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Subject: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 03/21/12 at 6:45 pm

Is it because 2000 was part of the larger decade they disliked? 1999 and 2000 were the most similar years I've ever experienced in my life. If you hated 1999, you would hate 2000. If you liked 1999, you would like 2000.

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/22/12 at 3:33 am

Do they?

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/12 at 4:07 am

That is news to me ?

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: Mat1991 on 03/22/12 at 6:58 am

Maybe the 2000 election gave people a bad taste in their mouth by the end of the year, and that influenced their perception of that year.  ::)

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: BayAreaNostalgist1981 on 03/22/12 at 8:25 am

Shoot, that's kinda true! You're right that they both have an extremely similar pop culture and feeling to them. I guess some people are just technical since '99 does belong to the 90s calendarwise, even if it has a pretty different feeling (particularly in the start of the more tweenish music like Britney and Nsync) than the early to mid 90s does.


Maybe the 2000 election gave people a bad taste in their mouth by the end of the year, and that influenced their perception of that year.  ::)


I'd agree with that. Or maybe its also 'cause 2000 did start some things that are commonplace now, such as reality TV. Bush being elected did kinda put an end to the more laid back Clinton era.

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/22/12 at 12:49 pm

Most people, who have lived more than a couple of decades, don't compare year by year.  The older you get, the faster time passes, and you tend to look back at your life itself, and the events that shape you instead of focusing on what year it is (or was.)

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: BayAreaNostalgist1981 on 03/22/12 at 1:41 pm


Most people, who have lived more than a couple of decades, don't compare year by year.  The older you get, the faster time passes, and you tend to look back at your life itself, and the events that shape you instead of focusing on what year it is (or was.)


Hey come on now :) I'm an adult and I have an excellent memory, and always paid attention to this stuff as a kid too, lol. There's no age limit on that. I can still vividly remember differences between certain years or other things from "my time" (i.e. mid 80s to mid-late 90s), and I still have an interest in the development of society and pop culture now.

Sure, I'll agree some people may not pay deeper attention or remember that stuff, particularly as it gets further away. But I think it just depends on the individual. Plus I'm a geek. ;)

I genuinely believe it was ingrained in me too. Everyone's mind is "wired" differently, and some of us are more analytical than others, or we use different parts of our brain. I never tried to think this way or to notice certain things, but I always just kinda did. Not just as a teen, but at like 4 years old.

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 04/21/12 at 6:34 am

I don't personally bash year 2000

It was a really good time for me and I don't think anyone born in the 90s can complain about 2000 either, similarly with 2001

but yes i can agree to some extent that 99 was the true genuine 90s feel rather than 2000... there are sudden changes between the 2 years but not that great

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: Jquar on 04/25/12 at 11:41 pm

There were some changes that perhaps made 2000 feel different in a negative light. The presidential election, the dot com bubble bursting, and the rise of reality television like Survivor and Big Brother. Plus the excitement of the millennium  ending was kind of replaced with a sense of almost boredom, like the late 90s were a really exciting, fast changing time and then things kind of went into stall mode for awhile as the economy slowed down. Overall looking back on them the two years were pretty similar, 2001 was much more changeful.

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/26/12 at 12:00 am

Not that I praise or bash either year, but for me, I got married (the first time) in Dec. 1999, had a half good/half miserable 2000 and got divorced Jan 2, 2001.  So year, I guess I liked 1999 more then 2000, but it had absolutely nothing to do with pop culture or world events.  I couldn't tell you what songs, or trends, or really even what movies shaped my life during those two particular years of my life.  I was too busy living my life, trying to solve my problems, and finally they solved themselves in 2001.  Go figure.  ::)

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/26/12 at 8:45 am

I have never in my life, seen or heard anyone bash the year 2000. For me, the line between 1999 and 2000 is blurred. The only thing I remember back then, is celebrating the year of 2000, and being in a really crappy relationship with my ex. ::)

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/26/12 at 9:03 am

I was almost completely off the radar during that time because I had a long-distance driving job then. But I'd never really heard anyone favor one year while bashing another like that either.

And really, the only reason anyone would have to bash or praise a year would be due to personal ones. And in that case I'd have to bash 2009, because it was a real crap year for me personally.

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/28/12 at 11:51 pm


Do they?


Who do?
???

Subject: Re: Why do people praise the year 1999 and bash the year 2000?

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/01/12 at 9:15 pm


I have never in my life, seen or heard anyone bash the year 2000. For me, the line between 1999 and 2000 is blurred. The only thing I remember back then, is celebrating the year of 2000, and being in a really crappy relationship with my ex. ::)


We knew the world as we knew it hadn't ended on Dec. 31, 1999 due to the Y2K bug.
We didn't know the world as we knew it was gonna end on Sep. 11, 2001 due to our overreaction to 9/11.

For the first few months of 2000, even the dot-com boom hadn't gone bust.

"Have you ever stood and stared at it? Marveled at its beauty, its genius? Billions of people just living out their lives. Oblivious. Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world where none suffered, where everyone would be happy? It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed that we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering. So the perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization..."

  - Agent Smith, The Matrix, 1999.

So yeah, what's not to like about 2000?  2000 was great.  Peak of our civilization, even.

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