How Times have changed…

Many high schoolers in the 1950s walked to school. Some even rode their bikes, which they left leaned against walls and pillars – free from locks or chains. It was a completely different time to now, when even locked bikes aren’t safe from thieves.
I rode my bike to school almost every day from the 1st through 10th grade. Most everywhere else too, it was my primary mode of transportation.

Never had a bike lock, never remember seeing one.
 

Right Now

Senior Member
Location
upstate New York
I also rode my bike everywhere, in the neighborhood, to the public swimming pool, the rec center, downtown, etc and I never once had a fear of my bike being tampered with. It was always exactly where and how I left it.
 

Ken N Tx

MALE
Location
Texas
 

Fyrefox

Token fox furry
The “escapes” that kids have today are different, too. When I was a kid, there was no internet, and I didn’t have my own TV or phone in my bedroom, so I read a lot. Kids today have their own TV, phones, video games, and computers, and can so readily escape into their virtual worlds that many have trouble separating from them.

Remember when most households had one TV, one landline phone, and one car? Today, every member of a family beyond a certain age has one, or ready access to one…
 

Liberty

Well-known Member
Location
Texas
Does anyone here suspect that in the general society survival is so easy that mankind has not enough productive problems to work on--a thing that mankind is evolved to quite well--and in the absence of these basically positive activities, out of boredom and inactivity we sorta "get into mischief"?

That's vastly simplified, but overall, what do you think?
Obviously Sawfish, you've never driven in Houston, Texas...survival is sure not a thing of the past during rush hour which lasts all day...lol.
 

Paco Dennis

Happy Winter
Location
Mid-Missouri
Kids killing kids is something that was extremely rare. Now juveniles killing each other is on the rise. It is scary to even go to high school now.

Here are a few "changes" that are significant...from Gallop.



"Woodstock wasn't so much a catalyst for change as a signal that it was coming. The Vietnam War, the women's and civil rights movements, the environmental movement, medical advances in birth control and the proliferation of household television are just some of the factors that contributed to social change in the 1960s. Woodstock was, however, symptomatic of major societal changes underfoot.

Gallup trends indicate that in 1969 the majority of Americans were very religious, disapproved of premarital sex and frowned on interracial marriage. Half opposed first-trimester abortions, and many likely thought gay relations should be illegal. Additionally, bias against women and blacks who might run for president was pervasive, and a majority of women preferred to be homemakers rather than work outside the home.

Americans' stances have since changed on all of these matters, in some cases markedly so. However, except for the decline in religiosity and preference for smaller families, these changes didn't happen abruptly after Woodstock, but evolved over several decades.

In retrospect, social change may have been inevitable from a generational perspective, as the youth of Woodstock are now the youngest cohort of senior citizens, meaning most of American society today is composed of the Woodstock generation and its progeny."



https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/265490/major-social-changes-years-woodstock.aspx
 
Kids killing kids is something that was extremely rare. Now juveniles killing each other is on the rise. It is scary to even go to high school now.

Here are a few "changes" that are significant...from Gallop.



"Woodstock wasn't so much a catalyst for change as a signal that it was coming. The Vietnam War, the women's and civil rights movements, the environmental movement, medical advances in birth control and the proliferation of household television are just some of the factors that contributed to social change in the 1960s. Woodstock was, however, symptomatic of major societal changes underfoot.

Gallup trends indicate that in 1969 the majority of Americans were very religious, disapproved of premarital sex and frowned on interracial marriage. Half opposed first-trimester abortions, and many likely thought gay relations should be illegal. Additionally, bias against women and blacks who might run for president was pervasive, and a majority of women preferred to be homemakers rather than work outside the home.

Americans' stances have since changed on all of these matters, in some cases markedly so. However, except for the decline in religiosity and preference for smaller families, these changes didn't happen abruptly after Woodstock, but evolved over several decades.

In retrospect, social change may have been inevitable from a generational perspective, as the youth of Woodstock are now the youngest cohort of senior citizens, meaning most of American society today is composed of the Woodstock generation and its progeny."



https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/265490/major-social-changes-years-woodstock.aspx
I think that what *caused* the 60s, as we know it, what caused the unprecedented generational split, was the Vietnam policy.

No Vietnam, no 60s, and likely a slower rate of sociological change.

My opinion, only.
 

chic

SF VIP
Location
U.S.
But wasn't serial killing easier when we were young?


(I'm just kidding - this is a joke... do not take this serious.)
It was somewhat because people had greater anonymity then. No mobile phones pinging off towers and everything was cash, so a serial killer would be harder to trace if they bought items for a rape kit or something like that.
 
I don't think people become serial killers out of boredom, so....nah, there's gotta be something else going on. Besides, seems to me that lately people have to be twice as productive, or at least twice as busy, just to earn enough to for basic survival.
We, we're also a heavily medicated society. There's a app and drug for your issues. Even if you don't have one.

Or allergies. My older sister is allergic to red snapper, but I'm hearing how more and more kids have peanut allergy, pollen, weed (not the smoking kind) , asthma and other food allergies.

I wonder if it's due to our water, food or chemicals
 

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