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What's wrong with people these days?

Updated on August 13, 2016

Have you got your head stuck in the sand?

Too afraid to face the day?
Too afraid to face the day? | Source

Come up for air before you drown yourself.

Breathe. Relax. Slow down.

Now, let's see what's wrong here...

Mankind lands a rover on Mars, and has problems with the landing, and with the solar array for the power plant. About a decade later, mankind has now landed a rover on a comet! Oh, and there was a problem with the landing and with the solar array for the power plant. Hmm. NASA - Need Another Shot Atit. It used to stand for "Need Another Seven Astronaughts", but they found 'em, and moved on to more interesting things, like spending Billions of dollars landing extremely expensive equipment on other planters, and now even comets hurdling through space at millions of kilometers per hour.

Too bad they can't get it right, though. Maybe they should do what they seem to be good at and start building the ISIS station (yes, they fought their way into space and now have a caliphate in space! - Oh, wait, that's ISS (International Space Station), not ISIS (Idiots Serving Idiots Sodomly)...

ISIS, IL, or whatever they call themselves these days, have the mindset that women are beneath them, used for sex then killed... So, they aren't even smart enough to realize that, once they have gone through all of their recruits, either killed in action or dead by old age, if they don't have women in their ranks, they won't have babies (yes, ISIL, it takes a woman to have a baby...) - so, might wanna take it easy on the old killing women part of your caliphate...


What's wrong with people these days?


When the "war on drugs" started, people started killing each other in droves, going crazy and raging against the American machine.

Maybe we should just give everyone in the Middle East a few pounds of prime, medicinal-quality pot, and then just walk through and shoot 'em all while they're eating Doritos and watching Beavis and Butthead, AKA Al-Jazeera...-

Drive through weddings. Really?

The penultimate lazy couple opt for the drive-through wedding experience.
The penultimate lazy couple opt for the drive-through wedding experience. | Source

Life as a pet

Back before the 1990's, when people owned dogs they used to take them with them on vacation, making sure that wherever they went, they could take their dogs with them, because they were part of the family. I can remember taking our Golden Retriever with us to all the campgrounds, and he'd just run loose all day and night. Now, if they even allow pets, most campgrounds insist you have them tied up on leads no longer than six feet, so that they can't step paw off of the site and onto the road or another site. They even have to be kept out of the water at many campgrounds now. Try reversing that, have special dog runs and friendly competitions for swimming and the long dock-jump into water, and tie the people up to 6 foot leads so that they can't interact and ruin your buzz.

Nowadays, lots of people just drop their dogs off at the dog sitters, a family member's house or just at the pound and head out for their own brand of fun, leaving the pooch behind to the mercy of strangers. The dogs couldn't tell you that they had a terrible, anxious time while you were gone when you get back, either.

No, they would just jump up and down, tail wagging a mile a minute and slobbering all over you with endless kisses. No matter how you treat your dog, they love you unconditionally, and as soon as you came home all is forgiven. For people who mistreat their pets, this should be an ironic lesson in humility; being taught how to act by a dog.

You don't teach an old dog new tricks, they teach you.

Why aren't people like that? If people were more like dogs, if they got their heads out of the sand and came up for air once in a while, they would notice that times have changed and that people just aren't as forgiving as dogs.

A dog doesn't mind if you bring another dog home to stay, and they may even get rather excited if you have the smell of another dog on you when you do finally get home. They will still greet you at the door, their tails wagging like commercial fan blades in a public outhouse, a smile on their furry faces and love in their sloppy kisses.

Why aren't wives/husbands more like dogs? The divorce rate would be so much lower, and those rat-like divorce lawyers would have to revert to chasing ambulances and setting up slip and fall accidents again.

What's wrong with people these days?

When men were men and did what had to be done.

My father by his first RCAF plane.
My father by his first RCAF plane. | Source

When did people become so lazy?

There was a point in time, not all that long ago, when people actually did things. They didn't play X-Box or Wii Sports in front of the TV all day and night for exercise, they didn't spend countless hours writing blogs and hopping around on social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, etc., and they surely didn't get their food from a drive-thru fast-food emporium.

There used to be drive-through restaurants not that long ago, though. But, they had girls in tight sweaters and short shorts on roller skates taking your orders and bringing them back to you in your car. You'd roll your window down (that's right - roll, as in physically, no buttons!) and they would place your order on your car, leaning against the car door. Who wouldn't want to be served dinner like that? Fun would be had by all!

Nowadays, if you want to get married in a jiffy, you can do that at a drive-thru window as well. Need to get your driver's-license renewed? as hilarious as it sounds, you can do that too!

