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I think we are seeing an adjustment to technology.
While every generation does have its woes, this facet changes a lot of things. Where will it all end up is the main question to me. I do not think it is written in stone, or that it will necessarily "even itself out."
I dont think enough people are asking "where do we go from here?" Technology has vastly changed many cultures across the world, and it has an impact that is generational intrinsically. Some generations grow up never knowing any different, while plenty still rememeber the time before a Personal Computer was even a "thing," much less a common house hold item.
In my mind, its the difference between having a tool to better yourself, or having something to use as an excuse to do nothing whatsoever and sit in apathy. What we do with that tool determines everything.
Rarely have I seen someone ask "How do we use this tool in the best way possible," and even more rarely "Can we use this tool to benefit everyone who has access to it?" Currently, things like the internet are mainly looked at by governing bodies as California appeared in the gold rush. Its just data that is being mined, rather than a metal.
We all have our part to play, and how we develop these tools will determine the course for mankind as a whole. But, perhaps the problems are more deeply rooted than many realize. By having deep polarizations, perhaps enough will see where one path will lead and see the possibilities for choosing differently than we have throughout history.
I think the loss of personal space has caused a lot of people to close themselves off to those around them. To put up a wall of indifference as if to say...this is my space...not yours. Cramming people into living in tiny spaces, does strange things to them.
I was Born in 1956. As a Child , the World back then was a Beautiful Place . It all seemed to Change around 1980 . I feel like I have Lived Two Lives , Then and Now . The World I Live in Now is Cold and with No Compassion amoung the People I interact with . Now I know why others like me Relish the PAST..........
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This is what we wanted. Throw God out, we can make our own rules. How has that been working out so far?
Prior to Obama, we had a relatively "free-minded" press that wasn't afraid to go after politicians.