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The 2000s was the decade that started on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009. It was the decade in which the 21st century and 3rd millennium began.

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1 September 11, 2001 Terror attacks
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2 The Dumbing Down of society Laziness, half-assed attitudes...
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3 Too much technology 24/7 news, texting, cell phones, iPhones...
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4 Political Extremists What happened to moderate Republicans/Democrats?
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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6 When the world lost it Oh god when not?!
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7 The job market bottoms out Some young people got "real" jobs, many couldn'
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8 Lousy Parenting Some people shouln't breed
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9 Bommerang Generation Too many young adults delay growing up
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10 People make too much of phones Texting While Driving
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11 TV Networks Change MTV becomes RTV
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12 Reality Television & Dramedies This is all that is on the tube.
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13 Obese Children Parents won't make their fat asses exercise.
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14 The .com bust More unemployed in IT then in all others combined!
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15 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 It'll take a lot to wrap one's mind around everything that transpired in the 2000s. With George W Bush Jr leading the fray of a generation that gradually became more pussified year after year to week after week. People were sue-happy, laws were becoming draconian and barbaric to everyone's rights. Drastic measures taken amongst society where it became a violent game of dog eat dog. The economy crashed horribly. The wars were taking their toll on us and really started painting and showing the country's true colors to where it is today. The media circus that toyed with everything it got it's hands on, completely scribbling and scrambling fact with propaganda. It was really the great mankind crash of the decade. And it is one of the worst decades in history. The 2010s is sadly looking to continue that trend. It was like, when 2000 rolled around. Everyone just decided "Hey! Let's go apeshit!" and overnight, everything as we knew went that direction. Just that someone forgot to stand and tell everyone to stop, but we probably killed that guy in the moment of panic. We, as a society, don't know what to do with ourselves anymore. And we feel that whatever it is, we aren't taking responsibility for it. It's always something or someone's fault when we all just don't stop to look at ourselves and re-evaluate our lives to correct the mistakes. We expected to be babied, we've allowed ourselves to be lead by those who we have put trust into (governments, churches etc) and we feel that there must be a scapegoat in all the things we do when we obviously have caused it ourselves. Which is why I deem this whole generation as the "Irresponsible Generation" that continues well into the 2010s. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on January 10, 2014, 6:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 If you took everything good from 2000 on, it would make up about a month's worth of the 90s. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 13, 2013, 8:24 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Can you imagine if Y2K happened? Oh the mass panic that would cause! From top to bottom too. Learning how to cope without technology. Sometimes I wish it would have happened. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on May 17, 2013, 9:33 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 @JimPickens: Well, there was quite a lot of stuff from the 90s to be nostalgic over. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on February 13, 2013, 6:08 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 You know a decade is pretty lousy when you are nostalgic for the 90s. -- Submitted By: (JimPickens) on February 11, 2013, 1:49 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Worst decade ever? Time magazine seemed to think so. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1942973,00.html -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 16, 2012, 6:52 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Ahh, the Information Overload Century.... I know the human brain is capable of absorbing an impressive amount of input, but it really is amazing to me that most of us can endure the levels of sensory bombardment to which we are subjected, every waking moment (and possibly in our sleep as well), without turning into homicidal berserkers. In that sense, at least in terms of scale, the 2000s are unprecedented. In terms of news events, however - your basic wars and natural disasters and socio-economic upheavals and dumbass political bickering and so on - this century isn't showing me anything new so far. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 1:50 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I meant the one before DolFan's. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on January 6, 2011, 6:57 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I don't know why the previous comment didn't have my username. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on January 5, 2011, 7:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I've already written this decade off. And if what I think will happen does happen, the state of the entertainment industry will be the least of our worries. