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I feel like I kinda got drawn into sharing my view on 9/11,
Originally posted by tgidkp to have integrity, you must have an identity. that, too, has been forsaken.
Originally posted by tgidkp shut up canook.
Originally posted by NewAgeManHypothetical idea: Create a new Internet product marketing empire of some kind,
We seriously have people ru(i)nning this country that think the earth is flat and is about five thousand years old.
Originally posted by Starchildren
The America I grew up in is not recognizable to me anymore.
They say that only times change and that people don't. I don't believe that. I think many people have changed, for the worst.
The other day, my mom (62 yo) told me that in her day, every one knew their neighbors on the street and that people talked to one another and was willing to help each other out. Everyone's kids played together, and that you didn't worry about your child walking to school, or being at school because school was a safe place for kids.
Here in 2013, on my block, I don't know my neighbors. I have attempted to talk to them but they either do not answer their door, or they rush out of their cars, into their houses, and shut/lock up the door.
My mom was explaining to me that people are this way now, and that even her neighbors barely look at her if they see each other. She said people move in and out of their houses within a matter of years and no one sticks around any more.
To me, many people are too busy to connect with reality. Their minds and eyes are transfixed on their cell phones, games, texting, surfing, chatting. many are in a bubble where they don't even know what is going on in the world, let alone know the name of their next door neighbor.
My grandmother used to tell me of times during WWII where everyone helped one another out and that everyone knew their neighbors.
I think the art of neighboring is a dying thing. People can't wait to get home, shut up the door, turn on the flatscreen or get behind the computer. We consume too much and give so little.
I think some of these things need to change before everyone can not only wake up to reality but come together to really change our country.
One look around the internet, and all I find is bitterness, hatefulness, troll comments, flame wars, attacks....
Humanity is shifting and falling apart. People laugh and make fun of other people's pain, their race, or their culture. Basic human respect for one another is of yesteryear for so many.
I don't think it's just America that is in trouble, I think it's global.