Times change, attitudes change; and no when I walked back and forth to school in snow it was not uphill both ways, but I do believe that, other than village idiot, unlike today we did not have those who were still kids until 25 years of age.
Lived through poor times and am glad that most touth of today, in the main, did not face the difficulties I was witness too.
But there was breaks in growing up, a child with minor responsabilities learning to become a young adult at 11-12 years of age , then as a young adult until ages 18-21 learning the responsibilities of becoming an adult no matter the economic strata you came from
I do not mean just getting a degree or a job but in how one interacted with not just family but peers and elders as well.
Oh it all was sure as he’ll not like Leave it to Beaver among the new wealth avenues of working families that our politicos call the good old days, because you found black or whites, rich or poor it made no difference because we had those who were F’n over everyone they could ; lying, greed , lust and depravity is not new.
Personal responsibility was taught in schools as being what was the cohesive element in order to have a fair and just society within this nation.
I will say that despite how much misery was caused by those abusers of society the populace at large were wanting a better society and were not as afraid or lackadaisical as today, and would call out a bad apple when they seen one. And when they did there were always many who would forcefully join in the denounciations.
What is our responsibility today towards forceffully standing forth against those abusers of public trust?
Be they elected, hired citizens to be police, the fat assed and headed bureaucrats and appointed positions in government, military that is now Military Inc.? And financial or industrial that kill and maim employees; What is our responsibility towards our fellow man, as we watch not just the earth being destroyed but also that of our minds and freewill?