Part of the problem lies in the way we percieve modern life and you can thank the media for that. You're going to see the worst of people before you
see the best, in the news, on televion and on the internet. So for as much time as people spend looking at the media, it's no wonder that people may
think that the roles of men and women are worse now than they were in the '70's.
I'm a child of the '70's and I have to admit that times were simpler back then. You may not have had the amount of choices as you do now, but that
doesn't make things better or worse. Just different. Therefore, it doesn't make people now better or worse than back then. Just different.
It's easy for people of my age to sit back and bellyache about how people have changed for the worse over time. The hard part it seems is
acknowledging that people change with each passing generation. What we're saying now about this generation is probably no different than what they
were saying in the '70's and how things were worse than they were in the '30's.
With each generation comes more choices in one fashion or another. That's not the issue IMO. It's what we DO with those choices. The kinds of choices
and the amount of choices we have should not have a direct effect on what we do with them. But it seems that that is indeed the case. And that's
probably where the problem lies. We feel that since we have a choice to do something, we are obligated to do it. We change in ways simply for the sake
of it, then sit back and give ourselves high five's for "advancing" as humans. We forgot that just because you CAN do something, it doesn't mean you
That, and the types of advancements that we're seeing these days are not conducive to sitting back and putting rational thoughts into things. We have
to act fast and think fast. Our computers need to be faster so WE need to be faster as well. We need to beat that a**hole beside us to the red light.
People just don't seem to have the patience these days as they used to. There are exceptions to that rule of course, but by and large, people are just
so busy they think they can fly past the graveyard. The same graveyard that is full of people too busy to die.
I've made my share of mistakes in my life, and they all have one thing in common: I didn't think my actions through. I didn't have enough patience to
think logically about what I wanted or needed. I told myself last year that it's time to stop doing that and, lo and behold, I've been making better
decisions. Sometimes it's hard though. Sometimes you can want something or someone so bad that the frustration and the inspiration are one in the
same. But if the time isn't right, you're just going to have to wait. And you have to trust your insincts that it will pay off for you in the end.
People say that romance is dead now and that family values have gone out the _ Maybe they have. All I know is that those are the things that you
have to wait for, work for and work at in order to get, keep and enjoy. In this day and age especially. If you don't, you have no one to blame but
yourself if you never get them. But the good news is that it makes it so much easier to sit back and bitch about how the world and it's morals have
gone down the #ter. YOU helped do the flushing after all.
If you ever find yourself in a position where you have to wait for another person to either catch up to you or tell you to quit wasting your time,
wait until either of those things happen. Wait for them. You don't want to give up trying to better your life. If you do, you'll kick yourself in the
end for not even trying. And who knows....you might even find an Ace up your sleeve that you never knew was there.
edit on 8-1-2012 by Taupin Desciple because: (no reason given)