Originally Posted by amerijeep
It's not like that here, Ed, is it? We are lucky to have the best members in Wrangler Forum. Well, all except daddyjeep. Not sure about that guy...
No, its not.
But in time, it very well could be.
Its a global problem thats slowly creeping up- people want things fast, with no "output" from themselves. They want it "given" to them, because they truely believe they either deserve it, or dont have the time to get it themselves.
Weve become a "want it now, get it now" generation- no fuss, no wait. It carries over into what we do in everyday life-its thrown in our faces, taught to us...unfortunately, like most things-you hear it enough, you learn, you become. Tell a lie enough times, and it "becomes" truth-
I`ll use the car dealers as a side example- one of the newer slogans going around is "no haggle priceing"...thats right, go in and buy the vehicle at the price-theres no reason to haggle...just pay and drive, its easy!"
That crawls so far under my skin it hurts...and Ive seen people do it, and say "it was the best experience I ever had with a car dealer-I didnt have to haggle at all!"
To which I say "you enjoy paying full price"?
"Well, no", is the usual reply- then they get to thinking...
Theyve been manipulated by the "buy it now, drive it now" mentality of the no haggle deal....The dealers have saturated the airwaves with it, the buyer has heard it enough so that its ingrained in his noggin, and lo and behold, he even promotes it after the sale...he got it quicker- yay. I`ll not even dever into the "employee priceing events"...friggin liars...all of them.
I know thats reaching, but its an example of what we have become- were bionic- were quicker, faster,better than before-if we cant get it right now, its too late!....we cant wait for the next second, because were tripping over ourselves trying to get past it the easiest, fastest way possible.
And soon, we are going to pay for it-in more ways than we can possibly imagine....think the worlds in bad shape now? give it another 12 or so years- if we dont blow ourselves up first. The majority of "us" are like that- that "majority" will soon be running the world...wont that be fun? (I know none of "them" will read this-because they wont have the time- so repercussions should be nil)
Ive been called slow all my life- I like to watch, to ponder, and to learn-- I like to take my time, and enjoy it as it passes- instead of trying to get further ahead in it.....its not like we have an unlimited amount- I like to research problems, find the answers myself, and enjoy the hunt.....relish the find.
and I absolutely hate people who cant find a second of their life to devote to fix a problem, so they get someone else to do it for them...because they think they deserve it..or cant find the time....
its all about time.