Watching: Heart Catch Precure
There's been a sorta-recent trend with people my age (~18-25) and it's becoming a bit of an annoyance. I see it in various old fandoms like Pokemon and cartoons in general, but the sentiment has been cropping up in almost every aspect imaginable. That notion is:
"Things were better when I was your age."
I don't know about that, personally.
It's a very strange thing, because people who do this seem to be taking pride in sounding like crotchety old geezers waving their canes from the porch. I don't really get it! Yes, things like cartoons and media go through "phases". However I am fully aware that most cartoons from the 80s were pure garbage, cartoons from the 90s were more creative but had mixed in bad ones, early 00's were okay, and cartoons today continue to be a mix of uninspired mediocrity and those that have their own flavor. To say that things were better just because I was a starry-eyed youth at the time is silly. Most people don't seem to separate nostalgia from objective understanding.
No, things are never going to say the same, but change comes with both problems AND positives. It'd be naive to say that there weren't certain times when being a child was more preferable. Heck, compared to hundreds of years ago, we're actually ALLOWED to have a childhood now! (this also comes with the problem of young adults nowadays being slow to take responsibility) But some things are just so petty to even bring up! No, I didn't have internet in my house until I was 14, and yes I only had 150 pokemon. Does that make my experience better than my 10yo cousin who's been playing net games since he was 7 and had his first experience with Fire Red at 9? I... don't really think so.
But I suppose people like to agree with anything that makes a trendy catchphrase.