The Best Years Ever: Experiencing Childhood in the ‘90s

To each generation, their childhood was the best even if they claim that the succeeding generation has it better compared to them.
We’re not out to prove our childhood was better than anyone else’s. We just want to show you why we believe that there’s nothing like growing up in the ‘90s.

15 Reasons Why the ‘90s is the Bomb

1. We mingled with other kids on the playground.

Our social life depended on how well we interact with the other kids in the playground. Other than lifelong scars, we’ve earned a few friends from those trips to the playground that are keepers for life.

2. We looked forward to those old commercials.

While we had some great shows back in the day, we also had some of the best and most memorable commercials. Sometimes we looked forward to them more than the TV shows.

3. Saturday morning cartoons.

Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers. Duck Tales. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Little Mermaid. The Addams Family. The list goes on. These cartoons are what we wake up to every Saturday.

4. We had the best toys.

We still remember the feeling of walking into Toys R Us and seeing all the slatwall display units filled from floor to ceiling with toylines we couldn’t get enough of.

5. Seattle came out with some of the dopest stuff.

Starbucks Coffee and Nirvana to name a few. Oh, and that Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie, Sleepless in Seattle.

6. Great R&B and rap jams played on the airwaves.

Back when music was still music. Some of the finest R&B acts and rappers came from the ‘90s hitting it hard with that New Jack Swing flavor.

7. MTV actually played music videos.

Although MTV started in the 80s, towards the end of the 90s and early 2000s, it was already swamped with reality shows. The ‘80s and ‘90s defined the best years of MTV.

8. Mixtapes!

In the ‘90s, mixtapes were all the rage. It’s the equivalent of coming up with your very own playlist.

9. Boomboxes were the epitome of cool.

Before iPods, MP3 players, and audio streaming services, you got heavy street cred if you roamed around lugging a boombox with you.

10. We memorize our best friends’ phone numbers by heart.

Have you ever talked to someone who grew up from the ‘80s or ‘90s and got amazed at their memory? That’s because we memorized by heart a lot of phone numbers — family, BFFs, and even the cutie next door whose dad is a living nightmare.

old phone

11. We spent countless nights talking on the phone.

Because we didn’t have smartphones then, we socialized at home using our home phones. Countless hours were spent talking all night on the phone with our loved ones.

12. We had the 90’s Bulls.

Netflix just recently concluded The Last Dance. We were lucky enough to have lived through that era and witnessed how the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA.

13. Comic books were at their peak.

Before comic book properties became a hit courtesy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fanboys flocked to comic book shops to buy the latest X-Men, Spawn, or Superman title, especially in the early to mid-’90s.

14. Internet access became easier.

The internet has been in existence for decades now but it only became accessible to the public in the ‘90s. No sound could ever compare to that of our dial-up connection.

15. Chunky shoes!

Doc Martens. Reebok Pumps. Air Jordans. This was the era of the chunky yet fashionable kicks.
There’s nothing like taking a quick trip down memory lane to make one feel younger and a whole lot better. Looking back, we would not trade it for anything in the world.

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