Originally posted by AuranVector
As for what has happened to the young, I understand the OP's alarm. They have been socially engineered by TPTB to be what they are. I believe the
destruction of women, the family, and common sense values have been intentional.
No. It isn't "TPTB" that have engineered anyone to become what they have become.
I blame it on TV and the "golden sixties". That's about then that the society has changed a lot. Everything went fast and faster. People started to
have TV's. They started to feel needs that they didn't have before. But those weren't needs, they were illusions of need, luxury. And they started
to be able to afford some luxury, like a TV.
And bit by bit, people made it all. Because the neighbour would go on holiday, then we must go to. That's envy and jealousy. Because the neighbour
had a big car, we needed one.
I do not praise for people living in caves, far from it. But we have created our own "needs" just out of credit, out of envy, and out of marketing
In a typical house today, mom, dad and 2 kids 18 and 20, you have:
- 3 TV sets, minimum (-> no more family, everyone in their own room)
- 4 mobile phones, if not more (why do people "need" to always be hooked to the damn phone?)
- 4 cars (-> no more time together again, each one his own way)
- 4 computers, plus maybe a laptop or 2, plus maybe a ipad or the like or 2 (again, each one alone)
- 2 ovens, 1 microwave, 1 dishwasher (why not do the washing up together?)
- 2 fridges and at least 2 freezers (so much food that 1/2 of it is wasted anyway)
- etc., etc.
Those people go at least 2 times on holiday per year. All 4. They go to the restaurant 2 times a month, which is probably the only moment spent
together. The kids go to university.
But this has a price. Dad works a lot. Mom too. The kids as well, on top of the studies. They all have credits on their back.
What has happened to them? They simply fell for the artificial needs, created by a society that relies on image, on appearance, and thus creates
jealousy and need. People have become unable to remain simple. It is everything and right now. That's why.
People think they need. But actually they want. They would like, even. But because some others do it, then they must do it too. People on TV are all
nice, rich, happy, in a big house with the little white fence in front of it and the dog in the garden, they have a convertible Merc, etc. And now
everybody wants to be just that. It is only mere jealousy.
The way society goes does that, and I am the first one to admit that it's very sad how it's going. However there's nothing that prevent people to
remain simple, to stick to needs (and we really don't need a lot), and to be able to be happy with small things...
This kind of personality is now the majority of the people, and obviously it translates into ATS as well.
This is probably also why the OP doesn't stand it anymore. Because he's trapped into the elitism that forces him to believe that he's above the
rest, and not part of it.