Post Number: 269
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 9:09 pm: || |
After watching Ken Burns, "The West", I once again questioned the history of this country. There is consistant questioning about history of our nation. The old days. Were they that really that wonderful? And... for all Detroiters????
Post Number: 230
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 9:42 pm: || |
The old days. Were they wonderful? Sure they were. And they were funny, hopeful, sad, tragic and real - just like today. We (kids in 50's - 60's) didn't know then that we would be so nostalgic, we were just living day to day.
For all Detroiters? I believe that all people have wonderful memories of 'the good old days'. Whether you faced discrimination, were poor, were rich, etc.
My mom was born in 1931. They didn't have feminine(sp?) hygiene products for women like we have. I still sometimes can't believe what each and every female had to use each and every month.
Stupid, little things like that make me glad that I didn't grow up in those 'olden days'!
And sleeping in curlers and/or pincurls at night, no blow dryers, etc. Yikes! And in her family, taking a shower every day was not even considered. Just not necessary and a waste of water. So, I'll take the present every day!
Post Number: 601
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 9:48 pm: || |
Every generation/era has certain advantages. We are probably better today then yesterday. Is today the best? No, tomorrow will probably be even better.
Post Number: 37
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 10:11 pm: || |
IN terms of technology and resources, yes. In terms of society, way worse off.
Post Number: 605
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 10:22 pm: || |
If that is the case Urbanize, would you trade one for the other and go back to 1800 A.D. or something?
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 10:27 pm: || |
I must be more specific. Between the civil War and Now, there were a lot more moral values around than there is now, even if it was within your own race.
Post Number: 39
|Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 10:28 pm: || |
Also, Detroit was doing excellent, and the Big 3 was at there peak.
Post Number: 71
|Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 1:22 am: || |
It's totally apples and oranges in a certain way.
Things happened at a slower pace back then, so "stopping and smelling the roses" was a bit more practical then, as compared to now.
I worked on a "sociological-experiment agricultural experience" for seven months, on a farm with the social/economic/technological limitations of 1885 and let me tell you,--we have it easy,-no big surprise.
The distraction level was far less than it is now, but for better or for worse?
Sure, as soon as it got dark, they went to bed(!) and thats okay, but often-times, "quality of life" was far less exuberant compared to what we know now. They woke up, went to work, ate, worked some more, ate again, worked even more, maybe ate, and then finished up work, paid bills and went to bed!
The grass is always greener I suppose, but i'm just glad I can watch it grow, rather than harvest it to feed my livestock, therefore my children, over the winter!
KK-diggin' it nowadays.