I know, I already covered this topic on a Hub, but seriously, I like to hear what you have to say on it.
(1) Have seen the fear out in the streets?
(2) Have you seen that everyone's life is in the open now?
(3) Have you noticed more law(s) are becoming forced upon citizens, instead of being voted on.
(4) Have you seen your individual right of choice disappear?
Please, let's talk about it?
I would have to answer no to 2-4, but I do see fear, sadness, meanness more on the streets but I also see the opposite also.
I see more people being kind and caring. I think much of it is perspective. I read Tom Rubenoffs new hub today and it's worth a read, Shopping in the Supermarket of Life. maybe more later, going out now.
I've noticed people have been bemoaning the declining state of the world since...
...the beginning of the world.
Your great grandchildren will be having this same pointless discussion.
I was having a good time !
and the I came in here....
Well, you're the one that click on the link. Didn't you read the link before you clicked on it?
Changes have been going on forever...but yes much more recently it is coming to a boiling point. There are things we need to be awakening about and making choices on consciously and conscientiously much more than we have done so in the past
See what needs to be seen to be awake, and DO what needs to be done to change...stay heart centered, peaceful, and remember to breathe--, stay positive and look to the future to not get stuck in the past but be firmly grounded in the now...
Yeah society is changing for better? maybe yes maybe no...People these days have no manners (not all mind you), someone walked right into me today and not a sorry or nothing just kept walking! How Rude!
I was walking down a path the other day with my mother and two younger boys were walking on the path, coming from the other direction and I stepped slightly behind my mom and the other boys never moved. So, we almost brushed up against one another.
But, Yeah.......NO SHAME! NO Self-Respect! and NO Respect for others.
Good to see you 'round.
I see a lot of changes in society that I don't believe are good.
Don't forget to consider changes in yourself. As we grow older our view of society changes accordingly.
Society could be just fine, it might be you!
Sorry, that one- I'm not buying. Yes, my body has changed, and yes my views have changed, but that does not change what I've seen or what I see.
My perception isn't skewed by doubt about life and isn't skewed by any form of religious belief or occult.
So, I see what I see and I understand it. Therefore, society has changed.
I didn't say that is doesn't. But, inflation is caused by something. The underlying problem isn't being addressed, because the morons in the Treasury don't understand what monetary policy is or it is not.
These idiots running America's Treasury should be shot. The fact that the Federal Reserve Bank, which isn't an agency of the government would have so much involvement in what the Treasury does or doesn't do.
This is ridiculous. Other things are happening too, but people are simply accepting them as a part of life and that is even MORE ridiculous.
I find Britain is becoming an increasingly uncomfortable place to live in. Our lives are becoming increasingly controlled. People are fined for putting things in the wrong trash can. Accident victims die while so-called rescue teams perform "safety assessments" to decide whether the risk is too great to attempt a rescue. Women give birth on pavements while trying to get to the maternity hospital, because they were told they did not qualify for an ambulance. The default position has become guilty until proved innocent.
And we cannot even joke about it anymore, because we will be hauled up for political incorrectness.
Cagsil, at age 66 (just turned last month), I'm mostly less than thrilled with the changes I see. Examples:
1. Being an advocate of firearms, I'm aware that in 1965, I could walk into any hardware store and buy a gun--rifle, shotgun, or pistol didn't matter--without even showing ID. You could even order one from mail order catalogs, no harm, no foul. Try that now.
2. Although I don't smoke and detest cigarette smoke, I also detest the rules that took the ban on smoking beyond the smoking vs. no smoking sections in restaurants.
3. I understand why I'm required to carry auto liability insurance but still fume over the requirements of seat belts, airbags, ABS brakes, etc. Like one of my favorite comedians puts it, "Growing up, all there was between me and that steel dashboard was...a coat of paint!"
4. My most recent "Irritation Button" is the requirement in the Health Care Bill to buy insurance (if you don't have it) or else.
