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Thread: Just Shaking My Head

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    Just Shaking My Head

    I don't know if I'm just getting old and intolerant or if this world is just getting more unbelievable. Today I've had at least five or six moments when I just stood and shook my head b/c I seriously couldn't believe the words that were uttered from people's mouths.

    I'm still shaking my head.
    Michelle

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    Yes, i know what you mean.
    do you think tv viewing is lowerng i.q.'s
    scaary isn't

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    I've run into so many that just have ZERO common sense. Ugh!!!
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    It's not what they utter sometimes...but how they behave...or don't. I don't think it's age or us being grumpy....seems to me some folk are getting "disconnected" or becoming insular. Social media, the internet and games etc. aren't bad things but I do think people are becoming way too absorbed by their gadgets and missing out on normal human interaction. Not to mention not having a clue about what's going on around them.

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    The younger generations have gotten so rude and they feel like they should not have to pay for SS since they dont think they will get any when they retire. I have to move out of thier way when walking towards them. No one ever opens doors anymore or offers to load heavy stuff in your car at the grocery store.
    My daughter who is in her 50's now is starting to see it also.
    Even little kids expect you to move over for them.
    Yes, you are old so you dont know anything.
    TV news shows are so bad its hard to even watch them. No news just talking over each other.
    Politics are just about tearing each other apart and gridlock. Its all so hateful.
    Last edited by Rose Marie; 09-11-2012 at 07:52 AM.

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    I agree. Many kids (and adults) today don't have a personality! Don't get me wrong, most of the ones I know do, but I've run into many that don't even know how to carry on a conversation! Sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    It's not what they utter sometimes...but how they behave...or don't. I don't think it's age or us being grumpy....seems to me some folk are getting "disconnected" or becoming insular. Social media, the internet and games etc. aren't bad things but I do think people are becoming way too absorbed by their gadgets and missing out on normal human interaction. Not to mention not having a clue about what's going on around them.
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    My problem with it all is: everyone seems so self-absorbed. They are raising little girls to think they are princesses and they think they are and should be treated as such, really think they should be worshipped because they are alive. I have a 24 yo Granddaughteer-in-law and her and two sisters were raised like that and she is raising our Great Granddaughters that way. Granddaughters weren't raised like that. Grandsons are given whatever they want.
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    TV has "dumbed down" our world so much that it can almost be intolerable at times. I can barely stand to watch the tv shows , let alone the horrible commercials. Do the advertisers think we are so dumb that we want the kind of garbage that they put on TV?
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    Don't even get me started on this one.

    I just read two articles that make you wanna slap some sense into these people.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    I've always tried to teach my kids to say please, thank you etc. When you see/hear what is shown on tv/radio, it is no wonder people beheave as they do. I try to practice kindness and courtesy and hope it might have a positive effect. Also I believe it is a generational thing. Not excusing, just trying to make sense of a world I often don't understand.

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    I know exactly how you feel I was that way this weekend while out at Costco it's almost like people become clueless once they get to the door. I walk with a cane due to a stroke I got hit 3 times right in the lower back with a shopping cart. I turned on her at that point and snapped for her to put her stupid phone done and pay attention that she hit me 3 times. She hit the floor in the main walking lane screaming at the top of her lungs you could hear her over the entire building. Had 3 other kids just walk right in front of my cart or into me I finally turned on the parents and asked if manner's exist in they're house because I have no issues with running the kids over with the cart. Finally got to the cash and looked at DH and said just take me home everyone took they're stupid pills this morning and I wasn't dealing with it anymore.

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    i wonder if our parents talked about us that way. i think i am a considerate person and taught my daughter to be the same. the grandkids haven't learned common etiquette, like stating their names when they answer the phone, waiting their turns to talk, taking part in adult conversations, writing thank you letters, etc. i think their mom forgot what i taught her. oh well...they are not bad kids - all 7 of them! they just don't know what is expected of them at times. AND i don't interfere (too often). i only get to see them once a year or so, so i put up with it for the most part.

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    "What is happening to our young
    people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They
    ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions.
    Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?"

    Sound familiar? This is accredited to Plato. Here's another, possibly Aristotle: "The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for
    authority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longer
    rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents,
    chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their
    legs, and are tyrants over their teachers."

