Was it really as good as its reputation? I always wished I were from the 1950's.
I would have to say that the two bad sides (conformity and racial discrimination) of it are both reasons i would hate it too.
Although I don't know that it has gotten any better. I kind of think that they are just finding more creative ways to hide it.
What damfool says it was good? No central air, most did not have window units, a 5 minute telephone call could run close to ten dollars, half the country discriminated against, 3 TV channels was about tops except in large cities, Minimum wage was $1 per hour, medical care was poor, interstate system was way short of finished - Oh, man.Was it really as good as its reputation? I always wished I were from the 1950's.
I know I have changed. . . And many others also. In 1950 I entered 4th grade. We lived in the country and our shool was on its last few years before consolidation. All white. White janitor. A lot of negative comments from the teachers.Its funny how things change so much that they don't really change at all.