writing “sorry” at the bottom of your math test
i did this once and he wrote “its ok”
i get nostalgic every time i hear this
I remember reading this Townhall article a while back and it made me think of exactly what you’re talking about. I think morality has taken a backseat to pleasure and comfort primarily in American, primarily in urban areas. The farther you move into more rural parts of the country, you can still see a culture of tradition and values unlike that of the big cities. However, even that is dwindling today.
I still like small towns in America where you don’t have the corruption of bad people and bad ideas plaguing the good people. Schools are where this happens for the most part. It only takes a few rotten apples with rotten negligent parents to ruin an entire community of children. Some parents decline to properly rear their child and instead let today’s crappy television do the parenting. In turn, they are raised on the values they get from the terrible programming. This goes for the poor, moderate and wealthy families too. Everyone is at fault.
Yes, we are more advanced which is great but this advancement has also had two major drawbacks. One, that it allows these bad children to communicate more readily with other children more, broadly, easily and often; and two, it has distracted people today from their normal routines, social lives, and environment. Anyone that drives in traffic on their commute can already tell you how distracted people are on their cellphones. It’s causing more and more problems. Production at office with the internet go down as more and more workers get distracted. In many ways, social media has taken away from normal social interaction.
I do believe we are becoming more uncivilized and times are tough. When a society start shifting from cultural norms into depravity and lawlessness, more people tend to think they should do the same and others lose hope altogether. The only thing that can turn the ship around is a vibrant economy, less government dependency, and a stronger emphasis on traditional family values. When the economy is good and inflation is low, parents are able to take on different key roles in taking care and raising their children while still maintaining a good, healthy lifestyle. There is nothing wrong with traditional cultural values. I think we could learn a lot from the nuclear family model of the 50’s.
what sort of statistics should I look at that show that Americans are less civilized and immoral?
Statistics? I’m not a big fan of sociology. I’m more interested in culture and I don’t think there’s much other than what that article above has to offer in the form of numbers that reflect society. There are probably other articles out there that site similar information.
I mean. What does sociology have to do with it? If America is less civilized and immoral, wouldn’t we expect crimes to be going up? There would be more rapes, more homicides, less charity, and more burglaries? The recession, certainly, should’ve brought out the worst in America and in humanity?
Or do you mean something else when you mean less civilized?
Not necessarily. Murders, rapes, abortion, and crime is going down actually. I’m talking about the culture. The culture of dependency, of envy, of depravity, of poor education, and immorality in general. Along with many other problems we encounter today.
I was stating that it’s hard to use statistics like sociologists to pinpoint reasons society works. It’s more of a philosophical point I’m making.
Diane Lane photographed by Andy Warhol, 1984.
Does this photo remind anyone else of Natalie Wood?
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