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Americans have become children demanding, dependent and needy
nypost ^ | 09/05/2019 | Maureen Callahan

Posted on 09/06/2019 6:17:00 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

As a population, it’s exotic to the point of extinction, vanishing in plain sight: the American adult.

As a trend, this has been gestating for at least the past decade, from Judd Apatow’s glorified man-babies to Lena Dunham’s ostensibly grown “Girls” to the acceptance of “adulting” into the lexicon. But it truly, alarmingly calcified this summer.

Take prime-time TV. This summer was awash in game shows, major stars — including Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Lowe, Ellen DeGeneres, Alec Baldwin, Tiffany Haddish, Elizabeth Banks, Duane “The Rock” Johnson, Melissa McCarthy (recent Oscar nominee) and Jamie Foxx (Oscar winner) — producing and/or emceeing.

“What it comes down to is that the movie business has changed,” Baldwin told Vulture in June. “They’re going to put up a lot of money, including big fees for ‘Iron Man’ and those kind of tentpole films. [But] everything else, the fees in the movie business have collapsed.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; children; demanding; dependent
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1 posted on 09/06/2019 6:17:01 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Very true.


2 posted on 09/06/2019 6:18:01 AM PDT by wally_bert (Hola. Me llamo Inspector Carlton Lassiter. Me gusta queso.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Take prime-time TV

I think I see the problem, Friends don't let friends WATCH TV!!
3 posted on 09/06/2019 6:20:56 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Just liberals and Democrats (snowflakes).


4 posted on 09/06/2019 6:23:36 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Exactly as the dems want.


5 posted on 09/06/2019 6:24:19 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

It is sad. As our society becomes more secular, what is there to focus on but self? Add to that an indulgent parenting style, is it any wonder some peoples’ first thoughts are for self gratification. IMO it is just a downward spiral that is very hard to overcome, but not impossible.


6 posted on 09/06/2019 6:25:29 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

She mistakes the Ameritrash occupying American cities for Americans


7 posted on 09/06/2019 6:25:32 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.btyC. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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‘This summer was awash in game shows’

And we will NEVER watch game shows. Only Jeopardy because it is challenging. I have been embarrassed for the Alphabets networks that they have resorted to game shows to fill in this summer. What a waste of time! I guess, since their ‘seasons’ of real shows only run half as much a they used to, they run the reruns during the Spring and there’s nothing left for summer. It serves them right for shortening the shows we still want to watch (which has dwindled down to nearly nothing)


8 posted on 09/06/2019 6:27:06 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..?)
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To: MomwithHope

Most Americans were born on third base and think they hit a triple.


9 posted on 09/06/2019 6:27:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Good article by Maureen Callahan. Thanks for posting. TV? It’s been 7 years. Movies? About 11 years. I do not miss either.


10 posted on 09/06/2019 6:27:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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Take prime-time TV

Garbage, I can stomach Tucker and Hannity and that's my two hours of TV other than 15 minutes of local news with coveffe.

11 posted on 09/06/2019 6:28:25 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Most Americans were born on third base and think they hit a triple.

What's worse is that they don't like 3rd base so they're stealing second.

12 posted on 09/06/2019 6:32:25 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: ChicagoConservative27
The word of the day is:

Neoteny

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny

Most Democratic voters are suffering from it--their minds failed to launch!
13 posted on 09/06/2019 6:34:40 AM PDT by cgbg (Democracy dies in darkness when Bezos bans books.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Not children but brats.


14 posted on 09/06/2019 6:49:20 AM PDT by bgill
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‘This summer was awash in game shows’

It's very difficult to watch a game show these days. They only bring on contestants who are willing to act like complete morons/idiots and embarrass themselves terribly. Way too annoying - NO thanks !

15 posted on 09/06/2019 7:11:34 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: ChicagoConservative27
I'm not confident about the future, not at all. In spite of Trumpian efforts, the US is not self-sufficient. Add to that, our population no longer has the skills, will, patriotism or experiences to persevere against more determined and hardened foes.

Wars happen when one side has nothing to lose. It is one of my concerns with John Bolton being in charge of anything. That guy keeps pushing countries that aren't on our friends list. I don't think a coalition of some of those countries being pushed to the brink is impossible or even unlikely.

16 posted on 09/06/2019 7:17:45 AM PDT by grania ("We're all just pawns in their game")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Does the article ever get around to discussing what the headline suggests? I don’t go to the Posy, ever. They HATE me.


17 posted on 09/06/2019 7:44:19 AM PDT by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
I'm pretty sure we as a nation are going thru a national "Lord of the Flies" transformation.

It will not end well.

18 posted on 09/06/2019 7:46:35 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (MAGA, and build that wall.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

In my experience, there is nobody less equipped — emotionally, in particular — to live in an adult world than a recent college graduate who grew up in an affluent suburb.


19 posted on 09/06/2019 8:20:49 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

That’s the plan! Put them on Mommy’s and (if at all present) Daddy’s medical plan till they are 26! Let them live in your basement or attic till 30+ and what do you expect and get?-)


20 posted on 09/06/2019 8:35:21 AM PDT by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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