In this extract Stephanie Cannon remembers that things were hard when she was growing up, much harder than today's life. She describes the housing conditions of her home when she was young and remarks that people have everything now by comparison and they're still not satisfied.

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And would the things that have most meaning for you in life, has that changed now since you were younger?

Ah yes, yeah, see they were harder when we were growing up, things were harder, very hard, you know, sure there was no inside toilet, we had to go into the yard to go to the toilet, you had to go out the back to wash yourself before we got the water in, you know, we lived in the cottages here, two Railway Terrace, and it was hard you know, now they have everything now and they’re not satisfied.

I suppose the more you have, the more you want

Ah that's right yeah


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Dublin City Life, Relative deprivation



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"Stephanie Cannon recalls that life was much harder when she was growing up compared with today.." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #200 (accessed February 21 2018, 7:28 am)