7 Reasons Why Everything Was Better in the 70s

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6. We were allowed outside without parental supervision

Everywhere we needed to go, we rode our bicycles and we were constantly on the move. And it was awesome! In the 1970s it wasn’t a huge thing whether you were a city kid or a country kid to leave the house without a parent continuously watching over you.

But there was only one rule in my house, and I never broke it: if my brothers and I accidentally went over the limit, which was between 10 and 11 p.m., we had to call our parents from someone else’s house to let them know we were OK.

7. Saturday mornings were reserved for cartoons ONLY! 

The Flintstones were definitely our favorite cartoons that kept us glued to the television. Because there was only one time on a Saturday morning when you could watch your favorite cartoons. Despite the fact that we didn’t have the luxuries of today’s kids with plenty of digital streaming services so they could watch whatever they wanted 24 hours a day, we were happy kids too. This schedule taught us to be more patient and be grateful for even half an hour of Scooby Doo!

What do you miss the most from the 70s? Tell us in the comments! We’re eager to know!


Growing up in the 70s was definitely better! Life was easier and simpler in so many ways. We used to spend more time with our families, and we wouldn’t let technology ruin our Sunday dinners. I personally value my childhood years and I am very grateful because I had the chance to experience and see some things for the first time and  probably had the best years ever!

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, at least for a couple of minutes!

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3 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why Everything Was Better in the 70s”

  1. I had this (and more) in the 50’s and my kids had this in the 70’s – BUT by the time my grand kids came around in the 90’s it was a whole different world. I wouldn’t let them play outside in the FRONT YARD unless I could see them and they certainly couldn’t go by themselves around the CORNER to the park alone! Good God, I had no idea who could be there that could have an unhealthy interest in a blond hair blue eyed little girl! It’s all changed and my GREAT grand kids now wouldn’t even THINK about knocking on a friend’s door to go play unless a “play date” was set up. What childhood has lost is sad. And the lack shows up as they grow to nervous unself-assured adults who often have trouble making ANY decisions without help, much less good decisions, because they never had the chance to do things and possibly fail and learn from them.


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