What's on your mind?

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  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 11,836 Member
    I had a friend.
    I thought we were good friends,
    we shared a lot, promised a lot.
    It’s difficult for me to accept but I guess I must, that they just didn’t mean it.
    When words and actions don’t match up, actions speak louder than words.
    It makes me sad.

    I feel this on a cellular level.
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 11,836 Member
    St4rFire wrote: »
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    WHY IS THIS ONLY A 4 PACK 😫🤤

    I saw big packs....I thought they looked gross but I like fruity pebbles. 🤔
  • amorfati601070
    amorfati601070 Posts: 2,650 Member
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.
  • Motorsheen
    Motorsheen Posts: 20,293 Member
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    Memo to Gen-Z:

    Rub some dirt on it.
  • TheBigFb
    TheBigFb Posts: 647 Member
    WINE
  • I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    I think it may seem that way right now because we're in it. When these events find their way in to history lessons in a generation, it will be reflected on as a great time to have been alive and to be part of the change. I hope.
  • PlentyofProtein00
    PlentyofProtein00 Posts: 2,891 Member
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    I think it may seem that way right now because we're in it. When these events find their way in to history lessons in a generation, it will be reflected on as a great time to have been alive and to be part of the change. I hope.

    This is what I was thinking. I see a lot of gen-z stepping up to the plate. This is a difficult time, but a time that ones can be proud to be apart of as being apart of the change.
  • PlentyofProtein00
    PlentyofProtein00 Posts: 2,891 Member
    TheBigFb wrote: »
    WINE

    And this ❤
  • DWBalboa
    DWBalboa Posts: 35,966 Member
    My mom is visiting for the weekend. My mom's and I relationship is strained and I haven't seen her since last year but I can't wait to hug her. This time apart has shown me differences can be put aside and to always be forgiving. A great reminder to love and hold the ones you cherish while they are still here on this earth.

    I hope that you enjoy the visit and whatever caused the rift between you two can be healed. Nothing is more important than family.
  • 4legsRbetterthan2
    4legsRbetterthan2 Posts: 19,483 MFP Moderator
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    Not trying to be argumentative, generally interested to know why you think so?
  • amorfati601070
    amorfati601070 Posts: 2,650 Member
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    Not trying to be argumentative, generally interested to know why you think so?

    The internet, smart-phones and rise of social media mainly...yeah I know the hypocrisy of posting that here. Its probably just nostalgia goggles.
  • cdubks88
    cdubks88 Posts: 3,568 Member
    My mom is visiting for the weekend. My mom's and I relationship is strained and I haven't seen her since last year but I can't wait to hug her. This time apart has shown me differences can be put aside and to always be forgiving. A great reminder to love and hold the ones you cherish while they are still here on this earth.

    Hope you have a fantastic visit, K. 😊🤗
  • KosmosKitten
    KosmosKitten Posts: 10,476 Member
    Yet again I am confronted with the painful realization that my mother is a racist. Not a subtle one, either. She doesn't do anything confrontational to PoCs or avoid them, but in her statements about illegal immigrants and what is going on in the world, she has made it QUITE clear what she thinks about "those people".

    I... am at a loss for what to do or say. Can I really go on my entire life saying nothing to her about it when our relationship was already tenuous and wasn't ever really that strong to begin with? I have no biological mother; she adopted and raised me... but yet, while I love her, it really, REALLY bothers me that she's this way. I know if I bring it up, it will lead her to not talking to me again for years, possibly until her death.

    I'd like to maintain my relationship with her, but honestly.. the racist *kitten* really bothers me when she brings it up.
  • MelG7777
    MelG7777 Posts: 11,836 Member
    Yet again I am confronted with the painful realization that my mother is a racist. Not a subtle one, either. She doesn't do anything confrontational to PoCs or avoid them, but in her statements about illegal immigrants and what is going on in the world, she has made it QUITE clear what she thinks about "those people".

    I... am at a loss for what to do or say. Can I really go on my entire life saying nothing to her about it when our relationship was already tenuous and wasn't ever really that strong to begin with? I have no biological mother; she adopted and raised me... but yet, while I love her, it really, REALLY bothers me that she's this way. I know if I bring it up, it will lead her to not talking to me again for years, possibly until her death.

    I'd like to maintain my relationship with her, but honestly.. the racist *kitten* really bothers me when she brings it up.

