Even though I’m happy with my life as it is now, I do miss the ‘90s and my childhood. When I’m feeling a bit blue, I tend to get nostalgic: I watch old cartoons, I get out my GameBoy color, I go outside and try to rediscover the sense of adventure every kid has when they’re small. Though it might be the rose-colored goggles talking, I genuinely feel that the ‘90s was a better, calmer time—especially compared to how complicated and confusing modern life is.

Today, we’re bringing you a big dose of nostalgia if you grew up in the ‘90s. We’re featuring the r/90s subreddit, a popular online group that shares posts and pics related to “everything about the 1990s.” Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know in the comments what you miss about the ‘90s the most.

Pssst, Pandas, when you’re done with this list, here are two more Bored Panda articles that will take you down nostalgia lane here (‘90s and 2000s) and here (obsolete things).

#1

If You Were Born Before 90’s You’ll Get It !

If You Were Born Before 90’s You’ll Get It !

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Eppe
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's four of us here already by the looks of it

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#2

But Are You This Old?

But Are You This Old?

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#3

Latchkey Kids Unite!

Latchkey Kids Unite!

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Sapna Sarfare
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We used to roam about the whole neighbourhood and even beyond... and our parents were grateful. Of course, we were taught about safety. We have stayed at home when TV meant just one or two channels. This is Pre-90s India

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I’d gone in-depth about nostalgia for the past in a couple of great interviews with child and adolescent therapist Kemi Omijeh, who is based in London and is a member of the BACP.

"The period of time we tend to be nostalgic over are significant moments that stood out. Perhaps it was a time when we felt happiest or safest, or perhaps it’s a period where things changed for us,” she told Bored Panda.

"Our memories of the past can change over time depending on how often we revisit and also depending on what is going on for us in the present,” the therapist said.

#5

Any Other 1990’s Kid Can Relate?

Any Other 1990’s Kid Can Relate?

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Buren
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah the joy of choosing the back of the card for solitaire

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#6

McDonald's Needs To Redesign

McDonald's Needs To Redesign

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Brendan Roberts
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10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trying to make themselves look like a restaurant. We ain't buying it, McDonald's.

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She joked that "of course, the '90s was better! But then again, I may be being very biased here." According to Kemi, our impressions of each decade are directly influenced by who we were during those time periods.

"Generally speaking, the better decade is associated with youth and freedom. Nostalgia also often gives us rose-tinted glasses from which to reflect. How we reflect on the past decades can play a part in how we engage with the current decade,” she said.

#7

Filters 90s Style

Filters 90s Style

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Buren
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pirate patch is a must. The guy who did this is lame.

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#9

Kids These Days Will Never Know The Struggle

Kids These Days Will Never Know The Struggle

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Mohsie Supposie
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then it crashes when it reaches 99% because someone picked up the phone!

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"Many psychologists, myself included, believe our childhood is the foundation to who we are as adults. It explains why we frequently revisit our childhood as it influences our present," the therapist told Bored Panda that we’re nostalgic for the times that we felt nurtured and loved.

However, the opposite is also true. “If we’ve had a difficult childhood, it can be hard to feel nostalgic, instead it will feel like something we need to get over in order to move on," she said.

#11

This One Speaks To Me And I’m Showing My Age

This One Speaks To Me And I’m Showing My Age

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#12

I Can't Look Away

I Can't Look Away

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"Nostalgia can also be a good coping strategy for times of low mood and challenges," she said, warning that we should keep in mind that if it starts preventing us from living in the present, we should start getting worried.

“If we end up comparing it to our experiences today and feeling like nothing is as good as it was, then this will inevitably affect our mood and our ability to do what we need to do. We can become stuck in our nostalgia; in which case it might be best to seek help from a counseling professional to help you process your past in order to enjoy your present,” she said.

#13

It’s The Right Thing To Do!

It’s The Right Thing To Do!

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#14

This Was A Huge Thing Back Then For Sure! Just Had To Look Out Your Window.

This Was A Huge Thing Back Then For Sure! Just Had To Look Out Your Window.

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tw 72
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was true in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, too -- in many ways, it was a simpler, safer time.

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#15

Movie Time In School

Movie Time In School

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#16

Goals

Goals

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#17

Remember This?

Remember This?

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Fat Harry
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Marbles are still around and were around before the 90s. This is not a 90s thing.

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#18

Wish I Could Experience This Again

Wish I Could Experience This Again

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#20

I Always Imagine Them Inside A Cheese Grater

I Always Imagine Them Inside A Cheese Grater

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Mohsie Supposie
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It probably IS a picture of the inside of a cheese grater. Special effects of the 90s!

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#21

I Was ....dressed In A Similar Fashion Sense Those Days.

I Was ....dressed In A Similar Fashion Sense Those Days.

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Devil's Advocate
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When kids were allowed to be kids instead of sexualised advertising...

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#23

Silly Erasers That Never Worked.

Silly Erasers That Never Worked.

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#24

Is That True?

Is That True?

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Susie Elle
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad I got to experience the world when internet didn't exist yet

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#27

Who Remembers These?

Who Remembers These?

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#28

After 9 And Weekends, Plus $.10 A Text

After 9 And Weekends, Plus $.10 A Text

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#29

Gather Round, Children, While I Tell You Of Bath Beads

Gather Round, Children, While I Tell You Of Bath Beads

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karla Meixnerová
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The bath was so slippery after using them. I have a scar on my chin as a proof of that :D

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#30

Fridays At Blockbuster

Fridays At Blockbuster

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
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10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok I'm a 2000s kid but this is still so nostalgic.

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#33

Teenage Mutant Mid-Life Crisis...

Teenage Mutant Mid-Life Crisis...

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#34

Oh God The Feels

Oh God The Feels

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#35

Lmfao

Lmfao

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not just in the 90s: it seems all actors of high school students gotta be at least like 30.

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#36

90s Pizza Hut

90s Pizza Hut

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Andy Acceber
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And stickers for reading books. I can't remember exactly how the program worked, but Pizza Hut definitely sponsored some sort of literacy reward program in the 90s.

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#38

We Have All Said It At Least Once

We Have All Said It At Least Once

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#40

A Late 90s Classroom

A Late 90s Classroom

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James016
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am older, my primary school computers were BBC Micros and at secondary school they were Acorn Archimedes.

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