Is 2020 the Start of a New Decade? I Guess Not
I am so over the 2020 memes! But there is one little issue that needs to be addressed…are we starting a new decade with January 2020?
I guess not. Here is why. For a decade to begin, we must start with the year ending with 1 (like 2021) and finish with a 10 (like 2030 in this case).
The Farmers’ Almanac (the one with the orange and green cover) used The Elevator Analogy:
As an analogy, think of going into a building in which the ground floor is listed not as the first floor, but as the lobby. So the first floor is actually one flight above you. So if you were to go into an elevator located in the lobby and wanted to go 10-flights up, you would actually end up on the ninth floor (if you were to assume that the lobby as the “zero” floor). But if you assume the lobby as the “first” floor and went 10-flights up, you would end up on the tenth floor. In essence, on our calendars, 2021 is the equivalent of a “first-floor lobby,” and after going up ten flights (or years), we’ll arrive at the tenth floor. Or in this case, the year 2030—when that decade ends.
Now, back to the memes that are driving us crazy…2020…perfect vision…get it? Ya...haha. And this time next year it will be all sorts of ‘hind sight is 2020’.
Please…just stop. Thank you.