The mind tends to block out trauma, so 20 or 30 years from now, maybe the 00’s won’t seem so bad. But it’s 2009 and a survey from Pew says this has been the worst decade in 50 years.
That’s pretty harsh treatment, considering that the ’70s gave us inflation, Jimmy Carter, and disco.
But that’s not the most surprising element. Only 53% of those surveyed rated 9/11 (a shoe-in for event of the decade) as the most important event of the decade, the survey said.
Cellphones were rated as the most important technological achievemernt of the decade, while many people social networking — including blogs — in a negative light, suggesting that the 20-teens might not be all that snappy for some of us.
Asked to sum up the 2000s in a word, “downhill” was the most common answer.
Here’s the entire survey. Post your thoughts below.