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To some people the 1960's 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 1960's.

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To some people the 1960's 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 1960's Melanie Thody 10 Ru People have very different views about the sixties. Some feel it was the of times like Joanna Lumley and Roy Jenkins. However, others see it as a period when things went wrong with society like Malcolm Muggeridge and Chesterton. A lot of people in the sixties had been brought up to respect the church, politics ad the monarchy all of which now suddenly became targets for satire. The class system was almost completely abolished as well which a lot of people didn't like. An awful lot of morals had been thrown out of the window as well. So for some this is just exactly what they wanted to happen and for some this was their worse nightmare. The sixties were split into two groups one was the young and the other were the middle aged. Satire means to make fun of people's ideas and is often seen as the lowest form of humour but is also a very funny form of humour. ...read more.


They thought that it was morally wrong and that their Christian and own personal beliefs were being attacked. Politics was also changing which meant that some more people had their say in politics as the voting age was reduced to 18 and also peoples general ideas and attitudes were changing towards things like sex, family and old morals. A lot of people thought though that British traditions that had been the way for so many years were being ruined in a few years and they also felt that democracy was in trouble. The sixties were a great time for prosperity, full employment, consumerism and variety for almost everything. It was great everyone had a job everyone could afford things, which they never could do before so the economic system went on leaps and bounds. But there were still the people out there that couldn't even see this as a good thing they thought that people were losing sight of things that really mattered like family. Especially the older generation were particularly worried about teenage consumerism. Hippies were completely against consumerism all they wanted was love and peace most people thought it was just a joke though and a lot of ...read more.


calling it a sit it waving their flowers about as they went so a lot of people were against what they thought was a sheer lack of punishment. As I just mentioned the hippies smoking drugs, drugs were a big part of the sixties because at the beginning a lot of them were still legal and so a lot of people were taking them. I don't think that there was really much positive influence from drugs. All you can really see from them are bad things like the death of famous people and just sometimes the breakdown of people. Which was particularly hard for the family of the victims of drugs to just have to watch them and not really do a lot to help. People have such different ideas about the sixties because the sixties were for young people you could see this from popular culture. Popular culture is where it started and so if you weren't young in the sixties was a bad time. There was no real change in the sixties, which helped the older generation apart from the NHS, which is one of the only things that there was little argument about the morals of it. ...read more.

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