r/AskMen Oct 07 '22

What era are you most nostalgic for?

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u/Memento92Mori Sup Bud? Oct 07 '22

90's ♥️

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u/ScottGolden Oct 07 '22

honestly life before social media

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u/soft_waves surfs naked (under my board shorts) Oct 07 '22

none. the very best time to ever be alive in human history is right now, today.

i'd never ever want to go back and live in the past. not for any amount of $$. i grew up in the 80s but right now is still the best time ever.

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u/vianiznice Oct 07 '22

We must have grown up in different dimensions.

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u/soft_waves surfs naked (under my board shorts) Oct 07 '22

worse medical care, no cell phones or gps, no internet, crappy cable, reagan in the white house, no car airbags, shitty atari....

and women wearing shoulder pads.

need i go on?

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u/vianiznice Oct 07 '22

Ah, so you're American, explains why.

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u/soft_waves surfs naked (under my board shorts) Oct 07 '22

yeah, if only i'd been british, i could have lovely memories of growing up with potato waffles and baked beans.

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u/vianiznice Oct 07 '22

Yep, glad we've evolved from a two nation planet, those were rough times.

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u/phydeaux44 Oct 07 '22

This is a great answer, very positive. I read somewhere that if you go by the numbers, we are still in one of the most prosperous and low crime eras in history. (This might have been before the Russian Ukrainian War.)

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u/ticklishsnake187 Oct 07 '22

The era I am most nostalgic for is childhood. I remember the freedom and innocence of those days with great fondness. There were no worries or stress, and life was just a big adventure. I would love to go back to those carefree days again.

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u/Kingjoe97034 Oct 07 '22

Precambrian Era. It was just a much simpler time.

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u/soft_waves surfs naked (under my board shorts) Oct 07 '22

uh, no.

Cambrian or go home, bud. cmon now.

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u/Reckless_Waifu Oct 07 '22

Childhood, which means 90s in my case.

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u/xepci0 Oct 07 '22

Precambrian. No work, no taxes, just chilling in a pond.

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u/vianiznice Oct 07 '22

Carefree summers.

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u/No_Cash7867 Oct 07 '22

This cuts deep

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u/DistributionFrequent Oct 07 '22

2nd century ad in Rome. Rome was super dope back then. For every day of work you had a day free and you never worked three days in a row. Food was free, wine was cheap, there was peace and stability in the empire and the economy was great.

There were tons of things to do for a normal citizen, philosopher was a paid profession and public interest in current events was at an all time high. The plagues weren't around for a while and there was a general sense of happiness among the people in Rome.

I would spend my days collecting money from patrons, sprouting filosophy to the public, engaging in law suits as an orator and go to chariot races. All the while wearing my favourite type of clothing.

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u/nim_opet Oct 07 '22

Except those pesky former Jews with their newfound Messiah were getting loud here and there

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u/xepci0 Oct 07 '22

Imagine going back in time with today's knowledge, you would be celebrated as the greatest intellectual in history and possibly a deity. Jesus wouldn't be shit compared to you.

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u/Methylatedcobalamin Oct 07 '22

I try not to be nostalgic as the past is gone.

Nostalgia is like candy. One or two pieces are sweet and can brighten your day. More than that can make you sick.

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u/CapG_13 Sup Bud? Oct 07 '22

Early 2000's

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u/turkc54 Oct 07 '22

The 1960s had really cool aesthetics, but unfortunately there was also all of the societal problems, so I have to try and not romanticize it too much.

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u/adfsdfcvewrv Oct 07 '22

80s, tho it was 20 years before i was born. But i have always wanted to see the wangan racing at its peak

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u/ezzysalazar Oct 07 '22

2006-2012.

My most memorable childhood years.

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u/iTrippzy Oct 07 '22

2010-2016

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u/Sensitive_Duck9824 Oct 07 '22

2000s and Precambrian.

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u/ChocolateDiesel11 Oct 07 '22

90s! Best rock, hip hop, dance, movies and the Mike’s(Jordan, Jackson & Tyson)

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u/Sharp_Emergency_4932 Oct 07 '22

The months proceeding the end of the Revolutionary War but preceeding the Whisky Rebellion.

Americans were truly free before we were forced to pay taxes.

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u/justpuddingonhairs Oct 07 '22

Post soviet union 90s.

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u/Pomphond Oct 07 '22

Isn't most of the 90s post-Soviet union?

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u/KingS1X Oct 07 '22

1991-2001. My first 10 years of life. Just so happened that the world seemed to change overnight in the wake of 9/11, and I gradually became more and more aware of it. I'm sure the world was still just as shitty in some aspects, but I've heard folks older than me echo the sentiment that the world really shifted after that event.

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u/UncleJ111 Oct 07 '22

Afterlife