The Ups and the Downs
When we think about the 1950’s we tend to think of the perfect family, which is why people today would prefer to go back to living that lifestyle. This was when the American dream was at its prime. People back then had hope that they would live a good life, because back then it was very realistic. This is why the 1950’s comes across to everyone that they all had the perfect family with there nice home and a little white fence around it. When in reality people living back then had more struggles and problems than we do on a daily basis.
Some reasons why people would prefer to go back to that time period is because they had such reliable jobs. People would work at the factories and get paid well enough that their wife’s could just be a stay home wife and watch the kids. And not to mention that you would also get nice health insurance too. Today it’s hard enough to keep a job, let alone have one that will pay well enough so your spouse doesn’t have to work. With the economy today no wonder why people would rather go back to the 1950’s.
Also another nice feature about the 1950’s was how they didn’t have such high inflation as we do today. In the 1950’s a new house would cost around $8,500.00 and the average income was $3,200. Also the average cost of a car was $1,500.00 which made it very easy for a family to acquire a house and car. Food was very affordable with 29 cents per pound for roast ribs. On the other hand families are struggling to pay the house and car payments with today’s major inflation and income. And on top of all this they still have to feed their family which isn’t cheap.
What people also liked was how low the divorce rate was in the 1950’s compared to today. Married couples back then worked things out and had nice simple lives. The mom would stay home and cook, clean, and take care of the kids. And the dad...