Back In Time (To A Simpler Day)

Have you ever seen the madness around you and wondered whether wouldn’t have been easier, simpler and perhaps, more glorious, back in the day we didn’t have too much technology? Think about it. One photo or video today can go viral on the internet in a matter of seconds; they get their 15 minutes of fame. Although the majority of the people will forget this and move on in the next few days, the pic or video concerned is then enshrined on the internet forever. If it’s something to be proud of, then that’s great. But what if it’s that embarrassing pic of you from your intern days that you’d really rather forget?

Let’s take a stroll back in time to when technology was just catching on, and see for ourselves just how good society was then:

The Travelling

There weren’t any cars around so people walked, took a horse or carriage ad towards the latter part of the 18th century, took the train. You can still catch a whiff of old-world travel in vintage bikes Melbourne that you see in shops and sales. The good news was that this required a lot of physical exertion, so people tended to be healthier overall, although there were plenty of diseases back then to fell them. Few had high cholesterol levels, diabetes or other conditions caused by over eating or over nutrition. On the bad side, transport and travel took a long time and was extremely dangerous as well, so the chances of being a 20-something, solo traveller was nil.

Social Grace

Society was much more polite back in the day because there were strict (unwritten) rules on how to conduct yourself. Some countries like England were much stricter than others, which worked more or less on the principle of respect. Where there were classes, castes or tribes involved, there was a social hierarchy and women were most often found at the bottom. The majority of old-world communities (and many today) were intensely patriarchal so that any benefits would immediately go to the men in the family before the women. Guess who got the cruiser bikes when they first came in? Visit this site https://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au/bikes/cruiser.html for more cruiser bikes for women.

The Food

Who can ignore the food? So, depending on which country you lived in, the food could be great or terrible. Countries in the East used a lot of spices and cooked pretty much the same recipes they still do. In western countries, the upper classes had access to a lot of manual labour and larger, better stocked, kitchen and therefore had sumptuous meals with lots of meat, fish and bread. If you were a commoner or peasant, you would boil most of your food. So the food’s a lot better today.