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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:20 PM

2. I agree.

We can always regress a ways and that can be horrific, but the trend is typically progress and improvement.

Stupid analogy alert!

There is a myth that shaving makes your beard grow back thicker and worse. It has been proven that it is a myth, but people still perpetuate it because when you shave, you are shaving away the thinner hair above the skin surface. The thicker root hair is just below and makes it appear that the hair is thicker so people see the thicker hair and think that it will stay that way, but as hair grows out, it thins and you have the same thinner hair at the top with a thick base at the follicle.

We think we live in a more violent society because there is more concern about the violence and more access to see it regularly with the proliferation of news. We in California hear about a mugging in New York with some regularity whereas in the past, local crime reports would stay local and there was a different sense about crime and violence. I am sure we will never get to a place where no crime or violence exists, but I expect as we get closer to far fewer crimes and less violence, the violence that does exist will be more and more highlighted.

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