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What In the World Has Happened To The America We Grew Up In?


Nobody talks face-to-face anymore. It’s common to see people sitting at a table to eat, each one of them deep into their own electronic device.


What happened to the days/evenings when we sat on our front porches and shared the days news with friends or neighbors?


Now, faceless posters appear on discussion forums, not responsible to anyone for their vile and hatred.


And people are meaner and nastier today.


Earlier today, my attention was directed to a thread on an Internet discussion forum that lamented how much America had changed over the years. I don’t know exactly why, but the posts on that thread really touched me. Those of us that are old enough to remember what America was like before the Internet grew up in a much simpler time. Yes, we didn’t have all of the luxuries that we take for granted in 2019, but we found joy in the simple things and people were generally much happier. Today, we seemingly have so much going for us, and yet people are lonelier, more disconnected and more depressed than ever before. The suicide rate in the United States is up 34 percent since the year 2000, approximately 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and overdosing on drugs is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Clearly our society is not heading in the right direction.

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What In the World Has Happened To The America We Grew Up In?


Nobody talks face-to-face anymore. It’s common to see people sitting at a table to eat, each one of them deep into their own electronic device.


What happened to the days/evenings when we sat on our front porches and shared the days news with friends or neighbors?


Now, faceless posters appear on discussion forums, not responsible to anyone for their vile and hatred.


And people are meaner and nastier today.


Earlier today, my attention was directed to a thread on an Internet discussion forum that lamented how much America had changed over the years. I don’t know exactly why, but the posts on that thread really touched me. Those of us that are old enough to remember what America was like before the Internet grew up in a much simpler time. Yes, we didn’t have all of the luxuries that we take for granted in 2019, but we found joy in the simple things and people were generally much happier. Today, we seemingly have so much going for us, and yet people are lonelier, more disconnected and more depressed than ever before. The suicide rate in the United States is up 34 percent since the year 2000, approximately 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and overdosing on drugs is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Clearly our society is not heading in the right direction.

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I agree. I noticed it during the 2012 run, and it was horrible by 2014.
 

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Almost rarely do I ever have a rude encounter in public with a stranger. I think my naturally jolly disposition repels jags.
 

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Just Bible prophecies being fulfilled.
 

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I cry everyday.....well not cry, but feel very sad when I think how things used to be....comparing it with the horror of today.

Thanks GOD for President Trump.
 

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What In the World Has Happened To The America We Grew Up In?


Nobody talks face-to-face anymore. It’s common to see people sitting at a table to eat, each one of them deep into their own electronic device.


What happened to the days/evenings when we sat on our front porches and shared the days news with friends or neighbors?


Now, faceless posters appear on discussion forums, not responsible to anyone for their vile and hatred.


And people are meaner and nastier today.


Earlier today, my attention was directed to a thread on an Internet discussion forum that lamented how much America had changed over the years. I don’t know exactly why, but the posts on that thread really touched me. Those of us that are old enough to remember what America was like before the Internet grew up in a much simpler time. Yes, we didn’t have all of the luxuries that we take for granted in 2019, but we found joy in the simple things and people were generally much happier. Today, we seemingly have so much going for us, and yet people are lonelier, more disconnected and more depressed than ever before. The suicide rate in the United States is up 34 percent since the year 2000, approximately 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and overdosing on drugs is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Clearly our society is not heading in the right direction.

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Not me. While I miss some of the things from the past, these are far more entertaining times we live in. Every day, the Democrats provide me with more and more reasons to laugh out loud.
 

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