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Re: Winter Break
Posted by: TranmereFan
Date: 11/06/2018 20:35
Where those issue more or less prevelent in the past?
Was the treatment of mental health issue more nuanced, sensitive and researched now or 50 years ago,?

Would you rather be in the bottom 10% now or 90 years ago.

If you can turn on a tap and get drinking water you are better off than 99.9% of humans who have ever lived. You can bathe in the stuff ffs. You are a very wealthy person and I refuse to believe you can say with any seriousness that you would rather have been born at any other time.

The poor of the past lived with infant mortality as he norm, sanitation a pipe dream, illness incurable.

The rich of the past had to spend a serious chunk of their netwl worth on kerosene and candles: only the very wealthiest of families could have light and read after sunset. Now a light bulb is virtually free to run

People on minimum wage jobs have televisions, free healthcare, running water, appliances, can get a flight to Amsterdam for 40 quid, own smart phones have a plethora of lesuire choices, can talk smack on trfc message boards.

Someone living at the very top of society in the not too distant past would snap swap lives with someone on a bog standard wage now.

Things aren't perfect but you cannot say we've ever had it as good as under liberal free trade and democracy.

Again if you disagree tell me when we've had it better?

Don’t think there wasn’t too many on here that were around in 1928 bud, so it’s difficult to make an accurate comparison. One thing is true though, we can all buy TV’s etc now, only as technology has moved on and expierence in cheaper manufacturing and global trade has also come on, leading to cheaper products, and intially yes abuse of citizens working in these markets, however over time as the country gets richer the people get richer and hence have a better life and the country gets better, This is evolution, things will always get better over time as we are all essentially learning as a human race to improve, and live better lives. So you could say we have never had it so good, as this is how life works. Some things can get worse though in a devolped country such as property ownership for the young and opportunities to work in certain fields get less as a country evolves, as certain fields of business get too expensive in a global market to compete look at the UK for example. One could say a better standard of living is now obtainable in another EU country than the UK as our manufacturing is not what it was, the NHS is in a bad way, waiting times for operations etc has increased tenfold, and Crimes are on the up. It’s an interesting time we live in right now that’s for sure.

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