To old people: The world wasn't so much safer when you were a kid, you were just oblivious to the evils of the world.
@koreymoffett society ebbs and flows. Sure, the 1930s and 40s we're dangerous times, but the 1950s we're relatively safe. The 70s and early 80s, not so much but the late 80s and 90s weren't so bad. We're going through a time of social upheaval similar to the late 1960s and 70s. The major difference is the media is 24/7 and focused on "narrative" instead of informing the viewer, so it seems much worse
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