Now that the presidential election is coming up, we start to hear the phrase “traditional family” repeated more often. But what is it, in the…

Now that the presidential election is coming up, we start to hear the phrase “traditional family” repeated more often. But what is it, in the first place? People tend to be nostalgic to things of the past, so much that they exaggerate their importance, their brains distort the details of those ideas to fit with people’s idealization. American families have never been happier than today. If one is nostalgic about the family of 30, 50 or 70 years ago, one must have forgotten the high child birth mortality rate and the lack of medical advancement to cure many of our diseases. One must have forgotten too, that people use to work longer hours, thus although the “traditional” family may sound cozy, it is not. Parents today have spent more time with their kids than ever before, thanks to the fact that families are now smaller and our living standard has improved. Despite many myths about divorce, high school delinquency rate has been at its lowest. So when certain politicians demagogue the values of a modern family and point finger to something of the past, it’s time to question if they are suffering any sort of Dementia, or Alzheimer’s.
– Phy

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