Good "Old Fashioned" Family Values

United States
March 31, 2007 12:24am CST
What exactly are they? I get that "returning" to them would apparently be a good thing, but what time period are we talking about here? Are we talking about the 1950s, home of Peyton Place and segregation? Are we talking about Biblical times, home of Ammon and Tamar, Lot's daughters, Ruth, and Judah's daughter in law? Are we talking about the 1800s, where there was no such thing as marital rape and spousal abuse was part of life? I vote that there's no such thing as the "golden olden days". Humanity is screwed up, and always has been. Gives me hope for the future, actually: if we've gone this long without blowing ourselves up, then maybe we won't tomorrow either. What do you think?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Honestly, we are talking the idealized time of our youth, not the truth about the times. Back in the '50's & '60's you didn't have to worry so much about predators snatching your child off your front yard. Even in the '70's you didn't have people inflicting you in your home with their obsene lyrics on their car stereos while they stood around outside. I remember my neice not being allowed to cross her street with out a parent watching in the '80's for fear of pediphiles & not hardly being allowed in her back yard because they didn't have any toys back there.
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• United States
1 Apr 07
I do agree with you mostly. While of course there aren't any perfect times in the past, but I do think that there are certain things about different time periods that people wish they could return to. Like in the 1950s when everyone seemed to be making more money and family life was ideal despite the segregation which they didn't really see. And in Biblical times I'm sure people are thinking of how spiritual people felt that they were surrounded by these prophets and God was with them. Nowadays so many people don't believe in God at all or if they do they don't feel that he cares about them. And yeah in the 1800s there was a lot of problems but again family life was very important. Today a lot of people don't care at all for their families and want to live their parent's house as soon as possible and that is mostly due to the fact that so many people have kids that don't want them or just can't raise them correctly.
@Karmalina (647)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
There are some of these values that I wish would return, but we are lucky to be past things like women being inferior and like you said "segregation" When people talk about family values, especially people of certain religions, I get the feeling they are talking about a time when a wife obeyed her husband and had a meal on the table when he got home from work and had 3 smiling children who didn't act up vying for his time. But honestly people have always, deep down wanted to live their life differently and society as a whole has gone with how the majority feels things should be. So while some of us are wishing for the "old days" The rest of us want something totally different.