To quote Bob Dylan, The times, they are a-changin'. I'm a bit older than most on this board (except for ToyToy88, he's just fucking ancient), and I've found it quite interesting to watch how things have changed over the past 20 years. Case in point: I just came back from a week-long hunting trip with my dad and a few friends. It's something that I've done with the same group annually for 21 years now, and I still remember my first trip like it was only yesterday. At that time, there were about 18 guys in the group, and it made our little hunt camp quite full. We had to fight for bunks and places at the 2 dinner tables. But over the past 10 years, it's changed. This year, we had 5 guys, and I was still the youngest by 20 years. We had our choice of bunks (the camp can sleep 20), and only had 1 small dinner table set up. Fewer and fewer of the old group were coming out, and it was because the old guys were dying, and there weren't any new replacements coming in to fill the holes. Most of the guys had tried to get their children interested, but they just weren't. They had no desire to hunt, and were minimally interested in fishing or other outdoor activities. That saddens me, as I feel there is a lot to learn by hunting, and it is a great character and self-esteem builder. Never mind the tasty meat. But it's not just hunting, it seems that traditions as a whole are being discarded or phased out. FOCUS: What traditions or "historical activities" have you seen go by the wayside? What do you think the impact will be? For the better, or for the worse? Are you starting any new traditions? If so, what are they, and how did they come about? ALT-FOCUS: What aspects of society are changing (or have changed), and what are the repercussions as you see them?