They say that hindsight is 20/20, but hindsight can also be clouded by nostalgia. And that is especially true if you grew up in the 1970s. Sure, it was a decade that will mostly be remembered for Vietnam and Watergate.
But, for those of us who grew up in the ’70s, it was the sweetest time to be alive, an innocent era where disco reigned supreme and we all had haircuts that made us look like Chia Pets.
From the glorious simplicity of pet rocks to the musical lessons of Schoolhouse Rock, here are some reasons the 1970s were the absolute best years to be a kid.