Is it only me? Or is our great nation, the greatest nation on Earth, getting dumber?
Growing up during the 50s and 60s (that’s the 1950s and 1960s for you young’uns) meant that you got to experience the fun advertisements in comic books. These ads promised you ways to become a handsome hulk at the beach, or grow sea monkeys, or learn morse code. None of them promised you riches and retirement. Our society was more interested in honor, integrity, independence.
As the decades have rolled by, getting rich has become more important. We watch the stock market daily, even though it’s a meaningless number. We attend seminars on investing our portfolios, even though it’s been proven that none of these methods help. We invest in dolls and stuffed animals thinking their value will grow to immense levels, someday. And we allow ourselves to be barraged by ads and people promising us that we can live a remote life of luxury by “working the web.”
Anyone with an account on wordpress knows what I mean. Most of the people wandering about in the blogosphere are trying to cross sell each other. They go by various acronyms but they all amount to the same thing; make lots of money by not doing much real work.
How much longer can this go on?
What do you think?