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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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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
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
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
Nancy Gardner
It makes you wonder about the future generations.
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Oct 13, 2021 6:52PM
Raymond Cardona
Wow I truly agree with these facts which are so right Bonnie
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Oct 13, 2021 4:47PM
Madi Marven
Back in the 40's & 50's we still had manners,we treated older people with respect & we didn't ever interupt when an older person was talking & as a kid you ate all of you're dinner up or else...we lived!!!
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Jul 4, 2021 7:33AM
Keith Jary
What a lot of rubbish all my great and grand parents lived well into their 80'sand were all classed as working classRuthanna Battilana,
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May 6, 2021 4:38AM
Mary Lou Green
I would add that we enjoyed the extended family more. We had frequent get together. We would have a communal meal then visit all day. So much love and laughter. Not so much moving away.
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Feb 22, 2021 4:45PM
Maria Marafioti
I regret the loss of manners
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Dec 25, 2020 2:55PM
Denise Prentiss
Wow right n.
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Dec 23, 2020 4:44PM
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

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