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No matter what we do or how we feel about it, time keeps marching forward. And while reminiscing about the past can be a double-edged sword, providing both melancholy and comfort, the Facebook group '80s & 90s Kids Everywhere!' invites people to do just that.

Though this online community is quite young (it was created in January 2019), 1.1 million people have already joined it, sharing everything that they remember from the two decades.

So whether you want a strong dose of nostalgia or simply to learn what the good old days were all about, we invite you to check out these handpicked posts we gathered from the group.

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For some Americans, the 1960s and 1970s had been a troubling time that undermined their confidence in fellow citizens and in government. So in the 1980s, a new conservatism arose in social, economic, and political life, which can be identified through the policies of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The decade is often remembered for its materialism and consumerism and it also saw the rise of the "yuppie," an explosion of blockbuster movies and the emergence of cable networks like CNN and MTV, which introduced the music video and launched the careers of many iconic artists.

However, there were great challenges, too. The AIDS crisis would go on to kill more than 700,000 people in the United States alone. 

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And that slide in the background. Check the size on that sucker

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In fairness, somebody's aunt Linda is still sharing those half-baked "facts"...she just has a wider audience with the Internet.

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The 1980s, especially in New York but also in cities all over the world from Cologne to Tokyo, was a period of media excess and frenzied stock market speculation, typified by aggressive large-scale paintings that sold for lots of money.

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(But in 1991, the art market crashed, closing galleries right and left. Prices fell by more than 50% for many contemporary artists, and average art prices didn't recover to their pre-crash height until 2003.)

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is absolutely what it was like. If we were lucky it was a friend with a pool in the summer.

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The 1990s are often remembered as a decade of relative peace and prosperity. The Soviet Union fell, ending the decades-long Cold War, and the rise of the internet brought a radical new era of communication, business, and entertainment.

However, many forget, that the decade was not without violence and tragedy, including the Bosnian genocide, the Rodney King beating, and subsequent L.A. Riots, and the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Columbine High School shooting marked a solemn chapter in gun violence, and the devastatingly deadly Oklahoma City bombing by a domestic terrorist followed lethal standoffs between federal agents and armed civilians at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas.

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg I thought I was the only one with creepy dude in my pockets!!

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While conjuring fond fuzzy feelings from our past makes us feel good, there's a lot more going on.

"Consuming nostalgic media of all types gives us a way of thinking about who we are, and helps us make sense of our purpose in life," said Krystine Batcho, a psychology professor at LeMoyne College and longtime nostalgia researcher. 

"Familiar media from our past brings us emotional comfort, but it also meets a cognitive need: it encourages the belief that things will get better because they’ve been good before," Batcho added.

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those were the worst. To call anybody you need time and patience. "'Mark nine tukutukutuku mark five..."

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Should probably get rid of the computer on the back porch that this is giving trauma flashbacks to.

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We literally played Oregon Trail in school in the 00s. Since they used it in like one class for like a day out of the year, the website version wouldn't be blocked on school computers and we'd play it whenever we got the chance.

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Nostalgia is also one way we cope with things like social isolation, disconnectedness, and loneliness. This may sound counterintuitive since it typically involves private reflection on our personal history, but nostalgic memories remind us of our relationships with other people.

Batcho believes nostalgic recollections can encourage us to seek out social and emotional support because they frequently feature important people from our past.

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Much of nostalgia makes us recall periods from our childhood. Batcho said a big reason for this is that during that period, we were loved simply for who we were.

Maybe that's why online communities such as '80s & 90s Kids Everywhere!' are so popular. Who doesn't like to remember when everything was so simple and seemed fine?

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I certainly never made it without biting it. But the owl had the right number. :-)

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was a freshman in college when Goldeneye came out (Mario Kart also)... those were the golden years for sure!

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No one is walking around dabbing anymore. Expect me and my friends, and we are in our thirties and lame.

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember when they still had leaded gasoline at the pumps. But I still feel the pain on the back of my hand when those license plates would slap it when you tried unscrewing the gas cap from the back of your car.

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw an ad today for a car radio that was only for a dollar because the volume was stuck on full. I thought... I can't turn that down

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

1. Bevis & Butthead, 2. Married with Children/The Bundys, 3. Roseanne/The Connors, 4. The Simpsons, 5. Full House/The Tanners, 6. Fresh Prince of Bel Air/The Banks

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm "we had three TV programs and a three digit phone number" years old. ;)

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