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 5, 2011, 6:55 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Wow, the 2010s suck so much right now in terms of the entertainment industry and many other things, it makes the 2000s look awesome! Then again, it's a little too early to tell, being that this is only the second year of the decade. We'll see how it turns out, and hopefully, it won't be so terrible, but that's wishful thinking. -- Submitted By: () on January 5, 2011, 1:22 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I have to disagree about this so-called "obesity epidemic". I don't see any more overly large people now than I did 15-20 years ago. Don't let the media brainwash you, being 5-10 pounds overweight is NOT "obese". My gripe (besides all the others I've listed that is) is that this was the decade of superfluous change for the sake of change that never actually made anything better and often made things worse, while utterly refusing to change anything that really needed it. It's insane. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on October 18, 2010, 6:13 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I was a child of the 80s, teen of the 90s if it's relevant to my views and perspective. I think we also need to remember that our views are often based on our own personal nature, the people with which we grew up and how they influenced our views, where we grew up etc. Two people of the same age could easily have vastly different standards when it comes to when they feel they should have achieved various life type goals (e.g., moving out, getting married, having kids etc.) If the problem of too many people living at home into adulthood is indeed the 'kids' being lazy and uninspired, who is to blame? The kids for being that way or some other external factor making them way and/or allowing it to happen? Don't forget that the lousy job market also in some cases had people that we never able to move out because they could never find a good enough job to afford to move out. However, I think the 2000s also became an excuse decade. By that I mean it used to be that we'd see adversity as something to overcome. Now, people seem to use it as an excuse. As an example, how often have you heard of someone with some sort of mental issue use it as an excuse for bad behaviour? Now, I don't mean to offend with that example, I'm just using an example based on stuff I've witnessed. The staying at home example could be using a lack of income or sufficient income as an excuse rather then perhaps having to find housing that while perhaps is not what one wants, seeing it as having to suck it up and it being unpleasant perhaps being the price one pays to be independent or at least as incentive to improve. I think the end of the 80s saw the end of the playing outside era. Although, the expression "in general" indeed comes to mind. I still for example, see plenty of kids playing outside. However, the temptation to play video games or engage in Internet related activities literally all day is unfortunately there (for adults as well). To be honest, a lot of the problems we've been seeing go to extreme levels in the past decade started in the 90s. Agreed on the politics thing. I mean, I remember Regan and Bush Sr. I never had a problem with them. I don't remember it being until Bush Jr. and post 9/11 that suddenly, everyone was more interested in the parties then the candidates. As for the video games issue. Well, from various things I've read, the problem is that video games give often have a way of giving the players that same sort of satisfaction and accomplishment that comes from accomplishing real world/life goals. The problem is, with video games, that satisfaction is a mere illusion. Another issue with the 2000s is the lack of discipline. I see it not just with people and their kids but even with people and their dogs! An example being people that don't listen to leach laws and let the dogs do whatever they want to the point where the word no had become almost non-existent. I mention discipline after video games because I can't help but wonder if the prevalence of video games with teenage and kid characters that have all this freedom, power and authority (in some cases over entire worlds) and often answer to seemingly no one has given people to illusion that the kids and teens run the world and make the rules rather then the adults (who are often conveniently killed off or otherwise taken out). I wonder if that's also part of why people don't want to grow up. I think a lot these problems stem from a few main issues with the 2000s. The Internet and other technology has made life so convenient and in some cases, effort free to do a lot of stuff. When it comes to having to put some effort to accomplish something, we get all upset rather then sucking it up and saying 'no pain, no gain' or 'you get what you pay for' or some other inspiration type of quote. We've also become a society that seems afraid to put it's foot down and say enough is enough when it comes to almost anything that isn't acceptable (i.e., we're terrified to say NO). We're so afraid of offending someone (although this perhaps goes back to the PC obsession of the 90s) that we say nothing and put up with crap rather then saying even a simple 'now what just a minute here'. I don't mean offending some intentionally, I mean, protesting in a diplomatic way. The sad fact that we did it to ourselves and we're still doing it. The problem is that these problems have become the norm rather then problems to confront and overcome. It's sad and I'm not sure what we do about it. -- Submitted By: () on October 18, 2010, 5:52 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
14 I like how someone added obese children as a reason. This whole "epidemic" is disgusting. How hard is it to eat right and exercise? When I was a child (back in the 80s-90s) I wanted to go outside and play with friends. Video games were like something you did on a rainy day or when you needed to rest after playing outside. Also, fast food was a treat we were lucky to get once a week, typically on the weekends. People are so freakin' brain dead and stupid now that we need Michelle Obama and the NFL to tell us to get off our butts. Just pathetic. Comes down to crappy parenting. How about we add that to the list? -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on October 18, 2010, 10:27 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Kingbk, Stephanie, and Exploding Console, the idea of the Boomerang Generation" moving back home with their parents is definitely a sign of the 2000s. While it is true that it can be very difficult to find a job due to being over or under qualified, it seems that there are too many people who are moving back in with their parents at the drop of a hat when there is any sort of a setback. I have been asked countless times if I was going to. You also see lots of people who live with their parents to save up and buy a hose which I think is pathetic. If you can't afford to buy a house until you are 40 so be it. That kind of behavior represents a dumbing down of society. I think in general video games have caused the worst dumbing down; although that started in the 90s in earnest. Kingbk, you mentioned the political extremists on both sides. That is also a sign of the 2000s. I don't remember the 90s being that bad (this was when I was in junior high/high school) and I don't remember even hearing the words liberal or conservative so much as I've heard since the 2000 election. It seems like ever since then you hear them all the time. I was too young in the 80s to remember much politics other than I knew Reagan and Bush were presidents at that time. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 17, 2010, 10:04 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
