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5 things our ancestors did better than us

The world we live in today is great – we have high technologies, can access any knowledge at any time and can pretty much choose how we want to live. Anyway, there are some things that people who lived centuries ago did better than us...



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27 Comments
Allison Aspden
Yes - some interesting points were made. I regret the loss of manners in society and teubelievable use of plastic in packaging
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Sep 14, 2020 8:41PM
Ruthanna Battilana
Reeks of classism - most people worked like dogs and died young.
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Sep 14, 2020 5:16PM
melodyzsong
I'm in the process of simplifying my life. I am cleaning out and getting rid of "stuff". I have more things than I will ever use. Especially in the kitchen...lol 😆 🤣 😂
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Sep 14, 2020 7:47PM
Acer Wolfe
My aunts would use plastic bags again and again and as a child it was my chore to wash them clean and hang them up to dry like laundry.
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Sep 14, 2020 9:49PM
Mrs. Deadman
My family has lived for generations in the same manner, doing these same 5 things supposedly lost in today's world. My children will also pass it to their children, so on and so forth. 😍
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Sep 15, 2020 9:01AM
Jennifer
Growing up in the 50 and 60's, definitely a lot simpler. No electronics, 2 channels on the tv, if you even had one, few toys, we played outside. Lots of cooking, all meals, baking cakes, pies and cookies, if we had the ingredients. In the summer, in the evenings, people sitting outside, playing guitars and singing. Lots simpler and so much fun.
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Sep 15, 2020 1:19PM
Malka Rubinstein
yes I totally agree with the list, the waste, the attitudes of today and the lack of interest in others' wellbeing in the people under 35-40 is so lacking. Shameful, maybe the Korona came at the right time to teach us all respect, understand and to appreciate what we have and make do with it.
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Oct 25, 2020 9:48AM
Ralph A. Caya
I stood up when a lady approached our table, the other people asked me what was wrong.
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Oct 2, 2020 6:04AM
deborahpmercer
Thought-provoking. But I can't help thinking that though I firmly believe in good manners, some of those old ones were more mannerISMS.
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Sep 29, 2020 4:37AM
wyodinosaur
I wonder what things the people of the future will say that we did better than they do.
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Sep 20, 2020 5:23PM
Peter Robertson
Jennifer, It was also always sunny when we were growing up wasn't it? Time erodes the rain,storms,pain,poverty,illnesses and dying relatives and family members. As Robert Duvall toasted in Lonesome Dove "Here's to the sunny slopes of yesteryear"
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Sep 18, 2020 5:16PM
carole winslow
Grew up in the 50's the 3rd oldest of 8 children. We never had a lot of posessions but never felt deprived. I still don't understand why people buy things they don't really need. We were taught to respect others but also to think for ourselves.
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Sep 15, 2020 9:31PM
Dora Diaz
I think people nowadays try to compete with others instead of enjoy what they have(time and possessions)
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Sep 15, 2020 1:29PM
Denise Dubois
They died younger because they didn’t have modern medicine. Ruthanna Battilana,
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Sep 15, 2020 8:48AM
Kermit Stanton
Quite right, ever since the Marxists have taken over our education system and culture we are becoming nice little rude peasants.
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Sep 15, 2020 7:29AM
Linda Madison Leckey
Ruthanna Battilana, they were polite though.
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Sep 15, 2020 6:02AM
Lynne Cage
I always instilled in my son the use of good manners, to treat ppl like you want to be treated. But to have a voice & stick up for himself when required.
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Sep 15, 2020 2:20AM
Lynx
Only if you had money. Not true for the poorer classes
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Sep 15, 2020 2:18AM
Denise Bruce
Totally agree!
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Sep 14, 2020 11:08PM

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