If something was illegal when you were growing up, for the rest of your life you'll judge people who do it more than you as criminals and you'll judge people who do it less than you as boring old farts. I wonder if most people throughout history do this.
I wish I had noticed this sooner in life, but better late than never. I wonder what would happen if a society legally put in a grandfather clause into the laws where each person was only responsible for obeying the laws which were in place when they were coming of age.
ex. If smoking recreational pot was immoral and illegal when you were a teenager, it would still be immoral and illegal for you when you're 35 or 70; if driving without a seat belt was moral and legal when you were a teenager, it would still be moral and legal for you when you're 35 or 70. This solution wouldn't be a catch-all, especially with racist attitudes, but I wonder how much of a burden it would take off people's shoulders as we aged across the board. Political correctness and alienation wouldn't be as much of an issue anymore. The effect would be akin to publicly humming along to an embarrassingly out-of-date Top 40 radio song and still being cool no matter what year it is. I wonder...
Current Residence: North American Midwest
Favourite genre of music: Every genre has at least a couple songs I really like.
Favourite style of art: High-contrast b&w always attracts my attention big time.
Operating System: Hey, I can still upload my artwork; how old could it possibly be?
Personal Quote: Safety is an end, not a means.