15 Ways Life Was Better 50 Years Ago

People were healthier both mentally and emotionally before the rise of technology

Studies show that people, especially young people, experience stress, anxiety, and even depression from social media and phone usage.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 10 Americans suffers from some form of depression.

Psychology Today thinks this is, in part, because we are now able to compare ourselves to everyone on the internet who appears to be living a better life.

This was not the case 50 years ago, when there were far less platforms on which to engage with others’ representations of themselves.

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  1. Manny says

    Would love to go back to the 1950s..n..60s
    Were people were people, honest. Happy,
    Forgiven,and respect other people’s property
    Kids watching children programs. Rolling
    Skateing ,make up games,..staying out side until
    Mom / dad called to eat..it goes on .n..on.


    Muy buenas fotografías para los que nos gusta la fotografía muchas gracias

  3. Robert says

    Now when you lived through the era that this is talking about when more persons had more mental issues than they do today, in fact the term “crazy house” which were mental institutions run by the state and privately were full of those persons. The streets are now full of those same persons who can not or will not get the help they need.
    Now some live today in a utopia in their mind of what the 1950’s and 1960’s were like but the true history paints a different picture than they post. Just look at crime statistics from that era, unwanted pregnancies, run away children and crime within the family house hold, also look at how anyone except whites were treated at any level in life.
    I lived through the 1940’s up until today and much prefer today.

  4. Arlene says

    Typically, there were no people of color apparently in the 1950’s U.S.A. I never went to school with a handicapped person, I never was allowed to take shop because only boys were allowed, I never could report the sexual abuse I lived through because those things were swept under the table, and my husband legally beat me because “he loved me”. Today is wonderful: more information and informed decisions, friends worldwide, shopping on-line, ordering groceries for pick up, free long-distance calls, veterans can run and walk today after being injured. And a thousand other things that make today the best time to be alive in human history. Nah, you can keep your false memories of the “good old days”.

  5. Wolverinefan says

    Yes, I remember all the fun memories of the activities I did in the city of Detroit, where I was born and grew up. I am too fearful of attempting most of those same activities today because of the predominant crime which is way worse than it was when I was growing up there. But, I remember a few things I wish wee still true, like when I got my first car, gas was only 23 cents a gallon and I could go to a double feature movie show at a Saturday afternoon matinee price of 25 cents.