posted on Jul, 19 2011 @ 10:47 AM
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by DZAG Wright
If you were homeless, where did you keep your flat screen tv and xbox? Just curious.
The entire business can be underscored by your view of AC. It is now a necessity. It was not a necessity in the 70s. Were so many folks dying
because of a lack of air conditioning that there became a government mandate to have ac? When I was a kid my father finally made enough money to
get a window unit AC that they put in my parents bed room. We all slept on the floor in there during the summer. Did we sleep OK prior to that?
The difference between what is considered poor today and what was considered poor just 30 years ago is amazing. My mother used to darn our socks,
cut our jeans off for shorts and then sew parts on other jeans when we got taller, we grew our own vegetables, she used coupons like a mad woman. We
had no TV. We were fine and never took a handout. My father worked three jobs to provide for his family rather than take food stamps or welfare.
Even if he could have taken them he would'nt.
Today all of these things are considered necessities and of course, everyone must have all of the necessities of life, right?
I kept my xbox and tv at the last persons house I crashed. When I was able to get my own place I would go get it, or if I was going to be crashing at
someone elses place for a while.
You know when I was in school playing football, the coach wouldn't let us drink any water the entire practice here in Florida? A coach would go to
jail if he tried the same tactic today. See how things have changed? I don't remember any of my friends falling over dead in practice either but
SOCIETY now mandates that water be available during sport activities.
So what has changed is society, and maybe some genius can do some research into this, but perhaps it has changed us physically also. I don't remember
hearing about anyone dying from the heat when I was young and everyone didn't have a/c. I never heard of a child dying during football practice.
Try this one, when I was young all the children walked to school even if it was 2-5 mile away. How come we are no longer doing that? Kids stayed home
by themselves even if they were 8 years old, good luck with that now.
Our society has changed so what was common for us is ridiculous now.