State of modern American culture

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  • AmmerieDriftsAmmerieDrifts Registered Users Posts: 73
    Unfortunately, I don't have the best feelings toward modern American culture. I don't think it's terrible, but it's pretty sad to me. I think that our technological advances are obviously amazing -- from communication to scientific discoveries/cures.

    Where I think our culture is truly lacking is in priorities. We are exposed to so much stimuli throughout the day -- it's insane. Enough to prevent people from having original thoughts and instead becoming numb. There is just so much STUFF -- so many THINGS that people want or think they need and I think that it degrades the culture. And I am so, so glad that I am not a teenager at this point in time -- I don't know why, but I just am.

    I think of this song sometimes when I think of our culture...

    He wakes up in the morning
    Does his teeth, bite to eat and he's rolling
    Never changes a thing
    The week ends, the week begins

    She thinks, we look at each other
    Wondering what the other is thinking
    But we never say a thing
    And these crimes between us grow deeper

    Goes to visit his mommy
    She feeds him well, his concerns
    He forgets them
    And remembers being small
    Playing under the table and dreaming...

    Take these chances
    Place them in a box until a quieter time
    Lights down, you up and die

    Driving in on this highway
    All these cars and upon the sidewalk
    People in every direction
    No words exchanged,
    No time to exchange when...
    All the little ants are marching
    Red and black antennae waving
    They all do it the same
    They all do it the same way,
    Candyman tempting the thoughts of a
    Sweet tooth tortured by weight loss programs
    cutting the corners
    Loose end, loose end, cut cut
    On the fence, try not to offend
    Cut cut, cut cut

    Take these chances
    Place them in a box until a quieter time
    Lights down, you up and die

    Lights down, you up and die.

    Ants Marching -- DMB
  • BookishCurlyBookishCurly Registered Users Posts: 75
    I chose the pendulum swings option. Everything old is new again. :)
    "A thing of beauty is a joy forever: It's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but will still keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."... John Keats. (Endymion, Book I, 1-5)

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