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    Re: Golden Age VS Modern Age

    This isn't the debate section so this topic should be treated as a discussion. However, regardless of any type of section, if one states things as a "fact" one needs to be prepared to back it up with proof when questioned.
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    It's a fact that it's 10:05 PM MST where I'm at...

    ...It's actually not a fact anymore; because it's 10:06 PM MST now.

    Boom. Facts can change.

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    Time is always changing. That's a fact that's never changed since the beginning of time.
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    Time is always changing. That's a fact that's never changed since the beginning of time.
    If there ever was a beginning of time; some theories suggest that perhaps the Universe has always existed; with no beginning, and no end.

    Time itself is kind of funny; I have some doubts about it personally haha. I think it's just another box we like to organize our reality into; makes us feel more secure; these "facts".

    I think if we believe something strongly enough, our minds will make it a reality. The best example I think I've seen of this mind-power is a supposed demonic possession case; unfortunately I can't provide any evidence other than my own account of what happened in front of me back in Alaska. I don't want too say to much other than I was convinced that something "supernatural" was going on with her, but unlike her parents, I didn't think it was a demon.

    Her parents were both mentally ill alcoholics; the father being a schizophrenic and the mother being bipolar; both of them were devout Russian Catholics. Both their children were odd; the daughter more so. She became convinced that she had a demon residing in her, and she ended up believing in it so much that it began to effect her body and grant her superhuman physical abilities.

    Personally, I don't believe in demons. But I do believe in delusions of granduer being so powerful that they have an observable impact on reality....or, "reality".

    I definitely believe there's at least a little merit to the words of Edgar Allan Poe when he said "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

    .....And we're all "super" in our dreams.

    ....Just some fun stuff to think about and ponder; nothing all that serious.
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    Re: Golden Age VS Modern Age

    i'd rather live today with all the troubles we have now than even 50 years ago where life was significantly more difficult for anyone that wasn't a white male.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oshii View Post
    i'd rather live today with all the troubles we have now than even 50 years ago where life was significantly more difficult for anyone that wasn't a white male.
    50 years ago, in 7th grade, I was circulating petitions for girls to be allowed to wear pants to school. We won a lot of rights after that. By the time I finished college in 1979, I could sign a lease, buy a car, etc., without anyone else's signature. The general feeling was that we were on a forward climb and things were steadily improving. Today's situations are more like we've crested the summit and are plunging downwards.

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    Re: Golden Age VS Modern Age

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    50 years ago, in 7th grade, I was circulating petitions for girls to be allowed to wear pants to school. We won a lot of rights after that. By the time I finished college in 1979, I could sign a lease, buy a car, etc., without anyone else's signature. The general feeling was that we were on a forward climb and things were steadily improving. Today's situations are more like we've crested the summit and are plunging downwards.
    It's funny in sort of a demented way but I know 1st and 2nd wave feminist who now swear they've gone backwards in gains across the board. Equality and equity of rights are being lost for women being women, especially for those who elect to stay at home and raise a family.
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    It is foolish to adhere to movements, waves, etc., it is better to chose to be. Nobody in any group will ever make you happy by being inthat group - but it is easy to fool one's self that one is happy to be in a group.

    Just be. That is all you have to do. Just be, and the world will form itself around you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    It's funny in sort of a demented way but I know 1st and 2nd wave feminist who now swear they've gone backwards in gains across the board. Equality and equity of rights are being lost for women being women, especially for those who elect to stay at home and raise a family.
    I don't really know what all the "waves" are, but like I said, I feel we're going downhill or backwards now. People who have no idea what they couldn't do not too long ago take things for granted. But there's a lot of under the table discrimination on all counts - women, ageism, racism, etc.

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    Re: Golden Age VS Modern Age

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    It's funny in sort of a demented way but I know 1st and 2nd wave feminist who now swear they've gone backwards in gains across the board. Equality and equity of rights are being lost for women being women, especially for those who elect to stay at home and raise a family.
    Yeah, as a woman you can't do anything right, no matter what you choose. I choose not to have children, and often people react really surprised when I tell them, because somehow society still thinks that having a child is a woman's biggest accomplishment... But then the women who do have children can't do it right either according to society. If they choose to work part time, so they can spend the other part time with the kids, they're called unambitious. If they choose to work full time and put the children in day care, they're called selfish (but not ambitious?).

    The third wave is happening now and it's tackling the above. It's not only addressing women's issues, but all groups being treated unequally, like LGBTQ (did I get all the letters?) and black people. Hopefully after this 'wave' is over, society will finally accept people for who they are and that they will do whatever the hell they want to with their lives without being judgy about it.
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