My parents are just sad.

Once upon a time they cared about their community, volunteered, engaged with others, gave to the less fortunate. Now they're angry, resentful, isolated, addicted to conservative YouTube podcasts, think the world is against them, only give to extreme conservative causes. Don't know who they are anymore.

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This

Jun 24, 2022 at 4:35pm

Is the case for so many. Lost to the perpetually aggrieved machine. So sorry for your loss <3

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Theoden

Jun 24, 2022 at 4:47pm

Get them into the caves!

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Could be worse

Jun 24, 2022 at 8:04pm

They could have a beef with bees.

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What a terribly…

Jun 24, 2022 at 10:05pm

….empty way to live in your elder years. Get off our lawn types with an axe to grind. Sad.

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Anonymous

Jun 25, 2022 at 6:07am

Probably finding it tuff to live off the pitifully small old age pension they get and maybe they have health issues and can't afford all the expensive drugs they need to feel better. But they don't feel any better!
Worked hard their whole lives and now in their golden years can't even enjoy anything cause it's so expensive to live now.
Don't know they're situation so I could be wrong.
Maybe they are just bitter old farts that happens too sometimes.

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You are not alone

Jun 25, 2022 at 7:17am

We've lost relatives to this crap. Down the rabbit hole they go never to return. They've lost their bearings figuratively and literally. Cognitive dissonance. It's shitty, isn't it? Wish I could offer a path to get them back to reason but it's not easy and those that specialize in treatment say it takes a looooong time to pull these types of people's heads out of their asses. My condolences. It's a tough go watching someone change beyond recognition and descend into madness because that's exactly what it is - madness. They don't understand that all they are to these disseminators of lies is click bait. Nothing more. They're unwittingly whoring themselves out to parasites and predators.

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Widespread Societal Issue

Jun 25, 2022 at 8:02am

This shift is happening to a lot of people in all walks of life and all ages. It's bizarre. We have to ask why so many are falling down the rabbit hole.

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Who they are

Jun 25, 2022 at 12:23pm

They are you 20-30 years from now. You'll understand when you're older, kid.

It's understandable

Jun 25, 2022 at 1:18pm

The lower mainland was a great place. Now it's becoming as overcrowded as Toronto or L.A. and driving sucks now.

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@Anonymous

Jun 25, 2022 at 6:24pm

Canadians enjoy some of the best income support programs for retirees anywhere in the world. Despite the shortcomings, it is often far worse in other jurisdictions.

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