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Old 10-26-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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[color=blue]I think it is worse. A lot of families did not want things at home discussed. (airing family laundry) Child molestation was barely ever mentioned.
My mother is still sort of like that...doesn't want things discussed....
Perhaps things went on in those days but were just taught not to be discussed.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I don't think things are worse now. I do think that we hear about them more now though. It is still pretty rare (statistically) for a child to be kidnapped, they are still more likely to be abused by a family member than a stranger (same as before it was just kept hush), etc. We obviously now now to take certain precautions so we do but because it is in our face all the time. Fifty years ago we would have heard about all these kidnappings or murders unless they were local. Now we all hear about them no matter where they are.

Fifty years ago racism and sexism were very much commonplace. People didn't report or help out other children in need because it wasn't any of their business. The boys will be boys mentality was very much in place.

I do think that kids today watch way to much TV and play way too many video games and that parents don't spend enough quality time with their kids. At the same time though, there were plenty of those type of parents back in the day. It's just that instead of the child staying home watching video games they were out all day without the parents having one inkling where they might be, often causing trouble.

I also do think that people are much busier now than before, perhaps because both parents work outside the home more today. At the same time, think women worked much harder years ago and men help out more now, so perhaps that still evens out.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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To be honest, I think we're on the edge of a societal collapse.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I honestly dont think there are MORE bad people today than there were years ago, its just that the world has gotten much smaller with the advent of the internet and global technology. Look at us here. Just in the past couple of hours on this thread, we've heard from people in Texas, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, California, etc. so communication and the way news travels is much more easier now.

You may think there are more bad people because of this, but remember the media makes their money by number of viewers they have, and god knows its much more exciting to see idiots in a live high speed car chase on TV and Youtube than it is seeing a baby panda bear being born live in the zoo.

Its just that the bad stuff is more in your face now that it ever was before, AND a big thing is people rely on tv for their news instead of just seeing things for themselves. I live in LA and if you watch LA news its all crime and murder and death and gangs etc. But when I drive around LA, talk to people wherever I go, see things in real life, its much much different. I meet people from all over the world who are kind, considerate, say hello when you pass them on in the supermarket or save your place in line in Starbucks etc. News/media will ALWAYS twist things for viewers.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I think alot of Stigma is gone that used to exist.
Having a child out of wedlock is no big deal for many people today.
People move around more today and dont always know the people next door.
Society today is much more fractured today than say the 50's.
Manners and Politeness is on the decline i think because of a faster lifestyle and..
Children not being raised right.I think Baby Boomers are responsible for alot of..
This.Raising spoiled Children,putting money first.
Also like many have mentioned we didnt have the Media in our face 24/7 like today.
People think theres a rapist or kid-toucher on every block when its probably the same as..
50 years ago.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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People move around more today and dont always know the people next door.
Not where I live
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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people are no worse. but they feel safer coming out of the closet with their worst.
This rings true.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:37 PM
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Location: Atlanta, Ga
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people are no worse. but they feel safer coming out of the closet with their worst.
I'd like to second that....ppl years ago werent faced with the problems that we have today...Its like ppl always want to talk about the kids of today and how bad they are...and I always liked to say well where did those kids come from? They didnt create and raise themselves.....what society is today is a direct reflection of what generations before us created....
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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Sorry,i am not buying the bull that people are worse these days.


Back in the day when minorities were not considered human,a woman did not have rights,a pregnant teen was sent away,spousal abuse was not talked about,yeah,your parents could keep their "good old days" where they belong......in their minds.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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Lying appears to be more pronounced; people will tell falsehoods and never think twice about it.

There also appears to be less respect for authority; whether it be their parent/guardian, teacher, police officer, etc.

- Lack of conscience
- Not taking ownership of mistakes and blaming others
- No accountability

Seems to be a generation of "What difference does it make?!"
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