    Things don't really change all that much.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    I often wonder if I have become an old "fuddy duddy"...but no...I don't think so. Folks today just have no boundries or manners....it is so sad because everyone sufferes, including the rude people.
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    It makes me sad and concerned for the world my grandchildren are growing up in. This country is full of the I, me and mine mentality. Self absorbed, rude, disrespectful, world owes me a living attitudes are rampant. I am afraid this country is in for a rude awakening, in the not to distant future!!
    Nothing seems to matter. God, education, compassion, self control are just a few of what has been pushed aside for the self indulgent, it's all about me, my needs, my wants spoiled brats of this country. Young and old alike!!

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    in the immortal words of Forrest Gump: Stupid is as stupid does.
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
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    Yes, it seems to me that a lot of people are linguistically challenged and only know one expletive that they use instead of fifty or so more interesting and descriptive adjectives. Such a shame for the growth of the language.

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    I do believe it's due to all the electronics, people do not talk to each other anymore, they communicate in abbreviated form thru their iphone, ipads etc, they do not read facial espressions or do not take a cue from their interlocutor's reactions. Really sad!

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    The problem is that we've become a society of enablers. We enable laziness, rudeness, etc. Younger generations are growing up, with a sense of entitlement because too many parents give, give, give and expect nothing in return. No chores, no responsibilities, no courtesy, no respect. Almost no one wants to be seen as the "bad guy," who enforces rules. Too few people are willing to stand up and demand respect, for themselves and others.
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    I frankly find all of whats on most of TV these days a bit too casual... The one that takes me over the edge .. When did cleavage become part of the nightly news?!!!! Really do we need to see cleavage when serious news is being reported? Is cleavage the new "in" accessory"?

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    I have 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. It is quite easy to tell the homes that teach manners and consideration and the ones that do not. There is certainly a difference in the stress level depending on what family is visiting. We have one family that we entertain in the park due to the behavior of the great grandchildren. It is so sad because when they have children, those children will be the same way or even worse. I feel like an old fuddy duddy sometimes because I can barely hold my tongue when they are mis-behaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady37 View Post
    I have 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. It is quite easy to tell the homes that teach manners and consideration and the ones that do not. There is certainly a difference in the stress level depending on what family is visiting. We have one family that we entertain in the park due to the behavior of the great grandchildren. It is so sad because when they have children, those children will be the same way or even worse. I feel like an old fuddy duddy sometimes because I can barely hold my tongue when they are mis-behaving.
    I'm one fuddy-duddy, who does NOT hold her tongue. Luckily, my DD and SIL are fine with me correcting my DGD (whoever sees her first, corrects her LOL). DGD says my DD is even stricter than I am.

    If a child (related to me) is misbehaving, in my presence, the parent had better correct him/her or I will. I do give the parent a chance (of course). A long time ago, a (relative) mom told me she didn't like others correcting her children. My response was, "you'd better not bring them to my house, then." Believe it or not, most kids have no trouble with this! They simply learn who will tolerate what, then tend to act accordingly!
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    he, he. i just watched a commercial where a man gives a little girl a pink drink and she proceeds to drink it fast, then she takes her arm and wipes her mouth. UGH! i hate seeing things like that as if they are normal. kids stuffing food into their mouths using their spoons or forks as shovels... i could go on. no manners. now i know, it's television but our kids watch that and figure it's ok to do. sigh.

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    Just returned from WalMart, where I witnessed some of today's "parenting."
    Male voice: ____, stop that. Stop it! ____, stop that! Stop it!
    Female voice: ____ stop that, right now! (she, at least, sounded somewhat serious)
    (young child - maybe about 3 yo? - runs into adjacent department)
    Female voice: ____, come here. ____, come here! Come here! If you don't come here right now, you'll have to ride in the buggy! One . . . two . . . three!
    (child had apparently returned to parents(?) but now runs across several more aisles)
    Female voice: ____, come here! Where are you?

    I kept him in my sight, until they caught up with him, then left the area. When my kids where small, they stayed by my side, at all times. Didn't have to tell them twice . . . and FORGET the "1, 2, 3" nonsense! Even my DGD (9-1/2) must stay within my sight, when she goes out with me. Honestly, it's a shame people don't have to pass IQ tests, before having children!
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    It's the 'entitlement attitude' that gets me .........

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