View Poll Results: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Are we better off in the 21-th century compared to 19-th century, what do you think?
    Ever had your computer/inetnet taken away from you? Well just imagine what it's like without electricity.
    One learns more by listening than talking.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Yes. Much better in all things... except music, taste in clothes (meh... I guess it has its good and bad) and proper manners and civility.

    Other than those things, yes we are much, much better off in most of the other important aspects of life.
    So very true, especially the music....and manners....and perhaps workmanship.....erase the perhaps...
    Technology is advancing more quickly than civilization.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Less violent? Serial killers, mass shootings at schools, texas tower, resturants, you name it. Oh I almost forgot 9-11.
    And if one were to see the "big picture", he would say that things are less horrible today than yesterday.
    BUT, we need to work on the civilization aspect more and technology less.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    Ever had your computer/inetnet taken away from you?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    Well just imagine what it's like without electricity.
    The Amish live without electricity even today. Are they inferior people?

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Yes.



    The Amish live without electricity even today. Are they inferior people?
    ...um yes?
    One learns more by listening than talking.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    ...um yes?
    How come, could you elaborate, please?

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    How come, could you elaborate, please?
    What do you generally call someone who purposely does something the hardway?
    “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”
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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    What do you generally call someone who purposely does something the hardway?
    Old school. Or a "conservative", it depends.
    You?

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Old school. Or a "conservative", it depends.
    You?
    Usually an idiot. We obviously have different world views though.
    “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”
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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Usually an idiot. We obviously have different world views though.
    Now, don't get me wrong - I like my 180 channel cable TV very much. But it's just a TV.

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