- Jun 20, 2018
- Brazoria co., TX
- LS XR4140H
No I agree with you. That was sorta the underlying theme of my post. The reason why it feels like the world is going to hell in a handbasket is because we have "the news" always screaming that it is (because that's what sells) and we have AI controlling our informational diet, constructing data streams specifically designed for each of us, to portray our own individual ideas of dystopia as reality. Not only is the media broadly selling us "the sky is falling," they're selling to each of us our own specific personalized version of "YOUR sky is falling." In 2021 you gave to go out of your way to have a world view that isn't tragically skewed.Perhaps I'm a dreamer, but I don't think the world is any worse off now than it was 100 or 200 years ago. I do believe that as a society we have grown and have made remarkable strides in all aspects of our lives, but because of those strides, all the bad crap is now out there in the open for everyone to see.
I almost felt embarrassed when we finally got our boys cell phones at age 14 due to all the school activities. I see kids now that look to be 5 years old with cell phones in church. That said, my mom just gave me a coloring book.