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Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
I have to say I agree with the majority of your list, tothetenthpower.
A few other things that are obsolete, as far as I see, or almost.
1) An Honest politician - Almost extinct, unless you've found a Do-Do lately.
2) Common sense - Basic human thought of how things work.
I get yelled at when I tell people they have no common sense, I still have mine!
3) Real intelligence - Based on unbiased thoughts, without looking something up online, lack of knowledge of history falls into that category as well.
My use of Wikipedia for references on ATS, is for everyone else, not me, I'm accessing my brain to remember everything I studied throughout my life, so everyone else can look into the reference links below the original article.
4) Person to person connections - Real connections, like going to a friends house, and spending quality time, instead of the false connectivity of electronics.
Met my boyfriend of a year and a half the old fashioned way......at a bar, laugh out loud
5) Real service - Food service, Service Stations, almost any other part of the service industry.
Cannot agree more
6) Maps - Everyone is now relying on Tom-Tom or some other generic G.P.S. device.
We take a map on all our camping trips, I like to highlight the route and take back roads just to see what small towns have to offer such as yummy hole in the wall restaruants.
7) Real communication skills - Slang, E-Talk (LOL, OMG, WTF), lack of content, context, and intent within language, and Ebonics have taken over.
I remember when ebonics was the craze, now things are going way too far
8) Common courtesy - Rarely do I see a man hold a door for a woman anymore, it happens, but it is not common as it once used to be.
My guy has a fit when I open the door for myself. Maybe there is something to be said for cowboys. Now THEY shoud be on the list of obsolete!
9) Opening doors - At almost any corporate chain, the electronic eye has separated you from opening their door, and the Wal-Mart greeter is a senior there to make you feel welcome.
The hotel doorman is almost extinct as well.
10) Actual street skills - People have become so "connected" via the online world, they have lost street skills, unless they are an idiot thug, gang banger, or drug-using punk.
Don't know anyone here on ATS who has street skills, but I do, so if you, great, teach it to someone so the skills are not lost on a "connectivity" world.
11) Actual and real pay - The generic paycheck, with a 5 cent, or 10 cent raise, lack of corporate loyalty to you when you're loyal to them.
12) The Family Unit - Nowadays, the family unit is dieing not because of a lack of effort, but because of the false electronic "connectivty", the downfall of the family unit through lack of real leadership, ethics, morals, and real beliefs are slowly following as well.
My family unit is a goofy mess of people, and while it's not the nuclear family, it's a unit. That's for sure.
13) Cook books - So much more people are not breaking out Betty Crocker cook books, but instead the ready-made cake-in-a-box, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, or some other generic food.
I can't make chili without my Betty Crocker recipe.
The art of cooking is being lost, and instead watching it on televsion on "Reality TV".
The are actually cooking a meal through growing your own vegetable, and making a meal from the from scratch recipe.
I tired my hand at a garden this year, my dog ate the peppers, my pumpkins never got bigger than a softball, and only managed to get one cantalope, it was a good one though.
14) Living life - American Idol, "Reality TV", "Big Brother", "The Real World", and sit-coms instead of breaking out a board game of Monolopy, Sorry, or Life.
We break out the board games once a week. Just played candyland and chutes and ladders on Christmas. On Friday nights when the kids are in bed you can find us having beers and playing a mean game of Monopoly. But Joey is a cheater, so he always wins.
Long dieing are hiking, mountain climbing, exploring the world for yourself.
This summer we camped every other weekend. Want to go camping for New years eve. If the extra money is in the budget that's what we will be doing at Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO.
[edit on 27-12-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
reply to post by Seiko
I don't know about #5. I still like CD's. Online, overly-compressed music is no substitute unless lossless compression like FLAC is offered that is identical to the CD tracks, but that seems exceedingly rare.
Originally posted by unicorn1
Men in their late 30s with hair. Sorry but where are they all going? Or should I say 'it'.
[edit on 27-12-2009 by unicorn1]