Re: The More We Learn, the More Stupid We BecomeNov 19th, 2009
In 1959, if you had a heart attack, you pretty much died. Now, we have defibrillators (even in our hockey rinks), and open heart surgery, and our life expectancy is much longer.
In 1959, if you had a child with a learning disability, even minor, the kids was considered a retard, and booted out of the school system. Today, we have specialists to help children reach their potential.
In 1959, if you weren't white and part of the mainstream, you were pretty much marginalized. If you weren't a white Christian, you probably couldn't play golf, or go curling, because the clubs wouldn't let you join. Even if you were a female, you likely weren't allowed to join as a full member.
In 1959, if you lived on PEI, I believe you still needed a permit to be allowed to purchase alcohol.
Yes, it was a joyous time for all.