In many ways the changes are for the better:
Guaranteed old age pensions,
Television, for example
I'm sure you can all add much more to the list....
But I feel that some changes are for the worse. There can be a loss of community spirit with an 'every man for himself' attitude in some places. We are far more mercenary in attitude whereas our parents never bought anything new unless the old item was broken. Credit was shameful to them and my Dad worked long hours to keep us in a decent council house with coal for the fire and food to eat. Holidays were few and far between and every penny was stretched until it squeaked.
Thank you Mum for passing on your knowledge to me and my siblings. As a pensioner now myself I have sifted through my inherited frugal mindset to give me a sense of being able to cope come what may....
I Love You Mum
Have a lovely day folks wherever you happen to be xx