Have Lifestyles Gotten Better Or Worse?
Let’s first look and some things about lifestyles that I’d say have definitely gotten worse.
Children have far less chance of being raised by both parents.
Teachers are now more often assaulted than valued.
Children now spend much less time with their parents and juvenile crime is up by 500%.
And now let’s take a look at a chart from the book entitled,
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families", by Stephen R. Covey.
From the above it would seem that things are much worse today than they were 50 years ago.
But obviously many things have gotten better.
So What Things Are Better Now Than They Were 50 Years Ago?
An article in the Washing Times states,
"If you think things are worse now than before, then you might be consoled by knowing that most things for most people on the globe were never better than in 2013", and you might want to check it out.
What Many People Believe Is Better Now Than 50 Years Ago
The Internet, television, phones, cars, medical treatment, credit cards and ATM’s, air travel, air conditioning, vending machines, DVDs, anti-depressants, disposable diapers, less corporal punishment and plastic.
But Some Things That Have Gotten Much Worse
Pollution, decline in personal freedom, destruction of the rain forests, terrorists, nuclear waste, education, the loss of community life in villages and much more.
So Have Lifestyles Gotten Better Or Worse?
I was born in 1944 and was a teenager in London in the ’60s and I think things have gotten much worse.
But that’s as seen from my personal viewpoint. I had money and a great lifestyle, but if I’d been poor, then I might remember things differently.
The Bottom Line?
If you think things are better or worse then it’s probably down to your present life experience.
If you think things are great then you’ll believe that things have gotten better, and vice versa.
That’s my take anyway 😉