Chatting with a couple of younger 20-somethings at church. People often think I’m 25, for no good reason I can see these days when I look in the mirror.
They found out I’m 37, that I was born in 1974, and thought that over.
“So I guess you must remember the 80s,” one of them said.
“Yes,” I replied. “Yes I do.”
There was a long and thoughtful silence.
The 80s has somehow become a legendary time.
To Gen-Xers, the 60s was the legendary time. But crap actually *happened* in the 60s, which cannot, insofar as I’m aware, be said of the 80s. _Star Wars_ came out, as did Michael Jackson. Also Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Mel Gibson.
I’ve run into this before. I had a couple girls at MIT ask if I thought “the 80s were coming back.”
I’m not sure how I feel about this.