I feel totally comfortable saying that myself and many people I know, just aren't happy with the times we live in. Everything has changed, and I don't necessarily think that is a good thing.
I know the change of the seasons has been bothering me and my moods lately, but the I think the state of affairs and the social climate of the world has a lot to do with it as well.
I want to GO BACK IN TIME!!!!! I don't want to be a kid again or even back to my early life - as I wouldn't be who I am today. I just want to go back to a time when all 'seemed right' with the world. I wish as an adult I could time travel.
I know people worked hard back in the day - but ideas were simpler.
I am so sick of all the complaining and hate. I am sick of all the feelings of entitlement. I am sick of no one taking responsibility for their own actions. I am sick of all the ME - ME attitudes. I am sick of all the electronics of the world. I am sick of people today being blamed for the past. I am sick of disrespect on so many levels. I am sick of all the political correctness IN ALL WE DO AND SAY. I am sick of entertainers and sports people thinking we care about their political views - YOUR JOB is to entertain us!
It makes me sad that we have turned our backs on patriotism, country, and God.
It breaks my heart to think what the youngsters in my family will have to deal with as they get older (if they even get that opportunity).
Read this carefully - do you remember this time? I was little in the fifties, but this was so our life. I realize this is talking about food - but everything has changed.
Our phones were party lines - shared with another family (at first). Then it was a rotary dial - you answered NOT knowing who was on the other end!!! Imagine that.
We colored with a color book and crayons - not on a computer.
We played board games, hopscotch, Jacks, and 'house' (it wasn't a bad thing then).
We could create anything with a cardboard box and a little imagination.
We ate bologna sandwiches or PBJ's with Kool-aid on the front porch at lunch - and called it a picnic.
We grew gardens and cooked from scratch.
Family was always there for each other.
Neighbors were friendly and worked together to better the neighborhood, and help each other.
Parents weren't afraid to let kids play outside (out of sight). Little did we know that all the neighbors were keeping an eye on us.
We wrote letters and thank you cards.
We walked to school.
We read 'actual' books.
We had Christmas programs and Bible classes (off site). If you didn't want to participate you didn't have too - the programs still happened for those who wanted to participate.
We said the Pledge every morning before school
We watched the Road Runner, Popeye, and Foghorn Leghorn cartoons - and we weren't damaged by the violence!
No one in grade school had heard of sexual harassment
There was no nudity or cussing on TV (of course we had 3 channels)!
There were no seat belts, we rode in back of pickup trucks, and drank from hoses.
Boys looked like boys and girls looked like girls.
Words meant what they meant - not something new that someone made up!!
We worked hard for what we had and earned the extras.
OK, I could go on and on and on. You ALL know what I mean.
This total social climate we are in depresses me to no end.
I just want to live my life in peace, and not be bombarded with sex, cussing, and PC crap.
I WANT SIMPLE BACK!
I guess this is probably why I like the folks I meet on the blog (and some other ones), because we try to be prepared for hard times, we help one another, we work hard for what we have, and we learn from one another, we help others, we have respect, we pray for each other - we have good wholesome values.
THANK YOU - you all help me keep my sanity in this crazy, stupid, wicked world!!!!!!!!!
Blessings from me to you.