We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's funny how much closer to normal people were before all this behavioral hoopla and wall-to-wall drugs came into being (I'm talking the 30's, 40s and 50s). And it's not like we weren't under a little stress 1941-45. Maybe some bright young PhD candidate should investigate.
How do we know people acted more normally in earlier decades? That is an impression we have in our era, but is it based on anything real? I suspect the opposite from reading history. Especially my family's history.