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

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Poll Results: 5,528 votes
68%
I agree
 
32%
I disagree
 



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


cs

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


agree

Ivana D.
Sunday January 3, 2016, 10:20 AM


Yes

Aaron Bouchard
Tuesday December 8, 2015, 6:07 PM


It is a different era. My parents are boomers, I am an early millennial there are pros and cons to both. Life today is more accepting of more walks of life and more tolerant of how people are and I was more coddled growing up then my parents and was given constant support. However in my parents generation the economy was better and it cost a lot less to live even adjusted to today, tuition was not even a fraction of what it is today. People had benefits and job security even without a university degree but a university degree then was a set for life job. Times were also simpler and relationships seemed easier.

Natasha Salgado
Monday September 28, 2015, 12:21 AM


Yes

Aaron Bouchard
Sunday September 20, 2015, 5:12 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.

Paulinha Russell
Saturday September 19, 2015, 1:23 AM


Thanks

Sue H.
Saturday June 20, 2015, 10:48 PM


Agree.



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