posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 07:01 AM
I am not an OLD guy, but when I was a kid, there was no internet, no cable, only about 5 TV channels, that actually went OFF the air after the news.
We used to get up in the morning, GO OUTSIDE and stay there all day until the sun went down. We played with sticks, built forts in the woods, got lots
of fresh air in our lungs, and actually read books in our spare time. I look at these young people and I feel bad for them because although they are
enjoying trappings of a technology I could not have dreamed of as a kid, I think they are missing out on living real life. Our whole society is so
artificial now. Our food comes from factories, and it barely tastes like food anymore. Anyone who knows what a tomato tasted like 30 years ago VS now
will know exactly what I am talking about. Kids are obese from eating garbage and sitting in front of their TVs playing non stop video games instead
of exercising. And their brains are hard wiring accordingly. I already have noticed some of the younger people around me lack social skills, and
rarely exhibit any form of politeness. They seem to be stunted in their ability to think critically, cannot handle ever being told they are wrong
about anything, and act like spoiled brats most of the time. I have always felt that hardship builds character, and this crop of kids (not all of them
but a lot) are like spoiled coddled brats with no social skills. Now you see people walk around in a stupor looking and typing into their smart
phones, I always wonder what parts of the brain will atrophy from non use? Will coming generations have an inability to do math? Will we forget how to
repair or even make the machines we use? The movie Idiocracy is a must see as an example of this. It was meant as a comedy, but its chilling to watch
because it is happening around us as we speak.