The decade of the 50s was the best life middle-class Americans ever had and there were several reasons for that. We produced pretty much everything we needed; middle class people bought new cars every three or four years, lived in houses, and raised children and took vacations on one income. There were jobs for women who wanted them but most women were in the business of raising children.
There were no wars while Ike was in office. Peace, Progress, and Prosperity. And rising tides lift all boats. Blacks and other minorities were seeing improvements in their lives as well. The democrat party was still basically patriotic in those years and had not gone totally rogue as it has now. The democrats in fact had made a major effort to weed the real commies out of their own house so that by the time JFK came to office, that problem was in remission.
There was nobody trying to blow up dams or shut down the Central Valley for the sake of lizards or fish in 1955. There was no Gaea worship or other forms of idolatry to wreck our economy. Gasoline was $.22/gallon.
Basically, all normally people were better off than they are now. Assholes and perverts (like you) were better off economically, the only real beef they might have had involved not being allowed to be quite as open or prideful about being assholes or perverts.