I am noticing more and more those in their 40s and up lamenting the changes they are seeing in the workplace, the family and even in church. The lament will start something like this… “There was a time when I…” “Back in the day we…” “Things just ain’t the way they used to be”.
These laments, normally directed towards the younger generation, detail life as it was 30, 40 or 50 years ago to illustrate just how far we have fallen. I’ll give you an example: two sentences ago my spell check griped about my use of the word “ain’t”; it didn’t used to do that, ain’t “ain’t” a word anymore? In the good old days it was a word. Read the rest of this entry »