Life In The 1800s

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If we could go back in time would you? What if we did not have to, we could change our lives and world around us to be however we want. Many people think that life in the eighteenth century was much harder than today; others, however, believe that the quick pace of work and home life, the lack of an appreciation of beauty, and a general laziness of the populace has made life in the 2000s much worse than in the 1880s.
In the 1880s people spent more time at home with their families. In the 1880s women stayed home to raise their children and help with crops. Parents had control over what their children were being taught. Parents were able to model their behavior of hard work to their children. Children could be taught morals and hard work by
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However, Joel Stein an American Journalist for Los Angeles Times pronounces “Millennial’s are the ME ME ME GENERATION”. Every year it is apparent that people are becoming more and more self absorbed. With all the technology and apps available in this day and age, it is easy to want to join in on the let’s talk about me epidemic. There are apps where the sole purpose is to post your thoughts and daily activities. Usually if someone wants to hear about your life then they generally will ask. This generation assumes everyone wants to hear about their opinions. “The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 20s as for the generation that 's now 65 or older, according to the National Institutes of Health; 58% more college students scored higher on a narcissism scale in 2009 than in 1982” (Stein). In the 1880 people worked hard to try and make America the best they could. People in the 1880’s cared more about others rather than caring what people thought of them. Just 100 years before in 1783 was the end of the Revolutionary War. America was formed by people who wanted to be free and own their own land. Most of the United States was uninhabited at the time however by the 1880’s New York was already becoming
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