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Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?

 
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I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
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Years of corrupting the meaning of supposed tolerance and supposed compassion are at the root of much of that.

I've likened people stroking their "I feel your pain" biases as similar to that of pimps and hookers exploiting the nature of guys' need to get off.

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Growing up me and my friends in the UK were so jealous of American High Schools...the fact they had no uniforms, everyone drove cars, partied all the time, huge sports fields, we all thought it was like the high school movies we used to watch.
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we even had "Smoking Area's" ..... lol

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 Quoting: Lupe_Ate_My_Taco's


Some people have said that the video only shows the cool kids and leaves out the outcasts. That may be true, but it's not about which kids are portrayed. It's about the time period and the different culture, etc.

I would say that I was an outcast. Definitely not cool because I was poor and in a foster home, but even then, whenever I moved all I had to do was find the smoking section and that's where you'd find the people that didn't play the popularity game. Maybe we were all outcasts, but we created a small outpost where everyone was accepted. Granted, a lot of them were just stoners, but not all.

It's funny to remember that we had Smoking Areas at school. I remember defying authority by looking at the lunch guard and stepping one foot over the painted line that separated the smoking area from the non-smoking area during lunch to see if he would bust me.

To smoke pot, we had to go further away, out to the baseball diamond where we'd smoke pot out of an empty soda can or an apple carved into a pipe that we thought was a brilliant disguise. lol
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The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
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I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
 Quoting: Cryptotard_Sticky


The "Uncool" kids still had their own group and they thought they were pretty cool among themselves.

You had the "Jocks" who were all about sports.
The "Heads" who were the stoners, smokers, leather jacket types.
The "Geeks" who were the brainiac book worms, chess clubbers.
The "Rockers" who were into music, probably in a band.
There really was something for anyone and a lot of groups had crossover.

You could be a leather jacket stoner and be in a band with a geek, or a jock and work on your car with the motor heads.

Now, all these traits, groups etc. are being suppressed because of the PC victim hood culture.

Cry bullies rule the day now.
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I only see a lot of young people trying to self-portrait themselves and trying to grasp everyone's attention. Egoism combined with proudness are at the beginning of each downfall...
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Because parents alternated between neglecting them and spoiling them.

So the grow up emotionally needy, almost to a point of desperation, but they expect when they do get attention, all they get is intense and immediate attention and then basically told to go away again.

They don't know how to develop reasons for people to pay attention to them, like learning to play an instrument well, or being good in sport, or some other talent, nor do they learn to be genuinely independent.

I don't hold them in contempt, I feel really sorry for them. Many of them show signs of deep emotional trauma. I think they didn't get enough genuine mother's love as small children, only forced 'quality time' or given any toy they wanted by way of compensation.

Too many parents thought they could buy their kids instead of engaging with them.
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Diversity has made us WEAKER.

If America was still 90% white & Christian, then the entire world itself is better off.
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Casual flirting and teenage courtship with the female gender is now considered to be brutal rape and sexual exploitation.

Dating is no longer a social interaction to experiment with potential romantic relationships. Dating now begins with homosexual ass play and sharing explicit photos with as many deviant predators as possible.

There is something turning males into this soy boi gender confused semi retarded bony stick.
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NO CELL / SMART PHONES IN THEIR HANDS
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The NWO/deep state ruined everything...medicine, culture, freedom, happiness, everything.
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The world is run by an evil criminal cabal.

This criminal cabal feels more safely entrenched in wealth and power, the more they degrade our youth, our cultures, our communities, our values, our relationships... Our Souls.

And since this criminal cabal is evil, they have to qualms about knowingly and intentionally and methodically doing just that.
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78328805


I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
 Quoting: Cryptotard_Sticky


The "Uncool" kids still had their own group and they thought they were pretty cool among themselves.

You had the "Jocks" who were all about sports.
The "Heads" who were the stoners, smokers, leather jacket types.
The "Geeks" who were the brainiac book worms, chess clubbers.
The "Rockers" who were into music, probably in a band.
There really was something for anyone and a lot of groups had crossover.

You could be a leather jacket stoner and be in a band with a geek, or a jock and work on your car with the motor heads.

Now, all these traits, groups etc. are being suppressed because of the PC victim hood culture.

