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

    In my opinion, this is the best time to be alive in human history, on an overall level. Obviously if you look at specific people or countries, you can say it's worse now (such as comparing Syria now to Syria 5 years ago), but on a global scale this is the best year ever. This video made by the BBC statistically demonstrates this:

    Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four - YouTube


    Basically, never before have so many people had such a long lifespan and such a high standard of living. The income figures shown are in real terms, meaning they adjust for inflation. The reason I am making this a poll is because there seems to be a fallacy (in my opinion) that a lot of people have today that life was somehow better back in the '50s and '60s. People have this illusion of a golden era. I say it's just nostalgia goggles, and that we humans are much much better off than ever before.

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

    not in the slightest.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    The best time for anyone to be alive is whenever that particular person thinks is the best time, not when someone tries to convince them is the best time.

    It's too bad this obvious rule of thumb has been subordinated to Liberal political demands that all other times in American history were bad because America is a bad, bad country needing many Liberal improvements.

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

    BEST TIME TO BE ALIVE WAS BEFORE THAT OBUMMER GOT ELECTED.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    In my opinion, this is the best time to be alive in human history, on an overall level. Obviously if you look at specific people or countries, you can say it's worse now (such as comparing Syria now to Syria 5 years ago), but on a global scale this is the best year ever. This video made by the BBC statistically demonstrates this:

    Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four - YouTube


    Basically, never before have so many people had such a long lifespan and such a high standard of living. The income figures shown are in real terms, meaning they adjust for inflation. The reason I am making this a poll is because there seems to be a fallacy (in my opinion) that a lot of people have today that life was somehow better back in the '50s and '60s. People have this illusion of a golden era. I say it's just nostalgia goggles, and that we humans are much much better off than ever before.
    I think the best time to be a kid growing up was in the 1950's. But that was the time I grew up in so that probably has a lot to do with it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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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. But that was the time I grew up in so that probably has a lot to do with it.
    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.

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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.
    No you didn't. It was a time when we left the house, we never locked the door. When we went to town, in the summer time we left the windows open and never locked the car. The only crime we had was some kid stealing a watermelon out of a neighbors field. Crime was a big city problem. At least that was how we looked at it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    If I got to decide which time in human history I would be born but I didn't know where it would be or what status I'd be born into, I would choose right now. So by that standard I'd say yes.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    In my opinion, this is the best time to be alive in human history, on an overall level. Obviously if you look at specific people or countries, you can say it's worse now (such as comparing Syria now to Syria 5 years ago), but on a global scale this is the best year ever. This video made by the BBC statistically demonstrates this:

    Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four - YouTube


    Basically, never before have so many people had such a long lifespan and such a high standard of living. The income figures shown are in real terms, meaning they adjust for inflation. The reason I am making this a poll is because there seems to be a fallacy (in my opinion) that a lot of people have today that life was somehow better back in the '50s and '60s. People have this illusion of a golden era. I say it's just nostalgia goggles, and that we humans are much much better off than ever before.
    It might not necessarily be nostalgia goggles. For middle class Americans back then vs today I could see the argument. I do think quality of life had improved since the 50s substantially in most places though.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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

    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.

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