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Thread: Modern life is rubbish?

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    Question Modern life is rubbish?

    Well, is it?
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Could be a lot worse

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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Well as I wasn't married at 12, working all day in the fields farming oh wait, that is too modern.

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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Anti-Biotics. Just saying.
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Are we talking values or technology here? Or are the two interlinked?

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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Tbh i cant choose yes or no?......wouldnt fancy living in olding days as you had to graft like mad just to survive....then theres modern times....everyones just trying to **** eveyone over and dont give a toss about anyone but themselves...then theres the corruption side of things that goes to the very top......so for those reasons i'm out.
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Certainly not. It's not perfect but it's better than even 10 years ago, despite what moaners may say.
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Certainly not. It's not perfect but it's better than even 10 years ago, despite what moaners may say.
    not for me !

    10 yrs ago isnt that long , I would say things in general have gone to sheets since then - so no , no way.. plus I could actually walk then sortoff

    hell give me 20 yrs ago and id still have the same options i do now - or rather lack of them.

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    It's obviously very subjective, according to an individual's circumstances. 30 years ago I was optimistic and full of life; now, I'm... not

    So everything looks a lot bleaker to me personally but OTOH I can see how other people have prospered and flourished...
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    It's obviously very subjective, according to an individual's circumstances. 30 years ago I was optimistic and full of life; now, I'm... not

    So everything looks a lot bleaker to me personally but OTOH I can see how other people have prospered and flourished...
    Yeah thats about all I get to see these days

    Im not so much optimistic as desperate, and prob half as mad as the mad king ,was before he went really bad.

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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    I voted that modern life isn't rubbish. Lots of opportunities nowadays to travel to the far side of the world for very little cash, technology is doing quite amazing stuff, still some great music and television round despite the near death of the big labels / probs with piracy. For me, martial arts as a sport is now possible / legal and your average Joe like moi can afford a passable car.

    The big downsides are a safety-first, invasive big nanny state culture smothering individuals. And the worst is that the world is disgustingly overpopulated due to selfish people deciding that their 'right' to breed trumps everything.

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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Modern life is great:

    We(1) have more wealth(2), health(3) and free time to use it than ever before in recent history.



    (1) we, in the western world
    (2) no one dies of starvation due to lack of money
    (3) no major plagues or mass diseases since antibiotics
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    i'll take 6-700 yrs ago life was so much simpler ..
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Modern life is great:

    We(1) have more wealth(2), health(3) and free time to use it than ever before in recent history.

    (1) we, in the western world
    (2) no one dies of starvation due to lack of money
    (3) no major plagues or mass diseases since antibiotics
    If we have more health in terms of people living longer from fatal diseases , but that doesn't mean they are living healthier too - in fact the opposite -we are living longer but with more problems instead.

    If Id be born in 17th century id still have the same options for the issues Id have now, so while some think medicine has evolved I do not - nor do I think it ever will as long as its focus is on money instead of health CARE .

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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    If we have more health in terms of people living longer from fatal diseases , but that doesn't mean they are living healthier too - in fact the opposite -we are living longer but with more problems instead.
    False. Any perceived increase is due to illnesses of old age. Seen any Smallpox or Diptheria outbreaks lately ?

    Quote Originally Posted by melon View Post
    If Id be born in 17th century id still have the same options for the issues Id have now, so while some think medicine has evolved I do not - nor do I think it ever will as long as its focus is on money instead of health CARE .
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    Re: Modern life is rubbish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    False. Any perceived increase is due to illnesses of old age. Seen any Smallpox or Diptheria outbreaks lately ?
    It's not about you.
    No , but I have read many accounts of people struggling with the same issues as me due to lack of diagnosis ,that started developing these problems at the same age I was when they began ( 16 ), and other problems like Neuropathy that can develop regardless of age.

    So as far as Im concerned age has nothing to do with it .

    It's not about you.
    Of course its about me, why else are you here in the first place ?

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