When did people become so lazy that they no longer care to say as much as "Hi" in public, preferring to friend you on Facebook or chat with you on one of the many social networking sites. Face-to-face communication is lacking now, thanks to devices meant to make our lives easier (smartphones, Blackberries, etc). I profess to having a smart phone, but the user ain't all that smart! How smart can you be when you exchange your bicycle for a Wii bicycle race game?

I know of many people who have hundreds and even thousands of friends on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking sites. Many of these people probably wouldn't be able to keep a friend in real life, because that takes time, and it means listening as well as talking, it means being loyal and being there. And most of all, it means being there when they need you to be there, not when it's convenient to you.

Really, what's wrong with people these days?

Why aren't people more like dogs?

Just some 40 to 50 years ago, when people owned dogs they used to take them with them on vacation, making sure that wherever they went, they could take their dogs with them when they started planning their vacations. Dogs were a part of the family dynamic, not accessories or security guards. Nowadays they just drop their dogs off at the dog sitters, a family member's house or just at the pound and head out for their own brand of fun, leaving the pooch behind to the mercy of strangers. The dogs couldn't tell you that they had a terrible, anxious time while you were gone when you get back either. No, they would just jump up and down, tail wagging a mile a minute and slobbering all over you with endless kisses. No matter how you treat your dog, they love you unconditionally, and as soon as you came home all is forgiven.

Why aren't people like that? If people were more like dogs, if they got their heads out of the sand and came up for air once in a while, they would notice that times have changed and that people just aren't as forgiving as dogs. Have you ever noticed that your dog acts up whenever you leave the house? That's because they think that you're going to the park to play ballies without them, to throw the stick with other dogs. They then go lie down and anxiously await your return, slobbering you with their wet form of affection and forgiving you immediately and unconditionally for cheating on them.

A dog doesn't mind if you bring another dog home, and it gets rather excited if you have the smell of another dog on you when you finally do get home. Dogs don't mind if you have the smell of another dog on you. In fact, they relish it. Why aren't wives/husbands more like dogs? If they were, the divorce rates would plummet.

What's wrong with people these days?

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Hey, thanks for that, ChristyWrites! Nice, new name for the new site? Where's that link? Nice to hear from you on this side of Blogtown!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Marc, I am now following you here on HubPages. My first hub completed today. I read this article when you first published it and still enjoy it. Good reading!

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, wordscribe! And, for the vote!

      Yeah, hehe, what's that? Are you suggestion we meet in the park? Wouldn't that be sweet, to just walk up to people, have a sniff and know what they were all about? No subterfuge, no beating around the bush...

      Have a great 2012!

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      Elsie Nelson 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Totally agree... the world would be a much better place if humans were more like dogs. Can you imagine how much easier it would be to make friends. A sniff in the park and we'd be buddies forever. Anyway, great hub... congrats on the hubnugget nomination, I had to vote for this one.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, ripplemaker!

      If only most of the kids these days would put down their video games that imitate real sports (and no, I don't mean by insulting them) and go out and play real sports, there would be a major shift in obesity rates.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hmmmmm....technology has its advantages and disadvantages. I am striving to keep balance by all the changes going on....and turn off the tv/computer and instead go out for a drive or have a pizza with a friend with lovely conversations in between. :)

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. To read and vote and join the Hubnuggets this way please: http://ladyjane1.hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/hub/Last...

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for dropping by, Christy "B"...

      The problem with friends from high school is they only remain buddies if you both stay in the same city - most move on to other cities for education and work...

      And thanks for the vote of confidence on the polls! I remember Dairy Queen when they had the waitresses serving the cars, as well as A&W...

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      Christy 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the quiz section at the end but failed the question about keeping friends from highschool. School was long ago... I like the section on 'drive-thru's' and vote for bringing back being served by people on roller scates. Step away from the smartphone and turn toward someone in person. Good points!

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks very much for dropping by, Aaron!

      Yeah, and it all started when they started wearing those silly jeans where the ass of the jeans is around their ankles!!

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      anelson805 5 years ago from Whitehouse, Texas

      And the kids.. were kids always disrespectful slack-jawed little miscreants? I tell you half of the kids these days are pretty clueless to put it nicely.

      I don't get the moral or social decline either Marc, very disturbing if you ask me.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Patty!

      Yeah, but there's just way too many options when you include warfare; the Gulfs, the Koreas, the 'Nam, the African and South American incursions, world wars, genocide - and I do get your point well - I should have included "protecting your country" in that one

      * for readers just tuning in, the poll was changed, it used to be on Whether you were still friends with your high school buddies..

      Thanks very much, the comment is greatly appreciated.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Love the Hub and the Quiz ...but most of my high school friends died in Vietnam; no choice for that option.

      Your images are very good and pretty interesting as well. Rate Up and more.