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  •  It's true. (4+ / 0-)

    Sadly, most people under 40can't identify ANY of the great stars of yesteryear. Elizabeth Taylor? Who's that? Bet they also don't know who Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Sir Lawrence Olivier, and many more.
    I guess you can't get angry because people are ignorant of artistic history. And I tire of the excuse, "It was before I was born!" Geez. The Founding Fathers, Lincoln and lots of other stuff was before you were born too but you should know that. Oh, wait....
    Anyway, IMO, we have a generation or two of ignoramuses aided and abetted by shitty programming, lack of education and simply being exposed to all sorts of stuff. Knowing ONLY what is in your era's narrow focus means you don't know nuttin' kid.
    And you've missed so much.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 06:15:20 PM PDT

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