If you are over 50, you would have grown up in the 60s and 70s. To me that was the best era to have grown up in. The era where Love and Peace were the mantra, no matter who you were. Of course I am not that naive to say that everyone was perfect. Far from it. However, in those decades, people were still humane.
Let me explain. Even today, when we watch reruns of tv shows from those days, the theme was always about doing good, learning lessons from life, parents were highly regarded as sages, the ones whose advise we still heeded. Those days when you woke up thinking, "what good can I influence others today?" It was more about looking after others rather than "ME." If you didn't grow up in the 60s and the 70s, you have missed so much.
Today's music and lyrics to love songs pale in comparison to those from the 60s and 70s. The love songs were written with such heart that some songs tug on your heart strings so much and will literally make you cry. Relationships were reinforced with personal theme songs. A song that only you and your sweetheart share together with so much meaning between you. Songs that are sung with so much passion and emotion to make one feel so good.
Those times were easy, breezy and always joyous. I remember just hanging out with my friends and everyone was my friend in the little community we lived in. We weren't taught how to share because sharing was instinctive to caring. We had compassion for one another. We opened up with each other, without prejudice or judgment. We didn't have to try to be careful with our words because we knew that our intentions were pure, and went without saying. We paid attention to each other and listened with open hearts and open minds. If we hurt someone's feelings, there was no hesitation in our apologies.
We wore hand-me-down bell bottom pants, which we called elephant pants and 3 inch clogs with no shame. We said "PEACE" and "LOVE" "RIGHT ON" to each other and knew exactly what they meant.
Ahh yes, those days are truly over. But we have the memories of days gone by. Today's time is Opposite Day for us in the 60s and 70s. There is so much hate, so much suspicion, honesty is null because there is so little trust among people. They identify no longer as humans but make believe creatures created in their screwed up brains. These are the times when free will has gone berserk. The reason is that Jesus is no longer in their hearts. In the 60s and 70s, love is the default. God is Love. Today, love is a forgotten concept which is why hearts are lost. When hearts are lost, satan is present. It's a sad sad time.
When Trump said Make America Great Again, I bet he was referring to such a time as I have described, because I agree with him. I stand on Love. Love One Another... Until my next rant.