Were the good old days really better? Did people not steal from each other in those days? Did leaving the front door open confirm these facts? We all hear those over 60 saying how dishonest the world is today and how in their day they could leave the doors and windows open go out and when they came back everything was still there. They are living in cloud cuckoo land In those days the reason doors could be left open was that people had sweet FA to steal. Houses were furnished with solid furniture that if you tried to steal it you would get a hernia. The only items of value were a radio set which was big and bulky and perhaps a small screen large cabinet television from radio rentals. To successfully steal any of these items needed a car, something the majority did not possess. Compare the pre 70s with today's modern society. Thief enters property with large holdall, in goes portable DVD player, laptop computer, Ipod, jewellery, DAB radio, and he still has room to slip in a couple of bottles of spirits. No need to walk home as he then picks up the keys to the car on the drive and drives most of the way. People were not more honest in teh bad old days, they just didn't have the same opportunities as today.