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.

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

I had chalk and slate, young whipper snappers don't know they're born ;o))

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

Wow, your school was wealthy, seeing all the Apple computers. We had low grade PCs then.

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

Wait, you had computers (plural) at school? We had 1, and all it did was type and print.

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

We also didn't have enough for all kids in my school! And of course they were very very old

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

I remember these coming out and they were cutting edge.

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

I wish I had one, they're so pretty.

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

eh qut? we had a 1988 amstrad with floppy disk drive until 1996 in our primary school

the annoying theatre kid
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

im in high school now but literally in middle school A YEAR AGO we still had these computers. our school was broke af

JF
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9 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Our school wasnt rich enuff to have the color monitors....but i do remember them

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

i remember the computer lab at my school full of loud af 386

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

I always ran to a pink or purple one lol

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

Lucky, my school had BBC Micro(although I did love playing Chucky Egg).

Norma Reid-Hunt
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so old we learned Fortan and sent the cards into a university, would comeback messed as someone shuffled them like a deck of playing cards,

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

We had Icons by Unisys

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

Oh dear… I may well be the oldest to comment….CBM PET in secondary school…..

Manuel Somaï-Ganga
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m this old, but not this rich/spoiled

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

This is where my hatred for apple products started 😂

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

Here in Canada when I was in elementary school in the late '80s early nineties we had the old Macs.

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

Ehm... The lower grade students at high school had to use dos computers up to the year 1999. The newer computer lab, for the older students, had Windows 95 on machines not quite fit for it.

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

Our school wasnt that rich like damn

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

Lol, our school was too poor so they bought 1 computer for the whole school.

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

We still have one of these in my husband's computer lab.

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

My school had a computer room. It was used for Oregon Trail and designing crossword puzzles. Computers were for dorks.

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

I am older because we had no computers in high school.

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

Dang you guys got macontosh we got Microsofts i was always jellous of those cuse they were pretty