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I have more opportunities to succeed in life than my parents had.

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Peggy B
Tuesday April 25, 2017, 8:51 AM

There are advantages and disadvantage in every generation so I don't think there are more opportunities now, just different ones. Education costs a LOT more than it did 30-40 years ago so that's a deterrent for this generation. (Only in US). It's actually cheaper for an American to go to Oxford University in England and live on campus per year than the same in any university in the US. They have caps on cost and a degree is a degree in ONLY the subjects needed for that major. Some things like Health and Education should NOT be a capitalist endeavor.

John B
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:02 AM

I did, but not so with the younger generation.

Sue H.
Friday September 16, 2016, 10:56 PM

I did but I think it's harder for the latest generations.

Denise D.
Friday September 9, 2016, 3:18 PM

Probably not, economy-wise.

sharon ogden
Tuesday August 9, 2016, 7:18 PM

true xxx

sharon ogden
Tuesday August 9, 2016, 7:17 PM

noted xxx

Kay M.
Friday July 8, 2016, 7:04 PM


Aaron Bouchard
Thursday May 5, 2016, 6:19 PM

No, tuition is way higher than it was. People could get a good career that they could keep forever all benefits etc with little education. I am lucky to have had awesome parents but they agree too that it was easier in the 70s/80s. Inflation was not nearly as high, most people are not in the debt that they are in now. You could work a basic job in the summer and pay for school and afford to buy a used car plus rent and still be able to afford to go to the bars every night.

M.N. J.
Monday February 22, 2016, 11:24 PM

I think each generation has its own advantages and disadvantages.

For example, the labor movement has given us many benefits, but is now being systematically eroded, so in some ways my parents' generation had opportunities that my generation lacks. See also: outsourcing, privatization, the erosion of the manufacturing base, the elimination of pensions, student debt, the housing/banking/debt crisis, the erosion of the middle class, and so forth.

However, women, people of color, gay people, and others who don't fit into the straight white male paradigm are obviously continuing to make progress in many ways.

Only someone with white male privilege would wish for a return to the "more simple" times of fewer rights and opportunities for everyone but himself.

Janis K.
Monday February 22, 2016, 5:51 AM


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