reply to post by onequestion
OneQuestion, a couple points and I will try to stay succinct. These are my opinions based on observation. I am a person that does not own a cell
phone and never has. I say this because it affords me a fairly unique perspective when I observe others.
1. We rarely interact with our neighbors anymore.
...This is largely due to our connection to the internet, smartphones, and tablets.
...The increased belief that what we have to say is important (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.).
2. Because of this lack of interaction we become increasingly intolerant.
...It's easier to get mad at someone you are disconnected and view them as an enemy. "You're either with us or against us." It's almost like
George W. Bush spoke it and that became the pervasive attitude.
...It's like the bully that keeps his/her distance from his/her target. If they were forced to talk to them and get to know them they might be less
likely to treat them like crap.
3. Corporate culture/speak/attitude leaking into normal society.
...This is a big deal. Corporations by nature are Psychopaths.
When the culture filters down into normal society it has a severe
effect on the way we interact.
...There is an increase in "what have you done for me lately."
...People are only useful to others to further their own agenda - political, social, economic, etc.
...An increasing number of people (even young people) are learning to lie and cheat to get ahead.
4. Increase in feeling helplessness and loneliness (also stress)
...We are social animals and detachment from this socialization increases our stress levels
...The best way to describe it is cabin fever without the cabin. And there are many factors that play a part in this helpless/loneliness/stress and
it's different for each person.
There are many more issues at hand, but I really do feel these are the big ones.
Now, this is a mere fog that hangs over all Americans. Some are more affected by it and than others. Our societal lifestyle is an absolute virus, a
cancer that grows and spreads from one host to another.