I don't like our society (American, capitalistic society). There are huge flaws that are happening that may destroy it. I've said before that I'd prefer a socialist type of society. But I know that heavy regulation to get people to behave won't work. It is unnatural. Humans aren't bees or ants, and don't do well in that type of society. We are naturally competitive, and have a hierarchical nature. Socialistic societies take away too much freedom and individuality. We need to manage and regulate ourselves. As much as I want people to "behave", I realize now that it can't be forced. People can't and won't change unless they want to. We are getting out of hand though, and things should be actively done to change the worst aspects of our society if we want it to survive. Those of you saying that our country is becoming too socialistic(entitlements, welfare, etc) may be right. Still, corporations are doing their share in ruining this country too. Building up the middle class may be the only solution.
I'm old enough to have seen my country move further and further away from socialist ideas and I've seen freedom eroded as quickly as socialism has receded.
Individuality has gone as well, now the pressure to conform is even greater as heavy regulation takes hold.
The "me" society has seen a massive increase in anti-social behaviour with the consequential increase in laws controlling our freedom.
by Charles James4 years ago
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by spiritactor7 years ago
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by Don W7 years ago
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by kerryg6 years ago
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