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Am I the only one who wished they grew up in the 50’s?

19.9k Brendorkus  one year ago

Nowadays, we are more connected than ever. I could send a message to my British friends with a click of a button. I have access to all of the world’s information in my pocket. Humanity has come so far.

Yet we are all so isolated. In the 1950’s, during an economical boom, life was good. You could get through six years of collage with a part time gas station job. You could bike over to the woods with your friends, and build a treehouse. Life was so simple. So perfect.

Now, I’m aware that in the 50’s we didn’t have the tech we do now. We weren’t as connected. But, I would give anything to live in that time period. I would sacrifice my modern technological appliances in order to live a simple life in the era where nuclear war was imminent, where Soviet-American tensions were at a high, and the space race was on.

I’m aware it’s 12:32 AM. But I don’t care, I can’t sleep. And I keep thinking about this. I need to know what all you fellow Gen-Z’s think about my thesis.

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    no bc if i was born in 1950 i would only have to wait 19 years and i could get a 1969 fastback mustang brand new

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    hehe same
    @Embo

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    2,603 Dathcha

    Nice, good to know I’m not the only one
    @JeskoGoesVROOM

    one year ago
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    40.6k KnightOfRen

    @F104Deathtrap
    But other than 2020, I agree with your points

    one year ago
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    @KnightOfRen Sure, it's a rough year compared to other years in our lives.

    one year ago
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    2020 was awesome for me too
    @Embo

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    2,603 Dathcha

    @Numbers haha not owning a phone go brrrrrrrrr

    one year ago
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    46.1k Wogchamp

    Anybody in a minority group(colour, race etc) reading this rn: 😬

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    @Numbers well the 50s are dangerous bcuz of cold war and nukes
    Im lucky to be a gen z

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    Well, just stop this toxic comment section before EternalDarkness and the mod gang shows up

    one year ago
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    40.6k KnightOfRen

    @F104Deathtrap
    covid apparantly doesnt exist?
    We are in a rough situation now

    one year ago
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    2,603 Dathcha

    I don’t wanna be in the 50s, for me 2020 has been a good year. Not kidding. I hate seeing people in person, especially family. And with covid, that’s no longer a problem. I’ve always homeschooled, so school isn’t a problem either. Also camping, one of my least favorite things my family loves to do, is no more. All I do is sit around the house playing SP, Halo and WoTb. So yea, it’s been a good year. PLUS, we are getting a new president! Please don’t take insult from this comment, I am saying this is a good year FOR ME.

    one year ago
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    @Numbers My point here is that when people say they wish they lived in the past, what they are really saying is that they don't understand the past very well at all.

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    i also agree
    tho i'd love to travel back to around 70's to 80's times too
    back when stuff was actually decent and so was the technology
    @jamesPLANESii

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    ah yes, the 50's.
    back when you could actually call technology as, well, "technology" now, no matter how basic it was (for me, i classify 1950s to present as "modern era" so yes)

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    157k spefyjerbf

    @Rodrigo110 Ultimately the same problems extend into today, yes. As a society we certainly have work to do.

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    133 Sheffie

    @SheriffHackdogMCPE

    calls someone a snowflake
    has a hammer and sickle in his pfp

    very cool

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    133 Sheffie

    Korean war
    Threat of nukes from ussr
    segregation in the us
    ladies were coreseted
    more ussr

    10/10 time to live in

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    19.9k Brendorkus

    Considering the current state of the world, I don’t care at this point. @Potato21

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    22.1k Potato21

    It was probably not as good as you think for many reasons

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    752 Mulemwa

    Yes

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    @Rodrigo110 The first half of the 20th century involved a level of violence and death never seen anywhere else in human experience. In the 1950's, Chairman Mao presided over the largest mass murder ever perpetrated. There were horrific wars in China, Korea and Vietnam. Trust me when I say that today less people starve, less people die needlessly of curable disease and the standard of living is up almost everywhere.

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    14.6k Rodrigo110

    @F104Deathtrap No more rough than it is now considering almost half the worlds population is below the poverty line

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    Whenever people talk about "the good old days" I always respond with the question, "Good for who?" It's hard to look at your life and consider the fact that others don't have it so good, but chances are that is exactly the case. Unless you happen to wish yourself into a considerable amount of affluence, the 1950's would be a pretty rough time to be alive.

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    22.7k BagelPlane

    There was also the threat of all out nuclear warfare just about every day.

    one year ago
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