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Have You Noticed The World Changing....

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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:19 AM
Just to say that at this moment in time I am 47 years of age and live in the UK…..

Age may have nothing to do with what I am about to say, but I just wanted to ask a few questions to see what responses would appear from people here on ATS….

Even though you may have not closed yourself off intentionally, in any way, do you feel as though you have missed something along the way in the last 5 to 7 years?

From my own feelings I feel as though I am in some kind of slow motion when I am out and about, while others around me appear to be moving at a quicker pace. Sometimes I stand and watch what is going on and everything becomes a big blurred image to me.

Does anybody else feel this?

I have also observed how people’s intelligence and understanding of the simplest of things in general seems to have gone down hill. At one time a person could have a relatively normal conversation which could then turn into quite an interesting discussion. But these days it seems as though the idea of conversing or discussing anything with anybody at length is no longer valid. It appears to be the norm now that people give as brief an explanation as possible so that they can rush off and be quick at the next thing they have to do.

Anybody else feel this?

I like a pint of beer or two and love to sit outside the pub when it is warm enough to do so and have a chat with folks. Talking to people in their middle thirties and upwards seems relatively okay, but people younger than that seems to be some what of a chore. Basic general knowledge seems to have flown over their heads and out the window.

In the last couple of years I have known people not even be aware of the year that man supposedly landed on the moon. One girl I spoke to didn’t even know that man was supposed to have landed on the moon. Another person thought that Hungary was in Asia. There are other examples, but I am trying to keep this as brief as possible.

I was born into this world in 1965, so most of my childhood was in the 1970’s until I left school in 1981. Even though there was still turmoil around the world, life used to go at a much gentler pace and there seemed to be time for socialising, conversation and general courtesy and respect for each other, but all this seems to have gone astray.

So what happened?

Does anybody else feel this, or is it just me going madder by the day?

Have a nice day……….

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:25 AM
You are not alone.

I am 32 and feel the same.

They keep the masses to pre occupied and do not want us to think for ourselves. The more dumbed down we all are the less of a threat we are.

Why fight for justice and civil liberty's when you can sit at home and watch X Factor.

I have said many times on this site that we have lost our way as a species and it will eventually end in tears.
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posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:26 AM
we gained speed

but lost morality

we became smart

but we lost common sense

we lost the capacity for action and free thought.

we think only of our selves

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:28 AM
The world is always changing... We just need to learn to grow, evolve and learn to adapt to that change.

From what you are describing, you are talking about human behaviour changing and not the entire World. We don't own it.. we simply occupy (infest) it...

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:40 AM
reply to post by davethebear

No, you're not going mad. In my little world, everyone under thirty smokes dope and plays video games everyday. Over thirty watches and talks only of sports. I haven't had a decent conversation in about 20 years. No one has come to me and said, "Hey, did you hear on the news that..."

Nobody watches the news here.

The majority of computer users that I personally know think a computer is a really fancy solitaire game. Internet? What's that?

It seems like people have their head stuck so deep in the sand that they just don't want to hear anything about the world.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 05:51 AM
I'm in my early 20's and even I notice the same thing.

The world started getting weird in 2001. Something shifted that year and it has been very strange ever since.

Society is simply not the same anymore. Go to any public place and see just how many people have their head down fiddling with their phone. A lot. People barely even talk on the phone anymore, it is all about posting status updates and texting.

Definitely a different world we live in today.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 06:04 AM
The deliberate dumbing down of the masses is in full swing and has been so for almost 4 decades now.

Consider this ..

If you were a king and wanted to rule over a people, which of the following people can you control better:

Population A) The well educated and critical thinking population which will question every decision you make.

Population B) The dumbed down sheeps who's only purpose in life is amusement and becoming famous and rich.

Go figure.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 08:57 AM
I've noticed the world changing as well over the last 10 years. Maybe this is because I changed from a teenager into a grown adult, but it seems like there is more to it than that. The older I become, the more disconnected I feel I am becoming from reality and those around me. Sometimes I really do feel like a foreign being that does not belong here, one who views events around me from an external perspective.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 09:38 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost

Wow Thanks for putting the way I feel into words

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:14 PM
reply to post by davethebear

In a sense I have come to the realization I had been sleepwalking through life, and yeah, 5-7 years really kinda nails the timeframe from when this "funk" I'm in started.

I do feel like I've been moving in slow motion, I watch my friends around me build lives and such and grow, I don't feel I have, I feel more like I've stagnated. I've stayed in a failed marriage because it was easier than being alone. I've stayed with a job that, in all honesty, sucks my will to live most days, because it's easier than looking for a new one.

But I have started making changes in my life, and I think once people become aware of this, they will too.

The human race is doomed, but whatever, we are probably not going to be around to see the end, so you can still enjoy your life. And even if we are here for the end, well, what an amazing time to be here.

I'm not sure if I feel this is some conspiracy, for me it's entirely personal.

posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 09:17 AM
Thanks for all your posts guys.....

I think that sometimes it is a good thing to actually write down the way that you are feeling, I suppose it's one way to know that you are not alone..

From the feedback that you have written it seems as though there are a great deal of people who feel at some kind of loss and to know what the hell is actually going on around them regardless of age...

Although I am intrigued as to what has developed within today's society and to see where it will lead, I am also saddened by the way things have evolved and the lack of purpose, respect and courtesy compared to what there used to be....

To be honest I am truly scared of what the future will bring even though I will probably not be around for the time when the poop really does hit the fan, BIG TIME...

But there will be a time when a loaf of bread will be able to buy a bag of gold, I am so sure of that....

Cheers all........

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