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Originally posted by steaming
This - the so called UK - was sold-up the river many years back. OK so a week's wage was around £12.17.6d,
but then a pint of beer cost 1/9d (thats 1 shilling and nine old pennies). Could have a good night out, go for a meal and still fetch home change from a mere £1. 00. 00d (1 pound)
Mars bar would then cost 3d that's 1 and half pence today.
My Teenage years, and boy were they Great. Films worth seeing, Music we could jive to, Radio Comedy, etc.etc.etc And then our old one pound note - then worth 240 old pennies, was sold out for a European Currency. Something that reduced 240d to a now 100p.....and then the race of the top dogs started.....
Today?????????? Everything too expensive, Films packed tight with Hate and Violence, no more real comedians, and Music no one want's to hear........Stuff Modern Tech, let's turn back the clock.....
Music on a CD , with background music louder than the singer, CDs that once damaged are dustbin jobs. We could easily repair our Tapes, what a wonderful world.....
Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
reply to post by Kostas
One extremely important point that no-one really wants to discuss that you actually touched on:
'When did we cross that line of empathy and consideration towards each other? Will we ever get the mutual respect for others back again (if we ever had it) ?'
I strongly believe that until the human race does not make some social, spiritual and cultural progress we will be stuck in a system that will always be flawed.
This means hard work, personal work on the self, to improve the 'group think' but is avoided by most because the problem has to be on the outside, the system, the money the economy and we will try to fool oursleves by avoiding what is really needed.
Until we become better humans, we will always be trapped in some system that hurts someone.
Yah, the system must change, but before we can formulate a good one, we have to become better humans, with more integrity, higher morals, more compassion for all living creatures, and awareness of the Higher Being, God.