11-27-2013, 01:00 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Originally Posted by CoyoteOn2
No No No, I was TOTALLY in agreement with your statement / train of thought.
SOMETIMES my sarcasm doesn't find it's way to the forefront.
Think about it for a second............................................ ..................
How many folks you know can start a Fire WITHOUT the use of their Gasoline
and Matches, Make a shelter out of Branches / Leaves? Society has gotten
away from the DO-IT-YOURSELF attitude, and moved into that Techno era of
PUSH-ONE-BUTTON and out pops that Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye with the Dill on the Side.
ANOTHER THOUGHT.............. This one might take a little longer.
With the Holidays approaching and Families all gathering around that
Golden Brown Turkey or Honey Glassed Ham, ask the question HOW MANY
at that Table can Bake a simple Loaf of Bread, or a Basket of Home Made,
from scratch mind you, Buttermilk Biscuits.
I don't think that we've necessarily gotten lazy. Our culture is changing and places emphasis on other things. This happens every century.
Between me and my brother I am the hard physical worker. I can make a fire with a few sticks and a rope, I enjoy camping, and I just love the outdoors. My brother may not be able to do or enjoy some of the things that I mentioned before but he knows a TON about computers. When I have a problem with my electronics or an electrical problem in my jeep I ask him about it since he builds his own computers and does all of the wiring/programming on the SAE team and the race car they build at our college. But you may not know this if you just assume he is lazy since he is usually in his room when he is home and does not go outside much except for classes.
Emphasis is just shifting from physical attributes and the outdoors to technology.