There are multiple issues raised in this thread, not only one. We can only hypothesize as to the answers to these questions, but there have been some
The younger generation today, it is noticed, are attention deficit.It appears the newest generation of adults is on information overload, accustomed
to getting all their information in sound bites.In America this results in youth who are unable to focus in their education, hence the less
intelligent the appearance of their postings/threads. It is information overload which is causal, the constant contact with the internet... everything
in quick bites of information, and not any defect in their brains.
People have two choices when confronted with the millions of choices available on the internet, take in as much as possible in short 'sound bites', or
becoming single minded, finding only that which agrees and conforms to your world view to the exclusion of all else. Adults tend toward the latter,
youth the former in this scenario. An Adult will be well read, but only well read about what he already believed, being close-minded to any opposing
viewpoint on any given topic which he/she has an opinion. On the other hand a youth will get some information from every source, but never enough to
make a decision on where they might stand on the matter.
Youth and Adults are all afraid, youths are unsure of what they are afraid of, and adults are sure to be afraid of anything that does not agree with
them. This is due to many factors, governments ruling through fear of an unknown/unseen enemy, mixed with the wealth of information on all topics.
Everywhere you go you see fear and/or negativity, and everyone shares a portion of their day with it.
While the hive mind may not be noticed to the same degree when you are among friends or with neighbors and/or co-workers, in large part because few
will tell you what they are really feeling, thinking, or truly believe in person, for fear of being judged, but the hive mind is there, although not
as apparent at times. In order to see it, perhaps you have to step back a few feet. And the more people express their fears, regardless of topic, the
more fear itself gets perpetuated.
Part of this is purposeful, to keep the people distracted from fearing that which we truly should be afraid of, and part is a symptom of the times in
which we live. But it works together hand in hand.
This is what the OP is noticing, without understanding cause. Once cause is understood, then we realize we cannot change the effects without changing
our society itself.
edit on 1-4-2012 by Jameela because: (no reason given)