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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I think the best time to be a kid growing up was in the 1950's.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Late 50s early 60s had the best music that's for sure and you didn't have to worry about being mugged or raped or abducted as a child.
    But you did have to worry about being sent off to war.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It is for me. This is when I was meant to be alive, though since I was a kid I felt like tech is dragging behind what I need.
    I agree. I am still waiting for the Star Trek style transporter. The only waaaaay to go.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    It's quite obvious, of course it is.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
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    Regardless of what ever time, there will be those who do not benefit. Who are put upon and treated as second class citizens. For me being born and raised on a farm, a family farm, life was ideal. You had to go to the city to see things like your pic. I think that says a lot about city folk vs. country. We had a couple of black families, Negro back then live close by who had their farms. We would lend and use each other equipment, plows, pickers, cultivators, wagons, balers etc. Working and sharing together helped us all and saved us money. They was good friends of us. But all that changed when one went into the cities. City folk were down right mean. Whereas we didn't have crime and left our doors unlocked when we went places, one didn't do that in the city and it didn't matter what color. City folk have no respect.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    the nostalgia of the 50-60's is in part due to the lack of reporting of bad things happening.

    Kids were abducted, they were abused, but it was not reported on the news. It was hushed up and kept quite


    Crime has gone up from the 50s in the US, but in Canada you can still drive with your doors unlocked (other then the fact they lock automatically now. My door to my condo is unlocked when I am at home and my patio is open as well. When I was in a house it was open as well. A significant aspect of the fear of crime today in the US is media driven fear.

    So in my opinion today is the best time

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    But you did have to worry about being sent off to war.
    Well there was that, yeah.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well there was that, yeah.
    I judge time by the cars and '59 to '69 was the best decade for cars, the most exciting.

    Unfortunately, the Young men that should have been enjoying the big engine small body cars were sent off to war, so it is not a 100%, "yeah let's go back to that time"

    If we could have had the cars without the war, it would have been the best.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I judge time by the cars and '59 to '69 was the best decade for cars, the most exciting.

    Unfortunately, the Young men that should have been enjoying the big engine small body cars were sent off to war, so it is not a 100%, "yeah let's go back to that time"

    If we could have had the cars without the war, it would have been the best.
    If the possibility of being forcibly sent to war is the criterion for the best time to live then it would have to be after the draft ended in 1973 or before it started in 1940. In that scenario I would choose the pre draft era.

    EDIT: some cool cars then too!

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If the possibility of being forcibly sent to war is the criterion for the best time to live then it would have to be after the draft ended in 1973 or before it started in 1940. In that scenario I would choose the pre draft era.

    EDIT: some cool cars then too!
    I think the cars sucked before 1940 and definately after 1973.

    1973 was the last real car.

    The governemtn started getting involved and forced the car companies to make crappy cars.

    For example the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado with the 500 CI engine put out 375 horsepower.

    The same 500 CU engine in the 1975 model put out 195 I believe. The 195 can't power that huge car but the government forced car companies to improve fuel economy so that is what we got.

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