Vanity, Greed, And Debauchery Essay

1016 Words May 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Vanity, greed, and debauchery. What is the common factor lying in the meanings of these words? Wickedness. And what is the root of wickedness? God reveals through the Bible that the love of money is the root of all evil. Unfortunately, many people do not consider that the Bible may be true, and therefore they live by their own desires. The love of money proved its character during the early twentieth-century, when the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 occurred. The crash is often associated with the Roaring Twenties era, when people were living the good life. However, a lot of what young people are being taught about the Roaring Twenties and the Stock Crash is purely mythical. In fact, people are being instructed that the Stock Market Crash was the cause for the Great Depression. This is only partly true. To obtain a better understanding of what really happened during those days, a closer examination of the events of the era is in order. First on the timeline is the events leading up to the crash, namely the Roaring Twenties. When this time period is mentioned, most people will probably visualize a golden age of freedom and prosperity. Large expanses of land with rich, fertile ground. Advanced technology, for the time, which made the hectic lives of people much easier. Nice, well-paying jobs that people loved during the daytime, and entertaining clubs at night. One of the new types of women that emerged from this time was the flapper. Flappers were women who essentially…

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