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Old 04-02-2020, 08:07 PM
 
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There's a difference between speaking out and being unnecessarily critical, as you have done here.

Post after post of bafflingly hostile and meaningless generalizations, aimed at a massive group of people, that only serve to make you feel superior and make you come across as an old crone, decades removed from real-life parenting dilemmas, shaking your fist at "these kids today." And hey, maybe you aren't like that "in real life," but that's how it reads. Your need to keep putting others down is revealing.

Agreeing with the least-common denominator anonymous commenters on a Yahoo News article isn't anything to brag about.
When I speak, or as in this case -- type, I seek to garner maximum impact among those doing the reading, so am thrilled that my voice has achieved maximum attention today and has been well heard, contrary of any/all who may or may not agree with my side or take on the matter.

I say it like it is, sugar-coat nothing, and mean everything I express.
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:39 AM
 
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There’s a difference in speaking out and being unnecessarily critical, as you have done here.

Post after post of bafflingly hostile and meaningless generalizations, aimed at a massive group of people, that only serve to make you feel superior and make you come across as an old crone, decades removed from real-life parenting dilemmas, shaking your fist at "these kids today." And hey, maybe you aren't like that "in real life," but that's how it reads. Your need to keep putting others down is revealing.

Agreeing with the least-common denominator anonymous commenters on a Yahoo News article isn't anything to brag about.
Agreed, but some feel their opinion is so critically important that it must be verbalized at all times. They seem to not understand that sometimes reaching down to help someone up with kindness is more important than kicking them when they’re down. I guess, like you said, it makes them feel better about themselves even though it should do the opposite.
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:32 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Was talking to my wife about not having pads or paper towels. I said to her how did people live before the turn of the 20th century? That's how people should start learning to live. We need to live small and become more simpler. When people go out risking their lives just for what they consider "necessities" can be avoided if they use other means without taking unnecessary risks. A good portion of Americans got infected because they need to go out fighting long lines just to get paper towels or large quantities of food. Eat less and use less.

Babies do not need diapers to survive, they don't even need formula if you can breast feed or atleast try to. We all need to live like how people used to live before. Nobody is gonna die without paper towels but you can die if you contract the virus.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:41 AM
 
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Was talking to my wife about not having pads or paper towels. I said to her how did people live before the turn of the 20th century? That's how people should start learning to live. We need to live small and become more simpler. When people go out risking their lives just for what they consider "necessities" can be avoided if they use other means without taking unnecessary risks. A good portion of Americans got infected because they need to go out fighting long lines just to get paper towels or large quantities of food. Eat less and use less.

Babies do not need diapers to survive, they don't even need formula if you can breast feed or atleast try to. We all need to live like how people used to live before. Nobody is gonna die without paper towels but you can die if you contract the virus.
How refreshing, a new post, and a good one!

I couldn't agree more! You said it better than I ever could.

I say cheers to those who learn a thing or two from this event, and shame on those who don't.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Agreed, but some feel their opinion is so critically important that it must be verbalized at all times. They seem to not understand that sometimes reaching down to help someone up with kindness is more important than kicking them when they’re down. I guess, like you said, it makes them feel better about themselves even though it should do the opposite.
Yep, and shaming others is the quickest, easiest way to do that, especially when it's people they haven't and won't ever meet.

It's hard to watch in action but very telling behavior.
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