reply to post by teslahowitzer
Unfortunately it isn't just a lack of knowledge about current events!
Did anyone see the video of the guy that went out on the street,
& asked people if they heard that Martin Luther King died today?!
It was pretty eye opening! Even worse than the 'Man on the Street'
interviews that they used to do on Jay Leno, I think it was.
But it isn't just current events, it's a whole dumbing down of society in general,
& the way what is thought to be important has changed!
Like someone mentioned, they know who is dating which celebrity,
what fashion is in or out, what song so & so just released, blah, blah, blah.....
I went to a few yard sales this summer, was I ever horrified!
People can't add or make change to save their lives!!!
I went to one & the lady having it must have been easily in her 80's!
She had no help with it, wrote down the price of everything I bought,
& had it added up correctly so fast that I was amazed!
That's the way I remember people being!!!
Went to another sale & the much younger person couldn't add up 3 things,
& had to ask someone else for help making change for a$10 bill!!!
And the prices ended in 5's or 0's, not 8's or 9's!!!
It happened everywhere I went!
Ask a cashier for change sometime after they already have the drawer open,
& the register doesn't do the figuring for them! They can't do it!!!
Very sad, disheartening & scary to witness!
Our society is in turbo decline!!!