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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 04:55 PM
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Picture says it all. This is actually a modified version of another image which actually promotes the use of these sites. I think this one is more appropriate however.





posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Septimus

The picture says it all, but surely you must have something to add? Any synthesis or commentary of your own?

I think the generation (to which I belong to) are generally a bunch of narcissistic nitwits (hey, maybe I'm not exempt!) due to rampant social media replacing real, forged human connections.



edit on 22-10-2014 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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They are definitely a product of the previous generations that made them.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: Septimus

Which is worse though... being raised by internet media

Or being raised by TV as the previous few were...

They may be socially inept but at least this generation can read




posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: Septimus
They may be socially inept but at least this generation can read text shorthand and literature of a third-grade level.

Fixed it for you



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: Septimus

Which is worse though... being raised by internet media

Or being raised by TV as the previous few were...

They may be socially inept but at least this generation can read



Considering the spelling and grammar use of the majority of the younger set that I see on a daily basis, I sometimes question whether they can actually read or write properly. Or at least write something that uses proper words and over 145 characters.




posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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No, they aren't raised solely by those brands.

My son was made to join clubs such as the scout movement, play soccer and cricket. He soon developed the skills to interact with people of all ages and rarely ventures onto the net.

Of course, he has access, and of course for study purposes he utilises this facility as well as the central library.

Most of his friends are of similar background, so sure, they have access, but they're certainly not raised by it. Just like we weren't raised by T.V, that assumption is B.S. also.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: WhiteAlice

Once again you make assumptions on what basis? Weird Al says it's so, so it must be?

Do you even have children?



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: WhiteAlice
Or at least write something that uses proper words and over 145 characters.



I don't always use 145 characters but insist on the option just for general principles.

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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha


The picture says it all, but surely you must have something to add? Any synthesis or commentary of your own?

Didn't you get the memo? A sentence and a graphic are all that's needed to create a thread now. No personal input or thought needed.

On topic: My generation was raised by television, this one by the internet. I'm not sure which is worse. The next generation may be raised by rats and cockroaches, because that may be all that's left.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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Don't blame the generation, blame the dictators of the generation.
Enough said!



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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Maybe if the people from past generations took the time to raise the children that THEY MADE, social media would not have raised them, instead.

Just telling it like it is. Can't blame the people of this generation when the generation that was supposed to raise them DID NOTHING.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: Septimus

I love this photo brah.

I talk to all the supposed "smart" people I know and they just don't give a # about life if they have a smartphone and internet

It's a virus, an electronic virus spread by nefarious people

This will get me a lot of flame but

THERE IS NO HUGE NWO CONSPIRACY, THERE NEVER WAS. Sure there are conspiracies out there, but there's no one group behind it.

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. That's what almost drove me off the edge of the mental abyss. Finding out there is no one conspiracy, people are just assholes that will justify anything that benefits them, regardless of morals.
Random events being done in certain manner. Evil people using research meant for bettering mankind, instead using it to further their bank account. Marketing and advertising firms use research that shows how humans can be addicted to non-psychical things. Oil companies and other conglomerates using research that was meant to create free energy and harnessing it to make us all dependent on the petrodollar.

Rich men and women working with other rich men and women to become richer. Doing that since the idea of material commerce. Greed at it's core. That is what led us here. Not lizard people, aliens, or the Illumanati, though i'm sure they exist.

But no, it was greed that led to people wanting more than what they needed. Greed that led to recessions and war. Greed of resources plunging us into a perpetual state of war globally, so that someone somewhere makes a buck.

And then you add in video games and the Internet. The action of "winning" in a game triggers the same response in the brain as a hit of coc aine. Scientists found that out and companies, sick of losing money to people dying from their addictions found this non lethal addiction and boom, now you have games that are proven to be addicting in rats.

But the greatest addiction that mankind has ever known? Not crack, or tobacco or any psychical entity. No, the greatest addiction is knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge.

Humans are intrinsically curious about everything, every day a learning experience to be stored in DNA so that your offspring will learn from your information and adapt as needed. This has lead to the Internet and it's trillions of pages of ...knowledge. And humans are also at their core, narcissistic.

We love the attention of others and we crave it. So when humans discovered the Internet and it's potential for attention, well you know the rest.

Talk to someone who hasn't seen another human in 10 years and see how mentally stable they are.

But this attention seeking and self centered attitude has lead people to get the attention they need, but not the interaction from the attention. So you have groups of people "hanging out" but not speaking a word to each other, too glued to their phones to notice each other. Wanting to talk and be with other "friends" but being able to censor them if they say something upsetting. Can't do that with face to face conversations. They get a sense of control in a uncontrollable world when they go online basically.

Are there people out there who aren't addicted to their phones? Yes. But we are not the majority and never will be because we keep to our groups of people and don't go out. We like our friends and we like to be around them. So, ergo, no going out because you're lonely.

