a reply to: Metallicus
I turn 51 this Fall and I can relate.
Thing is: I live way out here in the woods, don't watch TV and try to have little to do with the rest of the world as I can.
We had satellite TV way out here years ago, but I realized how much money I was wasting, paying big $$ for just a handful of channels that I actually
watched, while ignoring the rest. I realized that I could stream whatever I wanted on my computer.
So that means I watch what I want, and the only commercials I see anymore might be pop-up ads on web sites.
I don't listen to the radio either, but instead listen to my own collection of music.
Most of my contact of the outside world is here in ATS since I don't watch news wither, hehehe. So it's y'all that are keeping me informed.
I will say this though: People have changed, and not just young or old, but all of them. And the way they've changed is that little damn rectangle
they keep staring at and swiping.
Those damn smart phones. I can remember walking around in public and people were looking up and around. In today's world though, seems like damn near
everyone is walking around with their eyes glued to their damn phones.
One other thing I've noticed, but I put this down on me: the air, skies and lighting seemed a lot more vibrant when I was a kid in the 1970s compared
to now. Sky seemed bluer, air seemed more crisp and fresh, and the world just seemed more colorful.
However, I think that's just my old eyes, old nose and old everything, hehehehe.