I can’t be the only one that struggles with this? I feel like my counting process for years is broken and stuck around 2000 because it’s so neat, so if something happened in 1960, I still think that 40 years ago as opposed to more than 60 years ago.
Also, I still assume that all very old people were there in the second world war, which might have been true when I was a kid in the early 90s, but is definitely not true now - this thread was inspired by spotting the same kind of thinking in the Guardian:
The older retired officers – like Martinez, 72, and Piquemal, 80 – are haunted by memories of the 1940 French surrender to the Nazis
Also recently saw the idea that if I introduce my child in the next few years to golden period Simpsons (which by that point will be 30 years old), it would be equivalent to my parents introducing me as a child to stuff from the mid-60s - Steptoe and Son, and That Was the Week That Was.
Also, That 70s Show began airing in 1998, if you made an equivalent period sitcom today it would be about the early 00s.
I know none of this should be surprising but it still hurts my head a bit?