posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 07:10 PM
It's more than likely both since nothing is ever black and white.
With age comes knowledge. The more knowledge you have you are bound to change. Also evolution occurs over time, so we are also evolving in all aspects
of life. This would naturally shift the group consciousness.
I don't beleive it is due to 2012, as in this date is set in stone for the change in our civilization. I do think that some humans are changing their
way of life due to fear that this date could be the end.
Change is also occuring because of the population. We now have more people on this planet and so we as a whole are able to experience many more facets
of the human life.
I would also say that the free flow of technology has helped aid in the change. 50 years ago before the internet, people like you and I could only be
heard by those around us. Now with the web, people in all countries are able to be heard and hear others.
I could go on, but in a nut shell I would say it's both. Due to our age
as a civilization we are shifting. It's not a mutually exclusive relationship.
Great question OP