    I’m sorry. Sounds like a tough situation to be in. At the very least you know the cycle has stopped with you and that’s a great thing.
  • 4legsRbetterthan2
    4legsRbetterthan2 Posts: 19,483 MFP Moderator
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    Not trying to be argumentative, generally interested to know why you think so?

    The internet, smart-phones and rise of social media mainly...yeah I know the hypocrisy of posting that here. Its probably just nostalgia goggles.

    I think like most things it's a double edged sword. The availability and speed at which you can get information enables us to successfully accomplish more than previous generations were able to. Blogs, YouTube, and the like make it so easy to learn new things. Access to eduction online can be beneficial as well. But, there are no requirements to setting up a YouTube channel, so the burden of due diligence gets put on the searcher. But that was always there anyways, its just a little different now. Do I ask Bob down the street how to do this or a professional carpenter?

    Social media can be useful for keeping in touch. In light of current events, I feel it also gives me access to the perspective from people I normally don't deal with in my everyday life, and that can be educational for me. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle it, I can't argue with your personal experiences and opinions, but I try to do at least some basic fact checking when I can. But, this whole "fake news" thing, it's not really all that new. News has always walked the line between providing information and being a means for propognda. Everything in life is "bigger" now, but I don't really believe it's all that different. And while different sites may try to narrow your views, all it takes is a quick Google search and you can easily find different perspective on any event. So, again, easier access if you are smart enough to seize the opportunity.

    I was concerned about the reported social media related depression, everyone is only seeing your perfect life you present to them, not real life. Most of my experice with this has been related to parenting, I'm never going to be perfect like some of the mommy bloggers present themselves. But I have also seen a huge surge in "real mom life" type blogging too. So I go back to my previous point of if you looks for it it's there. You can find the support you need.

    TL, DR: if you control your internet life it's awesome, if you let it control you then not so much.



  • PlentyofProtein00
    PlentyofProtein00 Posts: 2,891 Member
    I feel so sorry for Gen-Z...what a horrible era to grow up in.

    Not trying to be argumentative, generally interested to know why you think so?

    The internet, smart-phones and rise of social media mainly...yeah I know the hypocrisy of posting that here. Its probably just nostalgia goggles.

    I think like most things it's a double edged sword. The availability and speed at which you can get information enables us to successfully accomplish more than previous generations were able to. Blogs, YouTube, and the like make it so easy to learn new things. Access to eduction online can be beneficial as well. But, there are no requirements to setting up a YouTube channel, so the burden of due diligence gets put on the searcher. But that was always there anyways, its just a little different now. Do I ask Bob down the street how to do this or a professional carpenter?

    Social media can be useful for keeping in touch. In light of current events, I feel it also gives me access to the perspective from people I normally don't deal with in my everyday life, and that can be educational for me. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle it, I can't argue with your personal experiences and opinions, but I try to do at least some basic fact checking when I can. But, this whole "fake news" thing, it's not really all that new. News has always walked the line between providing information and being a means for propognda. Everything in life is "bigger" now, but I don't really believe it's all that different. And while different sites may try to narrow your views, all it takes is a quick Google search and you can easily find different perspective on any event. So, again, easier access if you are smart enough to seize the opportunity.

    I was concerned about the reported social media related depression, everyone is only seeing your perfect life you present to them, not real life. Most of my experice with this has been related to parenting, I'm never going to be perfect like some of the mommy bloggers present themselves. But I have also seen a huge surge in "real mom life" type blogging too. So I go back to my previous point of if you looks for it it's there. You can find the support you need.

    TL, DR: if you control your internet life it's awesome, if you let it control you then not so much.



    I read...very well put. The amount of screen time can become unhealthy. It is important to teach kids to set limits. But that's just like with anything in life that can become unhealthy. We teach them healthier food options but that it's ok to have 1 oreo. We can also teach them puzzles, board games, books, and outside are also fun and limit the time they use the phone.
  • amorfati601070
    amorfati601070 Posts: 2,650 Member
    Where do you see yourself in 5 yesrs from now?
  • amorfati601070
    amorfati601070 Posts: 2,650 Member
    edited June 2020
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    Where do you see yourself in 5 yesrs from now?

    Imagine asking that question in 2015.


    "Oh... in five years time, I see myself in a pandemic induced lockdown for months on end while watching American cities burn on television and shopping for 9mm handguns online."



    .

    Congratulations, you've got the job. Now your first task today is skinning this bat over here, then I'm gonna get u to butcher this pangolin for me. We're running on a tight schedule today, no need for any of this hand sanitation crap. Thanks