Is your standard of living higher than that of your parents when they were your age?
Better than self-indulgent Boomers?!?
Yes. And still cleaning up their mess.
I'm about to get out of college with no debt and a steady job, so..... yes.
...but, wait a minute... Everyone is trying to tell us that upward mobility in America is dead... Are you trying to tell me that the class warfare rhetoric doesn't pan out with reality? I'm shocked!
Shut up, our people are fine! They eat one hearty meal a week. That's twice as good as when I was your age.
Wait, they get TWO meals? I need to send more of them to prison camps.
My mom was the 3rd of 5 children of parents that came here from Mexico they didn't have much at first but things got better later. but I am going to be the first in my family to graduate college so I can definately say my quality of life has been better
I think the general standard of living has gone up on its own just because of everything developing
My parents grew up on farms, now I'm in the city with smart phones.
My dad was extremely successful at my age. No comparison.
Btw, I'm no slouch but he was way out of my league.
Two words: Internet Porn
We're mostly saying yes... It's gotta be Obama's fault.
Yes, but then again I don't have a nasty coke habit.
That's not really true, I would rather get tossed around like a sock monkey in prison then live in Oklahoma.
Nope. My parents were married by then. That's a whole dimension of quality of life I don't have.
Oh no not at all I love farms and farmers! I was just saying how back in my parents farm area they wouldn't have even imagined some of the technology we have today. Im not trying to offend farmers at all! Farm=good city=good
My parents were living out of a shack while they built a house by hand. We have a house, a lot of land, cars that run. Better quality of life, for sure.
I make more by myself in a year than both my parents did.
I also have more debt than they did too.
But overall higher standard.
Yes. My parents were serial underachievers.
To avoid a VERY long story. Particularly dad. Both fled unhappy upbringings to slums of Brooklyn. met. Learn english. Work their tails off. Have 2. Move to FL. Work their tails off more. Raise 2 kids & buy a home. Separate, but never divorce (over 40 years). Higher std...yes. equal effort...never.
HA! I'm sorry, that's funny.
I keep a thing in my pocket that in mere seconds can help me find information and help me communicate with anybody around the globe. I would have to say yes.
It's subjective,my parents had 3-kids 2-incomes 2-cars 1-house in a mid.class neighborhood on 40-60hr jobs w/benies. I am single w/3 kids(2disabled)1- truck 1-home. I am self employed in this crappy economy and I have the same standards.not where I want/plan to be, but,damn proud of it!!!
Quinnipiac most of the people I know today are pretty happy with what they have and don't sweat the things they don't have either. My parents are an example of how a middle-class family today is better off than a similar family 25 years ago. Remember what it used to cost to fly commercial? Crazy.
No but that is because I choose to live out of my pack and travel the country 6 months a year. So I'm like a hobo with a smart phone
I own my own TV set, free and clear.
Much better. Thanks to college and the military, we are doing pretty well.
Yes. My mom was single and a homeowner. I'm married homeowner but we have 2 incomes.
Are you saying city=good and farm=bad. i farm for a living and own a smart phone, work hard spring to fall, and have all winter off. I dont think that sound to bad.
It is higher because my wife and I have been smart with money from the start.
I would say about the same. They had more kids and owned a home. Each only has one college grad and are middle class. We rent but we aren't interested in buying so... I would say its a draw.
No, I save a lot more than they did, which is why I will have more when I am their age.
No debt... That's awesome! Good for you!
I think a more proper term is "nomad"
I think mine is better, my parents lived in a much simpler time, you could get by with a lot less, but everyday living was much harder. Technology has come a long way to make our life much easier.
I think so. Livelihood in Oklahoma is bad, but it has to be at least a little better than a prison cell.
Any kid under 21 with an apple or android product answering this question should answer yes
At my age my parents had one crummy computer with no Interweb, had two itty-bitty square TVs with no cable or satellite, no cellphone, no tablet, and long distance on the landline was ridiculously expensive. Their cars only got about 20 mpg, no traction or stability control, not even idiot brakes.
Make more than both my parents combined! And they told me computers would get me no where
Access to pornog - 1970s: a half hour to dress and drive to closest skeevy movie theater (think date scene in Taxi Driver). 2010s: approx. 3 seconds.
No, my dad was a mechanic at Boeings that's made a lot more money than my husband who is a high school teacher. My dad knew how to save his money. So they traveled a lot when he retired. My husband cannot afford to retire. I have medical issues and I'm a few years younger than he.
But I bet they didn't sweat the things they didn't have like we do nowadays.
You're only 20!! Your a very mature 20 Annie
Sorry I laughed at that but it made me chuckle. I can kinda relate.
Yup. Then again you can't really compare the late 70s to now. Technology was nowhere near what it is today. I'm sure my parents would have found a way to go broke trying to afford the latest gadget.
That's pretty amazing
No, no, I'm 30. Just turned 30, in fact. ;)
Sounds fun actually. Although you aren't one of those people with signs that say "traveling need food/money" are you?