1985 was better overall
2015 is better overall
Fun thread topic, Grimm. I like it, made me have to think and this was a fun thing to think about.
The Achille Lauro hijacking happened in 1985. I do remember that well. I think it was the first time I heard of innocent Americans being attacked by "terrorists" which is how they described the Palestinians. There was a TWA flight hijacked the same year, by Lebanese as I recall.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
I wasn't born in 1985 so definitely going to be biased on this one.
"Education is the only thing you can do that will change society. Everything else is just a band-aid." - Jacqueline de Chollet
"Boys will be boys. But boys will not be president." - Ronald Regan
If I had to choose I would say 2015. My pick is based on emotion. In 1985 I was goofing off with friends and having a great time, but I had just started dating my future wife and my daughter obviously wasn't born yet. Based off of those two things I pick 2015 because I wouldn't give up those two things for anything.
Additionally, the mistakes I made along the way made me who I am today. That said I have to say I turned out better than I thought and better than others thought I would.
Last edited by Lutherf; 02-16-15 at 04:30 PM.
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