It used to be that when I wanted to hang out with a friend I would call them. If they wanted to hang out, they would say so. After a while of not wanting to hang out or ducking me, I figured they didn't want to be my friend. So I would move on to more people until I found people that genuinely liked me, not what I had with me. After hanging out for a day, we wouldn't see each other for a week or 2 and then we would hang out again.

But I can't do that nowadays. Either they don't pick up at all or they go on their phone and make me feel like a dick if I interrupt or tell them I don't want to be their friend because we haven't said more than a few sentences in an hour and we haven't done so since I first met them.

I have a degree in psychology and lectured at a few Ivy league schools and it tears me up seeing how the new generation is turning out. It makes my spirit sad that people aren't being with each other, they're being with everyone else. It's a profound sadness that leads to anger and hatred, symptoms of sadness.

I want to say all hope is lost but I've met enough people that think like me that I am secure in the knowledge that this will all come crashing down, using the very same tools to crush them as they used to enslave us.

And high explosives. Lots of high explosives and "illegal" firearms, even though the Militia Act of 1903 makes it treason to even talk about infringing on the 2nd amendment. You really can find anything on the Internet.

tl;dr The only conspiracy out there is greed. And turning people into smartphone addicted drones through science



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: WhiteAlice

I love you for making me aware of that song.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Klassified

I do have more to add, but the picture suffices in summing up what I'm ranting about.

I appreciate that people looked deeper into this problem. It is in fact an illness being spread at a higher level, and one that's been discussed over and over again around here; the forced interconnection of society, the breeding of daily life with that great gaping void of consequence free, unbridled freedom loving environment we know as the internet. This image is just one of many out there. People know this is happening, but what are the parents doing to stop it? Have you seen the kind of junk being spread and promoted in the modern youth mentality? Facebook immediately comes to mind, showcasing beheadings and blatant racism across it's pages... calling it freedom of expression. Since when have we allowed the internet to raise our kids? I believe it's far worse than anything they can view on television; at least that still has regulations.

Then you have things like the ALS ice bucket challenge, a seemingly harmless movement meant to support a good cause. The amount of mass attention that challenge received was staggering... especially from the youth. The power that a simple movement such as that commands isn't to be taken lightly. One could go so far as to say the internet is raising an anonymous gang mentality, if it's good for your anonymous gaming pals, then it's good for you to be popular too. Can we see where this would lead? A mass legion of youth, desensitized by the evils of the world at a young age ready for what ever new trend comes attempting to spur them into action.


a reply to: mrpotatoe27

My goodness, that's more than a mouthful for sure! You've essentially summed up anything I was gonna complain about. Well done sir.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Septimus

I never claimed to be uneducated, only slightly paranoid and/or slightly crazy

And usually posting that kind of rhetoric gets me frowned upon because I have the balls to say what no one else wants to say and/or is afraid to say. And banned. Can't forget that

I freaking love ATS. With the posts that I've done here I would have been banned on almost every other CT site I've been to.



posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71




They are definitely a product of the previous generations that made them.



What? Take responsibility for your own actions. Let's put this in perspective...

-Corporal punishment was taken out of schools which resulted in no consequences for rude and unacceptable behavior. Classroom disruptions is rampant in city schools across America.

-Giving your kid a smack when he becomes belligerent and when they refuse to follow a parent's reprimand or directive is now considered child abuse.

= Children have been given more rights today than their parents.

- Video games have made them LAZY, unmotivated and apathetic. We have a generation of young couch potatoes.

=Easier access to porn for children at a much younger age than earlier generations.

=Cell phones have become more of a priority than their education.

-Girls no longer have respect for themselves.

-Boys no longer respect women.

-Rap music has made vulgarity, being a thug, being crude and disrespecting women and authority acceptable.

-Reality TV has influenced poor role models and a lack of morals.

-Poor celebrity and athletic role models who commit crimes continue to be in the spot light and hold their jobs which give children a belief that if your famous you can get away with anything.

=Hardcore drugs like Heroin is much cheaper and easily accessible today which is resulting in more kids experimenting with the drug.

There's a lot of bad outside influences today that have caused this generation to lose their way. To blame parents who can no longer discipline their kids like their parents before them is really using them as an excuse for their own bad behavior. Kids at a young age know the difference between right and wrong, respect and consideration. To say it's their parents fault is a prefect example of how today's generation blames everyone else around them for their poor and irresponsible behavior. There comes a time where you need to take inventory of how you act and start growing up. Blaming others for your own poor behavior is simply immaturity at it's highest level.




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posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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It was actually my generation that did My Generation:





Why don't we see what they can do before we crap on them? Hippie. See?

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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 02:25 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
They may be socially inept but at least this generation can read

I must query this.
People who spell "man" as "mang" and "per se" as "per say" are getting their ideas on spelling through their ears, not through what they read.



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