Essay on What We Missed About the 1950s

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A family has always been expected to be a loving and caring environment with support and communication, but this sometimes does not come naturally to soon to be parents. Some get caught up specifically in bad things, perhaps their upbringings are to blame or maybe the individual could take all of the responsibility. When a society chooses what is to be socially acceptable, that limits relatives to only one kind of family and the object becomes destroying all other kinds. The 1950s was a time when technology wasn’t a big distraction from loved ones. Joyin Shih feels her true self being targeted by others, even her own family, in attempt to destroy her true self in her article, “Chyna and Me”. Alex Williams may also be missing the 1950s …show more content…
This feeling could be loneness in their trial. This anger is a lot like when Shih longed for the “ferocity of black anger”, and wielding the right to that “obvious unifying spirit”(522). Williams says, “It was a vision of family togetherness”. That unifying spirit may be an accepting, loving, and caring family. Relatives migrating further and further apart in spirit is a kid’s nightmare and also a gruesome sight to see. Technology surrounds the family with distractions away from each other so that unifying spirit is divided into sections, and everybody on their own computer screen. Coontz says, “[...] Americans chose the 1950s than any other single decade as the best time for children to grow up”(27-28). Technology hasn’t been around for forever, and according to Coontz the 1950s were the last time that relatives had each other instead of technology. No distraction from each other and the family was whole. Relatives didn’t want anything else but each other. Reality does not exist in the physical world anymore; it exists in the individual’s mind. Technology has completely taken over the senses of the human body so that the individual is in a constant altered reality- where there is no time to think independently, all thoughts are influenced by something that happened on television or a witty line a host said on the radio. “One family. One room. Four screens. Four realities, basically while it may look

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