posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 07:40 AM
It's not exactly "dating" in the traditional sense, it's "seeing" people... there's a distinct difference.
One is a commitment to get to know someone on a 1-to-1 intimate level, with all the difficulties that comes with that, many being self-awareness and
confronting our own inadequacies... the other is a selfish act of wanting to fulfill all ones desires... without any of the hard work or commitment;
it's always more fun to move onto the new shiny thing (a very shallow existence).
Our interconnectedness has led to a generation of people who think they can have anything and everything without really understanding the notion of
long term consequences. The information rich lives we lead now means that people become jaded and cynical at a much younger age than we used.
Rather than making a mistake and having time to reflect, learn and grow, we have conditioned the world to ignore and move onto the next piece of
"information". Multiple "partners" means that there's always an easy way out... if one gets "too hard", it's easier to just move onto the next one
than deal with the internal and external conflict of dealing with a hard situation in an honorable way.
In a sense it is a very risk adverse world now, and rather than risk being hurt, people hedge their bets... or in a very cynical and "value" based
view of the world... "diversify their portfolio".
This is what a "value" and "instant gratification" world looks like, compared to an "honour" and "delayed gratification" world.
It will be interesting to see what happens to this generation of people when they reach their 30's and 40's.