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Old 05-17-2019, 09:01 PM
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Would you agree that most people these days feel rushed & are impatient?


It seems to me like people these days aren't as relaxed due to the stresses of everyday life. They also want certain things done in a quicker manner rather than being patient about it.

So, what's the main cause of this & what would fix this problem?
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:20 PM
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Awww, crap, I wrote a lengthy reply, footnotes and all, then it got eaten. No time right now to retype it, I'll try later, too much to do.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:27 PM
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Uh, yeah. My pace is slow to stopped. So I see people rushing and hurrying for stupid reasons. I like to stop and smell the flowers. I know I'm an outmoded idea. But I don't care.
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It seems to me like people these days aren't as relaxed due to the stresses of everyday life. They also want certain things done in a quicker manner rather than being patient about it.

So, what's the main cause of this & what would fix this problem?
SHUT UP AND GET TO THE POINT!!![/bender]
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SHUT UP AND GET TO THE POINT!!![/bender]
You are really loud and impatient today. Calm down. It's gonna be alright. Just keep a hand over your beer. If it's chunky beer it ain't right, just saying.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:41 PM
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I'm retired so I finally have time to slow down.

My wife's best friend couldn't believe how exhausted she was when we had "one little baby." After all, how much trouble could taking care of a baby be while you also had a full-time job. So we let her take the baby for a weekend. You know, when no one had to go to work.

She apologized profusely to my wife. Yeah, there are a lot of people who are lucky to even get a chance to go through the drive-through at McDonalds.

As for those young, single, carefree folks, they're all working 50+ hours a week, running errands before, after, or during work, and trying to have some kind of social life, even if it's only online. And those middle-aged empty nesters who are coasting to retirement? Ask them how much time they spend helping out their aging parents.

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I regularly vacation with a small group. One woman in particular virtually speed-walks wherever she goes. If you saw us walking in, say, Rome, you'd see a woman cruising along like she's late for a bowel movement and a group of adults straining to keep up.

I am a casual walker by design; even more so when I am on vacation. I want to relax, not motor along like the pavement is on fire. I want no such urgency while on holiday.

I've only recently decided I have every right to walk at my own pace. The others are free to walk at theirs.


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Old 05-17-2019, 11:37 PM
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It seems to me like people these days aren't as relaxed due to the stresses of everyday life. They also want certain things done in a quicker manner rather than being patient about it.

So, what's the main cause of this & what would fix this problem?
There is certainly a noticeable drop in the Aloha spirit in Hawaii between when the wife and I were students here in the early 1990s and now. Road rage in particular is out of control. I blame overcrowding. The population of Honolulu and the state as well has grown 25% since our student days, and there's a proportional increase in automobiles. I rode a bicycle everywhere back then but consider it would be suicidal today.
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Yeah, and lots of people have good reasons for it. When my father worked, and when I started to work, you mostly were home when you were home. Really important people - and teachers - brought work home with them.
Entertainment was a few TV stations, radio, and maybe a few records, that was it, besides books. You'd see reviews of the TV shows in TV guide.
You talked to a few far away friends on the phone or wrote them letters.

Now you have to check your email every minute it seems. By the time I retired I could work as home as well or better than I could work at my desk. At 1 am I sent my vice Program Chair an email - he was in Texas, two hours later than me - and he responded immediately.
We have DVDs, streaming, more channels, but more importantly we're inundated by the fans of a show who make you feel that you're missing out if you don't watch. You feel that you are always falling behind.
We have the same number of hours in the day as when I was a kid, but 2 times (or more) people creating content. In the late '60s I could keep up with pretty much all the sf worth reading. Now, no way.
And those on Facebook or Twitter have even more content to wade through.
No wonder everyone feels rushed. They are.
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I mostly blame smart phones — seriously. I recently realized almost all my problems come down to two things: being easily distracted, and being easily agitated (sometimes escalating to anger). Expecting to be able to do, learn, or find “anything” by fiddling with a black rectangular object has made me impatient.In yesterday’s New York Times, someone tried to live like it’s 1994. For the first few days, the din of her inner voice, forcibly disengaged from the phone, was deafening. Then, the voice went away.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/s...e-silence.html

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