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Feeling Nostalgic? A Look Back at the 1960s

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Feeling Nostalgic? A Look Back at the 1960s




Millenials have grown up entirely on the Internet and video and computer gaming. I remember when my two sons were two years old, they were playing computer learning games for toddlers. And they were watching me play Beyond Dark Castle on my old Mac SE.

Flash back to the 1960s, and I was a kid riding my bike when school was out for the Summer. I used to carry around a transister radio and listening to the pop tunes of the day… The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons.

We used to play in the canyons around our homes, perhaps before the serial killers and pedophiles came out of the woodwork. Back then it was an innocence that I later cherished, and perhaps with tragedies like 9/11 we had lost a part of that.

But The Sixties had its share of upheavels. There was the counter-culture that started the hippie movements and psychedelic period. But for me it was still living in the suburbs and riding my back around and playing tag with the neighbors. We didn’t have any sort of Internet other than AM Radio, or reading books about Science or World History at the local library.

See also: How Much Did It Cost in the 1960s?

The Sixties

The term “1960s” also refers to an era more often called the Sixties, denoting the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends around the globe. This “cultural decade” is more loosely defined than the actual decade, beginning around 1963 with the Kennedy assassination and ending around 1972 with the Watergate scandal. —Wikipedia

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Board games were way more popular back then in the 1960s. Like Monopoly and Life, and of course Millenials and Boomers can share a few things in common, like Legos, which are still popular to this day. Well, even Monopoly still has its place in today’s society. But it was just different back then when you didn’t have all the tech options everyone has today.

More reminiscing later…



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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