He’s listed a lot more good things than bad, and I don’t even agree with some of the bad ones. Sure, now is worse in some areas, but it’s much better in others. I don’t think you can say now is worse. Heck, go back to the dark ages.
It’s true, we often glorify the past and think that nothing new and exciting will happen during our lifetime. I heard that when the US patent office opened, the manager predicted they would be closed in a few years because nothing new would be invented.
On the flip side, certain areas of society are headed in the wrong direction and don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.
Dickens expressed it eloquently. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Uh huh. And whatever happened to them? There was a spot in the song, which I didn’t notice in the lyrics, where there girl says something like, “Do you like my Gucci purse?” and this guy says, “Beautiful, baby.”
So many promising bands disappear after 1 or 2 songs.
Funny story involving a not so promising band: There was this song (a lame one, IMO) called “Chains” that was out in the early 90s. It was a one-hit wonder by a band called His Boy Elroy. One of my friends dated this pathological liar a couple years later who swore he was their drummer. I’m sure he wasn’t because 1) he was drifting from job to job in Omaha 2) he lied about everything including his name and 3) he lived with his parents.
Renee- He lied because he wanted to feel important. Something I just learned about in the book “How To Win Friends & Influence People”. So did you make him feel important Renee? You kissed him, didn’t you?
Good book by the way. If anyone else wants to read it, ask Dan. He could quote the book from memory.
Mel, ewww! I didn’t go out with him, my friend did.
He also told us that his boss at one of his jobs had a pierced scrotum. Now how he would know this, I don’t know and wouldn’t want to know. I’m sure he made it up but why? This did not impress us in the slightest.
There are female pathological liars too, it’s not just a guy thing. People get a thrill from it, I don’t know that there’s a clear reason why. Maybe they like to shock people, or get attention, be it good or bad.