posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:32 AM
Very nice post it brings back alot of memories. I think evey generation has some things easier than the last, and some that are harder.
For instance i'm 33 now looking at all the things we have now as far as technology it is a thousand times better than when I was growing up and when
I was growing up it was a thousand times better than when my parents were growing up.
Now here is a downside.. My grandfather on my mothers side died when she was 8 so my grandmother raised her by herself. She cut hair in the garage of
there house and paid all the bills from what she made cutting hair which also paid for my mothers college. Money went alot farther back then. In
todays world if you want to raise kids, send them to college and have a house, you better have both parents working, and they better both have good
paying jobs. You can't just have one parent working cutting hair in the garage to pay for your house and send your kids to college.
It seems that technology has made certain things much easier for alot of people, but the cost of living is so much higher than our parents and
grandparents it has made owning a home almost a thing of the past. Certain diseases that killed alot of people have been cured, and almost wiped off
the face of the earth, but new diseases much stronger and harder to cure are now the new norm.
Do we have it easier? Yes for some, no for others. Does the new younger generation have it easier? Yes for some, no for others. It seems like the old
saying is still true, "take two step forward, take one step back."