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Post Reply The "silent generation" 1928-1944 probably was the luckiest in humanity
Posted 8/11/15

BillNyeTheScienceDude wrote:

Wasn't the great depression in the 1930's...

Ya lol
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This seems to be the golden era of being an average American in many aspects. Like my grandparents, born in a depression and childhood was hard, but after WW2 ended that ended quickly as well. The biggest boom in mankind followed, coupling with a generation growing up in the sweet 50's. Cars, freedom, soda fountains, etc. Move on to employment where retirement is at 55 and with a pension, that many are still collecting today. They get to spend their golden years coming off the Internet boom of the 90's, use tech to stay in touch with Grandkids, and yes there were some hard times and stress but not like today's under 40 somethings.

Full disclosure - By all means every generation had something good. Many say today's kids have it too easy, and in some ways they do, but in others they dont. $100k of student loan debt is not nice. Many people today are propped up by social services, while others partake in activities considered quite debaucherous. I'm not saying the silent generation was perfect by any means, but as far as opportunity, rapid increase in standard of living due to us winning WW2, etc, they would probably have to be considered the golden generation for the average American. For the exceptionally rich American, I would say there is no better time than now post-globalization if you have the money to travel the modern world.


When I was in high school and a little of college, I used to be in awe of the 50s. Life was so perfect back then and they had 0 problems.

But idk, I think you guys are underestimating the internet :D. There's a secret silent generation here too! I mean, there are junior high kids who've become millionaires from launching websites, or bloggers without college degrees making like over $60k by blogging. There's also a ton of video games that pay you money to play, and some RCE games too (but those are usually scammy or whatever).

I think there's lots of money to be made on the net, enough that you could literally work 2 hours a day, and still make over $20k a year.

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Well, straight, white males were given preferential treatment during The Silent Generation. If you were a woman, you were probably expected to just tend to the sandwiches and give your baby some breast milk. If you were a man but not white, I'd imagine that finding a job would be rather difficult and you'd have a very odd relationship with the term "privilege." This generation is also known as The Traditional Generation. As a pretty left leaning Liberal male, I don't think I would get along with many people from that generation, given my current values. http://www.valueoptions.com/spotlight_YIW/traditional.htm
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Would of died the spanish flu epidemic.
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biscuitnote wrote:

This seems to be the golden era of being an average American in many aspects.


As a straight white male I agree.

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biscuitnote wrote:

This seems to be the golden era of being an average American in many aspects.


As a straight white male I agree.

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I don't know I think white women had it good as well. They didn't have to work all they had to do was take care of the home no responsibility for money minimal stress could be superior to having to slave away in an office alongside men.
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I don't know I think white women had it good as well. They didn't have to work all they had to do was take care of the home no responsibility for money minimal stress could be superior to having to slave away in an office alongside men.


This is the generation that birthed the women's rights movement.

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I don't know I think white women had it good as well. They didn't have to work all they had to do was take care of the home no responsibility for money minimal stress could be superior to having to slave away in an office alongside men.


This is the generation that birthed the women's rights movement.



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Where I live and because of my race I would have been forcefully taken away from my family, everyone I love and forced to learn Christianity, forget all of my culture and be ashamed of it, forced to learn English and be married off at a very young age, either that or become a slave, probably a whore or a maid because I am a woman and whipped or beaten as punishment if I disobeyed orders, I'd absolutely hate being alive at that time. also I would have been punished for not being straight
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Was it silent because they had to watch subs?
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biscuitnote wrote:

This seems to be the golden era of being an average American in many aspects. Like my grandparents, born in a depression and childhood was hard, but after WW2 ended that ended quickly as well. The biggest boom in mankind followed, coupling with a generation growing up in the sweet 50's. Cars, freedom, soda fountains, etc. Move on to employment where retirement is at 55 and with a pension, that many are still collecting today. They get to spend their golden years coming off the Internet boom of the 90's, use tech to stay in touch with Grandkids, and yes there were some hard times and stress but not like today's under 40 somethings.

Full disclosure - By all means every generation had something good. Many say today's kids have it too easy, and in some ways they do, but in others they dont. $100k of student loan debt is not nice. Many people today are propped up by social services, while others partake in activities considered quite debaucherous. I'm not saying the silent generation was perfect by any means, but as far as opportunity, rapid increase in standard of living due to us winning WW2, etc, they would probably have to be considered the golden generation for the average American. For the exceptionally rich American, I would say there is no better time than now post-globalization if you have the money to travel the modern world.


