posted on Feb, 13 2010 @ 06:42 PM
People, when living in limit times, tend to develop a silly nostalgia. Sorry, but IMO it's a foolish cry about past times, making non-sense and
selfish comparisons about problems characteristic of each era, and not take account of human progress achieved so far. People guess the '50s a
paradise age??? For who exactly??? I assume only to caucasians, once to other ethnic groups was a hell. WTF?? How was the level of life of
afro-descendants, asians, native-americans and latins, in the Western white society in the '50s???
Lets take this to another parameter: The technological one. What were the chances of a heart patient having a life with relative quality, in the
'50s? And a mutilated, a blind? Nowadays we have almost perfect organ transplants, drugs that ensure a post-surgical comfy survival, we have
prostheses developed with space engineering and even face transplants. How could be the life of a person attacked by an wild animal and disfigured in
the face, in the '50s?
The issues reported here, teenage violence, early sexual activity, bad education, suicides, etc, are like that, due to decrease of familiar
structure's quality, during the Hippie era. The abuse of promiscuous sex, drugs and irresponsible behavior became a lifestyle to '60s-'70s
generation. There was a vacuum, a social void, during the '80s. That generation had to face AIDS and had to face a wild competitiveness in the
workplace, due to the demands of technological and social responsibilities. But they were unable to educate their children on the basis of high human
values, 'cos they were educated by the hippie generation. The '90s-'00s generation grew up in a ultra-competitive world and quite materialistic, on
the edge of social collapse. The current violence and promiscuity, are more results of the loss of mutual human respect, but if we look at history.
Ancient societies had deep human decay, without necessarily having achieved any technological advancement, as the Babylonians and Romans, for
[edit on 13-2-2010 by ucalien]