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For The Times They Are a Changin'...

Updated on November 16, 2015

Growing up in the 50's, we all saw a lot of changes! Musically we were evolving from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Buddy Holly and Ricky The Beach Boys and The Beatles!

I also remember growing up with 6 channels on the TV - 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

Does anyone remember this screen popping up around 10:00 p.m. when the "day's programming was over?"

Also, for those of you that can recall those days...remember how every show made us laugh and/or think?

And, some of the shows actually dealt with life's REAL PROBLEMS!

For instance; the carefree but sometimes serious problems of just being a kid...

like learning how to settle our differences with friends...

or trying to earn some money...

or just hanging out.

But at the end of the day, all was well...(nite Petey!)

Then, the '60's came around and a lot of us started "Feeling Groovy"!

The music was great!

The Beatles, Stones, Mama's & the Papa's, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes ( I don't know about you guy's, but I miss those days when black people used to sing! Whitney Huston, may your music shine on...) The 5th Dimension, Jimmy Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, John Lee Hooker, Marvin Gay, Chubby Checker, The Doors, The Grass Roots, The Rascals,...there are just too many to list!

Side note...2015, 50 years later and their music is just as incredible now as it was then...

Do you really think in 50 years, they're going to remember - who recited which poem?

Side note...AND THEY ALL HAD TALENT! Not by winning a stupid and useless TV show! They worked hard. They paid their dues. They wrote their own songs and played musical instruments! Not like today...please don't get me started.

Next, the 70's and now the MOVIES started to change...

G — General Audiences. All Ages Admitted.

PG — Parental Guidance Suggested. Some Material May Not Be Suitable For Children.

PG-13 — Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13.

R — Restricted. Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian.

Let me ask you a question...does this rating system make any sense? As long as you're going with "an adult," you can be 10 yrs. old and see an R rated movie...another joke by the movie industry.


And now down the road, comes the "Internet"...

and now, the fun begins...

It's like having your own personal "Aladdin's Lamp." Just give it a rub and you can anything you want. So, go ahead and type in a question...what would you like to know...

The weather in England?

Who really made the Pyramids of Egypt?

How to make a bomb?

Where your favorite musician is playing?

The hottest porn sites?

What about your favorite recipes?

How to suffocate someone, make chloroform and discard a body? Rest in peace little Caylee*

How to repair your own washing machine?

How to buy guns and ammo on line?

Find the best deals on hotels and airfare?

Buy drugs on line?

Research diseases of the human body?

How to make poison out of everyday ingredients?

Is there really a "God"?

Sites on "How to cheat on your wife / husband...with someone else's wife / husband!

So many topics...

Where does this information come from?

Does that person really exist?

What's true, what's fiction?

Like I said, Aladdin's Lamp.

Just think about it.


Scary, isn't it.

And, in regards to the last entry, how many relationships / Marriages, have ended because of this? Some of you may not have to look too far, do you...

Remember the novel we read in High School - "1984"? About Big Brother watching us all? Well, here he is and his name is the "INTERNET!"

And it gets even more you don't have to be at home to do this stuff...

Here's an interesting tid bit I heard on the radio the other day...

Speaking of hanging out at the mall...

they now have little tiny cameras in vending machines - even in those sexy looking mannequins watching your every move!

And if that's not enough, they are "monitoring" your purchasing habits!

Can you guess why?

Did you charge something in the Men's department in Macy's?

How about Sports Authority?

Maybe something in the Adult Store?

Something to drink from the Liquor Store?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that we're all trying to communicate with each other!

But just keep in mind, there's a time and a place for everything!

So, free advice?

Watch what you say / text...

Remember, there's a good chance that it can come around and bite you right on the butt! summarize the thought for the day on Dec. 12th, 2012...

After examining all of the theories and possibilities - we discover that with great power - comes great responsibility.

You guys are gonna listen right?



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    • LouTucci profile image

      LouTucci 4 years ago

      Thanks for the input Shelly, I really appreciate it! My best to you and your family during this Holiday Season*

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      Hi Lou, I loved this really informative article. Your points were succinct and direct, and your great illustrations pulled this serious subject together making it come alive for your readers. Thank you and voted up and sharing!

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      LouTucci 4 years ago

      Thanks for your input's so true that we actually have more control over our lives than we think! And we should seriously start to take more responsibility for our actions!

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Everything made by good is bound to be good, which of course includes us. But sad to say, human's creations are not applicable to this rule. You're right, the internet has both good and bad sides. It's up to us if we allow the internet to make us evil or improve for the better. Thank you for sharing this hub! I had a really good time reading it.