Have we Americans become a nation of negaters, haters, whiners, & crybabies? Wh

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Have we Americans become a nation of negaters, haters, whiners, & crybabies?  What makes

    some Americans strongly portend that good things, affluence, & success are the domain of the lucky few while the rest will have a life of little success but constant struggle?   What causes some Americans to have a passive, even fatalistic view of life?                                 

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  2. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    Example in answering your question is like a Job, some people go  into a Job to climb to higher positions , higher pay, but I do not think people just say I will be at McDonald's all my life with the same pay, A supervisor of big  company may  have a goal to be and VIP excutive next to the owner ,
    The whole , example is to say it all about what you want and the effort you will take to persue your goals
    But many people have concentrated so much on world affairs that they are convinced that this is all to life as we live it day to day.
    True we all as humans were born under these world conditions already in motion
    that is the  good , the bad , the ugly,
    But we think we have figured out all that is going on ,and all  that we need to know.
    And the truth is many do not , and many do and  there are many who  are searching for the real answers.
    And their are those that have been granted the truth.
    The truth is this , this is not the real life that we as humans was meant to live  in a day to day life.
    But true knowledge is revealed and the real life is just steps away.
    We can say we can see all the things that make life a challenge through out many generations. Tried and tested are all things
    Good and bad,
    So now with the answers of proof, Our heavenly Father can proceed to the real life he has always wanted to give us.
    There exist a greater happiness then the present sytem could never deliver, for those who are rich , are you really rich ? If you do not have your health to enjoy your riches, if you do not have those you love to share it with you because of health , that causes sickness and death , this is not paradise  just because you have money .
    To live and never worry about sickness , death, a home no one can take away, and to top it no crime or violence to steal your Joy.

    This is what it means to be rich , to be rich by the hands of the one who gave  all humans life ,
    He is extending it for us with no end.
    But will we take time to listen , to listen means to open the invitation,  then to understand that the purpose of life is about happiness from the hand of our creator.


    Mt 25:34“Then the King will say to those on his right: ‘Come, you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world.

    This is the purpose of the life we have been given.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image80
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You see that is just the point peace starts with you, we apply it , then we can get some where, but if we are always looking to feud because you disagree.The world is already filled with this at the point of it own destruction.
      Peace starts with you

  3. Austinstar profile image84
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    I don't think we have become so much of a negative "nation" as we are still considered the best country to live and work in.
    I think the problem is that the naysayers are more vocal and have more outlets for their vitriol. They assume that they have some sort of "power" in their complaints and whines. The truth is that the majority are just laughing at them.
    I would say more, but I refuse to associate with the other person responding on this question.

  4. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 2 years ago

    I think one big contributor to that particular "phenomenon" (and it's only one, of course) started with my generation (the first couple of waves of Boomers) when, for a few different reasons, the "general thinking"  was that it was neither cool nor intelligent to be a perfectly happy (or happy enough) individual who generally liked people and the world and generally had a positive attitude.  Who saw what type of people as "cool" may have depended on exactly when someone was born and/or whether they leaned more toward the 40's/50's idea of "cool" or the 60's/early 70's idea of "cool".  As any number of lines of thinking eventually and apparently blended together, it all kind of amounted to the idea that if someone was happy enough they were stupid and easily pleased, or easy-going and not "sharp".  SO, since few people wanted anyone to think they were stupid even many who saw things differently were too insecure to let their "secret" be known.

    It doesn't help that there are so many people who think that they can define themselves by, have other people define them by, and generally build some shaky identity based on external "trappings" and the words they present to others (but always aiming for trapping and words that would, in their mind, create the impression of "cool" and not "sappy" or "easily pleased" (OR, when it comes down to it, happy and positive enough).

    Everyone and everything had to have some "edge" to it if it was to be cool and smart.  We still have some of that going on, as evidence by the fact that things like traditional Disney movies (and characters) and animated movies for kids have either been "jazzed up" or else replaced by edgier movies "because today's kids expect more of an edge".

    The realities of economy problems, some widely accepted but misguided ideas (in the workplace, schools, etc.) further contributed to a general mess and created some real obstacles for people.

    Oversimplified, but all of which have led to the widespread thinking that being happy is for little children and fluffy-headed dummies.

  5. Annsalo profile image82
    Annsaloposted 2 years ago

    Well I think if the facts are looked at instead of just the opinions of the masses things get a bit clearer.
    The population has more than doubled since the 50's. In the 1950's the cost of a home was only 2.2 times the average yearly income. The cost of a car was only .45 of yearly income. The cost of a college education was only .18% of yearly income. In the 50's a worker would need to work about 15 days to cover their yearly health care costs.
    Now compare all of that to today. The average home is 3.7 times the average yearly income. The average cost of a car is .61% of the average yearly income. The cost of a college education is .80% of the average yearly income. A worker today would need to work 58 days to cover their yearly costs for healthcare.
    Your question asks why we Americans became this way. Which implies at one point we weren't. Have you considered that the "hating" "whining" and "crying" might be just? Looking at the numbers behind life make all that whining seem a bit more understandable to me. Also looking at the percent of the population are working STRUGGLING middle class goes to show that these aren't people who have an issue with working. They have an issue with working for no result. Struggling is what the majority of the American population is doing. Surely that is not ALL their fault. At what point does the whining become justifiable to you? There was a time when people could work hard and live nice. Those times are going or gone in many parts of the country. So naturally people are going to whine and feel like success is for the lucky few when there are 320,000,000 people here in the USA and only 9,500,000 are millionaires. Again, surely 310,000,000 people aren't just hating whiner crybabies.

  6. ketage profile image83
    ketageposted 2 years ago

    Entitlement, this generation seem to have a sense of entitlement, the older generation were taught that you have to work for what you want, the younger generation seem to feel that they are owed.

    Parents work like crazy to spoil their children, then they protect their kids from every bump in the road. Kids don't do chores, get an allowance, smart phones, PS4 and every toy they want.

    Look at the number of kids getting depressed, kids that need counseling, etc.

    People want things easy, if it doesn't come to them on a silver platter, they start complaining. Why? Because that is the way they were brought up.

    1. Austinstar profile image84
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We all wanted to give our children the things we did not have. What we failed to do was make them earn those things.

 
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