Paper: A Comparison of the 1950's and the Present Day

All different times have many similarities, however they also have their differences. For example, Medieval Times and Ancient Egypt there was a king and the king had all the power. The values of different times are also very similar, however they also have differences. A value is anything that has worth to someone. The nineteen fifties and present day share many of the same values but they also have their differences. The nineteen fifties so dubbed the television generation was a very wholesome time where as the nineties are filled with fear, hatred, and sex. In the fifties everything was so wholesome that the word pregnancy was not even allowed to be on TV, and now a days it basically shows the conception of every child. The values and moral worth of the censorship on TV has changed drastically. Television has basically become X-rated compared to the fifties. Music has changed also, the evolution of rocknroll has become many different types of rock, such as: punk, grunge, heavy metal, gothic, and alternative. Music has come a long way from the traditional rock, such as the Temptations. People have grown bored of the soft music their parents listened to. TV and music both haves dialogue that if exposed to the fifties they might have said the apocalypse is here. The nineties, which has been called generation X has changed all the values the fifties had to offer. Divorce was not appropriate in the fifties and today it is almost one-third of all couples get a divorce. People are not setting good family values. Too many people are getting married for the wrong reasons. In the fifties it was the American Dream to have children and a stay at home housewife, today it is not uncommon for the man to stay at home and the wife make the living for the family. Women have gained more equality over the last fifty years. A woman can even support children on her own. Many changes have happened in the values of the family since the fifties. Some values remain the same today as in the fifties. Juvenile delinquency was getting started in the fifties and today J.D.s are everywhere. Kids have too much free time to be able to cause the trouble that they do. Childrens morals have become low with their newfound free time. Racism is one value that will be very hard to change, although it has come a long way from what it used to be. People get judged at a first glance based on their color, usually. People should see things the same and not based on color. Some values may never change. The fifties were a time for change. It is too bad that not every change that should have been made then, or since then, has been made yet. The values were very kind and gentle back then, except towards minorities. We should all try and learn from some of the morals of our grandparents. and parents. Values are a complicated matter in which everyone is tangled in there somehow whether it is good or bad values. ...