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Growing up in the 90’s was the best

The Heely’s, the Razer scooters, the Super Smash — the 90’s were the best. 

Before this:

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Photo by Stephen Petrey on Unsplash

There was this:

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Photo by Nicolas I. on Unsplash

 

And this:

 

And these guys:

 

And these things:

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Photo by King Lip on Unsplash

And this:

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Photo by Chris Fuller on Unsplash

 

That’s right, the outdoors.

The 90’s were the best. I remember playing sports on the street as a kid, or meeting up with some friends just to play cards — watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, racing scooters — the list goes on and on. I just wonder if we were happier as a culture back then? I could be wrong, but we seem to be taking ourselves so seriously these days, and I tend to blame the fact that we’re not living life anymore.

We live glued to a smartphone screen. There’s no balance anymore. We live glued to social media.

I can only hope that the smartphones we’ve come to embrace as an accepted addiction don’t ruin our lives. When we look back on the way we’ve lived — my mom calls this the “rocking chair test” — will we realize we have spent too much time on our phones instead of going for a hike or spending time with friends and family?

At what point do we wake up and realize that we were living life in the 90’s, but we stopped when we allowed technology to replace experiences.

We can’t get back time. It’s the most precious gift we’re given on this earth. Let’s have some fun while we can.