We aught to have seen it coming...
History has a funny way of repeating itself.
Looking across the years, decades, generations, and centuries, it’s easy to pick out different trends in fashion, rhetoric, government, and social movements that came and went, only to come back again in some shape or form later on. In fact, it’s a rather eye-opening truth of the human experience.
Sometimes, these repeating trends take a while. You might glance through your parents’ photos of clothes they wore just ten, 20, or 30 years ago and question why they ever thought it was okay to leave the house looking like that. Or maybe you’ll go to grandma’s house and look around at the furniture and feel like you’ve stumbled upon a time machine.
But don’t judge too quickly.
Look back at your own social profiles or pictures, and chances are you’ll be grossed out by some of the choices you made even ten years ago in those first fateful Myspace and Facebook pictures. On the other hand, maybe you were judged for what you did back then, but now it’s all the rage. And maybe your parents’ or grandparents’ fashion choices, hairstyles, and even furniture is back in vogue. Like we said, history has a funny way of repeating itself.
But what’s all the rage today that simply didn’t cut it back in the ’90s and 2000s? We might all be doing it now, but rest assured, we’ll be judging ourselves for it in a few years.
Riding in Cars With Boys
Getting in cars with strangers you meet on the internet (Rosebizzle)
Now it’s all the rage!
I Can See Clearly Now
Big framed glasses. (lucipherius)
Gone since the early ’90s, back again with a vengeance.
Having an online life. Back when I was in middle school (15 years ago), the only people who spent a significant amount of time online were nerds.
Plus being online was all about protecting your privacy with fake avatars and usernames. I was considered a huge nerd because I knew basic HTML and would get paid by people to format their “online journals”.
Now almost everyone has some kind of social media presence. (Cryingbabylady)