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
Sep 14, 2020 8:41PM
Ruthanna Battilana
Reeks of classism - most people worked like dogs and died young.
Sep 14, 2020 5:16PM
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.
Sep 14, 2020 9:49PM
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 😆 🤣 😂
Sep 14, 2020 7:47PM
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"
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.
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)
Sep 15, 2020 1:29PM
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.
Sep 15, 2020 1:19PM
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. 😍
Sep 15, 2020 9:01AM
Denise Dubois
They died younger because they didn’t have modern medicine. Ruthanna Battilana,
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.
Sep 15, 2020 7:29AM
Linda Madison Leckey
Ruthanna Battilana, they were polite though.
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.
Sep 15, 2020 2:20AM
Only if you had money. Not true for the poorer classes
Sep 15, 2020 2:18AM
Denise Bruce
Totally agree!
Sep 14, 2020 11:08PM
Nancy Gardner
We recently downsized, very freeing. I love it.
Sep 14, 2020 8:28PM
Linda Spreng
Wyla Reedy, Do you mean 2020? I doubt that many of us would regard 2020 as the 'good old days'. Problem is that many will forget 2020, making it possible to happen again.
Sep 14, 2020 8:13PM

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