When it wasn't "OK" for a girl to get pregnant and be unmarried, when divorce rates were so much lower.. When kids actually got to grow up with both parents. Sometimes, I just think that the more society changes, the worse it gets...
For example" Ok, I don't love my husband anymore. Don't know why, I just don't" So, instead of working on it, and trying to fall in love again, people take the easy way out and get a divorce.
I am not saying that divorce isn't necessary sometimes, just that things would be a lot better with our kids today, if people would just take the time, and work at it.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Bearsjen at 11:13 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:17 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by sandraberke at 11:21 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by treynlisa at 11:22 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:22 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Yes and no. There was also high instances of alcohol abuse, and we don't really know what secrets many families kept back then. They may have stayed together, but that may not have been a good thing.
I would like this statistic to come back from the 50's. In 1950, the ratio of the average executive's paycheck to the average worker's paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one. That was taken from this article: The Middle Class in America is Radically Shrinking. Maybe living like that would help families stay together too. Many divorces or marriage trouble stem from financial issues.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:23 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:24 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:24 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:25 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
There has to be a return to values and morals. What is referred to as morals today don't even resemble what I was taught. There is a blurred line between right and wrong. There is a "but" in them where there shouldn't be. Doing right for the sake of it being right is discouraged. Teaching your child to say "yes ma'am, no ma'am, yes sir, and no sir" is considered provincial but it isn't. It is manners, being polite, and showing an understanding that as a child you are in a position of submission to an adult - in other words - authority. Teaching responsibility and hard work will yield success has been replaced with "it isn't your fault" and "make life easy for my child" has ruined a couple of generations. We are living in the middle of the "Me" generation. I don't like this generation. They don't consider how their actions effect others, and they don't care. Yes, 40's and 50's values please.
Answer by jesse123456 at 11:27 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
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