Monday, December 28, 2009

Public Looks Back at Worst Decade in 50 Years

Originally I intended this post this post for Mountainair Arts and have already reposted there. For now and maybe longer, I will also export flâneuse posts to "chez Vanessa" at OS. Comparing reactions from different readerships / demographics should be interesting.

From a report from the PEW Research Center:
"As the current decade draws to a close, relatively few Americans have positive things to say about it. By roughly two-to-one, more say they have a generally negative (50%) rather than a generally positive (27%) impression of the past 10 years. This stands in stark contrast to the public's recollection of other decades in the past half-century. When asked to look back on the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, positive feelings outweigh negative in all cases."
Public Looks Back at Worst Decade in 50 Years

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Have the "aughties" been a transformative decade, a black hole or both? Personally, I find separating the personal from the "larger picture" exceedingly difficult... if not downright impossible

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