Each person’s definition of values differs so maybe I am biting of rather a big subject to address in one go, but here goes.
Look around, do you feel safe, happy and encouraged by what you see?
What would be said if someone randomly came up to you and asked your opinion of the modern-day society.
Have human values become meaningless? Or is it that rich, having purchased the human mind with their money.
Our world inexorably and inevitably changes, from decade to decade, from generation to generation; no doubt about it, our values are disappearing down Smart phones, I Pads. How many friends on Face book with photos of friends that mean nothing to you, do you have? Valueless.
Gone are the old days;
We all know that Big business is to be blamed for “FUELING inequality and CONSUMERISM > the values of 21st Century.
“Values were invaluable and principles were once priceless”
Modern day Communication has made people more aware and more keen of their rights, and of the rights of others but it is also eroding our values and somehow or other making all of us increasingly detached from nature.
In other words, our cultures are literally being turned upside down, and the “values” that our national leaders speak of today are far different from the “values” that our grandparents grew up with.
Sanctions are the value of the Hippocratic’s United Nations Security Council especially went you look at countries on the Council that are selling arms sanctions or not.
We used to have ‘life’. Today we have only ‘existence’.
Today, nobody knows the value of anything but everybody knows the price of everything.
When you have a sense of the past it is a light that illuminates the present and directs attention toward the possibilities of the future.
Many of the things that used to be considered “evil” are now considered to be “good”, and many of the things that used to be considered “good” are now considered to be “evil”.
No matter which side of the “culture war” that you are on, you have to admit that our culture is being fundamentally transformed.
In fact, if you look at the world there has been a colossal shift in moral values just since 2001. Over the past 13 years, we have become a dramatically different world.
Take Porn for instance. It is without doubt the most powerful form of sex education today, with studies showing that the average age of first viewing porn is between 11 and 14. Porn sites get more visitors per month than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined, a third of all downloads contain porn and the Internet now hosts 4.2 million porn websites.
There are 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted disease in the United States every single year, and Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age range account for about 50 percent of those new cases. America has just about reached a new milestone – it currently have close to three-quarters of a million registered sex offenders.
The World is becoming a place where “anything goes”, and most of us are okay with that it seems.
So is this loss of values a good thing or a bad thing?
Now I realize that Life has no rewind button or fast forward button.
But ” what is in it for me now” is no replacement for the vanishing word Values.
So do we need to thank technology for all the wonders it has done to our health, transportation, communication and energy needs? Yes.
Or should we realize that in doing so we are also selling all of our values to big data
We have less time for each other and we seem to doubt the knowledge of our ancestors all the time.
All of us are equally responsible for what society is today, we cannot disown our consumerism that is causing the erosion of the very things that make life livable as human being, as we are called.
The future is surely for better but at the same time we can never bury the past and forget the bygones.
There is commerce in every thing we do today. Forget the past, someone said. Why should one?
There is an attitude of ‘I don’t care, as it does not affect me now’ which is tragically leading us towards animal behavior and slowly we will reach it if are not careful. Today, everything is about instant gratification and pleasure.
May be it can all be put down to that the present is unbearable. Drugs and alcohol, immigration and responses to it, crime and violence, poverty and inequality as the things people are most worried about.
That the mind should not be tortured with the glory of the past? Now we no time for family members to greet each other; all in own routine with cell phone, tablet and PC glued for all time.
Maybe we should make time to teach values. Wouldn’t society be better if our youth did not have conflicting values?
There is a decreasing sense of wonder among the kids and no one seems to talk about the future. Children are not taught moral values which is most important in life.
“Morality is the base, spiritual effort is the means, and life divine is the goal.”
It is customary to give preference to social value over human value.
Humanity is superior to the state.
At present life is valued on the basis of money.
If a nation does not feel respect for other nations, then one cannot mention freedom of thought, criticism and exchange of ideas, and expect good things done for the sake of humanity. If you want an example turn your biased Telly on – Israel or Palestine, not to mention Syria,
Today we need a new approach, which uncompromisingly affirms neo-Humanism. This emphasizes individual freedom, human rights, a new morality, the empathetic imperative, and the realization of human dignity, lives of joyful creativity and exuberance for all persons on the planet.
Laws which do not apply to everyone eventually apply to no one.
But I am not that pessimist to believe we have nothing to be happy about.
Not for nothing “present is called present”.
“Those were the days,when the
moon was a flawless beauty
now are the days when moon is a flawed beauty.
Those were the days, when the sun was a warmth
now are the days, when the sun is a scorching hearth.
Lust has replaced love, rust has replaced trust
grins have taken for smile, comments for compliment”.
THESE ARE THE DAYS WHEN WE MUST CAP GREED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WORLD.
YESTERDAY WHILE ONE CHILD DIES EVERY FIVE SECONDS THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET WORTH THREE TRILLION A DAY WAS CAUGHT MANIPULATION THE EXCHANGE RATES.
The suggestion is that dealers at several banks colluded over a number of years by using instant messaging systems and online chat rooms to discuss where it would be most favorable to set the day’s benchmarks.
( SEE MY POSTS ON PLACING A 0.05% WORLD AID COMMISSION ON ALL FX DEALINGS OVER $ 20,000 AND ON ALL SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS ACQUISITIONS AND HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING.)
THERE IS NO ARGUMENT THAT IT WOULD DO A LOT FOR OUR VALUES: