During the 1920s, the younger generation rejected the values and moral code of its elders, and because the establishment of substitute values takes time, this was a decade without manners, morals, or happiness.
Because the younger generation had overthrown the previous moral code and couldn’t easily replace it with new manners and morals, it became obsessed with the pursuit of short-lived pleasure to fill the gap that the revolution had created, leaving people unhappy and seeing life as meaningless.
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