So, Did The Decade End Or Not?
I'm not sure if you've seen the bickering going on on social media, but there's a certain subgroup of nay-sayers, that are trying to argue that the decade doesn't end until 2021 starts. Seriously. this is the world we live in right now. How is this possible?
Have people run out of things to argue about on the internet? Has politics all of a sudden become a subject no one argues about online anymore? We're going to have heated discussions about when a decade ends?!
It seems pretty obvious to me. I even Googled it to see what 'preferred' opinion on the subject was. I went to TimeAndDate.com... and the argument only got more difficult there. Because, as usual, both answers are kind of correct. So when Internet Police Officer Karen starts spouting off about it, you can't 100% prove her wrong.
When you count time in decades, centuries and millennia, there's some debate about how it begins. Check it out:
It all comes down to how we talk about time spans. With few exceptions, we usually think about centuries and millennia as numbered entities, counted up from year AD 1, such as “the 21st century” or “the third millennium.”
Decades, however, are commonly categorized based on the year numbers. For example, we say “the eighties” instead of “the 199th decade.” Similarly, the upcoming decade is technically the 203rd decade, but we call it “the twenties.” According to this common definition, decades generally encompass the time span from years ending with 0 to years ending with 9, such as 2020 – 2029.
Like I said, apparently we're all right in some capacity. Although you wouldn't know it by watching people engage in the silliest debates on the subject. But like they say... you can please some of the people all of the time.......
At any rate, happy new year!