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"Times have gotten worse"
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"Times have gotten worse"

I wonder why people say this. People like to say that in modern times everything is violent and is the reason why today society sucks and we have so many issues. "GTA causes crime" and other smart-ass statements.

In reality, I don't think times have really gotten any worse. It just seems that way. I'm not sure that if you were living in the 1950s or 60s, you got to here about every murder in your city. In reality, society has always had issues. The "good old days" of the 1950s had massive problems with civil rights, social inequality, and near nuclear war. The 1800s were filled with civil unrest over labor wages, etc. Society has always had problems. The only reason it seems that society has more problems is because we're exposed to it more every day. Television, internet, newspapers, video games, social media, etc, you here about everything these days.

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RE: "Times have gotten worse"

Our crime rate is lower, life expectancy higher, equality of rights more prevelant. People just want to bitch and lie and use it to manipulate people.

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RE: "Times have gotten worse"

Give it a decade. Then the years that were ssupposedly worse start to look better.

God...We are so time linear.

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RE: "Times have gotten worse"

I personally feel our modern day lacks people of character.
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