Transitions of Time: Comparing Life Now to Life Fifty Years Ago.

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Transitions of Time: Comparing Life now to Life Fifty Years Ago. On the edge of the 21st century, man had discovered more ways than one to make this world a better and safer environment for the future generations due to the increasingly advancements of technology and science, civil reform and medical breakthroughs. However, this does not seem so compliant between generations based on life views, beliefs and opinion differences as they continue to induce provocative dialogues such as comparing life now to that of 50 years ago. The conflict “time” between generation always have been a theme for deviating discussions, and as rule; elder generation tend to influence youth's opinion, pretending on the idea that life was coherently better in…show more content…
Racial Segregation and Sexual Orientation were shunned by the world fifty years ago. Long ago, people of different races were ill-treated, meaning that if you were not of a particular race, you could not partake in certain activities such as eating in a restaurant, going to school or working in a certain place that seemed prestige only for a particular race. Also a person who was not heterosexual oriented was shunned because in those days homosexuality was classified as a mental illness disease in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. They weren’t allowed to work in certain prestigious and prominent positions such as politics or talk shows because it would have caused an uproar or scandal. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 abolished that and now people of different races and sexual orientation were allowed to work, socialize and an attain an education anywhere and homosexuality is no longer considered a mental illness. Some prominent figures that hold powerful positions are the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, a man of mixed ethnicity and Ellen DeGeneres, a lesbian comedian and talk show host. Half a century ago women were at an infinite disadvantage in regard to their occupations. The idea that their sphere was at home, and only at home, was like a band of steel on society. The taking care of the house and children, amongst other household duties could not supply the needs nor fill the aspirations of
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