Why Did You Modernize Me? [Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen]

Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen.

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MODERN.

In this day and age, I feel I don’t quite fit in.  I think I would have been better off hanging out at the local jazz joints in Hoboken with Frank Sinatra and running around in my Tomboy clothes as a kid.

Today, we have so much technology to diminish our creativity and problem solving skills.  We rely on the internet and the cell phones to provide information, answers and to fill in the gaps when we are feeling less than full.  I want to go back to a time where we relied on the mind to find a solution, where there was a great feeling of fulfillment when you built knowledge and you were able to figure out something without anyone or anything’s assistance.

I want to go back to a time where life was lived without  a constant judging audience.  When people lived in small towns and worked hard to leave and make something of themselves.  A time when the dollar was valued, breaking a sweat was measured and there wasn’t a show we had to put on for others to see.  It was just me with my imperfections, no plastic surgery and no one risking all they have for vanity or fame.

Marilyn was the first sex symbol and she is wearing a one piece swimsuit.  Now sexy is tattooed nakedness.  It is gross.  At least being sexy back then, even though scandalous, it was still so damn classy.

Women have really come along way but most of the time I feel like they a few flights away from their demise.  Take a step back, try to remember that time when a man respecting you and pining over you to make his wife was SEXY!  Don’t think because a guy grabs your ass in a bar where you are half-dressed is hot or means he respects you because respect has been lost in the shuffle and actually this time men are not to blame.  We have taken it to far and we need to travel back to the road of classy, the island of respect and the pond of sexy.

I want to go back to the time when sex appeal was a dress and red lipstick.

Marilyn and Me
Marilyn and Me

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