Cry bullies rule the day now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77517484

This is really familiar:1970's We had " Jocks; Stoners; and gearheads";
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The NWO/deep state ruined everything...medicine, culture, freedom, happiness, everything.
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Yep.
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Internet happened.
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Casual flirting and teenage courtship with the female gender is now considered to be brutal rape and sexual exploitation.

Dating is no longer a social interaction to experiment with potential romantic relationships. Dating now begins with homosexual ass play and sharing explicit photos with as many deviant predators as possible.

There is something turning males into this soy boi gender confused semi retarded bony stick.
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Internet access to massive amounts of porn hasn't helped that, at all.
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I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
 Quoting: Cryptotard_Sticky


Years of corrupting the meaning of supposed tolerance and supposed compassion are at the root of much of that.

I've likened people stroking their "I feel your pain" biases as similar to that of pimps and hookers exploiting the nature of guys' need to get off.

.
 Quoting: CSnow


Good point. They really do feed off it, like vampires.


we even had "Smoking Area's" ..... lol

[snip]

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78421522

whenever I moved all I had to do was find the smoking section and that's where you'd find the people that didn't play the popularity game. Maybe we were all outcasts, but we created a small outpost where everyone was accepted. Granted, a lot of them were just stoners, but not all.
 Quoting: Lupe_Ate_My_Taco's


Another good point.

The crackdown on smoking was yet another means by which the powers that people managed to create socially isolated people.

I was a smoker back then too, not a heavy one, but it was the easiest way to break the ice with a stranger - got a light?

Maybe it never was all that bad for people's health? That industrial pollutants are behind much of the cancer, and smokers were TOO social for the likes of the powers that be?
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
Nah. My high school kids are happy, too.

Different time, changed perspectives.

Maybe because I volunteer coach, service in all kinds of neighborhoods, but kids these days are pretty awesome overall.

If anything, they seem more anxious?
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78328805


I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
 Quoting: Cryptotard_Sticky


The "Uncool" kids still had their own group and they thought they were pretty cool among themselves.

You had the "Jocks" who were all about sports.
The "Heads" who were the stoners, smokers, leather jacket types.
The "Geeks" who were the brainiac book worms, chess clubbers.
The "Rockers" who were into music, probably in a band.
There really was something for anyone and a lot of groups had crossover.

You could be a leather jacket stoner and be in a band with a geek, or a jock and work on your car with the motor heads.

Now, all these traits, groups etc. are being suppressed because of the PC victim hood culture.

Cry bullies rule the day now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77517484

This is really familiar:1970's We had " Jocks; Stoners; and gearheads";
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Lol, we called em Jocks, Stoners, motor heads. "Heads" was kind of way out by the late 70's. They were the "Greasers" of the last generation. Leather jacket type tough guys really, but there was still "Heads" who weren't stoners.
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
Nah. My high school kids are happy, too.

Different time, changed perspectives.

Maybe because I volunteer coach, service in all kinds of neighborhoods, but kids these days are pretty awesome overall.

If anything, they seem more anxious?
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They can tell that the state of the world, is not good.
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yeah see it , kind a sad , me 50 year old guy. The 80's wasn't perfect but so much more human. People slowly turn into zombies. Even kids , parties , no eye contact. Just watching their phone. Can't understand their moral or humor , even my own generation. Something is missing call it the human factor it's sad.

No the 80's wasn't perfect , people dumb as bricks but still people. sometimes full of energy. As an empatic kid I could feel the energy of people now it feels dead , synthetic , not-alive , like mental zombies living in phones. Maybe it's just me , oh god let it just be me...
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The uncool kids.

They never got past the phase of being an outcast, which is why they became SJWs and went into promoting victim politics.

They never learned that maybe they were unpopular because they were lacking in myriad personality traits like charm, wit, or developing any interests, or taking an interest in other people. Instead of working on themselves, they became Champions Of The Oppressed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78328805


I like what you're saying here. It's no longer OK to be awesome.
 Quoting: Cryptotard_Sticky


The "Uncool" kids still had their own group and they thought they were pretty cool among themselves.

You had the "Jocks" who were all about sports.
The "Heads" who were the stoners, smokers, leather jacket types.
The "Geeks" who were the brainiac book worms, chess clubbers.
The "Rockers" who were into music, probably in a band.
There really was something for anyone and a lot of groups had crossover.

You could be a leather jacket stoner and be in a band with a geek, or a jock and work on your car with the motor heads.

