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Dear Kids These Days... by kevinbolk Dear Kids These Days... by kevinbolk
Read more "I'm My Own Mascot" here: [link]

This was a conversation I had with 6 generations of myself. XD
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tymime Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Here’s the absolutely essential distinction that I think should be made: Rather than saying that one’s childhood was the best (it never is), I think it’s the MEDIA and ENTERTAINMENT that is REALLY being compared.


It’s my personal opinion that the 90’s had the very best children’s television programming. Why? Because all the very best cartoons from every single generation- from the cartoons made by WB, MGM, and Disney in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, as well as the very best of Hanna-Barbera from the ’60s and ’70s, to Disney Afternoon, Disney’s Renaissance feature films, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon- were ALL on television and/or video tape, available for kids to see very easily.


My childhood sucked. Why? Because I was bullied to no end. I was a total social outcast because I was terrible at social interaction and liked oldies music. But I could go home and escape all that by watching the very best cartoons ever made. THAT’S why I love the ’90s.


And because almost all those cartoons are missing from television (although you often see ‘em trickling out now and then, and most of ‘em are on DVD now), and we see mediocre cartoons taking their place, I think “kids these days” are missing out.

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Sekele Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
best part, it seems that the pre-babyboomers had the same problems, as this charming little song demonstrates [link]
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Annorelka Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Artist
I'm seeing more and more pictures like this and start to think that after present-days-kids-hate we will have nostalgia-hate. And like some nostalgists hate things that came after "their" generation, more and more people seem start to hate everything "old" and call it "dated" and "overrated".
I think both ways of thinking is bad. People can hate other people so much because of interest differences. They treat nostalgists or present-days-lovers like murders, Hitler, Stalin, devils, the biggest evil on this world. I'm scared how much they can hate other people because of more serious reasons like religion, race or nationality. This comic has a good idea to show that present-days-kids-hate is unfair, absurd and unnecessary. But at the same time it provoke hate to nostalgists. Saying about people "nostalgic brats with attrachment to junk culture" is just as bad as saying "today kids are stupid".
In my opinion every kind of hate is bad.
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Sekele Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
to be fair, these things come in waves

here's a little example (listen to the lyrics) [link]
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Annorelka Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
But still, every hating is bad.
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Sekele Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
true, but with all the intense hate directed at the new, a backlash was to be expected 
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Annorelka Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Somebody have to be more intelligent and break this cycle. You know, don't answer with hate, because somebody was hater of what you like. :(

Personally, I like both new and "retro" things the same way.
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Sekele Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
yes, but the will has to come from both sides 
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Annorelka Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Somebody have to start. :)
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Sekele Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
trust me, people tried 
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