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What does it mean when some people say "We are the product of our time".


Our values, the way we live are mold by personal circumstances or there are more bigger structures which are beyond us that is why we are, the way we are?

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SkeetyD says

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    Rod Marsden 3 years ago

    As late as the 1970s gays were arrested and thrown in jail for being gay. Hence you are right in saying that gay marriage would not have been on the cards in even earlier times. During WW2 gays were in German death camps for being gay.


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    Rod Marsden 3 years ago

    You could be right about communism. It was the fear that communism would take over Germany that made the Nazis so appealing to the Germans in the 1930s. That fear may no longer be around.

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    Rod Marsden 3 years ago

    Winston Churchill used to consume alcohol at breakfast which is not what I would call a social occasion. Sure, social drinking no doubt sent him down that path but, all up, in his later years, he did drink too much.

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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) says

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    Rod Marsden 3 years ago

    Yes, there was a lot of heavy drinking among men and even women of all classes in the 20th Century. Even so, Churchurchill was heavily into drinkling. Yes, smaller families nowadays which is good for the environment.

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    Accidental Friend 3 years ago

    Lupine, you have requested comments on your writing style; I personally feel something very fresh and cool ( as in the temperature, and as a positive comment) in your writing. Just keep it up, and remember even a bent branch can be beautiful.


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Sherri Tuck (sherrituck) says

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AlexDrinkH2O says

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    Rod Marsden 3 years ago

    Careful when it comes to absolutes. Hell is said to be paved with good intentions. I've seen this hell in action with political correctness.


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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 3 years ago

    We used to have a wireless (radio) programme called 'The Flying Doctor' in the fifties, giving us Brits a look-in on a small slice of Outback life in Oz. A benighted uncle of mine (ex-Navy) told me there was no such thing as two-way radio.


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Brandi (Brandi Cooper) says

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    Rod Marsden 3 years ago

    I agree with all you have said. I would add though that after the Black plague first struck Britain there were so few priests in some areas that mass had to be said in English because no one understood the Latin. Hence a significant change.

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G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) says

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 3 years ago

    That's the 'chameleon factor', Diane. It could lead to some interesting effects around this part of the world, with Sikhs, Moslems, Hindus, Caribbean Evangelists, Catholics and plain old sinners abounding.

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Larry Wall says

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 3 years ago

    Remember the end of 'The Life of Brian'? 'Always look on the bright side of life, da-da da-da...' Eric Idle's finishing song at the end of 'The Meaning of Life' was more succinct (good word that, 'succinct', eh?) Buy the dvd, Larry, have a ball!

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    lupine 3 years ago

    Or, they could be writing a term paper for a class and need us to give our opinions as part of their research.


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Lita C. Malicdem says

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 3 years ago

    Lita, 'It ain't all black, is it?' (as an England rugby player said in Wellington). Some changes make life easy for some, but they mess up others. Trouble is, if we keep to the middle of the road we'll get run over at some time.

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