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To some people the 1960s were the best of times; to others it was a period when many things went wrong in society. Why do people have such different ideas about the 1960s? The 1960s was an era that saw a cataclysmic change

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QUESTION 3: To some people the 1960s were the best of times; to others it was a period when many things went wrong in society. Why do people have such different ideas about the 1960s? The 1960s was an era that saw a cataclysmic change within the attitudes and views of society. The fact that so much changed and so many different things happened cause people, when reflecting back on the decade to pick out 'the best of times' and 'the worst of times'. We know that the 1960's, were a very long and revolutionary decade, and throughout this essay I shall explore multiple elements of the 60's and consider why some hated and some loved the 1960's. When asking people, what they disliked and liked about the 1960's, most people would say positive things about the era. These people who speak positively of the era were most probably teenagers at the time. ...read more.

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His thinking was very effective; because older people started to give them respect unlike the Rolling Stones who wore want they wanted. Unlike Brian Epstein, the Rolling Stones manager, whose name was Andrew Loog, realised that the Rolling stones were only going to attract unruly youngsters and not old people. The Rolling Stones were an unruly and juvenile group and they had a very good appeal rate, but their music only attracted unruly youngsters and teenagers who thought that the Beatles weren't very good. The older generation despised the Rolling Stones very much. Unlike the Beatles, the Rolling Stones made young people change their behaviour, images etc. Younger people became aggressive and grew their hair long, so that they could be like the 'Stones' themselves. During these years, laws changed, and this caused people's change in opinion, these laws changed for a specific reason. In 1963, the female pill became widely available; this gave women control as well as men over their sex lives. ...read more.

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Overall, I think that people, who grew up during the 1960s loved these transformations. Seeing as they were at the ages of were they could rebel and go against their parents, I feel that these younger people loved the 60s but the problem was that older people despised things that younger people liked. People have different views about the 1960s, because if a person was middle aged at that time, then that person might have despised popular culture. On the other hand younger people loved popular culture. This was because it was a time were youngsters had freedom and in this time period many things which were invented, such as the 'hand- jive', 'coffee bars', 'bowling alleys' etc. These had a great and formidable impact on their lives. If someone was to ask me why do people have such different ideas about the 1960s? I would say that it would depend on whether you were into the culture of the time and it would depend on whether you were young or old. ...read more.

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