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Old 04-09-2014, 06:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Trollheart View Post
I would also point out that attitudes towards people in general seem to have hardened. It's an old "better in my day" story but really, if you slipped in the street today how many people would be rushing up to help you? People used to do that all the time, now it's almost like they're afraid they might get sued, couldn't care less or quite literally don't see anything other than the iphone or ipad their nose is buried in as they walk along.

Slightly OT: great ad on Irish TV to try to discourage people from using mobiles in their car --- "It won't kill you to put it away while you drive". Gotta love the message in that!
Yeah like DJ I've witnessed many counterexamples to this attitude. I know personal experience doesn't negate commonalities but I think that sort of attitude isn't as dominant as you're making it out to be.

As for the OP I think I'm a bit young to really think of how much the world has changed in my lifetime, as it seems to be the same to me for the most part. Acceptance of minorities (not just race, sexuality and all that jazz too) has risen, so I'm going to go with improvement. On the note of what James said about people not willing to go to war, I think that's a good thing, but the intentions of those people can be a bit worrisome. I also appreciate that people are critical of the government, but how much that has really changed in my lifetime I can't say but I think that level of criticism has risen in the US since the Iraq war.
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