In the 90s I already missed the 80s, and I still missed the 80s in the 00s. Just recently I started to miss the 90s. Looking back it seemed like a strange decade, with lots of good and bad changes, choices and directions in my life. Now I wonder how long it will take until I miss the 00s. I still draw a blank when I think of that decade.
You know, claws, I've noticed there seems to be about a twenty year delay before nostalgia sets in. I think that is enough time for bad memories to fade and good times to be missed, and for a new generation with few or no memories of the previous decade to emerge and feel a sense of having missed it. That's why Happy Days
came out in the '70s recalling the '50s, and That 70's Show
came out in the '90s and it celebrated the '70s, and now we're seeing some shows about the '80s (The Goldberg's) and even the '90s out there. So in another decade I bet everyone looks back on the Bush years with...rose-colored amnesia.