Yup. Seems like there's a whole lotta "or else" going on and not much heading in the other direction.
You know what? I hear you. I have seen what's happening. I have watched come about and I'm no longer going to sit by and watch it happen anymore.
Now you've really got my attention. What's your plan?
Unfortunately my friend, the problem is much bigger than you might think?
Because, as I see it- the underlying problem is a lack of citizen protection. Now- this lack of protection is the fault of government, but perpetuated by people's lack of knowledge or understanding of the 'way of life' offered in America.
The American way of life has been lost, because many lack the knowledge or know how, to properly live in America.
There is a specific lack of knowledge people are not specifically told about, because for (1) they have seen it and don't want it or (2) reject it as false.
You want society to work hand in hand with government, then government needs to be held accountable by it's citizens. And, I don't mean, just some of them- I mean ALL of them.
I do believe it's time to put a buffer between the Citizenry and the Government and Business. The handle business has on government, has lead to obscene control of the citizens.
Many businesses are invading the right of choice and shouldn't be.
I absolutely agree. There is a huge breakdown in community. This has slowly evolved and changed since the 80s. Our older people have been segregated from our society. They are rich with wisdom and, even if we don't see it, have lots to offer younger people. They can offer quality relationships to young people and can learn lots of practical 'new' developments. It is about mutual exchange that benefits all, including society.
The fear emenates from a lack of understanding. Segregation in society breeds fear because it emphasises this lack of understanding.
To briefly conclude... there needs to be a more integrated society to build community. Sharing and interaction helps promote trust and understanding and when there is this, fear diminishes x
Like-minded people working together, so misery, pain and many other sufferings can come to an end. It's the lack of knowledge for which cause people the pain. Ignorance isn't blissful, it's deadly.
absolutely! I have spoken to lots of older people and some of the greatest times they had was during the war. This was when community was necessary for survival. Everyone had to support each other through some real trying times.
If other younger people had the same opportunity as I - access to the wisdeom of older people - they can learn such a lot.
yes.There is definitely a sea change in the society and it ain't good.
The Divided States of America must fall.
Yeah, I've noticed it in the last few years. I grew up taught that you always look everyone in the eye and smile, sharing the goodness in yourself. People don't look you in the eye anymore. They look away. Fear does seem to be running rampant now-a-days. For a while I thought perhaps it was fear of loss, that old 'they're going to take what's mine'. But now, no, I don't think so. I think that deep down people know things must change & that in order to do that we have to step outside of our safety box of preconceived ideas and take the reigns of government back. That scares people. The need for action in the face of apathy does that.
It's what unites people.
It's what's needed.
Let's Unite America Again.
People just don't know how to enjoy themselves anymore even though most people have everything. Kids of today rarely go out, they live in that leisure centre they call a bedroom with colour tv, x box, ipod, mobile phone, jeeez all I had was a soddin fish tank in my room.
People rarely mix as much, too tired after work. Plus Political Correctness and nobody can take a joke anymore. Then of course t,internet, that vast cyberspace, jeeez why go out, ya can meet people online, buy stuff, make money and even get a date online.
Still looking back I hated all that family crap, my grandad was a moany git, we got damn all for xmas and our tv was black and white, ya ever watch snooker in black in white, twas a load of balls.
It is in parts of the UK and I blame built up Estates where people keep themselves to themselves, I notice you live in Boston and having been to Boston I would agree with you because to be honest Boston people are really friendly so yeah where you are from I would agree with you that people mix but in general Americans are more of a mixing type of people.
Lol no way, I once drove a car on holiday in Spain and that was more than enough for me !
although I love the Boston area, the drivers are the worst, almost as bad as New Jersey~~~ I was there recently in Oct, and found people in the north end very rude.
lots of changes but it depends where you live...... some parts of world better than others...... it is not all doom and gloom... i think it is hard when you cannot get away from a bad situation or neighbourhood if it declines....
Where I'm from, laws aren't voted on in the first place. That's why we elect officials: to vote on them for us.
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