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No Longer In a Desired Demographic

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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:32 AM
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So, we all know that getting old sucks. Pulling muscles getting out of bed. Losing parents and long time friends. Simply not being able to do some of the things we used to do physically.

My rant is probably less important, but equally annoying...not being in a desired demographic. Some of the examples I will give (but, not limited to) are...

1) I can't find a decent movie to go see. Seriously, I don't give a FF about superheroes and special effects. I need something to go to with substance or at least style and for God's sake hold the agenda. Just maybe something funny with a story or a good mystery movie that doesn't involve hacking people to bits.

2) Commercials are obviously not trying to get my dollars (not that they would anyway). They skip around every half second and tell me how their stupid product makes me 'feel' as if I care how a car makes me feel or if Target Stores make me want to dance around like an idiot.

3) Why is all the new music about humping each other, expletives and making money with out working? Seriously? Music used to make you feel something without appealing to our most basic instincts.

4) Everything has a damn agenda. I know things 20 years ago sometimes had agendas, but now EVERYTHING has some agenda or is trying to exclude or include something, someone or an ideology.

5) People that think their life will end if they miss a Facebook update or a Tweet by some suck job celebrity. I mean, society acts like sitting under a tree reading a book is a BAD thing somehow?

There are a lot more, but damn, I am getting old and grumpy. I like simple and subtle not in your face crap.

Anyway, thanks for the rant ATS...getting old sucks.



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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Ummmmm....

If you watch an old movie called Idiocracy you will understand... It wasn't just a movie, it was prophecy.





posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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society acts like sitting under a tree reading a book is a BAD thing somehow?

The second job that I ever got fired from!

The boss didn't even ask me if I was on the clock, just assumed I was cheating him, which I wasn't.


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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Haha, you're old! Wait, I'm only in my 30's and feel the same way.


Well...

F##k...

Do your thing...and teach your lineage to do the them too!



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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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I like the one where saving money ... that thing we were all taught to do ... is now a pseudo crime called Hoarding Money!

Apparently our age group has Billions of Dollars Hoarded away in bank accounts.

Soon, they will want to tax it!


P



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:44 AM
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Turning 50 in a week, I hear you brother!!a reply to: Metallicus




posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Metallicus

Haha, you're old! Wait, I'm only in my 30's and feel the same way.


Well...

F##k...

Do your thing...and teach your lineage to do the them too!



Yeah this.

I don't think it's you get old man, I think it's society going down the drain. I'm in my 30s and feel the exact same way you do.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

1. May I suggest Nell?
www.imdb.com...

2. Why do you care you are not the target?

3. Think about that again. Lyrically music has changed a lot. But the message hasn't.

4. I blame game of thrones, It was always there before, but now people look for the agenda.

5. Let us lead by example?

Otherwise as someone who works at a University, may I suggest 20 year olds are not what you want to gauge your life on.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
I like the one where saving money ... that thing we were all taught to do ... is now a pseudo crime called Hoarding Money!

Apparently our age group has Billions of Dollars Hoarded away in bank accounts.

Soon, they will want to tax it!


P


True, apparently if you have enough money to 'save' some of it you are rich and need to have your wealth redistributed. The world is crazy.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 12:57 AM
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Getting old not so bad. Theres always the fun of sitting out in rocking chair on porch with a shotgun on lap yelling at the kids to get off my lawn .



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 01:49 AM
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I'm 52 and i enjoy life much more now that i'm older,strangely enough.I was always very picky about the movies i watched,but i"ve always preferred the horror and mystery genres,and the occasional comedy.Never much the hugely hyped blockbusters,even when i was young.

Since 2012 i physically cannot watch TV,in fact for that whole year i never entered my lounge.Something happened to me around end 2011 idk what but whatever it was affected me profoundly and permanently.Ever after that,being near a Tv transmission makes my skin crawl,i can literally not bear it.I used to buy always several magazines per month,not gossip rags but world class local magazines with articles on fashion,cosmetics,health+ fitness,recipes,topical matters- but that too went the way of Tv.I just could not bear to read them,it held literally zero interest for me.

