I truly believe America would be better off…

March 22nd, 2012

…if we hadn’t basically thrown away the concept of shame sometime in the early 70s.

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  • 1. Nick  |  March 22nd, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t know. I think whatever process we used to get rid of shame is also how we got rid of ugly green and yellow appliances. I think it worked out for the best.

  • 2. John Foust  |  March 22nd, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Oh, for the Golden Age! I thought it was the 50s. Or the 40s. Or the 30s. It keeps moving. Who is “we”?

  • 3. TerryN  |  March 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    So nothing changed fundamentally during the well known cultural revolution of the 1960’s?

    Geez, how clueless am I…

  • 4. John Foust  |  March 23rd, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    “Things were much better before I became much more fully aware of the world.”

  • 5. BobG  |  March 23rd, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I don’t think shame disappeared, it just changed associations and focus.

    For instance, when I was a kid, people were embarrassed if they had to get welfare to survive. Now days I hear people bragging how they are getting “free” stuff from the government, and doing their best to get even more.

  • 6. John Foust  |  March 23rd, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    So how are you surveying the people who are still embarrassed about receiving aid? How are you finding the “people” who trumpet their aid? Does “job creation” count when it comes to businesses getting handouts from the government?

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