Gone with the Wind!  

princessdianesar 45F
57 posts
1/30/2006 8:10 am

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Gone with the Wind!

Gone with the wind!

What has happened to this society? Maybe I’m old fashion feeling as I do; maybe I’m just living in the past and only wish time wouldn’t have gone so fast.

Does anyone really care about anyone, but only themselves? I find myself wishing I lived in the past, the Victorian area; when families had valves and people had morels, principle and pride and love.

Being neighbors meant something in the early years. Even growing up in the sixties and seventies was so much different from the life as we call it today.

Everyone seems to be in a hurry to get some where, or make more money, or gang power,
Not caring, or communicating with their love ones.

The mass media we have today is very sad, television is the biggest waste of time I have ever seen, and I wish it was never invented. With all the sexual content and violence on television, it’s no wonder our society has fallen. I often find myself wondering why anyone would set in front of a tube all night long and do nothing, such a waste of time.

I just wish for a simpler time, a more peaceful time, a more caring time, but it is long gone past that time and forgotten for the rest of time.

I guess it’s gone with the wind!

Diane Roberts

rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
1/30/2006 2:26 pm

Well I fully understand your sentiments, although I am not sure about wanting to live in other eras. Yes they may have been more simple to a degree, but still I would imagine that there were other hardships to deal with on differing levels.

What gets me about the times now, in a western sphere, is the banality and consumption of mass hype.

Still, I've gotta live for now.

elysianpleasure 47M

1/30/2006 5:11 pm

Wow... a pretty cool first blog entry. I think we all as humans long for connections and neighborhood. Our modern life sytles have pulled us apart and made community difficult. I wouldn't look for community in the media their goals are commercial. But there are communities... strange ones that exist in places like this. Welcome to blogland... look around, post in other people blogs, contact the ones you connect with offline... and slowly you will find their is something here. Strange maybe... but a community.

rm_ohsolustful 57M
859 posts
1/31/2006 10:50 am

Nice first Blog, keep those posts coming, Ill be back to read more...............................

rm_ddd123456782 41M
9 posts
2/1/2006 1:22 am

I also grew up durring the sixies and seventies and wonder where the heck we're all headed in such a hurry

FriendlybutKinky 49M

2/2/2006 11:15 am

Every era of human history has its miseries...
Picking and choosing the nostalgic favorites of the past as portrayed in novels and movies is not really a fair comparison.

Those positive values you speak of occur in every era, and the ills of the world were there all along.

We make our own choices on how we perceive the world and our lives within it.

If there is a just spiritual universe beyond our own, it will recognize our personal deeds and learning, regardless of the circumstances surrounding us.

While being stabbed by the thorns of the rose, can we still not appreciate its beauty?

lovesps 56M
32 posts
2/4/2006 12:53 am

I grew up in the 60's and 70's, too, and have some fond memories of those days. The thing I remember that strikes me the most was being able to ride my bike or just ake off walking to any part of town (except some of the bad parts, even then) at an early age, maybe 8 or 9. All through junior highschool I walked every day, about a half hour walk (of course, it was always through 3 feet of snow, and uphill in both directions) . What came first, cities bult around the automobile, or the boob tube that made it acceptable -- even desirable -- to be inside all the time. I live in a town now that's pretty compact and walkable near downtown but gets pretty suburban pretty fast. And west of here is some of the unhealthiest living in the country -- smoggy, too spread out, you can't walk anywhere.

It's all related -- how we live affects how and how often we interact with each other. No wonder why we're not civil -- we deal with people in traffic more than anyplace else. And the culture gets debased by TV, movies, etc. because we've been too stupid to demand anything else.

But don't despair. Emerald is right, we have to live in the now, but there are little communities in this country with decent, concerned people. Become an NPR listener instead of your local shock jock on the way to work. Work the pledge drive phones. Join a book club, or better yet, just go into a bookstore and browse. For all the they get for the ubiquity, hang out at a Starbucks or another funkier coffeehouse -- you're apt to find unique, unconventional people there. Read their bulletin boards and go to the poetry readings, or singer/songwriter nights.

In our town they have "Second Sunday" Shakespeare readings -- they just carve up a play and the roles and lines are handed out first come, first served.

These are not Ozzie and Harriet things, but they are throwbacks to the old bowling leagues and company picnics of our youth. Good luck.

rm_hornybaccus 45M

2/5/2006 8:47 pm

I grew up in a small town in the early 70's, and my memories of those times are warm and magical. Nice mom & pop stores, friendly attitudes, community spirit, friendly neighbors, real people. I perceive the "World" as changing in pace... bigger/better/faster/more. Values have been compromised for flash and glitz. I would not want to give up Google, however, I wish and hope for the future to share some of the treasures of the past.

OriginUnclePervy 50M

2/9/2006 11:28 pm

If only the world was not so negative. If only people cared for one another again. good neighbourliness is something to be treasured these days as it appears to be so rare.

I remember growing up in the 60's and 70's too - walking to school - about 20 mins; from age 7, I walked alone or with friends. Stopped to play in the woods on the way home. No-one minded. This doesn't seem to happen any more. The press is all negative and only interested in sensational stories that show how bad the world is becoming. It can't all be true, can it?

Whilst there are many things I would change (attitude especially), there are also many I would not. A lot of things designed to make life easier are good. But I think that greed has overcome almost everything. This is not good. People sue other people and corporations because they think that they can make money nstead of saying "oh well, it was an accident".

So sad.

Luv2Lick0466 50M

2/25/2006 2:03 pm

Life was so much easier 20-30 years ago.In todays soceity high speed internet,production deadlines,meetings here and there where and what is happening to familys? The foundation of a family as I grew up with is slowly eroding into nothing even I have been guilty of it.Now my family is the most important part of my life they are the ones who are there when we need each other the most.
I truly hope you find the one whose out there for you,you seem like a genuine sweetheart.
Best wishs in life,love and happiness
as always.................... See Ya'

alamo1235 58M
995 posts
5/18/2006 3:36 pm

So true I really enjoyed it.

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