as they were called back then) screen would have been a bit more iconic of the period.

But the smaller square ones rather than a widescreen.

That's a little detail I noticed as a nerd, but don't let it put you off!


I was 1-5 years old in 2006-2010. I don't remember anything at all. My recollections from 2011 and after are more clear.


It's very weird to read about people who are adults now talk about being kids in the mid 2000s. As I was 16 in 2006!

Very, very weird, which is one of the reasons I want to go back in time.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: piecesof93 on 09/10/19 at 6:55 pm


I was 1-5 years old in 2006-2010. I don't remember anything at all. My recollections from 2011 and after are more clear.

You should be overall be thankful you don't remember those years.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Slim95 on 09/10/19 at 6:57 pm

Huh I can't believe someone exists who doesn't remember the 2000s.  ;D

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: Skittler on 09/12/19 at 7:35 pm

Ah, the Myspace years as I call it. I don't miss 2006-2010 much because my personal life was in shambles but at least my mom was still alive then.

Subject: Re: I wanna go back to around 2006-2010

Written By: DisneysRetro on 09/15/19 at 3:12 pm


I was 13 in 2006. I was 13...13 years ago lol.

2006 is an underrated year. I enjoyed a lot of the pop culture and the new technology that was becoming popular.


2006 was the year I ditched my Discman for a lime green ipod nano. It was that Christmas in 4th grade for me. I was so happy I didn't have to carry that clunky CD player on the school bus anymore lol. Plus I cracked so many CD covers because of it😭. I think 2006 is pretty underrated tbh, a lot of cool music and technology came out in 2006. The world was starting to become more modern.

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