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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 06:39 AM
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Does anyone else find it strange how everyone is so concerned with "living their life" these days and not changing the circumstances to make said life better?

The 50s were all about improvement, technology and environmental advances. And that gave us a very high standard of living. Now we are static and focused on simply existing with our family's, which ironically is actually all the guys in the 50s wanted, but without the research we wouldnt be so comfortable, so why the sudden halt?

What the hell happened? We reached a point where we simply stopped?

Something fishy is going on im sure of it.




posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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Biigs

Something fishy is going on im sure of it.


When I was a kid, it was socially fashionable if not positive to be well educated and to be associated with science. If your neighbor worked for NASA that was a thing to be regarded.

Now it's socially fashionable to be shallow and ignorant, and sciences are evil wasters of money which we should instead be giving to people who decided not to get an education. Sports is king. If you can toss a ball or chant doggerel in a monotone, you are da man.

It's cultural. Who or what drives that, that might be interesting if you could put your finger on it.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 06:54 AM
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wow. you nailed it.

Play sports, look good, model act like a twat on tv for money. all fashionable and encouragable.

What happend to changing the world for the better?

Are we really happy with just staying as we are, shooting each other and using hair gel for -howver long it takes us to destroy ourselves?-

sounds like a terrible idea for a species that actually made it this far.

Its like we all turned back into simple animals at some point in the last few decades.


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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:07 AM
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Biigs
reply to post by Bedlam
 


wow. you nailed it.

Play sports, look good, model act like a twat on tv for money. all fashionable and encouragable.

What happend to changing the world for the better?

Are we really happy with just staying as we are, shooting each other and using hair gel for -howver long it takes us to destroy ourselves?-

sounds like a terrible idea for a species that actually made it this far.

Its like we all turned back into simple animals at some point in the last few decades.


It seemed to start in the 60's. The flower children sort of started the don't work-be ignorant-hug trees-science is bad thing, but it went on from there. I think the Great Society was probably the start of it, but it's grown in scope since then.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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you know what, humans life seems like a ball being thrown in the air, we loved it while it glided through the air, we watched it at it flew but we no longer care if its there and its coming crashing down on a self destructive society of idiots.

It makes me want to not have any more children. I do not wish a painful future for them which im pretty sure wont last much longer.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:28 AM
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It's an entitlement mentality.

A generational selfishness.

No-one wants to explore. To answer questions.

We've reached a level of societal comfort where posting "sefies" is more important that personal/societal achievement.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:41 AM
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agreed and how sad is that.

"we are happy where we are so stop exploring anything"

# we havnt been back to the moon for 50 years, why the hell not?!!?!??!

No one cares any more, we have porn, the cardashians, news about # we arnt really told the full story about.

its a sad state of affairs and i wish i wasnt a part of it, yes its a very exciting time to be alive in terms of standard of living, but not in any remote sense of being. Thats what we lost. A damned shame in my opinion.

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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:47 AM
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Biigs
...we have porn, the cardashians...


That is redundant.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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AugustusMasonicus

Biigs
...we have porn, the cardashians...


That is redundant.


I know, thats the entire point of my rant.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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We aren't living anymore.

We're "existing".

But this is history repeating itself, I think.

During the Victorian era, there was an certain ennui to society as well. They thought they had reached the pinnacle of civilization.

During the 1920's, again, the same thing.

I think society ebbs and flows. We're at "low tide" so to speak, and it is obvious with the trash on television, in the movies.

It's a reason (again, just my thoughts) why there is such fervor for UFO's and such.

People are looking for the next big step. The catalyst that will impel society again.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:54 AM
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geez...pick up some science journals, go out on the "net" and look up all the new innovations and new business start-ups, watch a "ted" symposium...you won't find this "stuff" on regular TV. just because you weren't informed of it, doesn't mean it isn't happening.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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which represents what? barely a percent of human time?

NASA got major huge funding cuts and yet they gave the world some of the best tech we have ever seen.

instead we have major funds going into drone tech, weird robot infantry and other insane stupid stuff.

You dont need to actually go to space to make its research useful.

The world has lost its focus.


Its nothing more than a bunch of rich assholes with monocles throwing money at each other.
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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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one word - idiocracy

Idiocracy



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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Biigs
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Its nothing more than a bunch of rich assholes with monocles throwing money at each other.
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I think you answered your own question with that statement.

Who owns and profits from society? Do those people want their cozy bubble of money and power popped by anyone without a similar mindset or would they rather propagate a society of mouth-breathing automatons?

Cable tv is a prime example. The Learning Channel became TLC and airs programming for the Lowest Common Denominator. Their is a reason there are so many shows that deal with the "quaintness" of Hillbillies, uberfat people, and degenerates. THEY WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY BE IN A SIMILAR PLACE. Apathy is reinforced this way. "Well, at least I'm better off than THEM," mentality has corrupted us.



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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I love that movie for all the wrong reasons.

Definitely came to mind when writing the thread. +1


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posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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Biigs
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I love that movie for all the wrong reasons.

Definitely came to mine when writing the thread. +1


anyway, we should focus on ourselves and try to connect with people who share similar interests as we do.

materialists of today?

sometimes is hard but you should ignore them completely!



posted on Mar, 24 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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Good reply. There is plenty of great stuff happening still, but it doesn't capture the popular imagination these days. Kids in the 60s wanted to be astronauts. Kids today want to be pop stars or sports players.

I think part of it is a disillusionment with science and technology. Everyone in the 60s thought that by 2000 we'd have robot servants and flying cars and moon bases and what have you. But by 1972 people were moaning because the moon landings were keeping their I Love Lucy reruns off the TV schedules, and asking why money was being wasted on sending people to the moon when there were so many problems back home.

And nowadays there is so much spurious anti-science rubbish out there. Fluoride, vaccinations, "chemtrails", you name it, somebody is spouting nonsense about it. (Funny how all these things are meant to be killing us and yet life expectancy is higher than ever!)

People have stopped thanking science for the wonderful life we have today and started fearing it and seeing it as evil (and as a side effect of that, trying to discredit past achievements such as Apollo). It's very sad.

Not that this is stopping science from making wonderful advances; it's just that we don't hear so much about them amid the noise of popular culture.





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