Well, I'm 15, so technically, I wasn't even thought of 20 years ago. But, I think life was a lot simpler than it is now. Especially now that Bush is stepping down from office (Thank God!). We might have our first female or black president.
Even our education system has been overhauled to a point where I just think about dropping out. I come home every day, tired and disgusted with my life, and wonder why the hell I still wake up at 4am every morning to go to school, which is torture. And, I live in NYC, so it's really bad. Not that learning is bad, but there's a point where my work load is huge! Nothing is interesting, and my major hasn't even been covered yet. Even my mom says, "You might as well be in college already." And, I totally agree lol. America is competing with other countries, and for what? Are we really getting smarter?? Or are they just piling on unnecessary information into our heads that we will never use in the real world? No wonder I have bad memory.
In terms of technology, we've grown so much, but we really didn't need to. All I see are Sidekicks and Ipods. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my Ipod for anything, but they are so many different gadgets for every use you can imagine, that they don't leave anything to be desired. Sometimes, I look at Terminator movies, and I think, "Could that really happen?" The way we are growing, I'd say that anything is possible. It rules every part of our lives, and sometimes I wonder if all these gadgets and computers were taken away, could we continue living?