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Old 10-27-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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. . . what personality or behavioral "disorder" do you think you might be diagnosed with?
Smartassism.
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Old 10-27-2018, 11:00 AM
 
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Teacher's Pet......evil grin!
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Old 10-27-2018, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The Ozone Layer, apparently...
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Oh hell no!

I have been telling people for years that I am very grateful to have been born when I was. If I have to give a related answer - fine.

I'd probably follow the herd and be a complete narcissist like every body else.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I'm recognized and diagnosed now as Aspergers, In the 1940s, I was just thrown into the mainstream to sink or swim, and I did just fine.
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Do other Generation X people feel like there maybe isn't really a sense of magic anymore for kids??

I just wonder, and it worries me because I wish my kids could have the memories of that kind of sensation and wonderment that I had a child.

They have all this stuff that it seems like they (And we) all just take for granted. Amazing technology in electronics and crazy special effects in movies and I just wonder if it leaves nothing to the imagination of a child.

Whereas WE were amazed by the effects in Close Encounters and Star Wars and things like that, which when you watch them now in 2018, are almost laughable...much the way in the seventies we used to think those old black and white sci-fi films from the 40s and 50s were so hokey, with the spacecraft that were so obviously painted balloons and models on a string and actual smoke puffing out from behind to illustrate which direction it was going and what not. Just so hokey because it was so low-tech. And the people who saw THOSE films as a kid probably thought "OMG I'm watching aliens on a screen in a movie theater, this is amazing! I wonder if Mars really looks that way?" And they'd go home and read their collection of Edgar Rice Burrough novels about John Carter of Mars and Barsoomia and let their minds wander to thoughts of large-breasted Martian maidens, wearing, as the covers of the books promised, somewhat scandalous garments.

LOL.
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Do other Generation X people feel like there maybe isn't really a sense of magic anymore for kids??

. . . .
Does any generation *not* feel that?
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Does any generation *not* feel that?
Back in my day...
and we didn't always have a stick either...
we had one TV and we watched the news and about 4 other shows a week, together as a family...
there was this game called Pong...
cell phones didn't have data and only worked in and around cities...

BTW, I would love to be a kid again. Different challenges to be sure, but life still has plenty of promise. They will run the place soon and it will be very different.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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We used to walk several blocks with our BB guns to go "shooting" in the nearby desert. Nobody paid any attention. Today, some frantic homeowner would call the police, and they'd probably respond in force. If one of us was a smartass and aimed his gun at them, I don't want to think about the consequences today.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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A kid in today's world? I shudder at the thought.
No kidding, I hear today public school teachers CAN'T keep kids off their mobile devices

What a damn shame for the kids who actually want to learn. Boy, society is in big trouble.
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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No kidding, I hear today public school teachers CAN'T keep kids off their mobile devices.
I remember when bringing a pocket calculator to school (well, using it anyway) was a huge no-no. When my son told me in the late 1980s that he needed a calculator as part of his school supplies I was honestly surprised, and asked "They let kids use those things in class?" LOL

Wow, if I'd been allowed to use a calculator I might actually have squeaked by Basic Math in 9th grade with more than a very charitable 65.
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