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  • #16
    Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
    If you avoid the celebrity gossip magazines & most of the tabloids then you don't need to worry as much.

    Since I started living on my own I've never bought a newspaper for myself, just using the BBC website for the news.
    Not worried,just annoyed....but like most people i watch a lot of tv and there are just so many reality and celebrity programmes, just lazy programme making IMO
    Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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    • #17
      its great you could meet up with ur bro an odd phone call etc can make a huge difference.
      I do think people now say the last 20 yrs dont have time for there neighbours i remember a time when they would be in each others houses and u could leave ur door open without any worries ud be robbed.

      People now not everybody but a lot dont have patience they want everything right away.

      Technology has been godd in someways but mobile phones people cant live without them.


      People always want bigger and better.
      I do feel the world is a greedier place.
      And the whole p.c brigade cant do this or say that or go there.!!!!





      Originally posted by tex View Post
      i had an interesting conversation with my older brother on tuesday, he lives alone after divorcing a while ago, i don't see him often so i invited him to lunch at my local beefeater for a bit of a catch up and a couple of brews. The conversation was lighthearted to start with discussing the great times and funny experiences we shared as kids together with my four other siblings and the mischief we got up to.that was in the 60s and 70s which was a special time for both of us and when we did our growing up, suddenly he became melancholic and could hardly speak,i haden't realised that he was not in a good place and was feeling rather depressed,when i asked him what was troubling him he just said he hated the modern world and longed for the days when things were simpler, when we diden't rely on the internet for everything we do and when people were genuine, not pretentious and conceited. He was genuinely angry at the whole world, and worryingly he asked "what have i got to live for?". He has no direct family of his own and no circle of friends and it occured to me that he may be at his wits end. I have arranged to meet up with him again in two weeks and after discussing it with another of my brothers we have resolved to getting him out of a possible spiral of depression with regular meet ups and phone calls. I can see why the pressures of living in the modern world might get some people down, it gets me down sometimes especially the celebrity obsessed culture that exists today and the fickle nature of our young people. Everybody seems to be preoccupied with accumulating money and possessions and nobody seems contented with the hand they have been dealt, it's true the 60s and 70s were simpler times and the working classes were used to having nothing but in these capitalist times nobody is satisfied in a world where you can only have one car or one 60" flat screen tv.
      My brother is 65 years old and has never felt so despairing of the world we live in but of course you can only go forward and not backward, so we will never live in that simpler world again.
      FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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      • #18
        Originally posted by tex View Post

        100%
        Cheers!
        I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
        There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
        I'm having so much fun
        My lucky number's one
        Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
          If you avoid the celebrity gossip magazines & most of the tabloids then you don't need to worry as much.

          Since I started living on my own I've never bought a newspaper for myself, just using the BBC website for the news.
          It does remind me of that gentleman who lost his son in the 7 July bombings in 2005 - he was interviewed on Newsnight around a decade ago just after the NOTW had closed down for good, and he was annoyed that the Leveson Inquiry was hijacked with celebrities i.e. Hugh Grant, and compared it to OK Magazine when he thought that it would be for ordinary people. The point in hand is that Mr and Mrs Public who walks down the street everyday don't seem to matter anymore - as long as it's someone with a household name and is doing soap operas, Reality TV, etc, that is what seems to matter these days. I believe that all humans should be equal.

          I make no apology for being old fashioned and before my time but I do think that things are imbalanced.
          I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
          There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
          I'm having so much fun
          My lucky number's one
          Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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          • #20
            One other thing I would like to say is that people like Marcus Rashford that I admire - he is someone who is known for other reasons than being just a celebrity footballer. His philanthropism during the lockdown last year, supporting vulnerable people is a celebrated thing.

            I would like to see more of that.
            I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
            There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
            I'm having so much fun
            My lucky number's one
            Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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