Anyone else think we peaked as a society around these days?
The country as a whole was certainly much more rural and untouched.
I remember growing up as a young child(think Opie’s age) in the sixties and being able to walk though wooded lands and playing in swamps and such without a care. The country is certainly a lot more populated and developed now. I’m not sure many places like that still exist.
And we have plastic.
Was the show anything like normal life back then? Even just a little? Or is it a cartoon? I'm not American and have only recently discovered the show but I'm just charmed with it lol.
“Well, I courted her as proper as proper can be.
First off I wrote her a love note asking her to go on out with me.
And then I tied it on to the prettiest rock ya ever did see.
And then I give it the prettiest toss ya ever did see...right through the front window!”
- . Could you imagine a kid of today being happy in that environment? They would probably see it as utterly barbaric. Back then the only thing to do for fun were physical activities like riding a bike or fishing or skipping stones like you see depicted in the opening intro of the show. OF course there were many other activities but almost all outdoors and if they were all you knew or you have an open mind they were fun. If you wanted to be like today's kids and stay indoors the most entertaining thing to do was to watch tv, that is of course if your family was well enough off to own a tv. And since there were no cable companies yet and very few satellites all you had was tv broadcast thru the air by big antennas and at best that meant you had access to just 3 or 4 channels if you were lucky sometimes less if you were really rural. Also back in those days tv would go off air during the late night hours and come back on in the morning. I could go on I'm sure but I think you get the picture. Like I said before it's all a matter of perspective and who you talk to. Some will romanticize those days because of things that were abundant then but scarce now and others will see it exactly the opposite. Because after all....you have just crossed over to the, "Twilight Zone".