Saturday, November 1, 2008

Over all, Was the 18th century a good time period to live in.

I think the 18th century was had its ups and downs, and it all depended on your social status. If you where rich and in the higher living class, you where all set. And naturally if one was poor his life wasn't the best. But, there was now a middle class where one could prosper comfortably and be able to supply for his family. The 18th century was a high point for a few country's also. if you where to live in Thea's countries during their "golden age" then of course the economy would be good, and there would be jobs for persons looking for work. i think that if one where to live i the 18th century then they would have more of a chance for success in anything that they did weather it would be a merchant or noble. there were more possibilities.

8 comments:

Lena said...

Didn't the development of the middle class happen back in the 15 and 16 hundreds? In this time period did they become the majority, or the most profitable, or both?

Cote Laramie said...

So Path tell me please could what where Thea's countries doing to make life such a good time to live in. i think Thea's countries was had they're ups and dowens and and there downs to.

Cote Laramie said...

Just kidding Pat. You might wanna proof read stuff first. Anyways, I agree with your point. The 18th century did offer class transformation; the poor boy (though rarely) could become a member of the bourgeoisie were he lucky enough to go to school. But this was uncommon as antedictated (I made that word up). "Weather" you like it or not there were still major masses that were mostly impoverished.

Erica Perkins said...

I agree. I think that in any time or place it depends on where you are socially and what you're doing with everything else.

Becca DC said...

I agree too. It was definitely a time when prosperity was a possibility (even if in rare cases) for all.

SamStewart said...

Lena, the middle class improved...they enjoyed more small luxuries than the middle class previously had. I believe that it did encompass more of the majority as well.

Hanjae Lee said...

Yeah I agree with you. I think it is, however, worth to clarify that although the middle class had more opportunity to prosper and enjoyed the higher standard of life than those who proceded them, the lives of peasants regressed due to the steady inflation. Especially, in Easter Europe, the middle class only consisted of small portion of the population, and majority of peasants were under the hereditory serfdom.

Sarah Hayes said...

As I said in an earlier comment, I think the 18th century was a good time yo live if you had the tools to raise you station in life. If you were the poorest of the poor, than you had no hope.