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Must be getting old !!!!
April 26, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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Must be getting old !!!!

April 26, 2016

So now why is he starting a topic on aging ,we know we're all getting old . Present time I'm in Manchester visiting my daughters family and when their at work or school I sit and observe the world around me ,especially the youngsters with their gadgets ,I say that as the choice of electronic ware is mind boggling . Yes we all have "the phone" ( wether we can use it is a different matter) then "the tablet" not so many on buses or restaurants,now the " head gear " there are full ones,one ear,attached to "phone" or Bluetooth ,the sight of a person sitting in a bus ( whatever) or a just walking talking very loud on their own is at times quite scary . Next time you have a ride ( bus pass) on a bus ,notice that most people ( even the older generation ) have their head bowed reading,texting whatever with the "  phone" as now every bus I see in Manchester has WIFI ( wish I had good WIFI in Tipperary ) ,what does that mean you ask ?? Have you tried to get into conversation with your grandchildren depending on their age you might get a reply on what they did at school or what exams are they studying , but then they go into the media world of gaming,Facebook ,texting about what who knows ,yes you've lost them ,the art of face to face conversation has died. Most of us grew up when TV was just getting going plus it was more fun to play out with you mates etc it ment you weren't bored letting your imagination excite you , you got to know who was your best mate etc and had to be dragged home as the darkness came. Here's the problem as I see it ( you might not agree ) as we developed communication (TV 24/7 news) we've had a constant battering of bad news or advice on life , now yes informing the population that we have a "Yorkshire Ripper " on the M62 corridor and females to take care is one thing,and to be hygienic with food etc is another ,the list of advice is endless some good some absolute crap, BUT have you noticed that too many children are being tagged with all sorts of titles ( ADHD,autism etc) in our day we just got on with life ,no excuse your just noisy or a quite kid ,too many labels allowing parents to feed pills to keep their children zombies,when a good slap sorted the problem . What is happening to us , modern generation don't see an older person saying "good morning etc" they see a dirty old man wanting to hurt them one way or another,they don't stand and allow someone old/disabled have their seat on the public transport,just being polite .Yes I suppose I'm being critical of the youngsters of to-day like my parents were in their day about me( us) ,but do you think like I do that a smile or laugh is better way at looking at life than hiding behind a android phone or an iPad in your bedroom ,life's to short to a social recluse you have experience it to get I suppose satisfaction , then you learn by your mistakes not hide from them. Reading what I've posted here is a bit deep ,maybe I'm craving the old days to return ,But when you experience what we had as we went through life and the mates,friends etc that you have so much in common with has I think made me a better person , then again I could be just getting old

 

 

April 26, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Must be getting old !!!!

April 26, 2016

Bob, What do you mean "getting"?? Seriously though, the world as we knew it has gone haywire, before much longer we will stop using our voice and sending thought messages instead. What a way to go... before long , if we are not careful, we will lose most of our body, and end up with only a head, but then perhaps some of us will miss out totally since we still depend on the rest of our body to keep us functioning one way or another. I can not remember the film's name but there was a film where only heads were visible, but that is daft, since we need the rest of our body to physically go to the door to take in our food delivery, cos we can not yet transmit food and drink through the atmosphere. Good grief, could you imagine a world of multi tasking heads all trying to communicate at the same time as the rest of this world of chat  transmitting heads....? Mind you,we males would probably never get a word transmitted ever again because the lady heads would not leave a single second empty of thought transmission. Got to go, MY HEAD HURTS!!!


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