Life in the 1960's was Better than Life Today Essay

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Life in the 1960s was both better for the people and significantly different to life today. When comparing the 1960s and today, there are many significant differences. The 1960s held events that were unique to that era, such as the Vietnam War and the landing on the moon, and today we are trying to find ways to advance technology further. The two eras also had different lifestyles, clothing, technology and pass-times. Life in the 1960s was better than the life today because the world hadn?t yet advanced too far, and life was revolved more around friends and family then other things. Events in the 1960s changed the people of that era. People who did adventurous things such as Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and those men who…show more content…
Although these events are important, they have not given as much positive influence on the people of New Zealand as the events of the 1960s. There are many differences between the lifestyle of today and the lifestyle of the 1960s. Back in the 1960s, people had a lot of fun after the war. They wore fluorescent coloured clothing, listened to good music, took time to do things, ate healthier, protested for world peace and overall enjoyed themselves. In the 1960s, it is true that there was a lot of drug activity, but it was the people?s choice whether or not they wanted to experiment with drugs, so this was only a problem for those who chose to. Today, life is nowhere near as fun and carefree. Families have to work long hours to get enough money to live and put food on the table, life has become more busy and fast-paced, more fast food is available, children are ungrateful and starting to disrespect their parents more, the celebrities that children look up to set bad examples, the media is taking control, the music has no soul, people care more about how they look, and children spend more time with machines then with their families. The comparison between these lifestyles clearly points to the 1960s being the better era. In the 1960s, children did not have a lot of technology, so their lives were more simplistic. The
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