Your parents told you they were going to kill you, you believed them and the teacher didn't care.
People on permanent welfare were stigmatized by their neighbors.
Banks gave you interest on your savings.
People remembered back to when times were really tough.
People remembered rationing.
Food had flavor.
You waited for seasonal foods instead of buying unripe foreign substitutes.
People expected to work for their pay.
People kept their underwear where it belonged.
Almost any job was better than no job.
Very few people were expected to be instantly available by phone.
Most people were not expected to work once they left the workplace for the day.
People were expected to clean their work area at the end of their shift.
Gas was cheap compared to wages.
One car per family was more common than one car per person. Same with phones.
People saved their cash and didn't take on debt easily. Banks were wary of bad customers.
When things broke, they were able to be fixed.
It was cheaper to get something fixed than to buy a new one and trash the old one.
There were a lot fewer social workers and non-profit offices.
People on disability benefits usually looked like they really needed it.