Thursday, December 31, 2015

Decades

So, I was reading HiredStud's answers to the questions from his readers and one I thought was interesting.  The reader asked what decade would you like to have been born in, or grew up in or something to that effect...  And I think what I find interesting about it is that the instinct is to name something in the past.  But what about the future?  Or the present.  I think my answer would be that I'd like to be a millennial. Just because I've stared blankly at some kids in the face and said simply, "I don't get it."  And also because we live in some interesting times and I kinda wonder how the younger generation navigates it.  Not some nostalgic ponderings on youth culture, or the "You're so lucky that things are like x y and z nowadays" but more the fact that I'm admitting some things are severely fucked up and it must really, really suck.

3 comments:

Not Alone said...

Interesting for sure. I don't know when it would be, but I have always dreamed of growing up in a time when we would be allowed to express our sexuality the way we wanted. Don't know if that is now or not.

Bruce Chang said...

Yeah, perhaps that's now with a bunch of asterisks. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I should probably post this on Hired Stud's blog, but since you and Not Alone are discussing it, I'll chime in. I've always thought that it would have been great to live in New York in the 20s when New York was riding high, Hollywood in the 30s where glamour helped get people through the depression, San Francisco in the 40s with all those sailors and other military away from home for the first time. Since I grew up in suburban New Jersey in the 50s, although it seemed idyllic at the time, I don't think I'd want to go back! With flights of fancy like this, I would assume of course that I was well fixed financially in whatever decade I found myself!

Paul, NYC