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Will the good times ever return?

  • 04-09-2023 7:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭

    The late 80s-2001 period was incredible.

    Immediately after I did my leaving cert, i could easily afford to purchase a car. By my late 20s I bought my own house and pretty much anything I wanted I could purchase. Plenty of money to spend/save. It was ridiculously easy to earn a real salary, headhunters were constantly trying to poach you from other companies, etc.

    We didn't have this extreme PC culture. everyone got on well, people weren't perpetually "offended". You could smoke in pubs, restaurants, aeroplanes, etc. women loved attention, there was no "shaming" and "toxic masculinity". I approached a girl in college in 1992 and after getting to know each other over a few weeks asked her out for a drink. Today we have been married 26 years and have three children. Today young men don’t have the balls and toxic attitudes with people like Tate prevail.

    Italia 90 was a moment of national euphoria that nobody who wasn’t alive at the time will ever understand. The country was on the crest of a wave. The only real financial boom also happened around this time.

    The music and culture was going strong and there was finally peace in the north. Everything was chill and cool.

    I was working in the IT sector from the mid-90s and the dot com boom was basically a 6-year-long rave, where you were constantly peaking on the best ecstasy of your life. Anything was possible. there were no limits. Life was good.

    Then in 2001 something happened at the World Shìte Centre and nothing has been the same since.

    Will we ever see a return to the golden days of the 80s and 90s? The hope for this is one of the things that keeps me going TBH. Anything is better than what we have now.