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"Sick, sad, crazy world of dangers that never ever existed before!!!!"

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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Over on another thread, the mommycoddlers were lamenting that the world is SODANGEROUS!!! and that danger is around every corner, there's a child abductor in everyone's bushes just WAITING for mommy to take her head out of her kid's ass for one second. There's a rapist and murderer on every streetcorner, and the world is one big scary place full of danger and rampant crime and corruption and pain and insanity and sadness and misery. And none of this existed before 1980.

So my question to you, sMothers, is this:

If you believe that the world is sick, sad, threatening and full of such misery that you can't even let your kids live in it, WHY did you bring them into it in the first place?

Isn't that kind of selfish, to bring people into a place you believe is out to get them and poses a constant, dire threat to them?

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Marti123
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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Every generation has concerns for their children/youth, but it hardly means the bad outweighs the good!

Bad things can happen at any moment, but that just makes me teach my family to cherish the good moments that much more!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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Rapists, murderers, kidnappers were around 50-60...even a hundred years ago. We just didnt have the media to publicize it. We didnt have all the news articles.

NorthStar09
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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*I* know that LOL! I just saw a bunch of people on another thread who seem to think the world has made a dramatic shift from Leave It to Beaver to Law and Order SVU sometime in the last 20-60 years.

Quoting Anonymous:

Rapists, murderers, kidnappers were around 50-60...even a hundred years ago. We just didnt have the media to publicize it. We didnt have all the news articles.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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The shit isn't new, it is just more widely known due to mass media. Back when the seventy something OP was young, there was very little tv, no internet and information was not as widely dispersed. The bad shit is not new.

OneToughMami
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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It blows my mind how many people are like "ITZ SOOOO SKURRY OUT THERE!!! OHMYGAWDZZZ"

wumbo
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:21 AM
You didnt hear? For every child theres about 10 pedophiles waiting on the sidelines! There was a study and everything!
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by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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I am not as "crazy" as you are ranting on about but I didn't see the world as some "scary, horrible place" before having children, nor do I now BUT I do see it much scarier than before, because now I have something to lose. So you ask these "crazy women" why they would even bring a child into this world? Maybe because like me, they didn't see the world as being so "scary and horrible" until they became mothers. 

Once you become a mom, your outlook changes, you worry about things you never worried about before. And like someone else mentioned, back in the day you didn't have the media reporting as much.

Remember that happy doesn't sell. Sex, scandals and violence sells. People can't look away from a train wreck so that's what is reported and what we see on a daily basis. 

I will add that I don't consider myself one of these "crazy moms" you speak of but I am cautious of my surroundings and I keep a close eye on my kids. We also live near a large city where the crime rate is fairly high. 

tossed
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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I am in my 50s and the changes I have witnessed in my life are interesting. On the one hand, we have people who are more personally liberal than ever before while at the same time being very conservative when it comes to what their children know. They don't want their kids to know about sex and are adamant that their 9 or 10 year olds do not know about porn or any explicit information. People know that there are perverts on the internet, yet set up accounts for their children on Facebook. There have been a number of news stories where people have been killed after being set up on FB and several have been raped. TV shows are much, much more explicit than when I was a kid. It boggles the mind. Parents dress up their daughters to look like hookers and enter them in competitions or broadcast their photos on the internet, yet get upset when anyone calls them on their behavior. These same parents are amazed when they later find out that their 14 or 15 year olds are having sex. There have always been perverts and murderers; however, we now regularly invite strangers into our homes. I think that is what is really, really scary. The internet has allowed for the proliferation of misinformation and harmful ideas while at the same time make it possible to have information at our fingertips. On balance, I do think the world is much more dangerous than when I was a kid. 

sissyboogs
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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In some ways, the world has changed. 

There was a time when people were born, raised, and continued to live in the same town. The people in town knew everyone else. Neighbors watched out for each other. People watched out for people they hardly knew or didn't know. It's hard to abduct a child in the middle of a store FULL of people who know that child and know that child's siblings, parents, grandparents, etc....Full of people who are watching out for that child even if mom isn't right by his/her side. 

Now, that's rare. Sure, there are some towns like this, but not a lot. At least not where I'm from. I don't live in a big city...but, I go to the grocery store, and I *might* see one or two people that I recognize. I rarely run into anyone that I actually know by name. Nobody's watching out for my kids if they decide to run off to look at the toys. Everyone is too self-absorbed. And, people are more likely to turn a blind eye than offer assistance if something happens. 

I live in a house that was converted into 3 apartments. I couldn't tell you the names of the people that live in the other 2 apartments. I couldn't describe the guy that lives upstairs. The girl that lives downstairs is thin and she has a daughter. Aside from that, I don't know anything about them. 

So, yes, the world is a different place. And yes, I will continue to keep an eye on my children until I'm comfortable letting them go. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Bump to read later. So far these responses are interesting.
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