a reply to: Argentbenign
I remember the cars of the 90s. A bit chunky but true.
I'm always confused when people say cars nowadays are somehow inferior to those produced 20 (ugh I almost said 10, I'm starting to feel old) years
ago. They're faster, they handle better, they're safer, they get better mileage, they last longer, they require less maintenance...
I paid like $32k cash for my car. It's awesome. Does 0-60 in 4.7 seconds (or did when stock), gets pretty good mileage, has 4 doors, leather,
airbags and crumple zones all over, super easy to work on, all wheel drive, handles great (needed a few tweaks for that, but even stock it was no
slouch). I think she's also a lot prettier than most things produced in the 90's.
You get what you pay for or make yourself with food. There are plenty of nice non-corporate restaurants out there with amazing food that don't break
the bank. They also don't necessarily have more than 15 tables.
I hate Facebook, no arguments there.
I think we've certainly upgraded our lifestyle. That isn't to say there are jobs and things haven't become more expensive, but pretty much everything
has improved. We are now AWARE of all the shadiness governments pull, but that is also an improvement. They now grope you when you want to fly, I'll
give you that. There's a lot of Orwellian crap going on, I agree. The UK seems to be the poster child for this, arresting people for harassing
speech and the like, it's disgusting. If I want to tell someone I think they're a _____ ________ing _____ I should be allowed as long as I don't
Crime has dropped dramatically, life expectancy is up, literacy is up. Women can vote, black people aren't lynched for dating white women, gay people
My impression is that every generation feels like it's getting worse. I dislike the majority of music being turned out right now, but I'm sure that's
the same with every generation. 30 years from now the stuff I think is crap will be old school and remembered fondly, kinda like how I consider old
pop songs that my parents probably hated as being classics.
Upgrades exist for a reason, and you can also upgrade your apps.