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current world
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1 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-11 23:33
what is your opinion on the world as it is today? i'm more interested in the things you enjoy about the modern world as i've seen enough complaining elsewhere on the net
2 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 02:39
I certainly enjoy having the entire compendium of human knowledge at my fingertips
3 Name: Paperplane : 2019-05-12 07:20
The most obvious things would be scientific advancements that not only make life easier but also safer.
For example modern medicine. Seeing how medieval doctors didn't really know much about what they were doing, becoming ill or breaking a bone could be a death sentence.
Today, especially in countries with free healthcare, there's many ailments you don't even worry much about since the doctor will fix it sooner or later.

Technologically we have planes and cars. We can be anywhere in the world we want to in be the span of 2 days maximum whereas before it took not only way longer, it was also more dangerous.

But why are we here? Because cavemen sat around the fire and enjoyed how good everything is? No, they complained, they wanted to make things better. I think only/predominantly seeing the negatives is an evolutionary advantage of our species. That's how we improve us and the world around us (for our needs, at least). That brought us to a point were some just need a five minute bike ride on awesome roads to go into a grocery store and just buy food instead of hunting for it or spending 12 hours on a field per day.
We have something like "free time" nowadays which we use to consume entertainment like movies, video games and theme parks.

Is it perfect now? Some may say yes, but those that don't will be responsible for when it someday is perfect.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-12 14:05
It is exciting to see how accessible it is to find knowledge from so many places in the world. It fills me with hope, honestly.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-14 18:02
Shorts are comfy and easy to wear. Clothing. Plumbing. Electricity. Have you ever spent time in a forest at night alone? It's scary.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-14 21:02
Higher tech, lower life. Accessibility and cheapness of information. People running inside hamster wheels.

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide
7 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-15 05:46
I enjoy people, and a good book.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-16 07:39
I am more or less content with the world I live in, but that is only a small bit of the earth.
I don't have the capacity to form a proper opinion of "The World" as it is simply too big and with too many humans.
What I enjoy most currently is how cheap "old" tech is, for example I can go to the thrift store buy a dvd player and a whole collection of DVD's and CD's for a handful of pennies and often I am pleasantly surprised with the things I find.

I also enjoy how easy it is to learn things thanks to the loads of public information, programming being one of them as I've recently take an interest in understanding and building applications on as low as possible level. Not quite necessary nowadays nor useful but I derive some joy out of the learning process.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-16 09:34
>>8

It only works going back so far. Get back to the 90s and shit just skyrockets for some reason. Can’t even get cassette tapes for a decent price.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-17 15:58
I like drinking coffee and looking at the way the clouds hang above the university and how I can see the whole city skyline when I'm standing on a bridge over the railyard.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-17 19:47
I think we're in an amazing period of history for the arts. In a few hundred years, I believe that people will look back at now the same way we look back at the Renaissance. A big part of it is probably how easy it is to exchange ideas today.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-05 17:46
Mostly sucks, sometimes skyrockets to amazing just to depress you even more after it ends.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-05 22:48
>>8
Yeah, being into somewhat retro things is awesome, I’m buying a PlayStation 2 that has been refurbished and a hard drive to play almost all the games on for half the price of a modern games console. I would collect physical games and media if I was not afraid of disk rot.

And to answer OPs question, it’s fine I suppose. It is too big to comment on the state of modern society though. It’s both good and bad really depending on how you look at it, and people have become over reliant on technology and very fixated on instant gratification in general but society has always had its issues. The only thing I dislike as a whole is how quickly old technology is phased out, IRC and other protocols are still useful, dammit!
14 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-04 09:56
As a united statian, the #1 thing I like about the world is the availability of all sorts goods and services that are inexpensive and accessible even for a commoner like myself. Whether it's the amount and inexpensive foodstuffs at the market to the differents types of available hobbies and pastimes in which to indulge myself in it allows for my leisure time to almost constantly be enjoyable. Though I will say that it may not be 100% for altruistic purposes, no doubt the powers that be appreciate my passivity, I cannot help but enjoy it.

I will admit it sometimes does get tiring and all I really care for is a nice home meal with someone I like talking to which sometimes doesnt' happen as much as I would like. One thing to add to this though is the internet. Without it I would be utterly lost even if I had access to all the tools, components and equipment for various hobbies of mine or at the very least be vastly more inefficient about it. It also gives me a place where I can share my knowledge, particularly in venues where I may be the most experienced user/poster/member of said site/group/chat.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-29 06:27
I often wonder if things have actually gotten bad or if I’m just a bitter old fuck that misses being young

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