What About Life Today Is Different Than From When You Were A Kid?

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Things change, sometimes slowly over generations, but sometimes so rapidly that we can see the changes over our own short lifespans. Today we want to know about the changes in the world that you personally have seen occur.

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Maybe you'll tell us about our a large-scale cultural shift you've seen, like the rise of the personal computer. Or maybe you'll zero in on something smaller, but still significant, like the end of Saturday morning cartoons or the death of the household telephone.

Make your choice and then tell us about it (perhaps with a picture) in the comments.

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Outside of obvious technological changes, I feel like people are more afraid. And that's saying something, because my mom is a big worrier and I have no idea how many times I got the "don't take candy from strangers" lecture. I always had to tell her where I was going and when I planned to be back, so she would know. But we used to roam the neighborhood completely unsupervised, and now people are getting arrested for leaving 9 year olds alone in public parks.