Decades of My Life

I sought to depict the calendar decades that have encompassed my life, and do so using six or fewer words. The goal was to capture the essential aspects of the decades that surrounded me, not particular episodes of my personal life.

1960s: Peace and Love amidst great unrest
1970s: Environmental Movement, Gas Shortages, Inflation Incline
1980s: Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square; no '1984'
1990s: Globalization flourishes; Dotcom Bubble
2000s: Crashes! Nine-Eleven, Financial Markets
2010s: Polarization, 24/7 Political Press; Obama to Trump
2020s: Coronavirus Pandemic

Has the centripetal force of the 2020s already weighed upon us with nearly nine years remaining? So it seems to me.

Pick one decade and provide your six-word description in the comments, or critique mine. Characterize more if you wish, or simply ‘like’ my post and I’ll know you dropped by. Thanks for the visit.

P.S. I didn’t exceed the six-word goal in the 2010s, I simply used numbers that I didn’t count as ‘words’. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Decades of My Life”

    1. Thanks, Tanja; I’ll take that challenge!
      1-10: Following parents, siblings, norms, expectations
      11-20: Forming myself, my ideas, my future
      21-30: Establishing career, frequently changing domiciles
      31-40: Resettling in 1 place, reshaping with technology
      41-50: Stagnating; a solid, comfortable base
      51-60: Reducing activity, increasing world exploration

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