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In 1970s., we had less materials but MUCH more fun. We didn't have dish TV, cellphones etc so we just focused on.....PEOPLE! We had more group outings, we did more things or ACTIVITIES as comrades etc.

Now it looks lik almost any luxury that was imaginable can be bought. However, people are more individualistic. Other than in cities w/ cosmopolitan crowd, I don't see people doing much as a group. In short, today we have more THINGS but less ACTIVITIES.

Life was MUCH more fun in 70s. Are there anyone who agrees? Disagrees?

Tags: things, people, relationships
Asked by A Moin, 14 Aug '11 12:11 am
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While I am in basic agreement with you, I would like to add another perspective to this.
There have always been some who love being people's people while there have been some who are very uncomfortable with it. Forty years back the second kind of people had no option but to remain bottled up and suffer silently. The were not very visible but did exist even then. But now technology has given them virtual world where they can open up and ignore the real world. It is these kind of people whom you are complaining about.
But the first kind of people also still exist. You will find them doing well in hospitality, entertainment and action oriented sectors. So it is better to leave the second kind alone and reach out to the first kind. Thus we can still enjoy the the kind of life which you feel so nostalgic about.
Answered by Vikram, 14 Aug '11 01:08 am

 
  
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Hey ,that's becoz you were young then
Answered by truth exposed, 14 Aug '11 02:41 pm

 
  
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Certainly
agreeble
Answered by anil garg, 14 Aug '11 12:48 am

 
  
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I agree 100%.... With the advancement of science and technology we have become more and more materialistic., egocentric, artificial and greedy....; we live under the same roof but fail to recognize one another's feelings... The world has become small through technology....but man has gone way from man.....,mentally, they are far apart now......a sad plight of humanity..!! we have lost touch with Nature and realities and have forgotten the roots of innocent feelings of joy....., the genuine joy that we share with friends and Nature......; We have everything, we are alive materially but dead spiritually and mentally.....
Answered by aruna v, 14 Aug '11 12:34 am

 
  
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I agree with you.

With the medium that you have mentioned in the question that have exploded and people getting exposed to and influenced by that, they have no time for personal interaction, bonding, socialising. They end up being couch potatoes.

But the wheel of life keeps rolling.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 14 Aug '11 12:16 am

 
  
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Totally agree sir..:-))))
Answered by kartikay sharma, 14 Aug '11 12:15 am

 
  
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..nowadays we get tired faster?
Answered by M H Kisan, 14 Aug '11 12:15 am

 
  
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Well said friend
Answered by hot mars, 14 Aug '11 12:13 am

 
  
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