Now, all these traits, groups etc. are being suppressed because of the PC victim hood culture.

Cry bullies rule the day now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77517484

This is really familiar:1970's We had " Jocks; Stoners; and gearheads";
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77376498


Same. We had jocks, stoners, nerds/geeks, motorheads, preps, surfers, and dare I say it, "beaners" aka "lowriders". (This was in SoCal.)
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
yeah see it , kind a sad , me 50 year old guy. The 80's wasn't perfect but so much more human. People slowly turn into zombies. Even kids , parties , no eye contact. Just watching their phone. Can't understand their moral or humor , even my own generation. Something is missing call it the human factor it's sad.

No the 80's wasn't perfect , people dumb as bricks but still people. sometimes full of energy. As an empatic kid I could feel the energy of people now it feels dead , synthetic , not-alive , like mental zombies living in phones. Maybe it's just me , oh god let it just be me...
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I don't think it's just you.
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Simple answer. Liberals, Democraps, homosexuals and minorities have done it to us.
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The first group you list tends to make up a high percentage of the other groups.

However, the percentage of Democrats who are of the left is probably a bit higher than that of homosexuals and minorities of the left too.

There are people like Milo Yiannapolous and Tammy Bruce. Or conservatives/non-liberals who are homosexual. There are people like Candace Owens and Ben Carson. Or conservatives/non-liberals who are black.

But admittedly homosexuality or black and Third-World cultures tend to a breeding ground for a lot of social, political liberalism.

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Yep
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
Nah. My high school kids are happy, too.

Different time, changed perspectives.

Maybe because I volunteer coach, service in all kinds of neighborhoods, but kids these days are pretty awesome overall.

If anything, they seem more anxious?
 Quoting: King of Karaoke


Because the majority of kids today have a "Social fear" that breeds that anxiety that just didn't exist at the level now that it did then.

A lot of it comes from social media.
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Casual flirting and teenage courtship with the female gender is now considered to be brutal rape and sexual exploitation.

Dating is no longer a social interaction to experiment with potential romantic relationships. Dating now begins with homosexual ass play and sharing explicit photos with as many deviant predators as possible.

There is something turning males into this soy boi gender confused semi retarded bony stick.
 Quoting: Denizen Deplorable 2020


Internet access to massive amounts of porn hasn't helped that, at all.
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And the (((same people))) behind porn are the same people behind "feminism" , all part of their divide & conquer agenda
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If America was still 90% white & Christian, then the entire world itself is better off.
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But even a lot of Black America over 50 years ago was not as pro-thug/gangsta rap/mean-rowdy as it is today.

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Another thing occurs to me about that time. We didn't really know anything about news or politics. Not unless it was a huge story that had everyone talking about it, like the Challenger blowing up.

I think kids today can't escape the news and politics, and even worse, the identity politics.

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I would've graduated in 89 but spent too much time as a stoner lol

As everywhere there were the stoners, jocks, geeks and motorheads.

Tell you what though, nobody and I mean nobody hung out with the goths......
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I remember those days so very well. I used to work as a lifeguard at a little watering hole.



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I only see a lot of young people trying to self-portrait themselves and trying to grasp everyone's attention. Egoism combined with proudness are at the beginning of each downfall...
 Quoting: Theodesus


Because parents alternated between neglecting them and spoiling them.

So the grow up emotionally needy, almost to a point of desperation, but they expect when they do get attention, all they get is intense and immediate attention and then basically told to go away again.

They don't know how to develop reasons for people to pay attention to them, like learning to play an instrument well, or being good in sport, or some other talent, nor do they learn to be genuinely independent.

I don't hold them in contempt, I feel really sorry for them. Many of them show signs of deep emotional trauma. I think they didn't get enough genuine mother's love as small children, only forced 'quality time' or given any toy they wanted by way of compensation.

Too many parents thought they could buy their kids instead of engaging with them.
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Probaly a lot of daycare kids. Put in daycare since they were a few months old
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If America was still 90% white & Christian, then the entire world itself is better off.
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But even a lot of Black America over 50 years ago was not as pro-thug/gangsta rap/mean-rowdy as it is today.

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The release N.W.A's first album changed that forever... Straight Outta Compton fostered a whole new era and mindset that persists today.
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The world population has just about literally double in that time.
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Do you believe in the theory that the number of souls ran out, and the world is full of "organic portals" (soulless humans) now?
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