For 40 years during the cold war, there was a huge chance that Russia, Cuba or China would launch nuclear missiles to destroy major American cities. Why do you say "The world is more dangerous for our children now than it's ever been"?
- Hello, the CHANCE of something isn't the same as it actually happening. I was born in 94 have lived through the Oklahoma City bombings (I don't remember the bombing but I do remember part of the trial), Columbine, 9/11, the Madrid bombings, the looting and riots after hurricane Katrina, the London bombings on 7/7, the whole situation in Egypt, the summer 11 riots in London, and literally dozens more shootings, bombings, and massive violence. 40 years ago when something happened in London somebody in Chicago didn't immediately find out about it and see it on their computer. The psychology of society is totally different today.
Up until 80 years ago it was common practice for a 14 year old to get married and have kids. Why do you say "14 year olds shouldn't be exposed to sex"?
- Yeah well 80 years ago the lifespan was shorter and the career options for women were totally different. Most 14 year old girls then weren't planning on going to college or even having a career of their own and being independent. They tended to work in the home. A 14 year old then would go ahead and start a family. She could work then, too. A 14 year old today has very limited options for supporting herself.
Until the ways of raising children changed in the 90's the number of women beaten by their husbands was significantly higher than today. Why do you say "spanking doesn't teach violence"?
- Dude. The 90s? Things had changed before then I believe. I'm not gonna bother with the rest of this one since it's a tired subject here.
During the Vietnam war, young men were drafted (and many were killed). Why do you say "today's young people are wasting their lives"?
Because some young people ARE wasting their lives. It's tragic young men were killed in Vietnam, and but they were actually doing something. Even if they didn't agree with the war at all and shouldn't have been there, they showed up when drafted, they went through boot camp and they went out there as men. Their lives were taken from them, but they didn't waste their lives like someone the same age today who sits at home all day playing video games and doesn't have a job, doesn't go to school, and doesn't have a direction for his life.
Before vaccines, preventable diseases were the #1 killer of people. Why do you say, "I'm not going to vaccinate my child because a parenting magazine says that it might give them autism"?
K, you do know that on the flip side there are more immune based diseases now because the immune system is too coddled, right? A parent needs to do research on each vaccination and consider whether it's worthwhile. I never had any and in perfect health!
How were drive-by shootings easier to pull off before? That type of weapon hasn't been around that long.
What was your point in asking this anyway? Who thinks we should live like it's the 1950s?
LOL at Ethel's answer.
LOL, did you just have a pout fest and thumb down everybody for not agreeing with your looong question?