Have times changed that much?
Do you think that times really are that different now? Or do you think we just see more and it feels like it's worse?
For example.. When we were kids we drank out of the faucet while we rode down the street on our bikes, without adult supervision, and without cell phones and really had no idea (and definitely didn't hear in real time about) a school shooting 4 states away. But they still happened.
Bad people existed then, too. So I'm curious. Do you moms think that, with the internet and development of cell phone cameras, GPS, etc.. things just seem more scary?
That said, this fear also breeds crazy people so I do think there are more bad people now then when we were kids, but not that many more.
Now pretty much everyone has a television in their homes as well, so all of that bad stuff is easy to just throw out and let everyone know about. When was the last time the news had something GOOD on it? So yes, I think we see more than we had back then.
We are our own worst enemies.