Dumbing down of society

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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Worker bee

browneyedgirl24 :  I think it was also Socrates who thought the written word was a technological advancement that would make people dumber because they wouldn’t have to memorize things!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

soexcited123 :  I think that when the Oxford Dictionary added “YOLO” in 2016 that was it for society. We’re all officially doomed.

Post # 18
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Busy bee

 

People have ‘dumbed down’ in some ways and smartened up in other ways.

I think people are more disrespectful openly these days behind the guise of “I tell it like it is”. 

 

 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I think its likely refering to nonsensical statements like ‘I could care less’ which actually means the opposit of the context people use it in.

Post # 20
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Wannabee

I agree with this. Technology has allowed mindless entertainment to be more integrated into our lives. In the past people entertained themselves with painting, reading or making music. Now people entertain themselves with instagram “models” with big behinds, YouTube drama videos and outrage culture. None of this is productive or conducive to intelligence. 

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Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

queenie8119 :  People are FAR more rude these days then i remember ten years ago. Everyone from the young to the old, are just kinda a**holes. Teens id expect the behavior from to an extent, but i think as far as everyone else, manners go a long way, and clearly we are losing that part of our society. 

i think its a combination of things that contribute to that. Social media, youtube influencers, the president, absolute garbage for reality tv, and tv in general, etc…

And what bugs me even more is that people use the excuse for absolute sh*t rudeness as “well im just being blunt” “im just telling it like it is”. Im just like “no your just being a d*ck, cause thats what you are”

there are times where being blunt works and is appropriate, and there are other times where its not. I wish people would know the difference between the two. 

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