At 5/5/2012 1:43:19 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Do you think it is?
How is it?
No, lol. I don't think that our society is degrading at all.
Humans are cyclic. We love circles and revolutions and such things.
If you'll notice, we've been following a sort of rhythm since time immemorial, reflecting a couple of generations ago in style and temperament, with a slight twist due to the advancements that have transpired between.
For example, we're entering another more politically active and socially charged age, reminiscent of the 60's and 70's. Occupy Wall Street is exciting, and hopefully, it's only the beginning. In terms of our style, it's very obviously in the nineties. Amg. Snapbacks and skinny jeans? You mean, 1992? xD
That was a very interesting post. I usually agree with you, but with this one, I emphatically disagree.
As for enslavement to technology -- yikes man -- you paint a frightening personal picture, but in general, things are certainly not that way. From kids that I teach to my younger sibling, it seems they more incorporate technology into their everyday life to enrich it rather than replace it. Not everyone is pasty and lonely... :\ You should go to a bar or something, dude. They still exist.
I never boil water using a microwave. xD
The stove is where it's at.
This country is just as Puritainistic as ever, censoring our media more than most countries, collecting information on each and every one of us as we submit it time and time again into the public realm. Who we are, what we've done, what schools we attended, our jobs, our friends, our family, our interests, our hobbies, our idiosyncrasies, our thoughts throughout the day...
This country is still shocked and provoked by the silliest, most arbitrary and irrelevant things. Sexuality. "Race." The ersatz construct we know as American politics.
Our drop in IQ is negligible and likely undetectable on the larger scheme. Moreover, it's temporal. It's very likely due to malnutrition. Someone mentioned that we eat garbage these days. Well, this is true. And, the crappier we eat, the stupider we'll be.