• xeekei@lemm.ee
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      Depends on the definition. Growing up in the 90s, yes. Born in the 90s, no, not quite yet.

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        Yea. Born early 90s here. Just into my 30s now. I guess I “grew up” in the 00s? I was in the second grade when the towers fell.

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          These terms are just made up so it doesn’t matter, but I always read “90s kid” to mean your childhood was during the 90s, so you were BORN in the 80s (edit: or early 90s)

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            I was born in 92. My childhood (part of it, anyway) was in the 90s and I do remember the latter half of them fairly well. These things are never really clear cut, especially for people born around the “change” in generations.

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        It’s in the name. If you were a kid in the 90s, you’re a 90s kid. Babies are not the same as kids. Kids can cover a wide range of ages, as they can be referred to as that their whole life with a certain kind of phrasing.

        I get the line is debatable, but I feel like consistent early conscious memories is about the starting line for “kid”. I’ve never really heard of it being used to mean when they’re born in conversation.

        This is just my experience, but I’ve never heard of this particular molehill.

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        Generally it refers to the decade you most associate with childhood memories. Usually babies are the decade before. So 80’s babies are 90’s kids. Of course this is all super generalized because humans are born everyday.

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    We’re all kids. We just have responsibility now so we have to pretend we don’t want to sit around and play with Legos all day. None of us have “figured it out” and the only reason it seemed like adults knew what they were doing when we were kids was because adults were old enough to have fucked everything up at least once.

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    Don’t be sad. I think 30 is a good age to be politically effective in the upcoming class war against the fascists and capitalists.

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    A 30 year old would be a 2000s kid.

    Why do people get this wrong. It’s not about the decade you were born in, it’s about the decade you spent most of your formative childhood in.

    Roughly, kids born in the 70s were 80s kids. Born in the 80s were 90s kids. Born in the 90s were 00’s kids. Born in 00s were 10s kids.

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    Goddammit, I’m an 80s kid and refuse to accept otherwise. Now somebody please help me attach these tennis balls to my walker.

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    I’m 1983 and I barely remember anything from the 80s aside from kindergarten

    I guess you could say I was bootstrapped in the 80s and formed in the 90s

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      Same year here. We are xenials, to early for millenials, to late for Gen-X. We only strive the real 80s and be the real 90s kids.

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        83 here as well. I tend to identify with Gen-X much more strongly. I think that’s because all of the music we were listening to was grunge stuff Gen-X was making.

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    Born in ‘81. The ‘90s were my teenage years.

    I’m just a ‘90s kid with a rapidly greying beard.

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      My brother was born in 81, I was born in 91. It’s weird how we’re both considered 90s kids. Like, why that decade in particular seems so formative for so many. The 00s were my teenage years, and they did inform me as a person a lot, but when I think back on, like, the quintessential elements of my childhood, it’s the late 90s, pre 911. Same for my brother.

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        It’s probably just nostalgia but the 90s were formative. It was pretty much peak network TV. Peak music label music, the internet was a thing everyone had heard about but only schools and nerdy parents had. It really does feel like a different era.

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        Yeah, I was alive for nearly all of the ‘80s, but I wasn’t really aware of the ‘80s.

        By contrast, I took part in the ‘90s. I went to ska shows, I watched TRL, I sent pager codes to my friends.

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    Don’t say that… I’m a 40 year old man. I was a kind in the 90s, I wasn’t born in the 90s.