When I was in high school and a little of college, I used to be in awe of the 50s. Life was so perfect back then and they had 0 problems.

But idk, I think you guys are underestimating the internet :D. There's a secret silent generation here too! I mean, there are junior high kids who've become millionaires from launching websites, or bloggers without college degrees making like over $60k by blogging. There's also a ton of video games that pay you money to play, and some RCE games too (but those are usually scammy or whatever).

I think there's lots of money to be made on the net, enough that you could literally work 2 hours a day, and still make over $20k a year.



I would rather work in a factory and make enough to support a family and own my own home. It was a simpler time and for me I would pick it if I could.
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So what?


You don't spark a social revolution if your satisfied with the status quo.

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biscuitnote wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:

This seems to be the golden era of being an average American in many aspects. Like my grandparents, born in a depression and childhood was hard, but after WW2 ended that ended quickly as well. The biggest boom in mankind followed, coupling with a generation growing up in the sweet 50's. Cars, freedom, soda fountains, etc. Move on to employment where retirement is at 55 and with a pension, that many are still collecting today. They get to spend their golden years coming off the Internet boom of the 90's, use tech to stay in touch with Grandkids, and yes there were some hard times and stress but not like today's under 40 somethings.

Full disclosure - By all means every generation had something good. Many say today's kids have it too easy, and in some ways they do, but in others they dont. $100k of student loan debt is not nice. Many people today are propped up by social services, while others partake in activities considered quite debaucherous. I'm not saying the silent generation was perfect by any means, but as far as opportunity, rapid increase in standard of living due to us winning WW2, etc, they would probably have to be considered the golden generation for the average American. For the exceptionally rich American, I would say there is no better time than now post-globalization if you have the money to travel the modern world.


When I was in high school and a little of college, I used to be in awe of the 50s. Life was so perfect back then and they had 0 problems.

But idk, I think you guys are underestimating the internet :D. There's a secret silent generation here too! I mean, there are junior high kids who've become millionaires from launching websites, or bloggers without college degrees making like over $60k by blogging. There's also a ton of video games that pay you money to play, and some RCE games too (but those are usually scammy or whatever).

I think there's lots of money to be made on the net, enough that you could literally work 2 hours a day, and still make over $20k a year.



I would rather work in a factory and make enough to support a family and own my own home. It was a simpler time and for me I would pick it if I could.


dude what? Factory work is like 8-9 hour days, sometimes overtime, in dangerous conditions back then, and idk if you'd have enough energy when you come home to even spend time with your family.

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biscuitnote wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:

This seems to be the golden era of being an average American in many aspects. Like my grandparents, born in a depression and childhood was hard, but after WW2 ended that ended quickly as well. The biggest boom in mankind followed, coupling with a generation growing up in the sweet 50's. Cars, freedom, soda fountains, etc. Move on to employment where retirement is at 55 and with a pension, that many are still collecting today. They get to spend their golden years coming off the Internet boom of the 90's, use tech to stay in touch with Grandkids, and yes there were some hard times and stress but not like today's under 40 somethings.

Full disclosure - By all means every generation had something good. Many say today's kids have it too easy, and in some ways they do, but in others they dont. $100k of student loan debt is not nice. Many people today are propped up by social services, while others partake in activities considered quite debaucherous. I'm not saying the silent generation was perfect by any means, but as far as opportunity, rapid increase in standard of living due to us winning WW2, etc, they would probably have to be considered the golden generation for the average American. For the exceptionally rich American, I would say there is no better time than now post-globalization if you have the money to travel the modern world.


When I was in high school and a little of college, I used to be in awe of the 50s. Life was so perfect back then and they had 0 problems.

But idk, I think you guys are underestimating the internet :D. There's a secret silent generation here too! I mean, there are junior high kids who've become millionaires from launching websites, or bloggers without college degrees making like over $60k by blogging. There's also a ton of video games that pay you money to play, and some RCE games too (but those are usually scammy or whatever).

I think there's lots of money to be made on the net, enough that you could literally work 2 hours a day, and still make over $20k a year.



I would rather work in a factory and make enough to support a family and own my own home. It was a simpler time and for me I would pick it if I could.


dude what? Factory work is like 8-9 hour days, sometimes overtime, in dangerous conditions back then, and idk if you'd have enough energy when you come home to even spend time with your family.



I've worked factory jobs now you don't have any idea what your talking about. Yes you put in some hours its called working but in the 50s you at least made enough to be able to be middle class. Now most factory jobs pay minimum wage.
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