As to the general coarsening of American culture, this is undeniable and self-evident.
i don't disagree really, but i see the "coarse" nature of our culture being a reflection of a greater proliferation of information upon our society. myths, legends, and fables are rejected in the face of cynicism and reality
and it's not just historical information/explanation. the veil of our person has been removed
Now you may approve and think it's great, but don't deny it.
why would i dislike reality reflecting reality, instead of fake public personas?
Did your father (assuming you've met)
wow...i should RA this flame
have to go through a metal detector and/or security sweeps to get into his High School?
no. he lived in a world that accepted fable as reality. did kids in the 70s or 80s do this? they were living in a much more violent time (both in society and in school). the question you have to ask is why didn't THEY have to, when it was more dangerous then
Did your Pops sit around watching midget porn because you do.
no idea. porn was a booming industry as far back as the 60s and 70s. my generation didn't invent porn. we just admit we watch porn instead of lying about it like generations past did. i don't see how we're wrong for being honest
In the 80's at my LSU frat guys wouldn't even cop to having seen it,i
so lying is better than being honest? got it
Real men got laid.We knew the name of Tri-Delts and Golden Girls not porn stars.
why do you assume you can't get laid and watch porn?
Did your Dad freely use curse words around women/older people, because you do.
and my dad cusses more than i do and taught me how to cuss indirectly, but he's a yankee
Were LSU students chanting "suck that Tiger dick, bitch" in the 40's? 50's? 80's ?
do you want to get into what kind of fricked up shite frats did back in the 80s? i mean public insults. the pikes, for example are much more tame now than they were in the 80s. don't act like there wasn't plenty of vulgarity by students in the 80s
Did your GrandPops start taking Xanax when he was 14 to get through the day?
no he self medicated with alcohol. no difference
Did the car next to him at the stop light rock your car because the music was so loud?
and my dad grew up during the muscle car generation, where they'd rig their muffler/intake to ensure they'd annoy/disrupt cars next to them. they didn't have the technology to do it via music, so they did it elsewhere
i have no doubt if they had the ability to annoy "normal" people with music, they would have
Did the neighbor boy in 1950 or 1970 get shot at the mall, because mine just did last year.
outlier event. when you went to the mall in the 80s, you were in much greater danger and at a higher risk of being shot
that's not debateable
Do you lock your doors at night, because I grew up in Baton Rouge without having to.
you grew up in an era where it was more likely that you'd get broken into and/or attacked
because you were ignorant of reality doesn't change it. it was a lot more violent and risky in the 70s/80s than it is today
again. my generation is living in reality and not myth. you still idolize an era that was more dangerous and then claim that we live in a more dangerous society today. you still have the idealistic myth of your childhood that doesn't reflect reality. my generation accepts reality and rejects myths. we're more "coarse" or "cynical" or "not lying to ourselves."
again. why was a culture where all of the bad stuff was ignored, hidden, or lied about superior to a culture where we accept these things happen and try to adjust to limit their negative consequences? honesty > lying
I knew ONE girl who got pregnant when I was in High school/ college a generation ago, how many do you know?
i think 1 girl got preggo in high school while i was there. over 4 years....maybe 2
I'd never seen a nose ring outside of National Geographic prior to about 1992,
well they were everywhere in urban areas in the late 70s/early 80s during punk rock. your ignorance doesn't change reality
When my late brother got a tattoo in 1980 it was considered shocking, my parents were afraid he wouldn't be able to get a job, now I see face tats daily.
men used to wear suits and hats whenever they left the house. now they only wear suits for certain occasions
America has basically decided to skip work, stay home on the couch and jerk off to porn and eat fast food.
is that why kids of my generation are graduating with college degrees at a higher rate than at any previous time?
is that why kids of my generation kill, rape, and get pregnant at a lower rate than at any time since desegregation?
yeah we sound like a horrible generation who does nothing except all the bad shite