As for ads,well the world and every nook and cranny is crammed with them.They irritate the blue bejeezus out of me,but then they always did,since i was a child,never could stand the smarmy voices,the manipulative undercurrent,the Stepford wives type of lifestyle they encouraged.On YT you van tailor your ads so i've tailored it to display the least irritating and offensive subjects for myself.

Maybe its because i stopped feeling like i needed "things".That purchasing things and following fashion and having what most other people have could make me happy,or be fun.I need so little now,and want precious few external things.I would love a better camera because i have an enormous passion for photography,but that will have to wait,they are monstrously expensive in my country.What i enjoy now,is to create art,cook up some delish meals and listen to creepy subject matter on YT.I seriously want nothing more out of life than a good camera

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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:00 AM
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Suck it up Grandpa! That just means you are on the right side of history.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:22 AM
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I believe you will enjoy this.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:26 AM
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I'll be 56 in November (if we don't get blown up first, of course), and I have to agree with you. All these new movies, I'm not all that interested. All those new TV shows....meh, I can't relate to any of them.

However, getting older, other than feeling like crap, has some nice benefits. I can tell people that I can't hear them when actually I can, I just don't want to. I tell people my rheumatiz is acting up if I want to exit a social situation. I also say what I want. If I can't do it now, when can I?

I encourage y'all to do what you can while you can. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if I want to do or say something, I'm going to go for it.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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I feel all 5 and have for about 5 years.. ATS is the only site i talk on because i feel like we are talking actually. other than that I havn't wanted to watch a movie in a long time. Music is fixable if you turn off the radio and use internet to just play good music.

I dont remember what commercials are like. So yea.
Agenda's are of course ecerywhere and maybe the agenda is to blatant or maybe the writers suck but its so transparent as to make the "cover story" unwatchable.

Im around 30 and yea society left me too.

cheers I guess.



Change the game or watch it burn? It looks like the last days of rome minus the barbarians unless.... TERRORISM!!

ok maybe this really is the slow or not so slow fall.. Or maybe this time the free flow of information will change what happens in a degrading society?? Only time will tell and I have plenty left in my jaded clock.


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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 03:53 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

You all make me feel better.

Maybe misery loves company, but at least I don't feel alone in this. I actually feel better after reading the responses here.


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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

You should try younging again if ageing is getting you down.

Works for me.

Also, I was never in a demographic, even when I was younger.




posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 04:46 AM
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LOL,was going to say,welcome to getting old,and I'm with you on this one,I avoid television,listen to Pandora,and ya know I don't miss all those male enhancement commercials ,or breast augumentation ones,if I did choose to research the above,like it to be of my own free will ,I could only think of the akwardness of watching those ads in front of my parents



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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Preach!!
I kinda enjoy being ignored by all the ads for most stuff, but since I hit that magic number, now have to suffer through the "old folks" ads for the last few years. You turn 50 and all of a sudden, you're getting things in the mail that promise a miracle cure for diabetes, pattern baldness, coupons for Depends [ I swear I will jump off a bridge before I wear a friggin diaper ] not to mention "Great Prescription Rates for Seniors!". Senior? Me?
Just because I'm 52, it doesn't mean I've started pissin' my pants or that I'm suddenly need a hearing aid. I have a full head of hair, eat what I want and Goddamnit!!, Stop With The VIAGRA!!
My penis didn't die the day I turned 50.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 06:08 AM
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Ummm...you old fart...your just a young pup...

That aging thing is mostly a learned condition...you've watched all those other old farts do it all your life...and felt you had to follow suit...

Listen up grandpa...it's all in your head...get off your arse and out from in front of that computer and check back in to being alive...
Get some exercise...get that tired old blood moving...forget about that list you made and realize those ticked off points were never about you anyhow...that's all for the thems of the world...

If you were such a moth...then you would be content to flutter around that candle flame...besides facebook is for lemmings...and I get the distinct feeling that you were never a herd animal...

So join the rest of the not herd and gain comfort in the fact that labels never defined you...that life was never about any of that panacea after all...life is much more exciting...

Go live it...

I'll be 57 next month...this is absolutely the best time to be alive...can't you smell the coffee...?








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