My only excuse for this is that I'm bored out of my mind and need something Else to think about. Here you go.
I think one of the reasons I'm so interested in Japan and Japanese culture is that it all focuses so heavily on societal norms and conventions, which have always fascinated me. (This does not, I hasten to add, mean that I always obey or even intend
to obey them; but breaking the rules is so much more fun
if you know and understand them.) Recently, this has got me to thinking. Yes, there are lots of deeply-ingrained societal norms in British culture...( On Those Weird Little Quirks of Polite Society - Preamble )
It got me thinking; I can't be the only person who has these occasional longings after the past. What do other people think?( Survey time! )
So, friendslist and possible stalkers, I put this problem to you. Are there any bits of Times Gone By that you wish still existed today? Why do you think that this is? And do you think - really
think - that if these things were compulsory once again, we'd all be happier?
Thank you for your time.
(A last note to any nitpickers among us - I realise that, while my icon declares that "I've got a theory", I fail to actually declare said theory in my post, opting instead for a scattering of mine and other peoples' opinions. If this upsets you, go and lie down in a dark place for a while - would you really have wanted this post much longer, anyway?)