16 ExplodingConsole, you're right. I'm not talking about people that are unemployed or lost their job against their own will. I have friends who are very hard workers who don't have a job now and had to move back home to get on their feet. That's okay and understandable. I'm talking about people who could grow up and should grow up and don't and how society today makes it seem okay. I'm all about following your dreams, but sitting on your butt playing video games in your parents basement day after day is NOT following your dreams. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on October 16, 2010, 10:56 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Don't forget that the lousy job market of the 2000s has contributed to a lot of people that are unemployed not by choice. That and the poor job market also forced a lot of people into low paying jobs that do not pay enough to allow them to afford to pay rent. That has accounted for a lot of people living at home when they should be independent. However, I have a feeling that you mean something that goes beyond that. I'm getting the feeling that you're talking more about the idea of society in general just not wanting to grow up. The question is, what's causing this? Why are we as a society becoming so afraid to act our age? And I don't mean acting old. What's interesting/funny is that, I remember someone on the Scottish site (I forget the topic) using the example of the cereal commercials with the adults in the shadows saying they enjoy some kids cereals but have to be in the closet bout it. I seem to remember the poster blaming Tony the Tiger encouraging those adults to come out and admit it seems to be what started this whole refusing to grow up trend. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on October 16, 2010, 1:59 am - (6 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Stephanie, I agree completely with your comment. I think a big reason why there are so many young adults that are delaying marriage, staying with their parents longer, and unemployed is because of laziness. It's not because they are "finding themselves" or whatever. Let's call a spade a spade. They are lazy, feel entitled, and will live rent free, job free, with the laundry done and their meals made as long as they are able to. It's sick and liberal media like NY Times make it sound like something good because they are "not settling, but reaching out for something special." Give me a break! If you did that 20 years ago, you'd be a laughing stock and would have little respect from people. Our society has gotten so soft and passive-aggressive that now it's okay to be lazy because you're "finding yourself." I call BS on it. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on October 15, 2010, 2:30 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Definitely, the prevalence of the "half-assed" attitude. I recently saw a job posting on craiglist that said: "Do not apply if you are over-qualified!" And the job description was calling for someone of extensive experience! What happened to wanting the best person for the job? Nowadays, it's as if the less you have going for you, the more you fit in. Why try? Just roll out of bed in the morning and slide through life. No goals, no effort, no self-improvement.... -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on October 14, 2010, 6:47 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
20 I've enjoyed reading these comments about our most recent decade- now completed. Here are my thoughts from an entertainment point of view. Entertainment (movies, comics, music, film, TV shows etc.) have gone from being from fewer studios/ and or production companies to many different sources and places- this has led to things a very broad mix of things that are very good- better than we have ever gotten before (see TV shows like The Shield or Mad Men/ Movies like "There will be blood" for the extreme good) to the complete crap end of the spectrum the other way (American Idol, Crap CGI pictures for families etc.) the crap has outweighed the good by a mile- so there is a perception that entertainment has gone downhill- it has for a large degree, but the good stuff is really good, and harder to find in all mediums. For the smart consumer- this is fine with me, it's easy to avoid the garbage, and you can find many gems. Now 20 years ago there was more of a median to entertainment where there were less things, and they were more or less closer in general quality, but not as much stood out as outstanding. Read the Book "Brave New World" for a great speech about the ability of the masses to understand great entertainment and how the masses are entertained by garbage. Now another focus has been remakes- I think this is because of all of the choices, we can individualize our personal entertainment much more than in the past, so to find a common touch stone, you have to go abck to when we ahd less choices- Think Evlis Presley, Star Trek, or Wizard of Oz- we all KNOW WHAT THEY ARE. Could anything be that big or widely known again? Probably not it is too fragmented with media outlets and platforms now to stick out to everyone. So the 2000's are filled with gargbage, but for the smart entertainment consumer it is a great time to be an observer- Boned for the masses , because they get screwed all the time! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 10, 2010, 5:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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