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How Our Life Has Changed

Updated on June 11, 2014

Where Have All the Good People Gone?

Two cars broken down on the side of the road and no one stops to help them. In today's society you don't know if these people are staging to rob you, high jack your car or just plainly need help. No one wants to help because of the fear of the unknown.

Years ago, before cell phones, we could hitch a ride with strangers, people would help you if you were stranded or broken down and no questions were asked. You were taken where you needed to go, said thanks and went on about your life.

You could walk a mile to a pay phone without the fear of someone attacking you. Our society has become so tainted with criminal behavior that you really can trust no one.

What has happened to our society?

Television is basically garbage because it either is showing someone fighting, having sex, using curse words and telling people how to commit the perfect crime. Social media such as Face book, twitter and My space has become a free for all, tell all even if it's bad, places to air your dirty laundry.

You don't have to imagine how that handsome man looks naked or a woman because they bare it all right in front of the camera and post it for their 5,000 friends to see. But what they don't realize is all the pedophiles, rapist and murderers they are friends with, who are waiting for that perfect chance to strike against you. You fear nothing nor respect your self or respect authority.

Parents don't parent, husbands don't provide for their families and women have no self respect any longer. People sleep around on their partners with no regards that HIV and STD's are still very prominent.

No one has morals or values any longer or seek to maintain a life style that is free from crime. People don't care about their jobs, their families or their friends. Those things are no longer important. Family units are broken and unfixable.

People spend more time trying to find ways to hurt each other, then spending time creating a loving and happy home.

Would you stop to help a stranger?

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Charity starts at home

A lot of the problems in our society are caused by parents not willing to parent. The generation of kids that were raised when my children were raised are the beginning of the problem. When my children were growing up, this was the time when parents stopped caring. This is the time that a lot of children started going to jail, selling drugs, skipping school, getting suspended for fighting, killing their friends, drinking etc.

This group of kids are now parents and are not teaching their children anything. Computers baby sit, parents don't care if their school work is done, they stay out all hours of the night and tell you when they are coming home.

I think it is really a sad existence when I have to think about these kids one day probably taking care of me.

Parents are responsible for teaching children how to grow up to be good people. I was a single mom and worked two jobs but my kids to this day have manners. It's there children who are growing up cursing and showing themselves half naked on facebook. Yes my own grand children who it shocks me but what can I do. If I say anything then I am in their business.

These kids never say please or thank you for anything. I always told my kids if you ever go to jail don't call me because I won't come and get you and they knew I meant it. I taught my kids to respect adults and to help the elderly and to not abuse women or children. I believe that parents today have nothing to do with parenting.

Crime sprees are too frequent

Make your words count.

When you are teaching someone in a new job how to do the job correctly, you have to have patience. No one was born with a brain who knew everything. The same with people in bad situations. The best thing you can do is help someone with a positive attitude or speaking to them with a truly caring voice. It's not hard to be nice to people but many find it hard.

On any given day at work, I can pass ten people in the hallway and not one of them will speak first unless I do. I was taught to speak to people in passing. It might make someone's day when you say good morning how are you? If we don't try to be caring how can we change what is wrong with people?

What can we do to help

That saying it takes a village to raise a child can't be further from the truth. If everyone involved in a child's life would take a part in it, would not be too late to change the patterns that are being set forth.

Most kids graduating from high school can't even read. They have texted so much that it is the only way they know how to spell words. Using U instead of you. Modern technology is great but we need to set a limit. If you don't do your homework then you don't get on the computer.

Spare the rod, spoil the child. Well I am not a fan of spankings because I got many as a child and although I still grew up to respect people, I think it was more for my parents rage then it really was because I did something wrong. I won't say I was abused but I had a few welts on me now and then. Nothing that traumatized me for life though.

When people go missing

In this video you will see how a woman disappears because of an online dating website. People are using these venues to trap women into their crime spree. They are kidnapping, raping and killing them. It has to stop somewhere.

They win you over then no one sees you again. If you are using online dating make sure you meet in a open location.

Will it ever get better?

I don't see things getting much better but people can at least teach their children how not to act to other people. It's like training a dog. You can either have the dog to like people or want to rip their faces off. Its not hard to teach them good values.

If you see a crime, then speak up. Don't walk away from someone screaming help unless you have called the police. There has to be good people left in the world. I believe that with all my heart.

The news shows nothing good only bad and we can solve that if people would just do right.

Learn to love

That old song "What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love" could never be farther from the truth. Love your families and friends. Give a helping hand to those in need. Love is free.


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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Helping strangers in need is always a good thing. However, one must be cautious, be aware of your surroundings. You are so right, a smile and simple hello can make a difference to someone in need of encouragement and support.

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      Cheryl A Whitsett 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      I couldn't agree more

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was raised old school and I will always help strangers....I was taught by good people, and they instilled in me a set of principles that have never failed me. This society of ours is in big trouble, and we are all going to suffer is society doesn't get its act together soon.