Every generation thinks tthe next one is going to rack and ruin because it’s different. That’s how evolution works, psychologically as well as biologically.
I don’t know, that sounds like the same thing as contrarians claiming extreme weather has always happened - it’s only true if you don’t look at the details.
When I look around at the today’s world compared to the world after my high school graduation - it’s a desert of opportunities compared to the 70s. As for the latitude of freedom to move around and find gainful employment - that too is light years worse nowadays. As for future prospects and hope… sorry kids the 20th century soaked it all up, you kids get to figure out how best to suck your needs out of the waste we’re leaving behind for you.
I believe deep down kids realize this, while their parents keep pretending we are still living in the 50s and all’s good with their insular worlds and God.
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We don’t exist in a circle of life… it’s a spiral of life. Sadly on this planet that life is qualitatively and quantitatively disintegrating before our eyes, and all the rose water in the world won’t mask it.
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Brains adapt and develop according to the stimulus that is provided. If they get lots of stimulus then they get used to that level of stimulus. I think movies today are a lot more violent also. They get used to that level of violence. If they suddenly had to live with the lower level of stimulus that was around say 50 years ago they would go nuts.
Don’t forget that what they say about movies today, they used to say about comic books in the fifties.
Yea and look where that embrace of pure fantasy has gotten us after a half century of gestation - well over half our population believe reality is anything you want to fantasize it to be.
The slippery sliddy slope just keeps getting steeper and closer to that angle of repose - gosh it’s nice to be almost 60 rather than 16 - and what a god-aweful indictment that is of our generation’s tenure on this Earth.