Skip to comments.Americans have become children — demanding, dependent and needy
Posted on 09/06/2019 6:17:00 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
As a population, its 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 Apatows glorified man-babies to Lena Dunhams 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. Theyre 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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Just liberals and Democrats (snowflakes).
Exactly as the dems want.
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.
She mistakes the Ameritrash occupying American cities for Americans
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 theres nothing left for summer. It serves them right for shortening the shows we still want to watch (which has dwindled down to nearly nothing)
Most Americans were born on third base and think they hit a triple.
Good article by Maureen Callahan. Thanks for posting. TV? It’s been 7 years. Movies? About 11 years. I do not miss either.
Garbage, I can stomach Tucker and Hannity and that's my two hours of TV other than 15 minutes of local news with coveffe.
What's worse is that they don't like 3rd base so they're stealing second.
Not children but brats.
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 !
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.
Does the article ever get around to discussing what the headline suggests? I don’t go to the Posy, ever. They HATE me.
It will not end well.
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.
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?-)
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