Yesterday I read an article, Death of the ‘McMansion’: Era of Huge Homes Is Over. Simultaneously we were discussing the the PC movement which most believe has gone too far at this point.
On the over-sized houses, it’s a no brainer. As salaries shrink and costs rise, people realize they don’t want to heat, cool, furnish and maintain more space than they need, so they’re scaling back.
As for the PC movement, more and more people are seeing the reactions to certain terms as “overreactions” and adjustments are being made.
The trend in this direction is VAST. We’ve just gone too far on every front you can think of. Spending for example and what about sexual offenders?
As society we became keen to make lists of sexual offenders and the lists became so large as to be worthless. For example, if a 19 year old having sex with a consensual 17 year old can be on a list like this, the whole list is compromised.
It should be that seeing a name on a list like that, mean something but all it really means is “maybe it means something” which actually has something opposite the desired affect. The idea was to make this info accessible so we could keep ourselves and our children safe but it’s done no good at all. The *real* criminals don’t report their *real* addresses or they do and then they move so when you check a list like that, you’d be lucky if even half the names and addresses on the list are actually bonafide offenders, the rest innocent victims who rented or purchased the wrong house or apartment. With a failure rate like that, why even look at the list?
We’d be much better off with a shorter list we could rely on even if a perp slipped through the net here or there. Pluto in Sagittarius cast a large net on sex offenders. Pluto in Capricorn will pare it down.
The number of people receiving benefits from social programs has also swelled and I think we will see these lists pared down as well.
Five years ago, pretty much anyone could get a loan. Obviously we are seeing a retraction on this front as well.
You get the idea. If it is out-sized it is going to be truncated or pared back to a level that can be sustained.
What do you see being scaled back in your life and the lives around you?