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Is life in America better today than it was 50 years ago?

  • We're Living In Great Times

    Fifty years ago we had filthy water, filthy air, filthy burning cars that were all death traps to drive, the immoral Vietman war, smoking and drinking were glorified as being glamorous, children had few rights from abusive parents, women had virtually no rights from abusive spouses, there was virtually no environmental control over harmful household products and building materials (lead in paint, asbestos, etc.), young people died from dropping acid and zoning out to their "savior" Timothy Leary, pop culture (music and TV was about the worst ever), the average American lived to only 70 years, there were very few life saving medications and surgical procedures, the average American diet was full of fatty and surgery foods and not only that but, the clothing and hairstyles fifty years ago was about the worst the world ever saw. For those who think that life was much better fifty years ago, were to board a time machine and go back to 1967, I can guarantee you that those people would be in a state of panic being in a realm of the dark ages, and beg to come back to 2017! I know this as someone who survived the sixties.

  • We're Living In Great Times

    Fifty years ago we had filthy water, filthy air, filthy burning cars that were all death traps to drive, the immoral Vietman war, smoking and drinking were glorified as being glamorous, children had few rights from abusive parents, women had virtually no rights from abusive spouses, there was virtually no environmental control over harmful household products and building materials (lead in paint, asbestos, etc.), young people died from dropping acid and zoning out to their "savior" Timothy Leary, pop culture (music and TV was about the worst ever), the average American lived to only 70 years, there were very few life saving medications and surgical procedures, the average American diet was full of fatty and surgery foods and not only that but, the clothing and hairstyles fifty years ago was about the worst the world ever saw. For those who think that life was much better fifty years ago, were to board a time machine and go back to 1967, I can guarantee you that those people would be in a state of panic being in a realm of the dark ages, and beg to come back to 2017! I know this as someone who survived the sixties.

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  • Life is better today

    Life is better than it was 50 yers ago why? Because now we can do much more like investigating crimes and solving them much faster also we lean better when we need help thier is google to help us also we can do our work on the computer and not waist paper no more.

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  • Everything got worse

    Lower pay, higher prices, terrible music and entertainment, lower interest rates on people’s saving, higher interest rates for loans, more rules and regulations, lower quality goods, no sense Nationalism or community, older infrastructure everything was newer then, everything got worse and that is the opposite of progress dam the governments have done a bad job. They really messed everything up.

  • It is definitely not

    Yeah, we may live longer, but instead of small independently owned stores, you have huge impersonal conglomerates. People aren't talking to each other as much, thanks to electronics and cell phones. Kids don't play outside, it's all about video games. Basically, there's no reason to get excited about anything anymore.

  • In an effort to lift quality of life we lost our quality of life.

    People are more connected via technology than they have ever been in history and yet we are more disconnected from each other and alone than at any time in history. The sense of community, morals, and quality of life are now lacking because we spend our days working/chasing our tales and scrambling to pay the bills so we can keep up with today's fast paced lifestyle. There is very little personal peace in our high tech connected/disconnected world. We elevated ourselves to the point that we don't connect to the Earth, the land or each other anymore.

  • Overall joy level was higher

    First, personal and business ethical standards were much higher than today. Second, the general level of optimism was much higher. Most people felt grateful for the privileges and benefits of living in the United States instead of feeling that their (quite high) expectations are disappointed. People definitely felt more secure about their employment. Don't get me wrong - there were problems fifty years ago, too. Also, Americans love to have an enemy at which to direct their hatred and anger, and the US had a well-defined enemy in the Soviet Union.

  • No there are brats

    I believe that 50 years ago was much better than today because it was more strict which makes it better because the people more discipline now people are lazy and want to do less. Also life in America better than 50 years ago? No it is not. America is in debt by $16 trillion $’s. And to make things worse, the government is taking money from the rich and giving it to the people that abuse the system that do nothing while they get welfare checks and an additional thousand from the rich who worked really hard to earn what they have, but it has to be given to the poor who never work. That is why it was better 50 years ago.

  • No there are brats

    I believe that 50 years ago was much better than today because it was more strict which makes it better because the people more discipline now people are lazy and want to do less. Also life in America better than 50 years ago? No it is not. America is in debt by $16 trillion $’s. And to make things worse, the government is taking money from the rich and giving it to the people that abuse the system that do nothing while they get welfare checks and an additional thousand from the rich who worked really hard to earn what they have, but it has to be given to the poor who never work. That is why it was better 50 years ago.

  • No because of the world is going down

    There is to much littering. Kids aren't getting good education, because the teachers are teaching them where they only know it for the test then they forget it. Also there are alot of people wearing glasses or contacts from staring at a screen all day. People and kids are getting fat from not being athletic.

  • Life used to be much less complicated.

    It didn't require both parents working, to make ends meet. Children had more time spent with them, were taught their values by their parents rather than the "system". People weren't in debt up to their eyeballs. Property prices were affordable. People didn't tend to live beyond their means. Less stress. Employers had more appreciation for employees. Children played outside instead of computer games. Meals were homecooked and healthier, instead of fast food. Toys and allowances were earned, rather than taken for granted. People relaxed more, spent more time with extended family. There were no hackers stealing people's credit card numbers and identities.

  • The pollution was killing us.

    We always need to be care about what we breath, what kind of life is this? We are polluting, throwing trash in the streets and finishing with our threes and animals. Everyone are cared about money, they don't care what they destroy, what kind of life is that?????? The animals are suffering and being killed by us

  • America is worse now.

    There is so much more garbage and litter. Also people are so antisocial these days. People are running out of money and America is in debt!!! People are more racist and rude. People bully others a lot more now especially because of technology. America is not very good these days.


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hribick says2014-09-05T02:18:25.640
No, it can't even be compaired. Years ago people had alot more rights, things were made alot better and people actually knew how to communicated with eachother! Unlike nowdays people only communicate through their computers and cellphones. Also there was plenty of jobs years ago and the biggest reason we have no jobe nowdays is because of all the LAWS! Thereare way to many laws and taxes in America today that is why all of the businesses that used to operate in Ametica are now all in different countries. So yes I think America was much better off 50 years ago and before.