byebyecivilrights t1_irrxf9f wrote

Yes, you're absolutely right, but I'm specifically thinking about my great grandmother who grew up in the great depression. Her response to negativity was always "oh well, let's keep moving forward anyway." But mine has always been "oh well, might as well give up -- if I die I die."

That's the specific difference I'm interested in. Although that might just be me.


byebyecivilrights t1_irrv1n5 wrote

>Dude we've had daily reporting on horrors uncountable for my entire lifetime. Who, at this point, is left who has any soft skin to be uncomfortable

This is horrifying and a good question. I wonder I'd our brains are wired differently than those of our ancestors. The increasingly common response of "oh well" to things like the heat death of the universe or nuclear Armageddon probably wouldn't have existed 100 years ago. Or maybe it would have.