The Water Cooler The Water Cooler – What Has Been The Best Decade Since 1940? by CLAYCORD.com November 10, 2023 - 12:00 PM November 10, 2023 - 12:00 PM 21 comments The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it. The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon. QUESTION: In your opinion, what do you think has been the best decade since the 1940s? Advertisement Talk about it…. Share 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail previous post Moderate To Heavy Rain Expected In The Bay Area Next Week next post Former Alamo Lawyer Convicted Of Embezzling From Fire Victims 21 comments Exit 12A November 10, 2023 - 12:23 PM - 12:23 PM Based on my analysis, the 1950s seemed to be the best. . The vast majority of Americans believed in traditional values and American exceptionalism. . 25 4 Angry American November 10, 2023 - 12:29 PM - 12:29 PM Hahahahhahahahahashahahaha! “wow! funny.” 3 7 Cyn November 10, 2023 - 8:07 PM - 8:07 PM @Angry American Please tell me what I missed. 🙂 Angry American November 11, 2023 - 10:06 AM - 10:06 AM pure sarcasm, nothing more Sancho Panza November 10, 2023 - 1:24 PM - 1:24 PM “Wait a minute, Mayor, are you telling me you built a time machine…out of a DeLorean?”—No doubt about it—the 1980’s! 9 2 Captain Bebops November 10, 2023 - 5:47 PM - 5:47 PM I didn’t care too much for the 80s at the time but looking back it did have a fun cartoonish quality about it. The 90s were more fun for me because I was making good money. I got to do more travel in 70s, 80s and 90s. This century has been increasingly grim. 4 Jim November 10, 2023 - 1:29 PM - 1:29 PM The post GFC ZIRP period from 2010 to 2020. Free money and insane asset growth that allowed me to retire very early. I feel bad for kids these days that will almost certainly never experience these kinds of economic conditions ever again. 7 6 Martinezmike November 10, 2023 - 1:42 PM - 1:42 PM 1950-1960. Before Vietnam war. Before Hippies 21 5 domo November 10, 2023 - 1:54 PM - 1:54 PM 1970’s …. just about everything was better / improving ..except for the fictitious “gas shortage” ’73-74 that was just a big oil ploy to raise prices 14 1 Cowellian November 10, 2023 - 2:02 PM - 2:02 PM 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟐𝟎 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝟕𝟎 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬! 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯’ 38 Dawg November 10, 2023 - 2:08 PM - 2:08 PM For me, the 70s were the most enjoyable. For the country, the 50s were the best. WWII was over, soldiers were returning home, getting married, buying a home, a new car, a television, and raising a family. New homes being built, and new cars rolling off the assembly line were an indication of economic growth and prosperity. Americans had pride in their accomplishments and of their country. Europe and Japan were rebuilt, further boosting the economy by creating jobs and worldwide trading of goods that were made in America. The 50s was an era before giant corporations, and big government stated taking over our lives, and Eisenhower was president. Music was made great by talented musicians without the aid of computers, and synthesizers. Rock-n-roll was born in the 50s with greats like Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, and Bill Haley and the Comets. In the 50s there was less crime, people didn’t lock their doors, and children were allowed to play outside all day until dinner time, and the parents didn’t feel the need to worry about them. The 50s were also the start of the space program, paving the way to the invention of modern electronics such as home computers, and cell phones. Public schools were stricter, and the teachers had more authority, children knew if they misbehaved they would get in trouble. But the 50s wasn’t all peaches and cream, there was the Korean War, and the beginning of the Cold War which created fear and anxiety among many Americans, some even built bomb shelters. 33 2 RunDog November 10, 2023 - 2:08 PM - 2:08 PM The late 80s, early 90s, which ushered in the MTV era, reinvigorating Rock ‘n’ Roll 🤘🏻 and introducing the genre of Heavy Metal to a new and receptive generation. 🤘🏻 Rock On! 10 10 Ricardoh November 10, 2023 - 2:26 PM - 2:26 PM If you take the government out of it they were all good. Put the government back in and there has been some strange stuff going on in the country the last eighty years. 9 4 ClayDen November 10, 2023 - 3:33 PM - 3:33 PM I can think of many good things in every decade. Probably the best, and the one that set the stage for all that followed was the 70’s. I met and married my soulmate, we spent a summer in Europe, we both finished college and got jobs in our desired professions, moved to Clayton, and started a family. We’ve both been very fortunate. 8 1 Hanne Jeppesen November 10, 2023 - 4:27 PM - 4:27 PM The decade where l had the must fun and the most excitement..The sixties, l was a teenager in the early sixties, still lived at home off and on. As far back as l can remember l wanted to get away from the area where l grew up, not my parents, but the country side, the cows etc. Got work in a town 10 miles away, made friends. Later went to a boarding school close to Germany. Then the kibbutz in lsrael with friends from the boarding school, later Iceland for 3 months, from there hitchhiked through Northern Europe for 6 weeks. 3 months after getting back to Denmark arrived at JFK January 1967 to become an au pair in Westport CT. Stayed there almost 2 years and had the greatest most exciting time of my life, dated, fell in love, made great friends. Music was great, parties were great. Went back to Denmark for 3 months, returned and moved to New York, another exciting chapter of my life. Couldn’t quite believe a little country girl that grew up with farmers in a very quiet area, were now living in the most exciting city in the world .l suppose every decade has its charm, most of the seventies l was married, in the eighties l became a mother, hard to compare, but the sixties will always stand out because so much happened fairly quickly. . . . 7 4 Atticus Thraxx November 10, 2023 - 5:32 PM - 5:32 PM I don’t know but 2007 can go ‘eff itself. 😝 2 4 Ricardoh November 11, 2023 - 11:53 AM - 11:53 AM ATTICUS Do you want to talk about? 2 S November 10, 2023 - 6:05 PM - 6:05 PM this one why grandbabies 4 3 Mike McDermott November 10, 2023 - 6:39 PM - 6:39 PM 1980’s for sure! Got married in 1980, had 4 kids, moved from Garden Grove to beautiful Concord… California had its last great governor (Deukmejian) and last great president (Reagan). 8 2 Mo November 11, 2023 - 1:55 AM - 1:55 AM My childhood was in the 70’s, so I get nostalgic for that era a lot. But realistically, the economy, hi-tech and the end of the Soviet Union makes the 90’s the best. 2 Well Folks November 11, 2023 - 8:52 AM - 8:52 AM Hands down the 70’s. The best music, movies, television. There was a creative explosion in the 70’s that has not since been matched. Next up would be the 60’s as that was the spark for the creative explosion of the 70’s 9 Comments are closed.