Does anybody care anymore?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (18 posts)
  1. catalystsnstars profile image73
    catalystsnstarsposted 6 years ago

    There aren't too many sacred things anymore, life has taken this turn where everyone can touch so many things that nothing is untouched. Personally my head feels bombarded with information overload. Something I'm sure we've all heard of. Sometimes I'm truly afraid that if we do not choose to keep a few things untouchable, we will have nothing left. It makes me wonder if the accumulation of media, religious, and survival fanatic's attention onto the end of the world is the necessary precedent to an actual event. I feel as if, the earth needs to regurgitate some of what it deems "hazardous" to it's ecological condition.

    Anyway, those are my thoughts when I ask if anyone cares. Do you?

    1. Larael profile image73
      Laraelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I care as well!  It seems hopeless from an individual standpoint.  How do we Change the World when it's the world who seems determined to keep falling.  It does seem like there may be a catastrophic event in our future...  As Devious One posted as well, look at the television shows out nowadays.  "Reality TV" has taken the world by storm, and no one seems to care about knowledgeable information nowadays.  I may have over exaggerated this in my own head, but I'm thinking people used to have in dept conversations about knowledgeable subjects; English, poetry, history, engineering.  But now anyone ever wants to talk about is what happened on Jersey Shore last night or who won the last Cupcake Wars (is that a thing?).  I do know what you mean, and that gives me a bad feeling about the ominous 2012 "Ending."  But maybe they meant an "end" to all the brain-rotting.  smile  (optimistic face with the thumbs up!)

      1. catalystsnstars profile image73
        catalystsnstarsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I like that approach! An end to all the brain-rotting. Lol, it may come to survival of the least idiotic.

        I don't know if it was ever "better", nostalgia is biased and bittersweet.  There's corruption in the status quo, it's all the same but very different. Eventually we will all have to answer for our past actions. I now know there are others who care and who are aware of the stupidity that pours out of modern media.

        Oh well, I'll keep my fingers crossed for that x class solar flare.

  2. Shanna11 profile image90
    Shanna11posted 6 years ago

    Sometimes I feel like bashing my head repeatedly against a desk or other impassive object until I lose consciousness, if that's what you mean.

    1. catalystsnstars profile image73
      catalystsnstarsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, as much as that got me smiling, i'm sad to say I can really relate. Except for me it's running down the street (possible naked) screaming, laughing, and tearing my hair out.

      1. Shanna11 profile image90
        Shanna11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Haha, in all seriousness though sometimes I just feel this crushing hopelessness. I'm not depressed, so it's not that-- I'm really a very optimistic person; one of those obnoxious kinds who finds the positive in everything... that being said though, every now and again I feel hopeless when I consider all the opposing and negative forces in the world and how vast everything is when I am so small.

        It's really a very humbling experience. I wonder if I can do any good or leave my mark anywhere.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image88
          rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Of course you can, and you do. Optimists are a natural, energizing magnet.

  3. DeviousOne profile image74
    DeviousOneposted 6 years ago

    I'm quite annoyed how so much of the world is focused on business instead of the environment. The Australian economy is being held together by the mining sector and that's what the politicians seem to be relying on at the moment to keep the economy strong. All this at the expense of nature and moving people from one place to another so the businesses can keep expanding and supporting the economy.

    I don't think people care anymore. Take a look at the quality of television programs and movies these days. If you take into account the creativity and brilliance behind a lot of works these days, it has certainly gone downhill. It's the same with everything - the quality of consumables as well as most other things.

    Things aren't looking on the up in my eyes

  4. catalystsnstars profile image73
    catalystsnstarsposted 6 years ago

    One of the reasons behind why I asked this question, was because I was thinking about how the Hubpages Community is being overrun by money hungry morons, who write without passion or any sort of imagination. I know everything is good for business, but well this whole globalization thing is getting a bit tiring.

    1. DeviousOne profile image74
      DeviousOneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well there are a lot of hubs which don't seem to have much quality content to them. I think at the end of the day, if someone can share a valid and worthwhile opinion, then I'm all ears. Quite a few hubs seem to go almost unnoticed. The other unfortunate thing is that sometimes the quality hubs go unnoticed too, because not so many people are following the author in comparison to average hubs where the hubber has hundreds of followers.

      1. Pearldiver profile image78
        Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well now that you have ventured out into the sunlit forums of HP.. people can notice you and check out your work... and in fact, you can also check theirs. Look what happened when Rolf Harris came out...... into the world! big_smile

        Nice to met you Occer.. you live in one of my favorite cities... smile

  5. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    and now...for a little honesty.  The answer is....nope, nobody cares.  Sorry.

  6. Evan G Rogers profile image74
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    Liberty makes me passionate, and the fight against tyranny keeps me going.

    Yes, I care. A lot.

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's alot better than what I said.  I change my mind.

      1. catalystsnstars profile image73
        catalystsnstarsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Haha, good to know.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I think many people care. I guess it's more does anyone take action and use their voice?  Some of us do  it in our professions, with our writing, our families.

    But yes, there are times when I wonder if I'm visiting an alien planet.. it's sad.

    1. DeviousOne profile image74
      DeviousOneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well said rebekahELLE. People aren't prepared to risk their jobs or pride in some cases. Too afraid to stand up for what is right.

      1. catalystsnstars profile image73
        catalystsnstarsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I've found that to be the biggest problem thus far, that everybody isn't stuck in this "bystander" effect where a person could be screaming for help while on fire in the middle of a crowd and no one does anything. I honestly do not understand this fear that paralyzes people to move, yell, should, agree, or disagree.

        On one hand, there has been motion, on the other hand, resistance to change is evolving to a new unbearable and extreme level.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)